Posts for August 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cheslin Kolbe dazzling run and no look pass sets up Juan De Jongh try

Going back a few weeks, this is the excellent try that Wester Province scored against the Blue Bulls in Round two of the Currie Cup in Cape Town. Juan De Jongh was on hand to finish it, but it was all about little Cheslin Kolbe, who set it up with some dazzling footwork and a brilliant no look pass. MORE »

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tawera Kerr-Barlow sets up try with sensational behind the back pass

Waikato lost 46-17 to Taranaki in the ITM Cup on Wednesday, conceding six tries in Hamilton, but it was the home side that provided the moment of the match. Trailing and in need of something special, Tawera Kerr-Barlow delivered in the second half. MORE »

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Funnies - Joe Marler talks about the team bus and his unusual pets

Joe Marler is at his best in front of camera. He's a pretty good rugby player too, obviously, but as fans have picked up on, the guy has great banter. Here the Harlequins prop talks about what goes on in the team bus, and his amusing pets. MORE »

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The amazing story of Robins Tchale-Watchou and his rise to the Top 14

Total Rugby chats to Robins Tchale-Watchou to find out more about his rise from African basketball hopeful, to Top 14 rugby player. The 6ft 5 son of a weightlifter got involved in the sport after a chance meeting with some rugby enthusiasts. MORE »

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Top 5 Tries of the Week - August 22nd weekend

The rugby season is hotting up with the Top 14, ITM Cup and Currie Cup all complimenting the Rugby Championship, as plenty of quality tries are scored each weekend. Sky Sports have compiled what they view to be the Top 5 from the last week. MORE »

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Huge tackle on Wisconsin Rugby Club player after inside switch

We received this clip from the guy who got 'lit up', as he called it. His name is Alex Peasley of Wisconsin Rugby Club, and Alex likes switching inside off his flyhalf. Unfortunately for him, Metropolis D2 have a player named Kavika Peniata, and he reads play well. And hits really hard. MORE »

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Scrumhalf Maxime Machenaud lifts and carries Heini Adams in big tackle

There's few things that we enjoy more than seeing dominant tackles on the rugby field, that's why fans went crazy for George North's pick up and carry of Israel Folau during the Lions series last year. A similar thing happened this past weekend in France. MORE »

Monday, August 25, 2014

Top 10 Best Tries from Round 1 of the Top 14

The Top 14 kicked off in France last weekend, so as has become commonplace with Canal+, they've put together their selection of the best tries from the first round. It's only broadcast a week later, during round two, so this is the latest, featuring all the best from the opening weekend. MORE »

Monday, August 25, 2014

All Blacks post match reaction after stunning Bledisloe Cup victory

New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw said that the yellow card he received vs the Wallabies in the second Bledisloe Cup Test was probably deserved., but he hated sitting in the naughty chair. See what he and the rest of the victorious AB's squad said in the changeroom post match. MORE »

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Springboks survive Salta scare after excellent Argentina performance

Argentina came within two points of recording their first ever victory over South Africa, but couldn't quite close out a game that they dominated for the most part. It took some substitutions and renewed vigour for the Boks to claim a tense 33-31 victory in Salta. MORE »

Saturday, August 23, 2014

All Blacks put 50 on the Wallabies to continue Eden Park domination

Richie McCaw bounced back from being yellow carded early on to score twice as the All Blacks thumped the Wallabies 51-20 at fortress Eden Park on Saturday. A week after their 12-12 draw the home side went up a notch, or ten, to score six tries. MORE »

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Funnies - 'Meanwhile in New Zealand' Advert

Kiwis. They're officially mad about rugby. It's a religion over there, and they'll do anything they can to integrate the sport into everyday life. Even if that means sending a fearless skier through some carefully erected goal posts on the top of their ski slopes, wearing a rugby-ball-suit.. MORE »

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Otago score unbelievable set piece try in opening round of ITM Cup

The ITM Cup in New Zealand is only in week one and we've already seen some top quality tries, with this from the Otago another contender for Try of the Season. It's probably not far fetched to say that it could be the best set piece try you see all year. MORE »

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Learn more about Brad Thorn, one of the most decorated men in rugby

Yesterday it was confirmed that 39-year-old All Blacks World Cup winner Brad Thorn has signed for Leicester Tigers. The guy who has won just about everything now has an Aviva Premiership title in his sights. Below is a brilliant piece on the great man. MORE »

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Southland score sensational try after big Willis Halaholo bump off

The ITM Cup started with a bang this past weekend, particularly in Invercargill as Southland beat Bay of Plenty 34-23. It was a scrappy game but they saved the best for last, with this wonder try that included a big knock, and a sensational kick. MORE »

Monday, August 18, 2014

Johan Goosen kicks huge drop goal on Top 14 debut

South African flyhalf Johan Goosen made his Top 14 debut for Racing Metro against Montpellier in round one of the tournament this past weekend. Goosen came on as a replacement on the wing, but managed to get himself into a position to kick a long distance drop goal, with Jonny Sexton on hand. MORE »

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sky Sports selection of the Best Super Rugby Hits in 2014

Sky Sports (UK) have put together their selection of the biggest hits and collisions from this year's Super Rugby competition. A few weeks ago we featured a Super Rugby big hits video from Sky Sport in New Zealand, but this one is a bit different, and set to a great backing track. MORE »

Monday, August 18, 2014

England win the Women's Rugby World Cup with victory over Canada

England won the Women's Rugby World Cup 21-9 after an entertaning final clash with Canada in Paris. A packed house witnessed the England side claim their first tournament win since 1994, after having been runners up in the last three finals. MORE »

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Magali Harvey scores Try of the Tournament contender vs France

The Women's Rugby World Cup Final between Canada and England kicks off shortly, so here's a look at the unbelievable try that Magali Harvey scored in the semi-final against France. The flyer turned 24 just yesterday, and will be looking to celebrate in style in her country's first ever final. MORE »

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Top 5 Best Haka Responses ever!

This week's Top 5 from Rugby HQ is one of the best, a classic that'll certainly fire up all of those rugby fans that really want to see the mighty All Blacks beaten. They'll take a small victory in any way possible, which in the past has meant gettting one up on the Haka, at least. MORE »

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Midweek Madness - Two casual tryscorers shown up at World Club 7's

There were two really unfortunate, yet highly amusing incidents at the Limerick World Club 7's at Thomond Park on the weekend. Both videos feature players about to score runaway tries, but result in red faced errors instead. MORE »

Monday, August 11, 2014

Griquas centre Jonathan Francke cited after awkward tackle and sending off

Griquas centre Jonathan Francke has been cited for his dangerous tackle during the 31-24 loss to the Sharks on the opening weekend of the Currie Cup. Franke was eventually red carded, in what was an awkward few minutes for referee Craig Joubert. MORE »

Sunday, August 10, 2014

France are top seeds as New Zealand go out of Women's Rugby World Cup

The final day of pool play at the Women's Rugby World Cup decided the four sides that will go through to the semi-finals in Paris on Wednesday, August 13th. Ireland will play in their first ever semi-final, against England, while hosts France take on Canada. MORE »

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Top 5 Worst Celebrations in Rugby history

The Top 5 team at Rugby HQ are at it again, this time tracking down five of the Worst Ever Celebrations on a rugby field, no doubt prompted by the Waratahs' recent inability to produce an F1 podium moment when celebrating their Super Rugby victory in Sydney. MORE »

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Ireland Women upset New Zealand on Day Two of Women's Rugby World Cup

Ireland's women caused a huge upset when they did what their male counterparts have never done, beating New Zealand 17-14 in a dramatic Test in Paris. The Black Ferns lost for the first time in the Women's Rugby World Cup since 1991. MORE »

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Oustanding closing montage for Super Rugby 2014

The way the Waratahs ended 2014 Super Rugby was indicative of the quality and drama that has been seen in this year's high quality competition. It produced some outstanding, memorable rugby, as seen by some of the moments relived here. MORE »

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Soteria Pulumu suspended from Women's World Cup for Spear Tackle

There were two suspensions that followed the opening day's play at the Women's Rugby World Cup in France. Mandisa Williams of South Africa was banned for punching, while Samoa's Soteria Pulumu received a 5 week ban for a tackle. Here is a look at the latter. MORE »

Monday, August 04, 2014

Women's Rugby World Cup Top Five Tries + Match Highlights from round one

The Women's Rugby World Cup 2014 kicked off in France on Friday, with defending champions New Zealand winning their opening match, and the home team pulling in a record TV audience. View all the match highlights plus the best tries from day one. MORE »

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

Adam Ashley Cooper scored twice but it was Waratahs flyhalf Bernard Foley that struck a long distance, last minute penalty to claim a well deserved 33-32 Super Rugby Final victory over the Crusaders in Sydney. It is the Waratahs' first ever Super Rugby title. MORE »

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Waratahs and Crusaders Plays of the Season, so far

With the big final in Sydney tomorrow, here's a look at Sean Maloney's Plays of the Season for the two sides doing battle, the Waratahs and the Crusaders. It's a light hearted look at the good, the bad and the ugly, and should get you in the mood for what should be a massive Super Rugby clash. MORE »

Friday, August 01, 2014

New Supporters T-Shirts for the Rugby Championship

Looking ahead to this month's Rugby Championship, we've brought out two new supporters shirts for fans of both the Springboks and Argentina. MORE »

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Best Tries from the 2014 Super Rugby season

As the Super Rugby season comes to a close with the Waratahs vs Crusaders final tomorrow, here is a look at some of the sensational tries that were scored in yet another fascinating tournament. Earlier in the week we featured the biggest hits, so for the purists, here are the tries. MORE »

 
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