Posts for November 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Romana Graham, his Dad, and a spectator fight it out in 2009

The incident with Imanol Harinordoquy's father that was posted earlier today is reminiscent of an ugly brawl that occured in New Zealand a few years ago, where the roles were reversed as a father was fighting on the sidelines, so his son ran to his aid. MORE »

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

British & Irish Lions fixtures for 2013 tour of Australia

This week the tour schedule for the British & Irish Lions tour of Australia in 2013 was announced, with the tourists being tested in 10 fixtures, including three tests and a first ever opening games against the Barbarians in Hong Kong. MORE »

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Imanol Harinordoquy's father joins fight against Bayonne

The Basque derby between Biarritz and Bayonne in the Top 14 last night turned out to be as fiery as expected, with a fight kicking off just minutes into the game. What wasn't expected was that Imanol Harinordoquy's father would run on to take part in it. MORE »

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peter Stringer commits daylight robbery on James O'Connor

The Wallabies dominated their meeting with the Barbarians this past weekend but one of the rare enjoyable moments for Baa-Baas fans was when Peter Stringer went one better than the usual attempt on a conversion charge down, and actually just picked up the ball. MORE »

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WIN tickets to the Dove Men Challenge between Wales and Australia

We've got a pair of premier tickets to the Millennium Stadium for the upcoming game between Wales and the Wallabies. Following the tourists' big win over the Barbarians, will the home side be able to hold them off? It's set to be classic either way. MORE »

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Commentator Michael Corcoran the Cookie Munster

Following Ronan O'Gara's recent heroics in rounds 1 and 2 of the Heineken Cup, here's an amusing video that's doing the rounds that takes a look at how worked up Irish RTE Radio commentator Michael Corcoran was, so much so that he seemingly turned into the Cookie Monster. MORE »

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wallabies crush the Barbarians in Matfield's farewell game

The Barbarians disappointed a Twickenham crowd of 51 212 as they went down 60-11 to a far more organised and determined Wallaby team. It was also a farewell for Victor Matfield, who captained the Barbarians in his final game, but had no joy on the day. MORE »

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Highlights from the Gold Coast opener of the IRB Sevens World Series

Fiji powered past reigning champions New Zealand in the opening round of the IRB World Series Sevens. Previously held in Adelaide, the Australian Sevens has now moved to the Gold Coast. MORE »

Friday, November 25, 2011

Matthew Morgan salvages a draw for Ospreys against Treviso

Here is a quick look at the Heineken Cup game between Treviso and Ospreys that ended in a 26-26 draw thanks to a late penalty from young Matthew Morgan. The game also included a few great tries, and a very soft looking yellow card decision. MORE »

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIN a trip to the Hong Kong Sevens with Kukri!

Our friends at Kukri have got a fantastic competition on the go whereby you could win yourself a trip to the Hong Kong Sevens, all expenses paid. They've also got this fun interactive rugby video that shows you how to tackle someone bigger than you. MORE »

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Biarritz's two fantastic tries from Harinordoquy and Zee Ngwenya

Biarritz scored two fantastic tries as they beat Saracens 15-10 in the Heineken Cup on Saturday afternoon. The game took a while to get going, with scores tied at 0-0 at halftime, before the first of the home side's great efforts sparked things into life. MORE »

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ronan O'Gara does it again with late winner against Castres

Ronan O'Gara produced the goods for Munster yet again as he slotted a winning drop goal for the second week in succession, this time against Castres to give the visitors a 27-24 win on the road in the Heineken Cup. MORE »

Monday, November 21, 2011

Edinburgh beat Racing Metro in eleven try thriller at Murrayfield

The game everyone has been talking about from the weekend was the Edinburgh vs Racing Metro thriller at Murrayfield, where the home team made a massive comeback to win 48-47. The match wasn't televised, but we've found some highlights for you. MORE »

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stephen Ferris crunches Lee Byrne in the Heineken Cup opening round

Ulster and Ireland loose forward Stephen Ferris had a storming game against Clermont last weekend, including this big hit on Welshman Lee Byrne. Many of you had requested to see it last week, so rather than let it slip through the cracks, here's a quick look at it. MORE »

Monday, November 21, 2011

Scarlets go two from two with good win over Northampton Saints

Scarlets produced their second Heineken Cup win on the trot as they upset Northampton Saints 28-23 on Friday night at Franklins Gardens. They are now top of Pool 1, while Saints are in a bit of trouble and have a tough task ahead if they are to qualify. MORE »

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Steven Shingler red carded for spear tackle against Cardiff Blues

Young Welshman Steven Shingler saw red on Friday night for a tip tackle against Cardiff Blues that resulted in a straight sending off for the London Irish midfielder. The Exiles played the rest of the game with 14, and ultimately went down 24-18 in the Heineken Cup second round game. MORE »

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Richie Gray ruins Stephen Donald debut with match winning try

It was a weekend of amazing finishes as Glasgow Warriors weren't be be outdone by Munster's herois at Thomond Park, as they came from behind to claim a dramatic 26-21 win over Bath at Firhill Stadium in Glasgow. MORE »

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Midweek Madness - Brock James: Great moustache, terrible kick

Clermont went down 16-11 to Ulster in Belfast on Saturday as the hosts had all their points scored by flyhalf Ian Humphreys. Clermont struggled with their kicking, with Morgan Parra and Brock James both missing kicks. This was the worst of those efforts. MORE »

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

2003 RWC winner Martin Johnson resigns as England rugby coach

Martin Johnson has resigned as coach of England. The former World Cup winning captain had little success in New Zealand this year, with his players not only under performing, but also embarrassing themselves off the field. Who will be his successor? MORE »

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Elliot Daly solo effort for London Wasps A vs Bath United

Here's a very quick look at a fantastic solo effort from young England U20 centre Elliot Daly as he glides his way through the Bath United defence to score in London Wasps A's 29-17 victory at The Rec. MORE »

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sam Warburton's big tackle for Cardiff Blues against Racing Metro

Sam Warburton made a return to rugby following a controversial red card and suspension he got from a tip tackle in the Rugby World Cup semi final. He made another big hit against Racing Metro in the Heineken Cup this weekend, but there were no cards to be seen. MORE »

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Felipe Contepomi's rough night against Worcester

Stade Francais' Felipe Contepomi had an interesting night on Thursday, as while he played a huge part in a fantastic comeback against Worcester, he also got smashed almost every time he touched the ball. Here's a quick look at some of those tackles. MORE »

Monday, November 14, 2011

Solly Tyibilika scores on Springbok debut vs Scotland in 2004

It's been a tragic weekend for South African rugby as former Springbok flanker Solly Tyibilika was gunned down in a township in Cape Town on Sunday. He died aged 32. Here is a look at the try he scored on his Test debut, against Scotland in 2004. MORE »

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ronan O'Gara sinks Saints with injury time drop goal

Heineken Cup rugby has delivered once again as the first round of matches have had fans on the edge of their seats all around Europe, none more so than in the Munster vs Northampton thriller on Saturday night. Munster were trailing with time up, before Ronan O'Gara pulled the trigger. MORE »

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ryan Lamb calls for TMO after high flying penalty

Here's a quick look at what happened in a recent Aviva Premiership game when Northampton Saints' Ryan Lamb kicked what he thought was a successful penalty. The TMO was called into play, but even then, the result of the kick was inconclusive. MORE »

Friday, November 11, 2011

Mike Tindall sacked and fined by the Rugby Football Union

Former England captain Mike Tindall has been dropped and fined by the RFU for incidents that took place in Queenstown, New Zealand, while on tour at the Rugby World Cup. James Haskell and Chris Ashton have also been fined, for a separate incident. MORE »

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Delon Armitage suspended for five weeks for two incidents

Earlier this week England and London Irish back Delon Armitage received two bans for incidents that took place in an Aviva Premiership match against Bath a few weeks back. He has now been suspended five times this year. His brother, Steffon, could also face suspension, following his lashing out at the procedure via Twitter. MORE »

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Courtney Lawes big tackle on Wasps flyhalf Nicky Robinson

During the RWC England's Courtney Lawes picked up a two week ban for a bit of overzealous play against Argentina. The incident was preceded with a huge hit that some felt was borderline illegal. This hit is similar in nature, but he got it spot on. MORE »

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Jamie Cudmore yellow carded and cited for strike on Jerome Fillol

Clermont Auvergne lock Jamie Cudmore has been cited for an incident that occured a few days back during the Top 14 sides meeting with Stade Francais in Paris. Cudmore was yellow carded at the time, but has since been summoned to face a disciplinary hearing. MORE »

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Gurthro Steenkamp picks on Gerhard Mostert in big hitting Toulouse debut

Springbok Gurthro Steenkamp made his Top 14 debut for Toulouse last weekend, and made quite an impact as he came off the bench shortly after halftime. Here's a quick look at a few of the hits and a big charge he made once getting on the park. MORE »

Monday, November 07, 2011

Huge amateur hit from club rugby in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Over the course of the last two weeks there have been loads of emails and tweets sent in saying that this big tackle from Argentina should be posted on RD. While amateur clips being featured here isn't the norm, this one is pretty good. MORE »

Sunday, November 06, 2011

The Alternate Plays of the Rugby World Cup 2011

It's been a few weeks since the World Cup finished but there's still a few things to look back on, so today we've got some alternate plays of the tournament for you. We also have a bit of an update as to what's been going on with the site. MORE »

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Felipe Contepomi's winning drop goal isn't a winning drop goal

Felipe Contepomi had a bit of a nightmare first start at flyhalf for Stade Francais in the Top 14 last weekend, as an earlier knock to the head clearly affected his thinking. Here's a look at that moment against Toulouse, as well as two great tries from the match. MORE »

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Namibian Jacques Burger's big hit on Fijian Akapusi Qera

Gloucester hosted Saracens in the Aviva Premiership on the weekend for what was one of those games jampacked with incident. Scuffles, great play, tweeting insults, and of course, some great hits. This one from Jacques Burger stood out as the best of them. MORE »

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The Golden Lions beat the Sharks to win the 2011 Currie Cup

The Golden Lions claimed the 2011 Currie Cup after a brilliant performance in the final in Johannesburg on Saturday as they beat the Natal Sharks 42-16 in an entertaining game. It's their first piece of major silverware since 1999. MORE »

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Alesana Tuilagi smashes a reporter

This was a very popular clip from The Crowd Goes Wild during the RWC. Kahn Fotuali'i explains how he got his name, Paul Williams talks about that yellow card vs Namibia, and Alesana Tuilagi has a go at tackling the hilarious James McOnie into a swimming pool. MORE »