Posts for January 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

School of Hard Knocks 2013 - Episode 4, The Finale

We've dragged things out a bit but today you can watch the final episode of the 2013 School of Hard Knocks, which follows a group of youngsters from Glasgow in their quest for self-improvement, a better understanding of the game of rugby, and employment. MORE »

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Scotland 'A' vs England Saxons LIVE STREAM - Friday, 7:30PM GMT

Scotland A host the England Saxons tomorrow night at Scotstoun Stadium, the home of the Glasgow Warriors. You can watch it LIVE right here on RD, with an on demand serive to be confirmed. Match details, including the teams, can be found below. MORE »

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 4

Alex Payne and O2 Inside Line are back to look ahead to the start of the Six Nations with France vs England on Saturday. Both teams have now named their teams, which include uncapped players for both sides, including at flyhalf for France.* MORE »

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jacques Burger's tackling masterclass on Rugby Tonight

Namibian flanker Jacques Burger is one of the Aviva Premiership's top tacklers. He was one of the more physical Saracens players against the Sharks at the weekend, where he made a few big hits. He's managed to combine his physical attributes with solid technique, as well as a fearless mindset. MORE »

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Will Helu's outrageous stepping against Exeter Chiefs

Quick clip from London Wasps featuring some impressive stepping from Will Helu against the Exeter Chiefs recently. It very nearly resulted in a try too. MORE »

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ireland Wolfhounds hang on in face of late England Saxons chances

The England Saxons came within inches of possibly snatching victory from the Ireland Wolfhounds but it wasn't to be as the Irish scored two first half tries to one and prevailed 14-8 in Gloucester on Saturday. MORE »

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mouritz Botha crunches Jean Deysel in Saracens vs Sharks friendly

Saracens beat the Sharks 23-15 in Saturday's friendly Super Rugby warmup game for the Currie Cup champions. Both teams were extremely physical at Allianz Park, so here is one of the biggest hits of the game, plus a compilation of some of the others. MORE »

Monday, January 27, 2014

South Africa retain USA Sevens title with tense victory over New Zealand

The South African Sevens team beat New Zealand 14-7 in a tense Cup Final at the Las Vegas Sevens on Sunday. It's the second year in succession that they've won in Vegas, taking them top of the overall world series standings, one point ahead of New Zealand. MORE »

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Highlights from Day One of the 2014 Las Vegas Sevens

Local hero Carlin Isles scored a brilliant try on day one of the USA Sevens but it wasn't enough for the home side to get a win, despite coming close on two occasions. New Zealand, South Africa, France, Samoa and Argentina all went unbeaten. MORE »

Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Funnies - Cameron Treloar's big knock before reaching the field

Not since George Robson slipped when leaving the change room a few years ago have we seen such an ominous start to an evening's rugby. In Robson's case he slipped, but for Bordeaux's Australian lock Cameron Treloar it was a case of forgetting that he is actually 6ft7, and not ducking. MORE »

Friday, January 24, 2014

Toulon chairman Mourad Boudjellal on building the champion club

Fascinating insight from Toulon chairman, and the man credited with turning the club around, Mourad Boudjellal. He talks candidly about his previous involvement in rugby, his success in business and how Toulon now pay for the big stars without his help. MORE »

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Anthony Watson selected for England Saxons to face the Irish Wolfhounds

As England prepare for the upcoming Six Nations, youngsters such as Anthony Watson will be looking to impress head coach Stuart Lancaster. Watson has been picked in the England Saxons team that will face the Irish Wolfhounds in Gloucester on Saturday. MORE »

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Martin Bayfield and Chris Robshaw in the QBE Beermat Flipping Challenge

QBE challenged former England lock Martin Bayfield and current England captain Chris Robshaw to a round of Beermat Flipping. As you can see, it didn't go quite to plan for the Harlequins skipper. Bayfield's huge hands might have had something to do with that. MORE »

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Nigel Owens shows Anthony Allen the way to the football stadium

Referee Nigel Owens, who we all remember for his 'This is not soccer' comment, delivered another round balled reference this past weekend as he officiated the Leicester Tigers vs Ulster Heineken Cup match. Ulster won 22-19 away from home. MORE »

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winter Warmer SALE closes midnight!

For the last week we've been running a sale to make sure that the freezing folk up north have every opportunity to grab one of our very warm hoodies, or all new crewneck tops. As with all things great, it must come to an end unfortunately, so cut off time is midnight tonight (UK time). MORE »

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sky Sports Super Rugby 2014 Promo - The Sequel

A year ago Sky Sports came up with an excellently made Super Rugby 2013 promo that featured Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh, Dewi Morris and as the driver, Thinus Delport. It's that time of year again, so with Super Rugby kicking off in a few weeks, here is the sequel. MORE »

Monday, January 20, 2014

New Ireland prop Rodney Ah You smashes lock Alistair Hargreaves

New Zealand born Connacht prop Rodney Ah You made one of the tackles on the weekend despite his side being thumped 64-6 by Saracens at Allianz Park on Saturday. Kiwi Ah You was recently named in Ireland's extended Six Nations squad. MORE »

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

Ospreys and Wales lock Ian Evans faces an anxious wait to see what his Six Nations availability will be like after he was cited for a red card for stamping in Friday's Heineken Cup clash against Leinster in Dublin. Leinster won the game 36-3. MORE »

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The biggest punches and worst fights in French domestic rugby

While condoning fighting on the rugby field is naturally frowned upon, most fans would admit that they enjoy seeing a good scrap occasionally. With that in mind, there are few places that do it better than France, especially in seasons gone by. Here is a compilation of some of the best ever. MORE »

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

School of Hard Knocks 2013 - Episode 3

Continuing with Sky Sports' brilliant School of Hard Knocks series, today we look at episode 3 of this compelling show that through the vehicle of rugby, gives you an insight into the hearts and minds of a group of troubled individuals from Glasgow. MORE »

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Nigel Owens with some Social Media DO's and DON'Ts

Referee Nigel Owen's runs through some of the IRB's social media DO's and DON'Ts for referees, professional players and of course, rugby fans too. MORE »

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Danny Care brilliant inside flick sets up Matt Hopper try vs Clermont

Harlequins lost 16-13 to Clermont in the Heineken Cup on Saturday but one of the moments of the match came from Quins scrumhalf Danny Care, who produced a piece of magic for Matt Hopper's try. Care unfortunately limped off later with an ankle injury. MORE »

Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday Funnies - Sebastien Chabal as a fairy in new TV ad

You probably wouldn't say it to his face, but Sebastien Chabal is a fairy. The man once known as the Caveman, who was recently suspended for knocking out a player, has taken part in a TV ad that is sure to go viral, for the sheer bizarreness of it if nothing else. MORE »

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Benson Stanley demolishes Yoann Huget with biggest hit of the year

Benson Stanley made arguably the biggest hit of the new year when he smashed Yoann Huget with a great tackle at the Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday. Toulouse went on to beat the Top 14 leaders 19-12 as they maintained their excellent home record. MORE »

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Sam Tuitupou's big tackle on Eamonn Sherridan

Here's a short clip of a big tackle that Sale Sharks centre Sam Tuitupou made on 6ft4 London Irish centre Eamonn Sheridan when the two sides met in the Aviva Premiership recently. MORE »

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Joe Marler smashes big wing George North at Franklin's Gardens

Prop Joe Marler made a huge tackle on big Northampton Saints, Wales and Lions wing George North during Harlequins meeting with the Saints this weekend. Here is a quick look at the hit as well as highlights from the match. MORE »

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Stuart Hogg's swallow dive after game gets called off due to rain

Wednesday night's 1872 Cup game between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch after heavy rains at Scotstoun. The players stood around aimlessly for a while before Stuart Hogg decided to pose for one of the best photo opportunities of the new year. MORE »

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Antoine Burban's huge covering tackle on Perpignan's Watisoni Votu

Stade Francais beat Perpignan 19-12 in the Top 14 on Sunday afternoon after all their points, other than a penalty try, were scored by Jerome Fillol. Flanker Antoine Burban was outstanding for the Parisians on the day, making turnovers and tackles all over the park. MORE »

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Ronan O'Gara documentary trailer & clip about Sexton rivalry

Tonight RTE ONE will air a fascinating documentary that covers the last four years of former Munster and Ireland star Ronan O'Gara's career. Now coaching at Racing Metro alongside former adversary Jonathan Sexton, O'Gara spoke at length about their rivalry. MORE »

 
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