Posts for September 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bryan Habana hat-trick sinks the wounded Wallabies in Pretoria

Bryan Habana scored a hat-trick of tries as the Springboks dominated a battered Wallaby side at Loftus Versveld on Saturday. The home side scored five tries to one in a 31-8 rout, as they look to end their Rugby Championship campaign on a high. MORE »

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Brock James snatches dramatic win in Clermont vs Stade Francais classic

Brock James slotted a dramatic last minute drop goal to snatch a 28-25 Top 14 win over Stade Francais at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Friday night. The home side, Clermont Auvergne, had to come from behind and overcome a 12-point deficit. MORE »

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - It defies description

We have a bizarre serving of Plays of the Week today, as we've put together the latest two episodes, exposing us all to some interesting goings-on around the world of rugby. There are also some great hits, tries, and even a bit of salsa. MORE »

Friday, September 28, 2012

Kieran Read's big tackle on Duane Vermeulen in Dunedin

Duane Vermeulen is playing his first season of Springbok rugby and while his performances have been respectable, he got a bit of a welcome to Test rugby from All Blacks number eight, and opposite number, Kieran Read in Dunedin. MORE »

Friday, September 28, 2012

Top 14 Round Six - Best of the weekend wrap-up

As we head into another weekend of rugby, here is a quick catch-up on some of the better games in the Top 14 in round six, including a few really good tries, namely from Richard Haughton at Perpignan, and hooker Jean-Charles Orioli for Toulon. MORE »

Friday, September 28, 2012

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 5 - 2012

The Top 10 Tries in the Top 14 as chosen by Canal Plus, for Round 5 MORE »

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Stuart Lancaster discusses selection dilemmas ahead of Autumn Internationals

Injuries and form have amounted to something of a selection headache for England head coach Stuart Lancaster ahead of this autumn's international series. MORE »

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A quick guide to the new Premiership law changes

The season up north is well under way but some are still unclear on the new law changes being implemented in the Premiership. Here is a quick video that explains the 4 main changes. MORE »

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Luke Charteris and Pascal Pape shown yellow cards for Top 14 fight

Stade Francais beat Perpignan 34-24 at the Stade Charlety in Paris, claiming their second win of the year, and helping them move three points clear of the relegation threat. Near the end of the match a fight erupted, resulting in two yellow cards. MORE »

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

George Stowers cited for try-saving dangerous tackle on Andy Fenby

Ospreys loose forward George Stowers has been cited for striking Andy Fenby as the Scarlets player crossed the tryline in their RaboDirect PRO12 game at Parc y Scarlets on Friday. Stowers will face a disciplinary hearing tomorrow. MORE »

Monday, September 24, 2012

Classic Encounters - Hawkes Bay vs Bay of Plenty battle of the bay

Hawkes Bay snatched a dramatic 42-41 victory over Bay of Plenty in their ITM Cup clash in Napier on Friday night. A thrilling late try and conversion capped off an entertaining game of rugby, which Bay of Plenty had in fact led 38-18 early in the second half. MORE »

Sunday, September 23, 2012

British & Irish Lions ambassador's talk about the tour

Former British & Irish Lions Jason Robinson, Gavin Hastings and former Wales international Jonathan Davies commenting on the appointment of Warren Gatland as Head Coach of the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia. MORE »

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Oratory Schools 2nd XV Salsa Ball lineout call

A look at the hilarious lineout call from Oratory Schools 2nd XV in 2009. MORE »

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hardest, Fastest, Strongest - Carrier, Runner, & Big Hitter

Who is the strongest ball carrier you've seen? What about the quickest runner, or the biggest hitter? These are debates that fuel rugby fans' forums and pub chats constantly. In this new feature, the players themselves give their opinions. MORE »

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Join Sportesk - a new concept in sports social networking!

Many people involved in sport find it hard to identify friends, teams and career opportunities against the background of hectic modern lifestyles. With sport so firmly in focus following the 2012 London Olympics, Sportesk will help people to continue playing and staying involved in sport. MORE »

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Jebb Sinclair and Tyrone Holmes both red carded for punching Sharks

Canadian Jebb Sinclair has been cleared for his punch on Jean Deysel on the weekend. Both he and Tyrone Holmes were red carded for seperate incidents, however Holmes has been suspended. Western Province ended the game with just 12 players. MORE »

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tributes pour in for young talent Nevin Spence - 1990-2012

Hundreds turned out at Ballynahinch Baptist Church to pay respects to the Spence family following the devastating deaths of young Nevin, his brother Graham, and their father Noel. MORE »

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Aviva Premiership Round 3 Highlights wrap-up

Round three served up one upset in particular, a draw, and some lovely tries. Today we've got a wrap-up of all the games in one video, and we've also archived highlights of each individual game, all in one place for you to browse through at your leisure. MORE »

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Aviva Premiership Round 3 - Individual match highlights

Below are official highlights from Premiership Rugby, featuring recaps of all six Aviva Premiership matches that took place this past weekend. We've placed them all on one page for ease of use, and have a wrap-up of all games in one video on the homepage. MORE »

Monday, September 17, 2012

Top 14 Round Five - Best of the weekend wrap-up

We have already featured one of the games of the weekend, as Toulon beat Montpellier with some lovely tries, so today the weekend wrap features just two of the best from the Top 14, with Bordeaux vs Stade Francais, and Perpignan vs Toulouse. MORE »

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dean Greyling suspended for two weeks for strike on Richie McCaw

Springbok prop Dean Greyling had a nightmare of a game against the All Blacks on Saturday, as he missed one crucial tackle in particular, gave away a handful of penalties, and was yellow carded for a strike on Richie McCaw. MORE »

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wallabies avoid defeat with come from behind win over Argentina

Argentina looked on the way to their first ever Rugby Championship win before the Wallabies came back to take victory on the Gold Coast. Here are some highlights for those who missed the match. MORE »

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The All Blacks remain undefeated with Dunedin win over the Springboks

The All Blacks and Springboks battled it out in Dunedin yesterday, with the hosts taking their opportunities to come out on top and remain undefeated. Here are some highlights from the Rugby Championship game. Better quality highlights will replace these soon, and we'll have more in the next few days. MORE »

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Classic tries scored as Toulon go five-from-five with win over Montpellier

Toulon beat Montpellier 32-25 on Friday night in what was a thrilling French Top 14 game, and yet another win for table toppers, who now have five wins from five outings. Here is a summary of the tries, as both teams scored some classics. MORE »

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Two for the price of one

With another action packed Saturday of rugby on the way, here's something to get you in the mood as we've got the two latest Plays of the Week segments from the Rugby Club in Australia. MORE »

Friday, September 14, 2012

Will Genia's awkward post-match interview after injuring his knee

The Wallabies will be without Will Genia when they a face Argentina tomorrow following his ruptered anterior cruciate ligament knee injury against South Africa. Things got worse after the game, as he felt he was under attack when interviewed. MORE »

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Top 14 Round Four - Best of the weekend wrap-up

Here is our Top 14 wrap of some of the best action from the weekend, including some brilliant tries scored by Biarritz and Toulouse, a big charge by Mamuke Gorgodze, and a nice hit on Morgan Parra. MORE »

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Toulon go one point clear at the top of the table with thumping of Bordeaux

Toulon have stormed to the top of the Top 14 table with four impressive wins to start their 2012/2013 campaign. They beat Bordeaux Begles 42-12 in their first home match of the season, which included five tries and a bonus point. MORE »

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Midweek Madness - Adam Ashley-Cooper's try saving superman double tackle

Finely poised at 16-13 to the Wallabies, the Springboks had a good chance of going ahead midway through the second half in their Test in Perth on Saturday. Adam Ashley-Cooper had other ideas, as he launched himself into an incredible double tackle. MORE »

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Juan Martin Hernandez's incredible banana-swerve kick vs the All Blacks

Argentina were buoyed by the return of mercurial flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez for their match against New Zealand in Wellington, but while he couldn't influence the final 21-5 result, he did come up with this magical bit of play in the second half. MORE »

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 3 - 2012

Quick catch up on the always Top 10 Tries from the French Top 14 MORE »

Monday, September 10, 2012

Eben Etzebeth banned for attempted headbutt on Nathan Sharpe

Young Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has been suspended for two weeks for an attempted headbutt on veteran Wallaby Nathan Sharpe. The incident took place midway through the first half of the Perth Test match between the two sides. MORE »

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Wallabies bounce back with strong second half vs the Springboks

The Wallabies got their Rugby Championship campaign back on track with a 26-19 win over the Springboks in Perth on Saturday. Twenty points in the second half marked a much improved performance, easing the pressure on coach Robbie Deans. MORE »

Sunday, September 09, 2012

The All Blacks and Argentina battle it out in windy Wellington

The All Blacks remain unbeaten in the inaugural Rugby Championship following a tough battle with Argentina in wet and windy Wellington on Saturday night. Los Pumas put up a spirited fight but went down 21-5 to the seasoned World Champion hosts. MORE »

Saturday, September 08, 2012

TMO advises on Ofisa Treviranus big hit on Charlie Hodgson

Last weekend London Irish's Samoan forward Ofisa Treviranus was shown a yellow card by referee Wayne Barnes for a big tackle on Charlie Hodgson at Twickenham. The incident was referred to the TMO under the new law rulings in the Aviva Premiership. MORE »

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Clermont Auvergne beat Perpignan in high scoring try-fest

Clermont hosted Pepignan for one of the more bizarre, and entertaining, games of the weekend in the French Top 14 last Saturday. A total of eleven tries were scored as Clermont took the 53-31 victory in front of their home fans. MORE »

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 2 - 2012

While Round 1 wasn't the most entertaining in terms of try scoring feats, round 2 of the Top 14 served up some excellent play, the best of which is included in this Canal Plus compilation. MORE »

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Harlequins pip London Wasps after incredible comeback at Twickenham

Harlequins mounted a stirring comeback on the opening weekend of the Aviva Premiership season as they came back from 40-13 down to seal a 42-40 victory over Wasps at Twickenham. Nick Evans kicked the winning penalty in his 100th 'Quins game. MORE »

Monday, September 03, 2012

Filipo Levi's massive hit on Jarrad Hoeata sparks mini duel

The Log o' Wood was up for grabs on Saturday as Taranaki set out to defend the Ranfurly Shield from a determined Tasman outfit. The game was highly entertaining with many tries and a huge hit that sparked a duel between two hard men of the game. MORE »

Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Rugby Champs, Shute Shield, & ITM Cup

We know a lot of you love Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club, so here is another - the very latest - to finish off a great weekend of rugby. MORE »

 
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