Posts for May 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Chiefs Prop Ben Tameifuna's huge tackle on Michael Hooper

Ben Temeifuna made this cracking tackle in this morning's Super Rugby round 16 match between the Chiefs and the Waratahs. The 'Tahs won the game 33-17 in convincing fashion, but earlier in the match Big Ben made his mark with one of the biggest hits of the season. MORE »

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Top 5 You're Kidding Me (Bloopers) moments

This week's Top 5 from Rugby HQ was inspired by Nick Cummins' howler of a clearance kick in last weekend's Super Rugby match vs the Lions. That got the Fox crew thinking about some of the biggest 'You're Kidding Me!' moments, so here they are. MORE »

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Closing montage from the last ever Heineken Cup PLUS tournament stats

As the rugby world moves towards Test season and domestic finals up north, it already feels like the Heineken Cup final was a long time ago. This excellent montage from Sky Sports should form as some closure on what was another great tournament. MORE »

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Owen Williams banned for six weeks for making contact with Luther Burrell's eyes

Wales will be without the services of Leicester Tigers flyhalf Owen Williams after he was last night banned for six weeks for making contact with the eyes of Northampton Saints back Luther Burrell in the Aviva Premiership semi final. MORE »

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Shortball from Rugby HQ - Round 15

The Shortball is a quick catch up on some of what went down in Super Rugby in Round 15, with a look at the best tries, some awful kicking and a few big tackles. There was also a controversial finish to one of the best games of the season so far. MORE »

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Adriaan Strauss suspended for three weeks after tip tackle

Cheetahs hooker Adrian Strauss will miss the first three Springbok matches of the season after he was suspended for three weeks for a lifting tackle against the Stormers on Saturday night. Strauss pleaded guilty to the charge at the disciplinary hearing. MORE »

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

George Pisi's brutal blindside hit on Nick Abendanon in Challenge Cup Final

Nick Abendanon played his final game for Bath in the 30-16 Amlin Challenge Cup final loss to Northampton Saints. The nuggety fullback has racked up a huge amount of Bath caps, and during that time has been on the receiving end of a fair share of big hits. MORE »

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Eddie Butler sums up Jonny Wilkinson career with rousing tribute

Jonny Wilkinson's career comes to an abrupt end very soon, but in the past few years he's managed to get the best out of a body that has suffered with injury throughout. Rugby writer and commentator Eddie Butler pays tribute to the great flyhalf, who is ending his career on a high with Toulon. MORE »

Monday, May 26, 2014

Steffon Armitage named European Player of the Year 2014

Toulon forward Steffon Armitage has been named ERC European Rugby Player for 2014, just two days after winning the Heineken Cup and being named Man of the Match in the final at the Millennium Stadium. MORE »

Monday, May 26, 2014

Craig Burden smashes Schalk Brits not once but twice in Heineken Cup Final

There were a lot of big tackles that took place over the weekend, but perhaps the most talked about was this by great shot by Toulon hooker Craig Burden against Saracens. There were some questions about it's legitimacy, but you be the judge. MORE »