Posts for June 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

South Africa stun Scotland with eight-try romp in Port Elizabeth

South African handed debuts to six players en route to a 55-6, eight try victory over Scotland at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The win completes the Springboks' clean sweep in the June International window. MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Top 5 'Big Boppers' (130kg +) in World Rugby

Huge Wallaby lock Will Skelton is making waves in Australia at the moment (almost literally), so the guys at Rugby HQ thought it was a good time to bring out their list of the Top 5 Big Boppers in world rugby. That's Super Heavyweight status, so to get on the list a player must be over 130kg's. MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2014

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Earlier this week Wales prop Samson Lee was suspended for five weeks for a headbutt on Flip van der Merwe during the Springboks vs Wales second Test at the Mombela Stadium in Nelspruit. The incident occurred shortly before a Welsh try, but wasn't looked at. MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2014

European Beach Rugby Circuit 2014 Promo Teaser

European Beach 5's Rugby has been described as the fastest form of the game, and this summer fans can get involved as various European hotspots host action packed tournaments. Each stage of the circuit offers something new and entertaining for fans. MORE »

Monday, June 23, 2014

USA Eagles come from behind to beat Canada for first time in eight attempts

The USA Eagles ended a five year losing streak against neighbours Canada when they came from behind to beat them 38-35 in Sacramento on Saturday. Played in front of a sell-out crowd, it was the first time that the Eagles had won in this fixture since 2009. MORE »

Sunday, June 22, 2014

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

A dramatic late penalty try denied Wales a first ever win in South Africa, as the Springboks fought back twice to snatch victory at the death. It was an agonising 31-30 defeat for the Welsh, who led for 78 minutes before referee Steve Walsh's big decision. MORE »

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Living With The Pride - Part 2 - Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania

Here's Bhubesi Pride's second video, featuring their incredible expedition through Africa, coaching rugby in local communities in as many as 10 countries. Follow the members of the Pride as they travel through Kenya and Tanzania and see for yourself how much impact their work has on numerous children throughout Africa. MORE »

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Samoa hang on to win in Fiji for the first time in sixteen years

Samoa's Tusi Pisi kicked six penalties to take them to a 18-13 Pacific Nations Cup victory over Fiji in Suva on Saturday. Fiji scored the only tries of the match but were let down by ill-discipline, as Samoa went on to finish top of the Pacific Conference. MORE »

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Australia complete clean sweep against France with Sydney win

The Wallabies achieved a clean sweep in their three-Test series with France as they beat them 39-13 in Sydney on Saturday. The win takes Australia to seven consecutive Test victories for the first time since 2000. MORE »

Saturday, June 21, 2014

New Zealand complete series whitewash as Savea gets hat-trick vs England

New Zealand completed a 3-0 whitewash of England as they stormed to a 36-13 victory in Hamilton earlier today. The damage was done in the first half as the All Blacks shot out to a 29-6 lead, but England held on to save too many blushes in the second. MORE »

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Scotland snatch win with late penalty against Argentina in Cordoba

Scotland's Duncan Weir slotted a late penalty in Cordoba to give them a 21-19 away win against Argentina and maintain new coach Vern Cotter's unbeaten run. They now head to South Africa where they will take on the Springboks in a one-off Test next weekend. MORE »

Thursday, June 19, 2014

England beat South Africa to win JWC 2014 title + 5 Best Tries

England retained the Junior World Championship title they first won in 2013 as they beat South Africa's Junior Boks 21-20 in a thrilling final at Eden Park. MORE »

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Five Funniest Moments of the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Season

Last week we posted the Five Biggest Hits of the Aviva Premiership Season, and today we've got a quick compilation of five of the funniest, as put together by Premiership Rugby. Most of these have been featured on here before - see the Related Posts - but they're worth watching again. MORE »

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Midweek Madness - Japanese player loses the ball over the tryline

A few months back we watched on in horror as Japan made an awful mess of a try at the Hong Kong Sevens. Against the USA at the weekend they did it again, this time with winger Kenki Fukuoka, who lost the ball in an attempt to get between the posts. MORE »

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

England impress with big midweek win against the Crusaders

England picked up their first win on tour as they beat the Crusaders 38-7 this morning. The hosts scored their solitary try through replacement Matt Todd, while England scored six as they showed their strength in depth ahead of the third Test. MORE »

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Springboks brush aside Welsh challenge with convincing win in Durban

South Africa were far too strong for Wales in Durban on Saturday, delivering a clinical performance to give them a 38-16 victory in the first of two Tests. A dominant forward pack and some excellent play out wide led to five tries being scored by the Springboks. MORE »

Monday, June 16, 2014

Dunedin Streaker gets Smashed by Security Guard Number Eight

The streaker from the New Zealand vs England Test has been banned for two years from the Forsyth Barr Stadium, and will face a charge of offensive behaviour this week. He was also fined $1000. The guy that tackled him is a Canterbury squad player. MORE »

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

Canada came agonisingly close to a famous victory over Scotland on Saturday, but had a late penalty reversed due to a controversial sending off. Scotland will be relieved to have won the tour game 19-17 after the home side pushed them all the way. MORE »

Sunday, June 15, 2014

New Zealand win England series 2-0 with victory in Dunedin

New Zealand wrapped up their with England by winning the second Test 28-27 in front of a capacity crowd at the Forsyth Barr stadium in Dunedin on Saturday. The All Blacks retain the Hilary Shield, with one match left to play in Hamilton next weekend. MORE »

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fiji score six tries in Pacific Nations Cup rout against Tonga

Fiji got their 2014 Pacific Nations Cup defence under way with a convincing 45-17 win over Tonga at Churchill Park in Lautoka earlier today. The defending champions scored six tries and played some excellent rugby, with the backs in particular running riot. MORE »

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Top 5 Fans Gone Wild Moments Ever

It's a great time to be a rugby fan with an absolute overload of quality matches taking place in both recent and upcoming weeks. Attending live is great fun, but the big occasion can get the better of those in the stands. Here's a look at five such moments. MORE »

Friday, June 13, 2014

Five Biggest Hits of the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Season

Premiership Rugby have put together their selection of the five biggest tackles that took place in the latest 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Season. We featured a few of them, but here's another look as you may have missed one or two. MORE »

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Best Five Tries from Round three of the 2014 Junior World Championship

The semi-finals of the 2014 Junior World Championship take place this Sunday, with England taking on Ireland, and New Zealand hosting South Africa. Here's a quick look at some of the best tries that were scored in round three of the tournament, currently taking place in and around Auckland. MORE »

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wales get tour off to good start with midweek win over Eastern Province Kings

Wales got their South African tour off to a good start with a 34-12 victory over Eastern Province Kings in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday evening. Josh Turnbull, Cory Allen, James Hook, Alex Cuthbert and Gareth Davies scored the tries, while James Hook added a penalty and three conversions. MORE »

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Huge hit by Tonga in Pacific Nations Cup draw with Samoa

The Midyear Tours are currently on the go but the Pacific Nations Cup is also under way, and featured a dramatic 18-18 draw between Samoa and Tonga in the opening game on Saturday. In the first half there was this huge hit, by a fullback on a prop. MORE »

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Springboks run riot against strong World XV in Cape Town

The Springboks put in a strong first outing of the year to beat a star-studded World XV 47-13 at Newlands on Saturday. The home side scored six tries and linked well, despite a number of players having just returned from crunch matches in Europe. MORE »

Monday, June 09, 2014

Ireland get their first ever win in Argentina in Resistencia

Ireland got their series in Argentina off to a good start with a 29-17 win in Resistencia, but have a few injury concerns ahead of next weekend's match in Tucuman. Luke Marshall and Conor Murray are in doubt, while Jonny Sexton should recover. MORE »

Monday, June 09, 2014

Wallabies notch up 50 in runaway first Test win against France

The Wallabies got their Test season off to an excellent start with a 50-23 thrashing of France in Brisbane on Saturday evening. They scored seven tries to France's two, but will be concerned about the loss of captain Stephen Moore to injury. MORE »

Sunday, June 08, 2014

New Zealand snatch victory in the dying minutes after strong England showing

The All Blacks scored a late Conrad Smith try to deny England a famous Eden Park result in what was a scrappy yet thrilling Test match on Saturday. The hosts snuck it 20-15 with minutes to spare, but England will take heart from their performance. MORE »

Friday, June 06, 2014

The Top 5 French Flair moments of All Time

On the eve of the Wallabies vs France series kicking off, the guys at Fox Sports have put together this belter of a compilation featuring some of the best moments of French Flair from the last however many years. There are also a few random bits in there too. MORE »

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Stephen Ferris talks about his forced retirement from the game

Ulster and Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris, who announced his retirement from the game earlier this week, spoke to Ulster Rugby TV about what the future holds. The 28-year-old won 35 caps for Ireland and made 106 appearances for Ulster. MORE »

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Rene Ranger treats Henry Slade like a speed bump in Barbarians match

Exeter Chiefs flyhalf Henry Slade made a solid senior England debut against the Barbarians at Twickenham. Not only did he score a try in the 39-29 defeat, but he showed great courage against an extremely physical Baa Baas side. MORE »

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Flyhalf killer Courtney Lawes adds Charlie Hodgson to his list in Premiership final

Fresh from double finals success, Northampton Saints lock Courtney Lawes is raring to go and full of confidence ahead of the series against New Zealand. He had another excellent game on Saturday, including one massive trademark hit in particular. MORE »

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Toulon do the double by claiming elusive Top 14 title with win over Castres

Toulon completed the European double on Saturday, beating Castres 18-10 to win the French Top 14 final just eight days after retaining the Heineken Cup. It was a fitting send off for Jonny Wilkinson, who says he's one of the luckiest people alive. MORE »

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Northampton Saints beat Saracens at the death in the Aviva Premiership Final

If you missed it on what was a jam-packed day, here is a quick wrap-up of the Aviva Premiership final between Saracens and Northampton Saints. Saints won the game 24-20 in dramatic fashion, and coach Jim Mallinder has since had his contract extended. MORE »

Monday, June 02, 2014

Wales Under-20 Dafydd Howells scores fastest try in international rugby

The Junior World Championship kicked off in Auckland today with Wales, South Africa and England topping the pools after day one. In Pool B we saw one of the fastest tries from a kick-off ever, as Wales got off to a flyer vs Fiji, scoring after just 7 seconds. MORE »

Monday, June 02, 2014

Star studded Barbarians too good for England XV at Twickenham

A talented Barbarians outfit scored five tries to beat an experimental England XV 39-29 in front of 50 000 fans at Twickenham on Sunday. Hosea Gear scored twice for the invitational side in a match that at times had a real Test match feel to it. MORE »

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Leinster beat Glasgow to retain the RaboDirect Pro12 title for 2014

Leinster retained the Pro12 title with a 34-12 final win over a spirited Glasgow Warriors side in Dublin on Saturday. The win meant that Brian O'Driscoll and Leo Cullen ended their Leinster careers on a high, although O'Driscoll's match didn't quite go to plan. MORE »

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Donncha O'Callaghan talks about the excitement of representing the Barbarians

This afternoon England host the Barbarians for what promises to be a festival of running rugby with plenty of talent on show, and a few older players who finally have the chance to represent the famous club. Donncha O'Callaghan is one such player. MORE »

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Nick Cummins' amazing try saving tackle against the Crusaders

Force wing Nick Cummins made one of the try-saving tackles of the season on Friday against the Crusaders, chasing back to prevent a try despite already being part of a losing cause. The Crusaders won the match 30-7 in the end, but Cummins showed great heart with this effort. MORE »

 
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