Posts for July 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Robbie Fruean's quickfire try from the kickoff against Wellington

A while back we posted a video that featured some of the quickest tries ever scored from the kick off. Here's another for the list, as Robbie Fruean scored after 20 seconds against Wellington in last week's ITM Cup meeting at the Cake Tin. MORE »

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The All Blacks give South Africa a hiding in Wellington

South Africa suffered their second heavy Tri Nations defeat in as many weeks as they went down 40-7 to a far stronger and more clinical All Blacks side in Wellington on Saturday. MORE »

Friday, July 29, 2011

Southland's great Ranfurly Shield win over Canterbury

Last weekend Southland captured the Ranfurly Shield as they wrestled it from the grasp of Canterbury in an epic game of ITM Cup rugby. They've already defended it, against Counties, but here is a quick look at last weekend's classic match. MORE »

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Canterbury's Nasi Manu demolishes Benson Stanley in the ITM Cup

The ITM Cup is ticking along nicely in New Zealand, as a shortened tournament has meant less break between games, and that we're already into week five. Here's a quick clip from the first round of action that was requested by a regular. MORE »

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Midweek Madness - A Leopard hits Western Province down south

The Currie Cup is well under way in South Africa, with two rounds of play already having taken place. Here is a quick, funny clip from the match between the Leopards and Western Province that is user submitted and worth checking out. MORE »

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The History of Rugby - Parts 14 & 15 - Final

It's dragged on a bit, but today we've got the 14th and final parts of the thoroughly enjoyable History of Rugby documentary. It started with the games inception, and two and a half hours later, ends just before the 2003 Rugby World Cup. MORE »

Monday, July 25, 2011

Kurtley Beale back from the dead, then commentator swears

Possibly the most naturally gifted fullback in world rugby today, Wallaby Kurtley Beale showed how lethal he is with ball in hand again on the weekend. He also did a BOD. Oh, and a commentator swore on air right after that. MORE »

Monday, July 25, 2011

Rugby Club Plays of the Week & Benn Robinson's FlashTahs

Last week we saw the Super Rugby Plays of the Season from the Rugby Club, but that's not where it ends as the international season, as well as domestic comps, are upon us. Here's a look at a big hit, as well as some tackles from Samoa. MORE »

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wallabies bounce back with a strong performance against South Africa

The Wallabies bounced back from the disappointment of a loss to Samoa by picking a far stronger outfit, resulting in a convincing 39-20 Tri Nations opener win over the touring Springboks in Sydney. MORE »

Friday, July 22, 2011

All Blacks not satisfied despite rout over Fiji in Carisbrook

The All Blacks coasted to a 60-14 romp over Fiji in Dunedin on Friday night as they kicked off their Tri Nations preparations. Despite the scoreline, and managing to double their half time score, they were fairly rusty in the second half. MORE »