Posts for July 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

Rugby HQ's latest Top 5 took a look at some of the smaller men of the game, featuring legends of years gone by that could tear up the park with footwork and raw speed alone. You can probably guess who would be number one and two (interchangeable?), but the rest are outstanding too. MORE »

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Some of the Biggest Hits from Super Rugby in 2014

Sky Sport New Zealand have put together this compilation of the biggest and most memorable hits in this year's Super Rugby tournament. Noteworthy tackles include that by Highlanders star Malakai Fekitoa, Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna, and Colin Slade losing his gum-guard twice in two weeks. MORE »

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Russian Bears team profile ahead of RWC 2015 Repechage match

Learn more about the Russian Bears ahead of their all important Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool A qualifying match against Zimbabwe this coming weekend, in the town of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. The winner gets a spot at the showpiece event next year alongside Australia, England, Wales and Fiji. MORE »

Monday, July 28, 2014

U19 player slots a mammoth 80m+ kick at training

With the wind behind him, Cheetahs Under 19 player Gerrie Labuschagne slotted this unbelievable kick from at least 80m out in Bloemfontein, South Africa recently. Firm under foot and using the wind to his advantage, the youngster appeared to get the distance with ease, much to the delight of his team mates. MORE »

Monday, July 28, 2014

South Africa beat New Zealand to win Gold at the Commonwealth Games Sevens

South Africa won Gold at the Commonwealth Games Sevens for the first time, upsetting previously unbeatable New Zealand 17-12 in Glasgow on Sunday night. The record breaking weekend is being viewed as the perfect leadup to the Olympics. MORE »

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Living With The Pride - Part 3 - Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia

Catch up with the unique rugby charity, Bhubesi Pride, as in this latest episode they continue their expedition through Africa, meeting some famous faces and experiencing some thrilling highs along the way. This is Living with the Pride, Part Three. MORE »

Friday, July 25, 2014

Waratahs vs Brumbies Super Rugby Semi Final Preview with Kearns & Kafer

Oustanding preview for the Waratahs vs Brumbies all-Australian Super Rugby Semi Final clash that takes place in Sydney tomorrow. The last time the two sides met in the final was 2002, when the Brumbies won 51-10. This year the Waratahs are a form side though so it's sure to be a tight contest. MORE »

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Call of the Wallaby - Episode 1

The Call of the Wallaby is a short documentary feature that over the next six weeks will give us a fascinating look into the minds and souls of Australian rugby fans. Made by Fox Sports and featuring fan favourite Sean Maloney, the show follows a new initiative, called the Gold Brigade, as they hunt down the elusive Bledisloe Cup. MORE »

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Great tries from the Sharks vs Highlanders Super Rugby Qualifier

The Sharks will face the Crusaders in Christchurch this coming weekend in the Super Rugby semi finals after a pulsating 31-27 victory over the Highlanders in the qualifier. Both sides scored great tries, so here is a look at the best of them ahead of the semis. MORE »

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Shane Williams discusses life in Japan and that British & Irish Lions call up

Welsh legend Shane Williams spoke to Total Rugby recently about how he's enjoying life in Japan, touching on language challenges, the level of play and the Rugby World Cup. He also spoke about the unbelievable phonecall he received that prompted his 2013 British and Irish Lions call up. MORE »