Posts for December 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Winners of the AIG Rugby Innovation Challenge

A few months back All Blacks partner AIG invited fans to tackle big data and create innovative apps that would bring rugby to the masses. There were multiple entries that were judged by high profile judges and players, and the winners have now been chosen. MORE »

Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Funnies - Referee JP Doyle gets hit in the face by the ball

Referee JP Doyle had his earpiece knocked out last weekend as Gloucester met Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership. Doyle found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time as a kick ahead pinged him directly on the side of the head, providing an amusing moment for the commentators. MORE »

Friday, December 27, 2013

School of Hard Knocks 2013 - Episode 2

We recently posted the first episode of the 2013 edition of Sky Sports' School of Hard Knocks, which this year is based in Scotland. Today here is a look at episode two, which features a meeting and talk with an inspirational former marine who gives the boys a new perspective on life. MORE »

Thursday, December 26, 2013

WIN tickets to watch Harlequins vs Exeter Chiefs in in Big Game 6

This year Harlequins will take on Exeter Chiefs for the first time in the Big Game series at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday December 28th. The Big Game, now in its sixth year, is a fantastic day out for all the family. Today we have tickets to give away for the match. MORE »

Monday, December 23, 2013

Strong wind blows London Irish restart kick backwards

Sale Sharks beat London Irish 15-3 in the Aviva Premiership on Friday night, and this moment pretty much summed up the evening for the Exiles. Danny Cipriani starred for Sale as he set up a try and kicked a conversion and penalty in poor conditions. MORE »

Friday, December 20, 2013

Sam Egerton banned after being red carded for eye rake in Varsity Match

Last week Sam Egerton became the first player to ever be red carded in the annual Varsity Match between Oxford University and Cambridge University. Egerton, who starred in last year's game, has been suspended for 15 weeks following a RFU disciplinary hearing. MORE »

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Midweek Madness - Rhys Patchell's 62m penalty kick vs Glasgow Warriors

Cardiff Blues back Rhys Patchell kicked a mammoth 62m penalty against Glasgow Warriors at the weekend as the Welsh side won 9-7 at Scotstoun. While they had Leigh Halfpenny to kick two penalties, it was the 20-year-old's effort from his side of the ten meter line that impressed the most. MORE »

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sebastien Chabal knocks out Marc Giraud with big right hook

Just when we thought his time in the spotlight was over, 'Caveman' Sebastien Chabal has hit the headlines for this knockout blow on number eight Marc Giraud during the ProD2 match between Lyon and Agen at the weekend. Giraud was carried off on a stretcher. MORE »

Sunday, December 15, 2013

School of Hard Knocks 2013 - Episode 1

Based in Glasgow, School of Hard Knocks 2013 took place not too long ago and those of you that were able to watch it at the time will attest to the fact that it was another outstanding season. If you haven't seen it, today we've got the first of four episodes. MORE »

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WIN a signed copy of All Black captain Richie McCaw's autobiography

This year we launched the All Blacks Channel, featuring and archiving latest updates and news from the World Champions, in association with AIG. To acknowledge their great year, we have two copies of The Real McCaw: The Autobiography to give away. MORE »