Posts for June 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Schalk Brits' Man of the Match performance in the Aviva Premiership Final

South African hooker Schalk Brits was an integral part of the Saracens Aviva Premiership winning season, putting in another great performance in the final a few weeks back, which earned him the Man of the Match award. Earlier this week, he was drafted into the Stormers squad (on loan) for their Super Rugby semifinal. MORE »

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Junior World Championship - Final round match highlights

Australia took third place overall in the Junior World Championship after beating France 30-17 in their third place playoff match in Padova, Italy. Here's highlights of that match, as well as the rest of the deciders. MORE »

Monday, June 27, 2011

Rough night for the Waratahs and Atieli Pakalani vs the Blues

The first qualifier of this past weekend's Super Rugby playoffs turned out to be quite a physical affair, with plenty of big hits and players dropping like flies. Here's a few of the tackles that might have caught your attention. MORE »

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Zealand beat England to retain the IRB Junior World Championship title

New Zealand's Under 20's won their fourth successive IRB Junior World Championship title on Sunday as they saw off a valiant England effort to win the game 33-22 in Padova, Italy. MORE »

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Crusaders head into the semis with win over the Sharks

The Canterbury Crusaders put in a strong second half performance to power away from the Sharks and take a convincing 36-8 win in Nelson, qualifying them for the Semi Finals of Super Rugby. MORE »

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Blues head into the semi finals after win over the Waratahs

This weekend the two qualifiers for the Super Rugby semi finals took place, with the Blues and Crusaders both heading through to the last four. The Blues beat the Waratahs 26-13 yesterday, so here's a look at some of the highlights if you missed the game. Other clips, such as tackles etc, might be posted separately. MORE »

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tom Marshall's big try saving hit on Aaron Cruden

Last weekend the Crusaders beat the Hurricanes in a low scoring, yet eventful game. You saw Andrew Hore questioning the ref earlier in the week, now here is a clip of a brilliant tackle from young Tom Marshall. MORE »

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Extended highlights of the Junior World Championship Semi Finals

Last night the Semi Finals of the Junior World Championship took place in Italy, with England and New Zealand both progressing to the final after beating France and Australia respectively. Today we've got extended highlights for you of both. MORE »

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Super Rugby Pick of the Week - Round 18

For various reasons, we haven't had a Super Rugby Pick of the Week clip on here for a few rounds. We'll try and catch up with a dump of the missing ones soon, but for now here's the best tries scored in the final round of pool play, round 18. MORE »

Monday, June 20, 2011

Andrew Hore asks if they're actually allowed to tackle Dan Carter

Andrew Hore and Maa Nonu bid farewell to Wellington this past weekend as they played their final matches for the Hurricanes, ending off with a moment that will no doubt be remembered as one of the more amusing of the season. MORE »

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Junior World Championship - Match highlights from Day 3

Day three of the Junior World Championship ended in drama for some, as the fate of the semi finalists was decided late in the day, with points scored proving the difference between a few of the sides. Here are highlights from four of the games. MORE »

Friday, June 17, 2011

Brett Sheehan's big hit on Quade Cooper, & Berrick Barnes update

The good news is it's Friday. The bad news? There isn't any, it's Friday. For most of you that will mean knocking off work early (if you haven't already), hooking up with mates, and watching rugby all weekend. Here's two clips to start it. MORE »

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Baby Blacks run riot against Wales in Junior World Championships

The New Zealand under 20 side put in another commanding performance at the Junior World Championship in Italy, this time crushing Wales 92-0. MORE »

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bhubesi Pride's EDU DEV 2011

‘EDU DEV’ is a mission that was carried out in March and April 2011 to establish and develop partnerships between British and African schools involved in Bhubesi Pride’s international school linking programme MORE »

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scarlets Tries Of The Season 2010/2011

The rugby season up north has all but come to an end. For Munster, it was Magners League glory as they beat Leinster in the Grand Final, but today we look at the Scarlets, who scored some excellent tries throughout the season. MORE »

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The French Barbarians level the series, beating Argentina in Resistencia

Argentina hosted the French Barbarians for the second in their two match series, after the hosts had won the first game MORE »

Monday, June 13, 2011

Butch James' dangerous tackle, and big hit on Stefan Terblanche

Butch James had a great game on the weekend, all but steering his new side, the Lions, to victory over the visiting Sharks. He slipped up though with a typically Butch-like tackle on flanker Keegan Daniel, meaning he was off the field for ten minutes, allowing the Sharks back into the game. MORE »

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Veteran Tony Brown takes a big tackle from Atieli Pakalani

Another busy rugby weekend has come and gone so before sorting through the chaos, here's a short clip that was submitted via the forum, and features veteran Tony Brown taking a big tackle against the Waratahs. MORE »

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Rounds 15 & 16

It's time to catchup on some Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club in Australia, this time from rounds 15 and 16 of Super Rugby. There's big hits, great tries, dancing girls, and even a bit of a bromance. MORE »

Friday, June 10, 2011

Brian O'Driscoll back from the dead, then a neat flick pass

After the Magners League Grand Final a couple of weeks ago, two of the most requested moments were these pieces of magic by midfield magician Brian O'Driscoll. While Munster actually beat Leinster, there's no doubt that these are still worth featuring. MORE »

Friday, June 10, 2011

Argentina narrowly beat the French Barbarians at home

Argentina played the first of their two World Cup warm up games on Saturday against the French Barbarians, a team that is made up of some top French talent as well as a few players that play there, but are foreigners. The hosts won the first game 23-19. MORE »

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Tomasi Cama smashed by Ignacio Martin at the London Sevens

The IRB World Sevens Series has come and gone, with New Zealand clinching the title of overall winners once again. One man who has been an integral part of that is Tomasi Cama. In this clip however, he gets smashed out his boots by a Spaniard. MORE »

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Barbarians take late win as they beat Wales in Cardiff

As was mentioned on Saturday with the MORE »

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Toulouse beat Montpellier to take another Top 14 title

Stade Toulouse won their 18th French championship title as they fought back to beat Montpellier 15-10 in the Top 14 final in Paris this past weekend. MORE »

Monday, June 06, 2011

Ita Vaea suspended for a week for knocking out Digby Ioane

Brumbies number eight Ita Vaea has been suspended for a week following the tackle that left Reds winger Digby Ioane knocked out cold at Suncorp Stadium on the weekend. MORE »

Monday, June 06, 2011

Sonny Bill Williams successful in fourth professional fight

This past weekend there was a whole lot of interesting stuff happening in the world of rugby, the least of which was Sonny Bill Williams' fourth professional boxing match, but here's a post about it anyway. MORE »

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Gavin Henson smashed by Seru Rabeni, and other bits

The Barbarians picked up their second win in succession as they beat Wales 31-28 at the Millennium Stadium earlier today. Gavin Henson made his return in Welsh colours, but had a bit of mixed bag. MORE »

Friday, June 03, 2011

Luke Fitzgerald hit on Doug Howlett, & Ronan O'Gara flattened by Isa Nacewa

Last weekend the Magners League Grand Final took place in Ireland, with Munster beating Leinster to come through MORE »

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Refs hit the headlines again as the Reds beat the Crusaders in classic

One of the games of the weekend was this classic Super Rugby meeting between the Reds and the Crusaders, a game that went right down to the wire and ended with more than a small touch of controversy. MORE »

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Montpellier snatch victory from Racing Metro in Top 14 semi final

Earlier in the week you saw Rupeni Caucau score two tries to help take MORE »

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Barbarians come up trumps against England at Twickenham

Second-half fight backs appear to be the flavour of the month, and the scriptwriters pulled out another cracker this weekend as a last minute Tim Visser try sealed a 38-32 win for the Barbarians over England at Twickenham. MORE »