Posts for October 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Western Province beat the Sharks to win dramatic 2012 Currie Cup Final

Western Province upset the Sharks with a well deserved 25-18 victory in a dramatic Currie Cup Final at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday. It was their first title since 2001, and came about through some gutsy play and well taken opportunities. MORE »

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Elvis Vermeulen yellow carded for huge hit on Zee Ngwenya

Clermont Auvernge kept up their impressive unbeaten home record with a 19-12 victory over Biarritz at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Friday night. They did so despite losing two players to the sin-bin, with one in particular carded for a massive tackle. MORE »

Monday, October 29, 2012

Juan De Jongh scores great try vs Sharks, celebrates with Gangnam Style

Here is a quick look at Juan De Jongh's fantastic try in the Currie Cup final against the Sharks on Saturday. Western Province beat the Sharks 25-18 to end their 11-year drought and win the title for the first time since 2001. MORE »

Monday, October 29, 2012

Canterbury claim fifth successive title with ITM Cup Final win over Auckland

Canterbury claimed their fifth successive New Zealand Provincial Championship win as they beat Auckland 31-18 in the ITM Cup Premiership final in Christchurch. Referee Glen Jackson came under fire though for two decisions in particular. MORE »

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Rugby Club Test Rugby Plays of the Year for 2012

Yes, the year isn't quite over yet but in terms of Australia's home games are concerned, they're a thing of the past. With that in mind the guys at the Rugby Club put together the Test Rugby Plays of the Year, featuring the best bits from recent months in Test rugby. MORE »

Friday, October 26, 2012

Francois Trinh-Duc creates magical try for Julien Tomas vs Sale

Flyhalf Francois Trinh-Duc was instrumental in Montpellier's 33-18 pool six Heineken Cup win over Sale last weekend. He scored their opening try and later set up this classic with a delicate chip and chase and then a brilliant inside pass. MORE »

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Rugby Club Super Rugby Plays of the Year for 2012

It's been two months since the Chiefs lifted the Super Rugby trophy and today, thanks to the great work from the crew at the Rugby Club in Australia, we look back at the best, worst, and most bizarre from what was another fantastic tournament. MORE »

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Christopher Tolofua cited following red card for tip-tackle against Treviso

Toulouse hooker Christopher Tolofua received a red card and has been cited for a dangerous tackle he made on Treviso's Fabio Semenzato in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. Tolofua made his Test debut for France earlier this year. MORE »

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Heineken Cup 2012 Best Tries - Round 1

The Heineken Cup is in full swing as Round 2 of matches across Europe were completed this past weekend. We're catching up with that and all the other rugby that's gone on, but for now here is a look at some of the best tries that were scored in Round 1. MORE »

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scott Higginbotham cited twice for knee and head-butt on Richie McCaw

Australia's Scott Higginbotham has been cited twice following an incident in the first half of the third Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane on Saturday. The Reds flanker could miss a large chunk of the Wallabies end of year tour of the UK and Europe as a result. MORE »