Posts for November 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Dubai Sevens 2012 - Day One Highlights

Day one of the Dubai Sevens was as fascinating as ever as Portugal produced big upsets by beating both England and South Africa, while Canada beat France and drew with Australia. MORE »

Friday, November 30, 2012

O2 Inside Line: Episode 4, Season 3

England face their toughest challenge this weekend as the All Blacks look to end their unbeaten season on a high, while the hosts need to bounce back from two consecutive losses. Today's O2 Inside Line looks at things in the camp from their point of view. MORE »

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Steve Hansen discusses Andrew Hore incident and England's players

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen spoke to the media earlier today ahead of his team's Test against England at Twickenham on Saturday. MORE »

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bryan Habana awarded IRPA Try of the Year 2012 for try vs All Blacks

Springbok flyer Bryan Habana has been awarded the 2012 International Rugby Players Association (IRPA) Try of the Year for his great chip and chase effort against the All Blacks in Dunedin, scored during the inaugural Rugby Championship. MORE »

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Warren Gatland discusses British & Irish Lions 2013 selection process

British & Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his player selection process, as well as various options at fullback, in this video courtesy of Principle Partner HSBC. MORE »

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Henry Tuilagi swats Zee Ngwenya away with big fend in Top 14

Henry Tuilagi was a popular figure in the crowd in Cardiff when Samoa beat Wales recently. Everyone loves seeing the Tuilagi brothers doing what they do best (except when facing them), so here is a quick clip of him in action that you may enjoy. MORE »

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WIN tickets to watch England vs the All Blacks at Twickenham!

We've teamed up with RBS to supply two lucky winners with a pair of tickets to watch England vs the All Blacks at Twickenham this coming weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Worcester Warriors flanker Matt Kvesic targets England place

Far from being put out by suggestions he can become a future England regular, Worcester Warriors flanker Matt Kvesic positively embraces the talk as he targets a place in Stuart Lancaster's squad. MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

End of Year Tours 2012 - Week Three - Highlights wrap

Another important weekend of rugby is behind us as we now know who the top four seedings will be for the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool Allocation Draw. For some it's great news, while others are slipping down the list, but have another important week ahead. MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scotland vs Tonga November 2012 - Full Match

Full match replay of Tonga's win over Scotland in Aberdeen MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scotland vs Tonga Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of Tonga's famous 21-15 win over Scotland MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

France vs Samoa November 2012 - Full Match

Full match replay of France vs Samoa at the Stade de France MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

France vs Samoa Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of France's 22-14 win over Samoa in Paris MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Italy vs Australia November 2012 - Full Match

Full match replay of Australia's 22-19 victory over Italy MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Italy vs Australia Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of Australia's narrow 22-19 win over Italy on Saturday MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wales vs New Zealand November 2012 - Full Match

Full match replay of New Zealand's 33-10 win over Wales MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wales vs New Zealand Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of New Zealand's big win over Wales in Cardiff MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ireland vs Argentina November 2012 - Full Match

Full match replay of Ireland's big win over Argentina MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ireland vs Argentina Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of Ireland's convincing 46-24 win over Argentina in Dublin MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

England vs South Africa November 2012 - Full Match

Full match replay of England's 16-15 loss to the Springboks at Twickenham MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

England vs South Africa Highlights - November 2012

Highlights wrap of South Africa's 16-15 win over England at Twickenham on Saturday MORE »

Monday, November 26, 2012

Andrew Hore cited for off the ball stiffarm on Bradley Davies

All Black hooker Andrew Hore has been cited for the attack that knocked out Bradley Davies and put the Welsh lock in hospital for further assesment. New Zealand won the game 33-10 but perhaps should have played it with just fourteen on the park. MORE »

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wales score bizarre try with thirteen man lineout against the All Blacks

Wales suffered their sixth defeat in succession on Saturday after they were convincingly beaten 33-10 by the All Blacks at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. They did score in the second half though, giving new meaning to the term team try. MORE »

Friday, November 23, 2012

Italy vs Australia - Live stream

After the success of last week's Italy vs New Zealand live stream, we're doing it again this week with Italy vs the Wallabies. It's an official, high quality live stream which will hopefully benefit many users, particularly those in the USA, France, Canada and a few other territories. MORE »

Friday, November 23, 2012

O2 Inside Line: Episode 3, Season 3

In this week's latest O2 Inside Line we get a look within the confines of the England camp as they build towards their big game against South Africa on Saturday. We also find out some interesting stats about Twickenham and how the field is maintained. MORE »

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year 2012 announced

The IRB have announced their shortlist for the International Rugby Players Association (IRPA) Try of the Year award for 2012. While a lot of it is subjective, they've arrived at four tries, with the winner being influenced by the public vote. MORE »

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Midweek Madness - How to get the opposition prop sent off

Portugal climbed three places to 21st on the official IRB World Rankings after their 28-22 victory over Chile in Santiago on Saturday. They won the game despite having a player red carded in the second half for a head butt. MORE »

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Catch up with Ken Cowen and School of Hard Knocks

The School of Hard Knocks programme, backed by the likes of England's World Cup winner Will Greenwood and ex-Wales captain Scott Quinnell, is currently in Croydon aiming to help up to 25 unemployed over-18s back into work. MORE »

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tribute to Fijian and Toulouse back Maleli Kunavore - died aged 29

Late last week we heard of the tragic passing of former Toulouse and Fiji flyer, Maleli Kunavore. He died in hospital in Suva on Thursday night, shocking the rugby world as tributes poured in. Here is a video tribute, as well as praise from Franck Boivert. MORE »

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Eben Etzebeth in hot water after making contact with Greig Laidlaw's eyes

Lock Eben Etzebeth has been cited following the Springboks' 21-10 victory over Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday. The IRB disciplinary hearing was due to take place today but we're still waiting for the outcome. MORE »

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

John Bentley says pick 2013 Lions on form not reputation

British (& Irish) Lions hero John Bentley has urged Warren Gatland to pick on form and not reputation when he selects his squad for the tour of Australia next summer. MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

End of Year Tours 2012 - Week Two - Highlights wrap

With the seedings draw for the 2015 Rugby World Cup not far off, these Autumn International results are more significant than ever. To make sure you're up to speed, we've archived highlights and full match replays of the main games. MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

France vs Argentina November 2012 - Full Match

Watch the full France vs Argentina match from Paris MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ireland VX vs Fiji November 2012 - Full Match

Watch the full Ireland VX vs Fiji match MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

England vs Australia November 2012 - Full Match

Watch the full England vs Wallabies game from Twickenham MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

Scotland vs South Africa November 2012 - Full Match

Watch the full match of Scotland vs South Africa in Edinburgh MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

Italy vs All Blacks November 2012 - Full Match

Watch the full Italy vs All Blacks game from the Olympic Stadium in Rome MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

RFU Championship XV vs Maori All Blacks - Full Match

Watch the full RFU Championship XV vs Fiji match from Doncaster MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

France vs Argentina Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of France's 39-22 victory over Argentina in Paris on Saturday MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ireland XV vs Fiji Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of the Ireland XV's 53-0 win over Fiji on Saturday evening MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

Wales vs Samoa November 2012 - Full Match

Watch the full match of Wales vs Samoa in Cardiff MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

England vs Australia Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of England's 20-14 loss to the Wallabies at Twickenham on Saturday MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

Scotland vs Springboks Highlights - November 2012

Highlights from Scotland's 21-10 loss to the Springboks at Murrayfield on Saturday MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

Italy vs All Blacks Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of New Zealand's 42-10 win over Italy in Rome on Saturday MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

RFU Championship XV vs Maori All Blacks Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of the Maori All Blacks' 52-21 win over the RFU Championship XV in Doncaster MORE »

Monday, November 19, 2012

Wales vs Samoa Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of Samoa's 26-19 victory over Wales in Cardiff on Friday night MORE »

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Michael Lynagh and HSBC Ambassador Jason Robinson react to England's loss

In this quick video courtesy of HSBC, Michael Lynagh and Jason Robinson comment on yesterday's Autumn International match between England and Australia at Twickenham, ahead of the British & Irish Lions Tour To Australia 2013. MORE »

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Italy vs New Zealand - Live Stream

We have been provided with an official, legal live stream of the Italy vs All Blacks Test. MORE »

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Samoa stun Wales with impressive win at the Millennium Stadium

Wales lost at home for the second week running as Samoa claimed a famous 26-19 win at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Friday night. Scoring three tries to one, Samoa were the better side and worthy winners of what was a bruising encounter. MORE »

Friday, November 16, 2012

Clermont snatch dramatic 50th consecutive Stade Marcel Michelin victory

Jonny Wilkinson kicked a dramatic late drop goal to equalise with thirty seconds left but it wasn't enough as Brock James slotted a penalty on full time as Clermont snatched a memorable 24-21 victory over Toulon last weekend. MORE »

Friday, November 16, 2012

O2 Inside Line: Episode 2, Season 3

England host the Wallabies tomorrow for the Cook Cup and a chance for the visitors to redeem themselves after their loss to France last weekend. England meanwhile have only made one change to their team, with Chris Ashton returning. MORE »

Thursday, November 15, 2012

All Black Tamati Ellison arm grabbing with Scotland's Ryan Grant

Here is a quick look at an incident that Scotland fans were unhappy about this past weekend. The outrage came as it looked as though All Black Tamati Ellison grabbed and chicken winged prop Ryan Grant as they both dived for the ball early in the game. MORE »

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Scotland's David Denton puts Richie McCaw on his backside

Scotland loose forward Dave Denton has been rewarded for his strong play against New Zealand with a starting spot this coming weekend against his former homeland, South Africa. He says he is relishing the physical challenge that the Springboks will bring. MORE »

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Midweek Madness - Referee inspects the bottom of a ruck

Referee Steven Lee got far closer to the action than he had anticipated during Newcastle Falcon's 29-9 win over Nottingham in the RFU Championship over the weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

George Gregan picks his Wallaby lineup to face the 2013 Lions

Last week we had a look at Gavin Hastings' best starting XV for the British & Irish Lions tour of Australia next year. Today we've got George Gregan talking about his picks, but this time focusing on the Wallaby XV that he'd like to see start come June 2013. MORE »

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Scotland vs New Zealand Highlights - November 2012

Highlights of the All Blacks win over Scotland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh MORE »

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

England romp to convincing victory over Fiji at Twickenham

Official highlights of England's 54-12 thrashing of Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday. MORE »

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WIN tickets to watch England vs Australia at Twickenham!

We've teamed up with the good people at RBS to supply two lucky winners with a pair of tickets to watch England host the Wallabies in their massive clash this coming weekend at Twickenham. MORE »

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

France vs Australia November 2012 - Highlights

Quick highlights of France's excellent win over Australia at the Stade de France. MORE »

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

France vs Australia November 2012 - Full Match

France vs Australia Test match from Paris MORE »

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rob Simmons escapes on-field punshment for dangerous tackle on Yannick Nyanga

Wallaby Rob Simmons was the second big citing of the week following a bizarre few minutes during France's emphatic 33-6 victory over Australia in Paris. Simmons will join Adam Thomson in London for their respective disciplinary hearings tomorrow. MORE »

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Argentina beat Wales in Cardiff for the first time in eleven years

Argentina claimed a well deserved first victory in Cardiff for eleven years as they beat Wales 26-12 on Saturday. It gets worse for the hosts as it's been confirmed that they've lost more players to injury ahead of their meeting with Samoa. MORE »

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wales vs Argentina November 2012 - Full Match

Wales vs Argentina Test from the Millennium Stadium MORE »

Monday, November 12, 2012

Scotland vs All Blacks November 2012 - Full Match

Scotland vs New Zealand Test from Murrayfield MORE »

Monday, November 12, 2012

All Black Adam Thomson's boot on Alasdair Strokosch's head

The All Blacks won comfortably 51-22 against a valiant Scotland side at Murrayfield on Sunday, but could be without flanker Adam Thomson for the rest of the tour after he was yellow carded for placing his boot on the head of Alasdair Strokosch. MORE »

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ireland vs Springboks November 2012 - Full Match

Ireland vs South Africa Test from Dublin MORE »

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Two big hits from Ireland vs Springboks - Mike McCarthy and Marcel Coetzee

The Springboks fought back in the second half to leave Dublin 16-12 winners over Ireland, despite trailing 12-3 at the halftime break. While the match lacked precision, there was plenty of physical stuff on display, including these two huge tackles. MORE »

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A look at Wales' gruelling training camp in Poland

Wales host Argentina today in what will be the first of four end of year Tests for the Six Nations champions. While the tour of Australia didn't quite go to plan, they've been training harder than ever at the infamous Spala facility in Poland. MORE »

Saturday, November 10, 2012

All Blacks gym session ahead of Scotland Test

The All Blacks face a capacity crowd at Murrayfield on Sunday when they take on Scotland, who will be huge underdogs if history is anyting to go by. Some of the All Black players said they don't know much about them, with Dan Carter stating that they'd rather focus on their own performances. MORE »

Friday, November 09, 2012

James Haskell video blog: Staring down the barrel with London Wasps

MSN Sport columnist James Haskell went to EJ Churchill's shooting grounds with London Wasps teammates Christian Wade, Thomas Rhys Thomas, Ashley Johnson, and Tom Lindsay for a bit of a chat. MORE »

Thursday, November 08, 2012

O2 Inside Line: Episode 1, Season 3

England have been hard at work preparing for their QBE Autumn Internationals, which start off against Fiji this coming weekend. A new look O2 Inside Line returns as we give you a look at what they've been up to off-field leading up to the game. MORE »

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Vincent Clerc late hit results in Julien Saubade injured for rest of season

Racing Metro's injury crisis got worse this week with the news that wing Julien Saubade has been ruled out for the rest of the season after having twisted both his left knee an ankle. To add insult to injury, it happened in a late tackle on the final whistle. MORE »

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Gavin Hastings picks his British & Irish Lions starting XV for 2013

Ahead of the Autumn Internationals and with seven months until the first Test, former British & Irish Lions captain Gavin Hastings has selected the players he would choose as the starting fifteen for the Lions tour of Australia next year. MORE »

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

James Haskell big hit knocks out lock Alistair Hargreaves

Wasps forward James Haskell was slapped with a retrospective yellow card following the big tackle he made on Saracens' Alistair Hargreaves on Sunday. Here is a look at the tackle, and an interesting discussion regarding TMO use for foul play. MORE »

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Valentin Courrent scores try then suffers freak injury from teammate's boot

Grenoble celebrated a 34-21 home win over Biarritz and a move up to the top six of the Top 14, but the win came at a price as they lost a few players to injury, and none more dramatically than scrumhalf Valentin Courrent, who was sliced open by his teammate. MORE »

Monday, November 05, 2012

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Rounds 8 and 9

With the two domestic competitions down south now complete, there's a bit more breathing space as we focus on the northern hemisphere tournaments, and of the upcoming internationals. For now though, we're starting the week with a feast of tries. MORE »

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Shane Williams in Japan - Catch up with the Welsh legend

Welsh wizard Shane Williams has been playing in Japan since hanging up his boots for club and country, relishing the challenge and change of scenery. BBC's Scrum V caught up with him recently for a fascinating look into his new life just outside Tokyo. MORE »

Friday, November 02, 2012

Friday Funnies - Referee Romain Poite caught in front of the kicker

Referee Romain Poite has been involved in his fair share of funny incidents over the years (most of which are archived here on RD, and can be viewed in the related posts below). This one is a first though, coming to us from the Top 14 game between Mont de Marsan and Bordeaux Begles. MORE »

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Edinburgh's Netani Talei manhandled over his tryline by Munster

Round two of the Heineken Cup produced plenty of action and all sorts of interesting moments, including this from Munster's 33-0 demolition of Edinburgh at Thomond Park. In the first half Munster made their intentions clear up front. MORE »

 
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