Posts for April 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Darren Cave & Johan Muller hits plus highlights of first Heineken Cup semi final

Springbok Ruan Pienaar put in a flawless kicking display as Ulster beat Edinburgh 22-19 in the first of the Heineken Cup semi finals on Saturday. Today we've got quick highlights from the game, as well as two of the biggest hits. MORE »

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Toulon through to Challenge Cup final after nail-biting win over Stade Francais

Jonny Wilkinson kicked a last minute drop goal to secure an Amlin Challenge Cup final spot for Toulon as they beat Stade Francais 32-29 in an enjoyable semi final on Friday night. They will face Biarritz in the final after they beat Brive 19-0 in the other semi. MORE »

Friday, April 27, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Round 9

Another week comes to an end but there's still time for the latest Plays of the Week, from Round 9 of Super Rugby. It's packed with great stuff as always, thanks to Sean Maloney and the Fox Sports crew, so enjoy some of the best tries, biggest hits, and the usual funny bits inbetween. MORE »

Friday, April 27, 2012

AEG Grassroots Rugby Launch 2012

Following the success of last year's campaign, AEG are once again giving ultimate kit and laundry packages to over 40 grassroots rugby teams around the UK and Ireland. MORE »

Friday, April 27, 2012

Celebrating Dan Carter's milestone of 100 Super Rugby games

Daniel Carter played his 100th game of Super Rugby last weekend when he faced the Hurricanes, the side he made his 2003 debut against. Here's a superbly made video that features great footage from the last nine years, and words from Dan himself. MORE »

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shaun Treeby scores for the Highlanders from Mike Delaney class

Capped once for the All Blacks, flyhalf Mike Delaney returned to the Highlanders recently and made a big impact during their 30-27 win over the Blues last weekend. He created this great set piece try, which will no doubt remind you of one that Leinster scored a few weeks back. MORE »

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Midweek Madness - Beau Robinson falcons Rynhardt Elstadt

There's not too much that can be said about this one, except that Beau Robinson clearly doesn't have much sympathy for Rynhardt Elstadt after pelting the ball into his head from point-blank range during the Reds vs Stormers game. You can even see him get agitated for a second or two after. MORE »

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bulls vs Brumbies Highlights - Super Rugby Round 9

Highlights of the Bulls vs Brumbies in Pretoria MORE »

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sharks vs Chiefs Highlights - Super Rugby Round 9

Highlights of the Sharks vs the Chiefs in Durban MORE »

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waratahs vs Rebels Highlights - Super Rugby Round 9

Highlights of the Waratahs vs Rebels from Sydney MORE »

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hurricanes vs Crusaders - Super Rugby Round 9

Highlights of the Crusaders vs the Hurricanes in Wellington MORE »

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Reds vs Stormers Highlights - Super Rugby Round 9

Highlights of the Stormers vs the Reds in Brisbane MORE »

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Highlanders vs Blues - Super Rugby Round 9

Highlights of the Highlanders vs the Blues in Dunedin MORE »

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Toulon host Castres for a big hitting 25-25 Top 14 draw

Toulon and Castres played out a fascinating 25-25 draw on the weekend, a match that featured some lovely tries and a whole lot of physical confrontations. Below are extended highlights, and we also have a quick look at some of the latest player transfers and signings in the Top 14. MORE »

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sam Vesty butchers try as Tom Varndell chases him down

Sam Vesty was badly shown up on the weekend as his premature showboating may prove signicant to the outcome of the Aviva Premiership relegation battle, as well as Bath's European ambitions. It brought back memories of Robbie Fleck, and others. MORE »

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Shane Williams scores in extra time in farewell home game for Ospreys

Shane Williams clearly knows how to do farewells. Not content with scoring with the final touch of the ball in his last ever game for Wales, he did the same again this weekend for the Ospreys, only on this occasion he stepped up and converted it too. MORE »

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Juan De Jongh's big hit breaks Ben Tapuai's collarbone

The Reds' nightmare injury toll continued this weekend as they lost another two backs during the 23-13 loss to the travelling Stormers. One of the injuries came from this great hit by Stormers center Juan De Jongh. MORE »

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Round 8

Another classic Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club on Fox Sports Australia. It kicks off with the clip we posted featuring George Robson slipping up, and features 2:40 mins of the best of Super Rugby for Round 8 of competition. It's worth watching for the Bieber/Zoolander moment alone. Enjoy. MORE »

Friday, April 20, 2012

Shane Williams hanging up his boots - A farewell documentary

Shane Williams played his final game for Wales in December, and tonight ends his Ospreys career with their last home game of the regular season, against Newport Gwent Dragons. Ahead of the game, we've got this great documentary about his career. MORE »

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Stuart Hogg's hat-trick for Glasgow Warriors against Munster

Teenager Stuart Hogg scored an impressive hat-trick of tries to earn Glasgow Warriors a losing bonus point in their RaboDirect Pro 12 game against Munster last weekend. The home side, playing at Musgrave Park on Saturday night, won the game 35-29. MORE »

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Flyhalf Tom Takes the Stage in Toulon, with Jonny Wilkinson

For the last decade Jonny Wilkinson has been one of the most recognisable players on the planet, and an idol to young flyhalfs the world over. One lucky guy was selected to not only meet him, but travel to Toulon and train with him too, thanks to Adidas. MORE »

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lions vs Bulls Highlights - Super Rugby Round 8

Lions vs Bulls Highlights MORE »

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cheetahs vs Chiefs Highlights - Super Rugby Round 8

Cheetahs vs Chiefs Highlights MORE »

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Brumbies vs Rebels Highlights - Super Rugby Round 8

Brumbies vs Rebels Highlights MORE »

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Crusaders vs Stormers - Super Rugby Round 8

Crusaders vs Stormers Highlights MORE »

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Force vs Waratahs Highlights - Super Rugby Round 8

Force vs Waratahs Highlights MORE »

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Blues vs Sharks Highlights - Super Rugby Round 8

Blues vs Sharks Highlights MORE »

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Referee Nigel Owens chats to the TMO, on an iPhone

Welsh referee Nigel Owens is in the spotlight yet again and this time it's not for being knocked over by a player, not for coming up with a catchphrase, and not for telling off thirty grown men. This time it's for speaking on a mobile phone, during a match. MORE »

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bath's Olly Barkley sorts out a transvestite pitch invader

Bath were beaten 16-9 by Sale Sharks on the weekend following a late try that ended their three-match losing streak. The moment everyone has been talking about though was this tackle from a grumpy looking Olly Barkley, on a pitch invader. MORE »

Monday, April 16, 2012

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 22

A quick catch up on the best ten tries in the Top 14 for Round 22. Look out for James Hook, Sireli Bobo, Remi Grosso, and Francois Trinh-Duc. MORE »

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12: RWC Edition - Country friendly version

Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12: RWC edition has just been posted on the homepage, but the video may be blocked in some regions, such as Germany (this is due to an issue with the music). MORE »

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12 - Rugby World Cup 2011 Edition

It's been a long wait but today we're back with the next in our exclusive Try Savers & Rib Breakers series, Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12: RWC 2011 edition. We've also got a unique giveaway for you today, so enter now, and enjoy the video. MORE »

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Funnies - The George Robson tunnel slip

Title holders Harlequins slipped out of the Amlin Challenge Cup last weekend as Toulon beat them 37-8 at the Stade Felix Mayol. The signs were ominous for the visitors from the moment they stepped out of the changeroom. MORE »

Friday, April 13, 2012

Toulon vs Harlequins highlights - Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final

Highlights of Toulon's 37-8 thumping of Harlequins in the Amlin Challenge Cup. MORE »

Friday, April 13, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Round 7

Plays of the Week from Fox Sports' The Rugby Club is back and this week they're recapping the best of Round 7 of Super Rugby. There were some amazing tries scored, some big boys getting to know one another, and a few girls dancing. There were also cheerleaders. Enjoy. MORE »

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ulster's Craig Gilroy scores memorable individual effort against Munster

Young Ulster flyer Craig Gilroy finished off a fine try in the first half of their Heineken Cup quarter final against Munster at Thomond Park. In a weekend that produced some great moments, this was yet another that was much talked about. MORE »

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Saracens vs Clermont Highlights - HEC Quarters

Highlights of Clermont's convincing win over Saracens MORE »

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Munster vs Ulster Highlights - HEC Quarter final

Highlights of Ulster's impressive win over Munster MORE »

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Leinster vs Cardiff Blues Highlights - HEC Quarter final

Highlights of Leinster's convincing win over Cardiff Blues MORE »

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Edinburgh vs Toulouse Highlights - HEC Quarter final

Highlights of Edinburgh's historic win over Toulouse MORE »

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Prop Dean Greyling's great dummy and try against the Crusaders

We've featured some wonderful prop tries over the years, and this effort from Dean Greyling during the Bulls' 32-30 defeat of the Crusaders is another must-see. A few other great ones have been added to the related posts down below too. MORE »

Thursday, April 12, 2012

John Afoa suspended for four weeks for dangerous tackle

Ulster's John Afoa has been suspended for four weeks following a dangerous tip tackle he made on Munster's Felix Jones in the second half of their Heineken Cup quarter final at Thomond Park on Sunday. Here is a look at it, and an explanation of the ruling. MORE »

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Joe Pietersen's sensational try for the Stormers against the Highlanders

The Stormers maintained the best defensive record in Super Rugby 2012 as they beat the Highlanders 21-6 at the Otago Stadium on Saturday. In the first half Joe Pietersen crossed for a superb counter-attacking try, another contender for try of the season. MORE »

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jonny Sexton's great pass sets up Brian O'Driscoll try vs Cardiff Blues

Leinster progressed to the Heineken Cup semi finals following a fairly one sided 34-3 win over Cardiff Blues in Dublin on Saturday. The home side scored four tries, but none better than this sublime piece of backline play, orchestrated by Jonny Sexton. MORE »

Monday, April 09, 2012

Front rowers Ben Daley and Dan Palmer square off in Brisbane

Jannie Du Plessis of the Sharks was given an off-field yellow card for striking against the Hurricanes, and two other props have received the same following an altercation in the Reds vs Brumbies Super Rugby game in Brisbane on Saturday. MORE »

Monday, April 09, 2012

Edinburgh Rugby upset Toulouse in Heinenken Cup Quarter Final

Edinburgh knocked four times champions Toulouse out of the Heineken Cup in their Quarter Final meeting at a vocal Murrayfield on Saturday. The 19-14 win sets them up to play Ulster next, a first ever semi final for a Scottish side in European Rugby. MORE »

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Bulls vs Crusaders Highlights - Super Rugby Round 7

Bulls vs Crusaders, Pretoria MORE »

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Cheetahs vs Lions Highlights - Super Rugby Round 7

Cheetahs vs Lions, Bloemfontein MORE »

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Highlanders vs Stormers - Super Rugby Round 7

Highlanders vs Stormers, Dunedin MORE »

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Force vs Chiefs Highlights - Super Rugby Round 7

Force vs Chiefs Highlights, Perth MORE »

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Reds vs Brumbies Brumbies - Super Rugby Round 7

Reds vs Brumbies Highlights, Brisbane MORE »

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Hurricanes vs Sharks - Super Rugby Round 7

Hurricanes vs Sharks Highlights, New Plymouth MORE »

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Jannie Du Plessis slapped with off-field yellow card after starting dust-up

Sharks prop Jannie Du Plessis has been issued an off-field yellow card following a slap that sparked an all-in brawl between the Hurricanes and Sharks in New Plymouth on Saturday. The hosts played some great rugby and won the game 42-18. MORE »

Friday, April 06, 2012

Rebels vs Blues Highlights - Super Rugby Round 7

Highlights from the Rebels upset win over former champions the Blues. MORE »

Friday, April 06, 2012

The Rebels upset the Blues in Melbourne

The Blues slumped to a new low as they were beaten 34-23 by the Rebels in Super Rugby's Thursday night clash Melbourne. James O'Connor came into his own as the home side won back-to-back matches for the first time in the competition. MORE »

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Cheetahs come from behind to beat Hurricanes in Super Rugby thriller

The Cheetahs and Hurricanes played some incredible rugby in what was an action packed Super Rugby game in Wellington on Saturday. The visitors looked blown away early on, then fought back and secured a 47-38 win, their second on tour. MORE »

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

WIN tickets to the Edinburgh vs Toulouse Heineken Cup Quarter Final

This Easter weekend Edinburgh Rugby face four times European champions Toulouse in the Heineken Cup quarter finals, on Saturday 7 April, 3pm kick off. We've got two tickets, as well as a fantastic signed jersey, up for grabs. MORE »

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Manu Tuilagi's huge hit on quick hands Dan Bowden

Manu Tuilagi had a solid Six Nations with England and since returning to Leicester Tigers has looked to continue that good run of form. In their recent game against London Irish he timed things perfectly and put in this cracking hit on Dan Bowden. MORE »

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Saracens Keepy Uppy Challenge

Saracens boys Charlie Hodgson, Owen Farrell, and Alex Goode all have a crack at the Keepy Uppy Challenge, seeing how many times they can keep a tennis ball off the ground. Thing start off a bit shakey but young Owen lifts the standard and their competitive nature soon takes over. MORE »

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Aviva Premiership Highlights Wrap-Up for Round 19

It was a historical weekend in the Premiership as a world record crowd attended Wembley for Saracens vs Harlequins, a game that now has the largest ever attendance in club rugby. Here's a quick wrap-up of what took place in each match. MORE »

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Lwazi Mvovo hits the turbos for a great try against the Brumbies

The Sharks beat the Brumbies in Canberra for the first time since 1998 as they came away with a 29-26 win despite a late fight back from the hosts. One of the tries of the match was this effort from the visitors, and speedster Lwazi Mvovo. MORE »

Monday, April 02, 2012

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 21

We've got another ten of the best tries from the Top 14, this time from Round 21 of action, which took place last weekend. As the name suggests, it features the top tries from the round, as picked by television station Canal+. MORE »

Monday, April 02, 2012

Andy Goode red carded for high hit against former team Leicester Tigers

Former England flyhalf and Leicester Tigers stalwart Andy Goode was sent off against his old side after he flew into Tom Croft with a high shoulder. It was his second card of the night, but was officially a straight red card, issued by referee Wayne Barnes. MORE »

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Stormers vs Bulls Highlights - Super Rugby Round 6

Stormers vs Bulls Highlights MORE »

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Lions vs Crusaders Highlights - Super Rugby Round 6

Lions vs Crusaders Highlights MORE »

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Force vs Reds Highlights - Super Rugby Round 6

Western Force vs Reds Highlights MORE »

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Brumbies vs Sharks Highlights - Super Rugby Round 6

Brumbies vs Sharks Highlights MORE »

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Chiefs vs Waratahs Highlights - Super Rugby Round 6

Chiefs vs Waratahs Highlights MORE »

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Hurricanes vs Cheetahs - Super Rugby Round 6

Hurricanes vs Cheetahs Highlights MORE »

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Highlanders vs Rebels - Super Rugby Round 6

Highlanders vs Rebels Highlights MORE »

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Australia beat Samoa in classic final to win the Tokyo Sevens

Australia beat Samoa 28-26 in a dramatic Tokyo Sevens final earlier today, coming from behind to score a last minute try then slot a touchline conversion. It's their first tournament win of the current HSBC Sevens World Series. MORE »

 
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