Posts for March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Japanese celebratory swallow dive try goes horribly wrong

Poor Kosuke Hashino. It was meant to be a great occasion topped off by a wonderful finish, but instead the Japanese flyer showed us what can go wrong when attempting a swallow dive. He's not the first, nor the last who will succumb to a bit of showboating. MORE »

Monday, March 31, 2014

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

USA flyer Carlin Isles played his first full game of fifteen a side rugby at the weekend, turning out for Ayr against Hawick in a Scottish club game. The good news is he fared well and skinned multiple players. The bad news is he dropped the ball before scoring. MORE »

Sunday, March 30, 2014

New Zealand beat England to win the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens

New Zealand captain DJ Forbes lifted the HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Cup after his team scored four tries to beat England 26-7 in the Cup final earlier today. The win boosts them to top of the Sevens World Series table, with two rounds remaining. MORE »

Friday, March 28, 2014

Brilliant individual effort decides Crusaders vs Hurricanes classic in Christchurch

Round 7 of Super Rugby kicked off with a classic match in Christchurch, as the Crusaders hosted the Hurricanes. To avoid the spoiler we've kept the result out of the title, but if you keep reading you will find out exactly what happened, so cast your eyes up top for now to watch the video highlights. MORE »

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nick Cummins gives another great interview after Force win over Chiefs

The Western Force claimed their third successive victory as they upset the Chiefs 18-15 in Perth last weekend. Winger Nick Cummins was naturally delighted, as you can see yet another amusing post match interview. MORE »

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Logovi'i Mulipola prop try included in Premiership Try of the Week nominations

Here are the nominations for Try of the Week in Round 17 of the Aviva Premiership. Five great tries are on offer, including a brilliant prop try scored by big Leicester Tigers front rower Logovi'i Mulipola. The other tries are excellent and well worth seeing too. MORE »

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Malakai Fekitoa smashes Conrad Smith with huge tackle

Round six of Super Rugby produced some great tries, as seen in yesterday's Best Tries of the round video, but there were also some big tackles, and none better than this in the Highlanders vs Hurricanes clash at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. MORE »

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Best Tries scored in Round 6 of Super Rugby 2014

The standard of Super Rugby tries was yet again lifted in Round 6, as we saw some great team efforts as well as brilliant individual play by some of the stars of the Southern Hemisphere. Here are a selection of some of the best tries scored over the course of the weekend. MORE »

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Top 5 Brian O'Driscoll Moments of All Time

At the risk of Brian O'Driscoll fever overkill, here is one of the best tributes to the man, coming to you from the Fox Sports team and the very latest episode of Rugby HQ. Sean Maloney takes us through some of the most memorable BOD career moments. MORE »

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 9 - England wrap up

While England didn't do enough to claim the 2014 Six Nations, they gave their all and put fifty points on Italy in Rome, a feat coach Stuart Lancaster was pleased with. So as runners up, this week there is a bonus episode of O2 Inside Line that features a look back on the Six Nations campaign. MORE »

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Angelo Esposito's big tackle on Jonny May in Rome

A quick look at the impressive tackle Italy's Angelo Esposito made on England's Jonny May on Saturday. England won the game 52-11 but this was one of the best tackles of the weekend as the Italy wing picked up and drove May into touch without too much trouble. MORE »

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Best Tries scored in Round 5 of Super Rugby 2014

It was a massive weekend for rugby as the Six Nations drew to an exciting finale, but domestic rugby also took place around the world, including down south, where Super Rugby's Round 5 produced some fantastic match ups and excellent tries. Here are some of the best. MORE »

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Living With The Pride - Part 1 - Scotland, Ethiopia, Kenya

Bhubesi Pride's multi-national team are currently in the heart of Africa, coaching hundreds of children and empowering local staff as they set up sustainable community programmes in twelve locations. This is the first of their project videos for 2014. MORE »

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stephen Ferris returns to rugby with trademark powerful tackle

It's been a good few days for Ireland fans. They won the Six Nations, Brian O'Driscoll went out in style, and flanker Stephen Ferris, who has been out with a long injury lay-off, made his return. He marked it with a typically determined and powerful tackle. MORE »

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stuart Hogg apologises after red card challenge on Dan Biggar

By now you've probably seen the Stuart Hogg red card incident from Saturday. It was posted as part of the official match highlights, but for archive purposes, it's up separately here now. Hogg has since apologied, details of which are below. MORE »

Monday, March 17, 2014

Honey Badger Nick Cummins gives one of the best post match interviews ever

Force winger Nick Cummins gave another amusing interview after beating the Highlanders 31-29 in the fifth round of Super Rugby. The Honey Badger has had a few hilarious moments in the past, and this chat is right up there with the best. MORE »

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ireland and O'Driscoll celebrate 2014 Six Nations victory in Paris

Brian O'Driscoll got the fairytale farewell Ireland fans had hoped for as the team he represented 133 times beat France 22-20 in Paris on Saturday to claim the 2014 Six Nations. Ireland's superior points difference proved crucial on the final weekend. MORE »

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wales achieve biggest ever win over 14-man Scotland in Cardiff

Scotland suffered their biggest ever Six Nations defeat as Wales piled on the points to crush them 51-3 at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. Scotland went a man down in the first half as fullback Stuart Hogg was shown a red card for a dangerous challenge. MORE »

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ireland win 2014 Six Nations after late France forward pass

Ireland gave Brian O'Driscoll a fitting farewell as they beat France 22-20 in Paris earlier today. France had chances to take the lead late in the game, with Jean Marc Doussain missing a penalty ten minutes from full time, then a Pascal Pape try-scoring pass went forward with two minutes left. MORE »

Saturday, March 15, 2014

England notch up 50 in Rome but Championship fate out of their hands

England set out to score 50+ points against Italy in the hope of surpassing Ireland's superior points difference to give themselves a solid chance of winning the Six Nations, but they only beat Italy 52-11, so have to rely on a French win to hand them the title. MORE »

Friday, March 14, 2014

Test stars say thank you to Brian O'Driscoll in adidas tribute video

Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll plays his final Test match this weekend when Ireland take on France in Paris. To commemorate the occasion, and a fine career, adidas have put together this video that features top players from various countries giving their final thoughts on O'Driscoll. MORE »

Friday, March 14, 2014

Closely contested deciding round in store for the 2014 RBS Six Nations

It has been quite some time since the hotly contested Six Nations Championship has produced such an evenly matched table at round five. As a result, a three-way-draw now exists at the top of the table, between Ireland, England and France. MORE »

Friday, March 14, 2014

Rugby HQ Plays of the Month - February 2014

The popular Plays of the Week from Fox Sports has changed format slightly, with the weekly installment now a thing of the past and instead, a monthly wrap-up can be expected. There will be other short bits too, which we'll share the best of on here. MORE »

Friday, March 14, 2014

Why England can win the Rugby World Cup at home in 2015

We're just one set of Autumn Internationals and a Six Nations tournament away from the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Come September 18th next year, there will be 20 nations battling it out for the ultimate prize in rugby union. MORE »

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Zach Kibirige wonder try for England U20 against Wales

Newcastle Falcons winger Zach Kibirige scored this incredible try for England Under 20 last weekend when they faced Wales in the Under 20 Six Nations, and won 67-7. Kibirige has since played down the moment though, saying that it was lucky. MORE »

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 8

England avenged last year's Cardiff defeat to Wales with a 29-18 victory at Twickenham on Saturday, ending the defending champions' chances of a third successive win, while putting themselves in contention for the Six Nations title. MORE »

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Best Tries scored in Round 4 of Super Rugby 2014

Above is a quick round up of the best tries scored in Round 4 of Super Rugby this past weekend. There are six in total, scored by the Brumbies, Cheetahs, Reds, Stormers, Force and Sharks respectively. The Sharks stay top of the overall and South African conference logs. MORE »

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Official 2014 HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Advert

The 2014 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is just around the corner, with less than three weeks until festivities kick into gear. Sevens Series Sponsor HSBC has produced a great advert, for the first time featuring players from the Sevens circuit. MORE »

Monday, March 10, 2014

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny won't take any further part in the Six Nations after he injured his shoulder during Wales' 29-18 loss to England on Sunday. Halfpenny left the field after making a brave try-saving tackle on 6ft3 England centre Luther Burrell. MORE »

Monday, March 10, 2014

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

England won the Triple Crown on Sunday after adding Wales to their list of conquests in this year's Six Nations. The defending champions were outplayed at Twickenham as the hosts avenged the heavy defeat in Cardiff last year with a 29-18 victory. MORE »

Monday, March 10, 2014

France break Scottish hearts with late winning penalty at Murrayfield

France snatched victory from Scotland with a dramatic late win at Murrayfield on Saturday. A Jean-Marc Doussain penalty handed France a 19-17 victory, shortly after flyhalf Duncan Weir missed a chance to extend their lead and secure the win. MORE »

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ireland in pole position after O'Driscoll farewell thrashing of Italy

Ireland scored seven tries as Dublin bid farewell to Brian O'Driscoll in what was his final Test at home. His 140th cap now makes him the most capped Test player of all time, adding to the sense of occasion for Ireland fans as their team beat Italy 46-7. MORE »

Thursday, March 06, 2014

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 7

This weekend rivals England and Wales meet in a Six Nations match that has plenty of history, and all to play for as we get down to the penultimate weeked of the tournament. If England win on Sunday, they'll take the Triple Crown and set up a chance of winning the Championship. MORE »

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Brian O'Driscoll on the brink of breaking Wallaby George Gregan's Test cap record

This weekend Ireland face Italy in a Six Nations match that they'd be expected to win. Most of the focus will be on Brian O'Driscoll either way, as he will claim the record for most Test caps ever, as well as play his final Test match in Dublin. MORE »

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Rugby Sevens in New Zealand - A CNN Report with Jonah Lomu

This is the third part of the CNN report on the growth of Sevens worldwide, featuring Jonah Lomu as he heads home to New Zealand to discuss what makes Sevens so great, and what it was like for him to represent his country in both formats of the game. MORE »

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

England vs Wales Six Nations Infographic

This weekend England host defending Six Nations champions Wales for what will be a competitive clash at Twickenham. The two teams have a rich history so there will be no loved lost for the two sides that each have 56 victories over one another. MORE »

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Best Tries scored in Round 3 of Super Rugby 2014

There were some outstanding tries scored in Round 3 of Super Rugby, with the tournament now in full swing and the best from New Zealand, South Africa and Australia on show. Here's a compilation of some of the best tries scored over the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Dave Attwood's big tackles on Steve Borthwick and Mako Vunipola

Saracens beat Bath 23-10 in a Round 16 Aviva Premiership game at the weekend. Bath lock Dave Attwood made a huge tackle in the first half, then followed it up with another strong hit seconds later. The tackles are below, with official highlights on page two. MORE »

Monday, March 03, 2014

Scott Higginbotham sets up try with crosskick then scores with goose step

The Melbourne Rebels got their Super Rugby season off to a flying start with a 35-14 bonus point win over the Cheetahs. The five try victory came about through some great leadership, and play, from Wallaby Scott Higginbotham. MORE »

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Stephen Myler slots conversion with help of powerful wind

Rugby is often played in poor weather conditions in the northern hemisphere, so sometimes the elements come together to affect the game rather dramatically, like when this conversion kick was mysteriously blown in at the last moment recently. MORE »

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Kiwi Dan Bowden's big driving tackle on James O'Connor

A quick look at a big tackle from the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and London Irish last weekend. New Zealander Dan Bowden gets his head in low, picks up and then drives former Wallaby James O'Connor back before dumping him to the turf. MORE »

 
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