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 »

Friday, July 18, 2014

Danny Cipriani vs Rachael Burford in Women's World Cup O2 Inside Line

With the Women's Rugby World Cup kicking off in a few week's, here's a fun video to get to know England back Rachael Burford, as she goes up against Danny Cipriani in a number of challenges. They take on one another in a catching challenge, a Batak session and a staring competition. MORE »

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Top 5 Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins Moments

And just like that, Nick Cummins' time in the spotlight appears to be over, for now anyway. The Wallaby and Western Force winger is setting sail for Japan, where he will take up a lucrative contract with the Coca Cola West Red Sparks in the Top League. MORE »

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jonah Lomu wreaking havoc against Australia in 1995

There's no doubt that Jonah Lomu will always be remembered as the man that changed Rugby. A prolific tryscorer and a giant amongst men, at his fittest the All Black scored tries with ease. Today we look at the chaos he caused in one Bledisloe Cup game. MORE »

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Top 5 Moments from the 2001 Super Rugby Season

As we approach the knockout stages of this year's tournament, Sean Maloney and Rugby HQ take a hilarious look back at the 2001 Super Rugby season, one that produced some classic moments that included great tries, incredible celebrations and bizarre off-field antics. MORE »

Friday, July 11, 2014

New Rugbydump Shirts featuring European Player of the Year Steffon Armitage

We recently brought out a new batch of Rugbydump shirts, including one that says no to diving, a little dig at a certain player. His team mate, Toulon's Steffon Armitage, tweeted a pic of himself in one recently, so today we've got a quick look at all our new shirts. Remember, this is rugby. MORE »

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Huge impact in 'Lingerie Bowl' Gridiron game

It's not rugby, but this clip from women's gridiron features an impressive run that the likes of Ma'a Nonu would be proud of. The behaviour afterwards is questionable, but in terms of a spectacle, the Legends Football League seems to deliver. MORE »

Monday, July 07, 2014

Ma'a Nonu's bumps off Colin Slade with massive charge

Crusaders back Colin Slade, who has broken has jaw on multiple occasions, was on the receiving end of a huge Ma'a Nonu charge during the Crusaders and Blues' Super Rugby game at the weekend. Nonu's superior size and body position meant Slade was sent flying, gumguard and all. MORE »

Monday, July 07, 2014

Three streakers at once during Chiefs vs Hurricanes game

Clearly not deterred by what happened to a streaker in Dunedin recently, three streakers took to the pitch during the Super Rugby game between the Chiefs and the Hurricanes at the weekend, causing all sorts of chaos as the security struggled to get to grips with them. MORE »

Friday, July 04, 2014

Friday Funnies - The Top 5 Referee Bloopers

This week's funny features videos of referees getting knocked over, and knocked out. As proven over the years, refs taking a tumble always provide for a laugh or too. You may have seen the videos before but as always, Rugby HQ have thrown them together brilliantly. MORE »

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Plays of the Month for June Internationals, JWC and Super Rugby

Rugby HQ's Sean Maloney takes us through the biggest, best and funniest plays of the month for June in this latest edition of their Plays of the Month. It features clips from the midyear tours down south, where New Zealand, South Africa and Australia all achieved clean sweeps. MORE »

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Catch up with Wales captain Sam Warburton on Total Rugby

Total Rugby caught up with injured Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton recently, to discuss recovery, home life and coach Warren Gatland. The 25-year-old also touched on the unfinished business with the Lions, and next year's Rugby World Cup. MORE »

 
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