Posts for May 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Andre Taylor scores again with brilliant finish against the Rebels

Prolific try scorer Andre Taylor crossed twice against the Rebels, taking his impressive tally to ten for the season. Here's a quick look at one of those scores, which he finished brilliantly and is no doubt one of the tries of the season. MORE »

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Manu Tuilagi tip-tackle citing dismissed ahead of South Africa tour

The Aviva Premiership final began in frantic fashion on Saturday as big hitting midfielder Manu Tuilagi was penalised for a tip-tackle on Danny Care. He was cited, but that was dismissed, making him available for England's tour of South Africa. MORE »

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

England vs Barbarians - May 2012 - Full match

Barbarians vs England at Twickenham, 27 May 2012 MORE »

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

England beat the Barbarians in high scoring Twickenham romp

Chris Ashton scored a hat-trick as England trounced the Barbarians 57-26 at Twickenham on Sunday afternoon. Last night the Barbarians bounced back, beating an Ireland XV 29-28 at Kingsholm in a tight game that was decided in the final few minutes. MORE »

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Beast's power saves Anton Bresler from disaster, twice

Beast Mtawarira showed where he gets his name from on Saturday as he saved Anton Bresler from hitting the turf not once, but twice. It's not the first time he's done it either, as he did the same thing with with Keegan Daniel last year. MORE »

Monday, May 28, 2012

Shane Williams bows out on a high with decisive tries in PRO12 final

Shane Williams helped the Ospreys to a dramatic 31-30 win over European Champions Leinster in the RaboDirect PRO12 final in Dublin on Sunday. Williams scored twice, including a late try that was brilliantly converted by Dan Biggar. MORE »

Monday, May 28, 2012

Harlequins beat Leicester Tigers to win the 2012 Aviva Premiership title

Harlequins won their first ever Aviva Premiership title as they beat Leicester Tigers 30-23 at Twickenham on Saturday. It's just three years after the scandal of 'Bloodgate', an incident that left their reputation is tatters but now seems a long way away. MORE »

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Motu Matu'u massive hits and great sportsmanship against the Rebels

Hurricanes hooker Motu Matu'u was responsible for taking out two Rebels players within the space of a few minutes in Wellington on Saturday. He put both Mark Gerard and Lachlan Mitchell in hospital, but showed he's a class act too. MORE »

Friday, May 25, 2012

Carl Hayman suspended for four weeks for Zee Ngwenya spear tackle

Former All Black Carl Hayman will miss Toulon's Top 14 play-off game against Racing Metro this weekend after he was suspended for four weeks by an ERC disciplinary committee earlier today. If Toulon make the final, he will be unavailable for selection. MORE »

Friday, May 25, 2012

A double dose of Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Rounds 12 & 13

Last week we didn't post a Plays of the Week video, so today we've got a double dose featuring the best of the last two weeks of rugby, as seen by Fox Sports' man who can, Sean Maloney. MORE »

Friday, May 25, 2012

Will Greenwood and the Grassless Tour of Rome

World Cup winner Will Greenwood has teamed up with Canterbury again to produce another great video, this time documenting his recent tour to Rome with local side, Olney RFC Vets. It captures the essence of rugby, and the passion of the man. MORE »

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Beautiful Bulls on CGW ahead of their clash with the Chiefs

The lovely Hayley Holt paid the Bulls a visit as they trained in Auckland ahead of their Friday Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs in Hamilton. Here is a quick look at some of the amusing interviews that were aired on popular New Zealand sports show, The Crowd Goes Wild. MORE »

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Heineken Cup Final 2012 - Leinster vs Ulster - Full match

Occasionally some users upload full matches to Youtube. We'll start archiving them on here at random for those of you who would like to rewatch the whole thing. MORE »

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Quade Cooper returns after seven months off through injury

Quade Cooper made his long-awaited return to rugby on the weekend after being out of the game since injuring his knee seven months ago in the Rugby World Cup match against Wales. He spoke to Fox Sports about coming back, rehabilitation, and Richie. MORE »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Japan beat Hong Kong to win the 2012 Asian Five Nations

Japan won a fifth straight Asian Five Nations championship on the weekend as they ran riot against Hong Kong, beating them 67-0. It was their 20th straight bonus-point win, and they are now aiming to move into the top 10 in world rugby. MORE »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Force vs Rebels Highlights - Super Rugby Round 13

Highlights of the Force vs the Rebels MORE »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Stormers vs Waratahs - Super Rugby Round 13

Highlights of the Stormers vs Waratahs MORE »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cheeetahs vs Sharks - Super Rugby Round 13

Highlights of the Cheetahs vs the Sharks MORE »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Reds vs Lions Highlights - Super Rugby Round 13

Highlights of the Reds vs the Lions MORE »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Crusaders vs Blues Highlights - Super Rugby Round 13

Highights of the Crusaders vs the Blues MORE »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Highlanders vs Bulls - Super Rugby Round 13

Highlights of the Highlanders vs the Bulls MORE »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hurricanes vs Brumbies - Super Rugby Round 13

Highlights of the Hurricanes vs the Brumbies MORE »

Monday, May 21, 2012

Catch up with Bhubesi Pride's African rugby coaching trip

Some time back we introduced you to the Bhubesi Pride initiative, a group set to head down through Africa, using rugby to make a difference to young boys and girls. The trip is currently.. MORE »

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Highlights of Leinster's record breaking Heineken Cup final win over Ulster

Leinster left Twickenham emphatic winners after a clinical performance, beating Ulster 42-14 to win their third Heineken Cup title in four years. They are the only team to successfully defend their title, and did it with the highest ever winning margin. MORE »

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Heineken Cup Final 2012 preview with Donal Lenihan

Donal Lenihan and Michael Corcoran discuss the all Irish Heineken Cup Final MORE »

Friday, May 18, 2012

Don't call me Nige

Quick clip from the Aviva Premiership semi final between Leicester Tigers and Saracens, as Kiwi Craig Newby mistakes referee Dave Pearson for someone else. MORE »

Friday, May 18, 2012

Alafoti Faosiliva's huge hit, charge, and try against Fiji in London

Sevens star Alafoti Faosiliva has been included in the Samoan training squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup, as well as their once off game against Scotland. In the London Sevens final the big man made a huge tackle, and later scored a powerful try. MORE »

Friday, May 18, 2012

London Sevens 2012 - Seven of the Best tries

Catch up on some of the best tries from the London Sevens MORE »

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Stormers vs Cheetahs chaos in Cape Town

The Stormers and the Cheetahs got into an almighty tangle at Newlands last weekend, resulting in two players receiving off-field yellow cards after the whole thing was put on a white card. There were some requests to have it featured, so here you go. MORE »

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WIN tickets to watch England vs the Barbarians at Twickenham

Lucozade Sport, the Official Sports Drink of England Rugby are providing RD fans with the chance to win the Ultimate England Rugby Experience. MORE »

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Aviva Premiership semi-finals highlights wrap-up

Leicester Tigers and Harlequins will contest the Aviva Premiership Final on May 26th following their semi-final victories over the weekend. The Tigers are favourites for many, but Harlequins don't see it that way. MORE »

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Reds find form ahead of Quade Cooper's much anticipated return

The Reds ended the Chiefs' nine-game winning streak with a 42-27 victory in Brisbane on Sunday. The win keeps their title defence hopes alive, and has helped build momentum in time for the return of star flyhalf, Quade Cooper. MORE »

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

School of Hard Knocks 2012 - Episodes 3 & 4 (Finale)

Today we complete the School of Hard Knocks with the final two episodes, as well as some updates, and a chat to one of the participants. It was a fantastic eight week-long project, and has yet again made genuine changes to the lives of those involved. MORE »

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fiji win the London Sevens as New Zealand take overall series title

Fiji took the London Sevens title in convincing style as they beat rivals Samoa 38-15 in the Cup final on Sunday, but it was New Zealand who captured the overall series title, their 10th in 13th years. Below are highlights from both day's play at Twickenham. MORE »

Monday, May 14, 2012

Tim Visser and the Human Bicycle

Tim Visser, the Dutch-born Edinburgh winger who will more than likely be representing Scotland next month, shows that he's a man of many talents. With him on the airport travelator, on the way to Visser's stag, are Roddy Grant, Ben Cairns, and Cameron Johnston. MORE »

Monday, May 14, 2012

Georgian Mamuka Gorgodze on Total Rugby, and Highlights vs Russia

A look at the great story of Mamuka Gorgodze, the Georgian player who is now one of the best in the French Top 14. Included are highlights of Georgia's recent match against Russia. MORE »

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mamuka Gorgodze and Yoann Maestri sent off in Toulouse vs Montpellier battle

On a day that determined who progresses in the Top 14 play off race, two red cards and a yellow were brandished in a heated game between Toulouse and Montpellier. Both players are likely to face suspensions, ruling them out of the next round. MORE »

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Round 11

Here is a quick catch-up post for the Rugby Club's Plays of the Week from Fox Sports, which was broadcast on Thursday night in Australia. As always, it features the best of the action from Super Rugby, and in this case, Round 11. MORE »

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Reds vs Chiefs Highlights - Super Rugby Round 12

Highlights of the Reds vs the Chiefs MORE »

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stormers vs Cheetahs - Super Rugby Round 12

Highlights of the Stormers vs the Cheetahs MORE »

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sharks vs Force Highlights - Super Rugby Round 12

Highlights of the Sharks vs Force MORE »

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Rebels vs Crusaders - Super Rugby Round 12

Highlights of the Rebels vs the Crusaders MORE »

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Highlanders vs Hurricanes - Super Rugby Round 12

Highlights of the Highlanders vs the Hurricanes MORE »

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Waratahs vs Bulls Highlights - Super Rugby Round 12

Highlights of the Rebels vs the Bulls MORE »

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blues vs Lions Highlights - Super Rugby Round 12

Highlights of the Blues vs the Lions MORE »

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ospreys into the RaboDirect Pro12 final with big win over Munster

The Ospreys were clinical in their five-try demolition of Munster in the first RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final at the Liberty Stadium on Friday night. The 45-10 victory was one of their best of the season, setting them up nicely for a final against either Leinster or Glasgow Warriors. MORE »

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 24

This weekend is yet another busy one in the world of rugby, with not only domestic finals, but Sevens too. It's been a fairly quiet week on RD, for various reasons, so here's a video of some top quality tries in the Top 14 as we attempt to catch up. MORE »

Friday, May 11, 2012

Don't Drop the Egg prepare for the Marriot London Sevens

The Don't Drop the Egg boys are back, and this time we get to share in their preparations for this weekend's Marriot London Sevens at Twickenham. MORE »

Friday, May 11, 2012

WIN tickets to the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2012!

The Aviva Premiership final will play to a packed house at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 26th May 2012. Today we've got two tickets to give away. MORE »

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tai Tuifua's dangerous flying tackle on Nicky Robinson

Newcastle Falcons forward Tai Tuifua was fortunate to escape punishment for a dangerous hit he made on Wasps number ten Nicky Robinson last weekend. The officials at the time felt it was a legal tackle, and he hasn't been cited as of yet. MORE »

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Why you should tackle low - Dewon Reed's fends

A quick clip from the USA featuring a winger beating a whole host of tackles before scoring MORE »

Thursday, May 10, 2012

School of Hard Knocks 2012 - Episode 2

Here is the next episode of School of Hard Knocks, the show that has Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell mentoring a group of youngsters in Tottenham, turning them into not only rugby players, but stronger individuals, better equipped to take on life. MORE »

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Kini Murimurivalu finishes off excellent Clermont full field try

Three Fijians and a Scotsman combined brilliantly as Clermont scored one of the tries of the weekend in the Top 14, despite going down 30-19 to Castres. Both sides are still in the playoff race though, Castres look likely to go ahead of Montpellier next weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Castres vs Clermont Highlights - Top 14 Round 25

Highlights of Castres vs Clermont MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Crusaders vs Reds Highlights - Super Rugby Round 11

Highlights of the Crusaders vs the Reds MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Cheetahs vs Force Highlights - Super Rugby Round 11

Highlights of the Cheetahs vs the Force MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Sharks vs Highlanders - Super Rugby Round 11

Highlights of the Sharks vs the Highlanders MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Brumbies vs Waratahs - Super Rugby Round 11

Highlights of the Brumbies vs the Waratahs MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Chiefs vs Lions Highlights - Super Rugby Round 11

Highlights of the Chiefs against the Lions MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Rebels vs Bulls Highlights - Super Rugby Round 11

Highlights of the Rebels vs the Bulls from Melbourne MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Hurricanes vs Blues - Super Rugby Round 11

Highlights of the Hurricanes against the Blues MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Waratahs vs Crusaders - Super Rugby Round 10

Highlights of the Waratahs vs the Crusaders from Sydney MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Cheetahs vs Highlanders - Super Rugby Round 10

Highlights of the Cheetahs vs the Highlanders MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Force vs Stormers Highlights - Super Rugby Round 10

Highlights of the Force vs the Stormers in Perth MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Chiefs vs Hurricanes - Super Rugby Round 10

Highlights of the Chiefs vs the Hurricanes from Hamilton MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Lions vs Brumbies Highlights - Super Rugby Round 10

Highlights of the Lions vs Brumbies from Johannesburg MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Blues vs Reds Highlights - Super Rugby Round 10

Highlights of the Blues vs Reds from Auckland MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Jim Hamilton and David Paice shown red cards after being sin-binned

Jim Hamilton and David Paice are set to face a disciplinary hearing following the brawl they sparked at the Madjeski Stadium on Saturday. Both players were shown yellow cards, resumed fighting, then were sent off with reds cards. MORE »

Monday, May 07, 2012

Aironi's Simone Favaro smashes Ospreys replacement Tom Isaacs

Italian side Aironi hosted the Ospreys in the final round of RaboDirect Pro12 group stages this weekend, with the visitors grinding out a hard fought 18-11 win. With five minutes left and the win secured, we saw the hit of the match. MORE »

Sunday, May 06, 2012

School of Hard Knocks 2012 - Episode 1

The extremely popular School of Hard Knocks is back in 2012, as Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell mentor a group of troubled youths from London, teaching them life lessons and preparing them for employment, using rugby as the vehicle for change. MORE »

Friday, May 04, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Round 10

Another brilliant serving of Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club, dishing up the best hits, tries, funnies, and more from the last round of Super Rugby. Thanks to chief chef Sean Maloney at Fox Sports for the great work on this one. It's a ripper! MORE »

Friday, May 04, 2012

Friday Funnies - Incredible winning try scored off multiple post rebounds

This week's Funnies clip comes from a lower grade rugby game, possibly in Australia, and that's about all we can tell you. It's only a few seconds long and is freaky by nature, and reenforces that old adage that you should always chase a penalty kick. MORE »

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Fullback Joe Pietersen eaten alive by prop Pek Cowan

Last month we saw Stormers fullback Joe Pietersen set up a fantastic counter-attack that resulted in an amazing try against the Highlanders. Unfortunately when he tried something similar against the Force this past weekend, huge prop Pek Cowan was ready for it. MORE »

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Butch James banned for four weeks for dangerous charge against the Brumbies

Earlier this week Lions flyhalf Butch James was suspended for four weeks for charging into a ruck dangerously against the Brumbies in Johannesburg. He was yellow carded at the time, and put on a white card, referring him to the citing commissioner. MORE »

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Hurricanes' Conrad Smith making sure we know

How many times can Conrad Smith squeeze the phrase you know into a post-match interview that's less than two minutes long? Have a guess, but there are more than you'd think, you know. MORE »

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Leinster hold out against Clermont to reach another Heineken Cup final

Leinster booked themselves another Heineken Cup final as they beat Clermont 19-15 in a dramatic game that went right down to the final minutes. Today we've got highlights for those of you that missed the game, or just want to relive the best bits. MORE »

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

James Haskell banned for punches on Cheetah Justin Downey

England flanker James Haskell was cited and subsequently banned for punching against the Cheetahs following the Highlanders' 36-33 win in Bloemfontein. He was yellow carded at the time, despite the assistant referees recommending a higher sanction. MORE »

 
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