Posts for October 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Canterbury into ITM Cup final after action packed semi with Wellington

Canterbury are on track to pick up their third consecutive National Provincial Championship after they beat Wellington 57-41 in a frenetic ITM Cup semi final in Christchurch on Friday. They will face Waikato in the final, who edged Auckland. MORE »

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Incredible finish to the Bledisloe Cup in Hong Kong

It's been an incredible few days of rugby as we've seen plenty of points scored and many nails chewed off as a few games went right down to the final play, none more so than the Bledisloe Cup game between Australia and New Zealand in Hong Kong. MORE »

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Ross Skeate Diary - Final Preview

Skeato won't be playing for the Sharks in the Currie Cup final tomorrow as he's unfortunately still recovering from his groin surgery. That hasn't stopped the excitement though as he shares his thoughts on the what should be a great day of rugby between his former side, and his current. MORE »

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Raging Bull Phil Vickery retires from rugby

Former England captain Phil Vickery called time on his illustrious career yesterday after medical advice ruled that he should hang up his well worn boots. Heres a feature from Total Rugby, as well as an interview from yesterday. MORE »

Friday, October 29, 2010

Western Province vs Natal Sharks - Currie Cup final 2001

The Natal Sharks host Western Province at Kingspark in Durban tomorrow in the Currie Cup final, the first meeting of the two sides in a final since 2001. Today well take a look back at that classic match. MORE »

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Midweek Madness - The Stade de France pre-match festivities

It's not technically the middle of the week, but Midweek Madness describes this best as we look back at what happened before the Stade Francais vs Toulon game at Stade de France. It included some overweight guys pushing a float, a caged leopard, and a bare-chested girl who clearly wasn't too bothered by the cold. MORE »

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Toulouse beat Perpignan in classic Top 14 game

Toulouse beat last year's Top 14 champions Perpignan 38-29 on Saturday in a great game of rugby that included a few fantastic tries. Toulouse scored five tries, including a great effort from Byron Kelleher, and two for Clement Poitrenaud. MORE »

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dimitri Szarzewski headbutt on Jean-Philippe Genevois

Stade Francais hooker Dimitri Szarzewski has been cited and will more than likely sit out for a few weeks after he head-butted Toulons Jean-Phillipe Genevois during their eventful meeting on the weekend. MORE »

Monday, October 25, 2010

All Blacks Don't Cry - A short film about John Kirwan

While most of us know John Kirwan as a legendary All Black wing who played close to 100 Tests and won a World Cup in 1987, what many dont realise is that at the height of his career, young Kirwan suffered from clinical depression. MORE »