Posts for January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Billy Ngawini brilliant stepping and pass sets up Michele Sepe try

You may remember that just under a year ago we shared a video of sidestep wizard Billy Ngawini making an outrageous step that resulted in two oponents crashing into each other. Well he's done it again, this time against Stade Francais. MORE »

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Billy Ngawini big step makes opponent tackle team mate

King of the sidestep Billy Ngawini playing for Cavalieri in the Italian Super 10 semi final against Mogliano in April 2012. MORE »

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

O2 Inside Line - Six Nations 2013 preview

O2 Inside Line is back as we head into the first weekend of the RBS 6 Nations. England are on a high after their victory over New Zealand late last year, but this week they come up against an entirely different threat in the Scots. Here's a look inside the camp. MORE »

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Midweek Madness - Committed schoolboy puts head down, tackles referee

We've seen various incidents over the years involving referees getting too close to the action, so here's another, albeit slightly different to the norm. Last week we saw Wayne Barnes taste some adidas from a clearing kick, and then Opeti Fonua charge through the ref. MORE »

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Toulouse edge Biarritz to maintain unbeaten home record

Toulouse sit in second place on the Top 14 table following their entertaining 19-14 victory over Biarritz at the Stade Ernest Wallon on Friday night. It came at a cost though as France winger Vincent Clerc hobbled off with a thigh injury. MORE »

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top 14 Highlights - Three of the best from Round 16

Highlights of Bayonne vs Castres, Bordeaux Bengles vs Racing Metro, and Perpignan vs Clermont MORE »

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Rounds 14 and 15

Top Ten Tries compilations for the French Top 14, Rounds 14 and 15 MORE »

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sam Tuitupou's massive crash tackle on Gareth Maule

Sale Sharks overpowered Scarlets 36-17 in their LV Cup clash in Salford on Saturday. Danny Cipriani scored 21 points, including a try, four penalties, and two conversions, but the hit of the match came from crowd favourite Sam Tuitupou. MORE »

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saracens all set for Allianz Park debut on new artificial pitch

Saracens will make their Allianz Park debut today as their ground breaking new artificial pitch will be put to the test in the LV Cup encounter with Cardiff Blues. The synthetic surface is the first of it's kind for a professional rugby team. MORE »

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Funnies - Sky Sports Presenter Alex Payne fluffs his live intro

Sky Sports presenter's hilarious epic fail - Watch as Alex Payne gets himself in a funny twist on the live intro to an Aviva Premiership game. MORE »

Friday, January 25, 2013

Maximuscle's Protein Project - Get your 12 week program today

We all know that being in peak physical condition is a vital part of performing at your best. Often, without the guidance of professionals or the comfort of a regulated gym environment, we don't know what is best for our body when it comes to weight and cardio training, and of course, nutrition. MORE »

Friday, January 25, 2013

World Cup winner Jason Robinson in Use it Or Lose It

Former British & Irish Lions flyer Jason Robinson takes on the latest fun offering from HSBC, Use it Or Lose It, which shows fans another side of some of the game's legends. MORE »

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Early contenders named for ERC European Player of the Year 2013

ERC European Players of the Year 2013 nominations - 15 players chosen to form the longlist. MORE »

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Early contenders named for ERC European Player of the Year 2013 - Formguide

Following the conclusion of the pool stages of the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup, ERC, the governing body of European rugby's two tournaments, announced the longlist for the prestigious ERC European Players of the Year 2013 award. MORE »

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Midweek Madness - Toby Flood charges straight into the post

This is a very quick clip that features Leicester Tigers flyhalf Toby Flood doing himself a bit a damage by charging straight into the post against the Ospreys. MORE »

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chris Ashton scores sneaky try from pinpoint Owen Farrell cross kick

Winger Chris Ashton scored twice as Saracens beat Edinburgh 40-7 to earn themselves a home Heineken Cup quarter-final. As with some other fixtures over the weekend, the falling snow didn't affect the try scoring too much, as the home side crossed five times. MORE »

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ian Keatley clearance kick hits Wayne Barnes square in the face

Referee Wayne Barnes was in the thick of the action at Thomond Park at the weekend. The English referee sent off a Racing Metro player early in the game, then just five minutes later took the full force of an Ian Keatley clearance kick, in the face. MORE »

Monday, January 21, 2013

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

Racing Metro forward Antoine Battut was shown a straight red card during the Heineken Cup Round 6, Pool 1 match against Munster at Thomond Park on Sunday. He and three other players have been cited following an eventful weekend of rugby. MORE »

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Glasgow's Peter Horne scores incredible winning try vs Northampton Saints

Glasgow Warriors snatched their first Heineken Cup win of the season on Saturday as they knocked Northampton Saints out with a sensational last gasp try from replacement back Peter Horne, who sprinted half the length of the pitch at Scotstoun. MORE »

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Alex Waller yellow carded for punch vs Glasgow Warriors

Here's a look at the punch from Northampton Saints replacement prop Alex Waller. With scores tied at 20-20 and time almost up, Saints were on the attack looking for a bonus point fourth try. MORE »

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tom Croft discusses recall to England squad after injury layoff

Returning England flanker Tom Croft admits his recall to the national squad after an eight-month injury layoff came as a shock - but his Six Nations participation remains in doubt. MORE »

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Funnies - Physio halts Zebre attack with tackle on own player

With immediate injury treatment a priority in the days of professional rugby, it's now commonplace to see physios sprint onto the field whenever a player looks like he may be in trouble. MORE »

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wesley Fofana finishes off great Clermont team try vs Exeter

Clermont produced some dazzling rugby as they thumped Exeter Chiefs 46-3 at the weekend, qualifying for the Heineken Cup quarter finals in the process. One of the tries of the game, a real team effort, was finished excellently by centre Wesley Fofana. MORE »

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fabrice Estebanez knockout hit on David Strettle

Yesterday we focussed on a bit of alleged foul play from Ronan O'Gara but he wasn't the only player to be cited following Round 5 of the Heineken Cup. Racing Metro centre Fabrice Estebanez suffered the same fate after he knocked out David Strettle. MORE »

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Midweek Madness - Opeti Fonua puts referee Cedric Marchat on his backside

In the French Top 14 a few weeks back referee Cedric Marchat found himself on the receiving end of a charge from Agen's Tongan giant Opeti Fonua, who reportedly weighs in at a mammoth 135kg, and is 6ft6. Marchat survived. diminutive MORE »

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Munster's Ronan O'Gara facing ban for deliberate kick on Sean Cox

Munster flyhalf Ronan O'Gara is well known for his kicking ability, but against Edinburgh at the weekend it wasn't only the ball he directed his famous boot at. The Ireland star lashed out at Sean Cox, so will face a disciplinary hearing in Dublin on Thursday. MORE »

Friday, January 11, 2013

Inaugural HSBC Lions Monthly - Episode 1

We're now in Lions year so in the build up to one of the highlights of the 2013 rugby calendar, HSBC will be releasing a Lions Monthly episode each month up until the Tour. MORE »

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Edinburgh Prop WP Nel scores great 40m try against Leinster

Leinster beat Edinburgh 31-16 in their RaboDirect PRO12 match at Murrayfield on Friday night, but it was a consolation try from South African front rower WP Nel that will live long in the memory. MORE »

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Tom Varndell tip tackle on Horacio Agulla

This is the tackle that many are saying was very similar to what Toby Flood has been cited for, as shown in the previous post. In this instance Tom Varndell was yellow carded, while Flood was cited and will more than likely be suspended. MORE »

Monday, January 07, 2013

Rugby fan invades pitch to have a chat with the referee

This fan at the Racing Metro vs Agen Top 14 match decided that he'd take it upon himself to have a chat with the referee about some of his decisions. MORE »

Monday, January 07, 2013

Toby Flood faces ban for alleged dangerous tackle on Andy Goode

Leicester Tigers flyhalf Toby Flood faces a possible suspension that will rule him out of the Ospreys Heineken Cup clash this coming weekend. His Six Nations campaign could also be threatened, but Richard Cockerill believes there was nothing in it. MORE »

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 13

After a bit of a break with some much needed family time, RD will be back in full swing again shortly. For now though, here's a look at the top ten best tries scored in the Top 14 in round 13. MORE »

 
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