Posts for April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

James O'Connor on life in the UK and Wallaby ambitions - Total Rugby

James O'Connor left Australia to seek greener pastures at London Irish and is clearly enjoying life in the Northern Hemisphere. Total Rugby put together this feature on the former Wallaby, where he speaks about rugby abroad, tactics and playing for his country. He needs to find a team in Australia though, which appears to be a challenge. MORE »

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

London Wasps sign Hurricanes flyer Alapati Leiua

London Wasps have secured the signature of in-form Hurricanes and Samoa back, Alapati Leiua. The Samoan powerhouse has impressed in Super Rugby this season, and can play centre or wing. He'll join Wasps after the Super Rugby season. MORE »

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Toulon aiming to defend title after tense semi final win over Munster

Jonny Wilkinson kicked six penalties and a drop goal to help Toulon keep their dream of successive Heineken Cup titles alive as they beat Munster 24-16 in a tense battle in Marseilles on Sunday. Munster scored the only try of the game, through Simon Zebo. MORE »

Monday, April 28, 2014

Nick Crosswell gets jersey ripped off but plays on anyway

The Chiefs lost 41-23 to the Brumbies on Friday night, their second loss in succession following the narrow defeat to the Crusaders a week prior. Here's a quick comical moment from early on in the game, when forward Nick Crosswell had his jersey ripped off, but played on anyway. MORE »

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saracens fly through to Cup Final after dominant performance vs Clermont

Saracens cruised through to the Heineken Cup Final following a physically dominant performance against Clermont at Twickenham. They reach the final for the first time, where they will hope to back up their 46-6 victory with a win over champions Toulon. MORE »

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Steffon Armitage's powerful fend try against Perpignan

Toulon face Munster in the Heineken Cup Semi Final today with all English eyes on the player there has been a lot of talk about this week, Steffon Armitage. He's been in a rich vein of form and will be one to watch as Toulon aim for another European title. MORE »

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Funnies - Touch judge gets falconed by George Ford

We've seen a number of different types of balls to the head over the years (like any good hooker), but this one from last weekend's Premiership is a bit of a puzzler. The touch judge watches George Ford's kick all the way, gets in position, then at the last minute just lets it him in the face. MORE »

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Honey Badger - A Devotional Song to Nick Cummins

He's even got his own song now. Yes, just when you thought you hadn't heard about Force winger Nick Cummins for a while (about a week?), a musician has released this gem of a track as an ode to the cult hero. It features some of the Honey Badger's best bits, including a one-armed brick layer, a bag of meat and a rat up a drainpipe. MORE »

Thursday, April 24, 2014

WIN tickets to watch Saracens vs Clermont in the Heineken Cup Semi Final

We have tickets to give away for Saturday's much anticipated Heineken Cup Semi Final between Saracens and Clermont at Twickenham. To stand a chance of winning all you need to do is Tweet the answer to the question below, or LIKE the competition post on Facebook. MORE »

Thursday, April 24, 2014

George Pisi huge hit leaves Shane Geraghty ill for next ten minutes

Shane Geraghty had an eventful game on his return to Franklins Gardens. Geraghty, who left Northampton Saints for Brive in 2011, was smashed by centre George Pisi on more than one occasion, but soldiered on to put in a gritty performance. MORE »