Posts in See it to Believe it

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Midweek Madness - Player throws second ball into ruck to halt promising attack

In the TOP14 match between Bordeaux Begles and LA Rochelle at the weekend, a blatant piece of cheating (or a brilliant piece depending on which way you look at it) occurred when La Rochelle lock Leandro Cedaro used a second ball to stop a Bordeaux attack in its tracks. MORE »

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Unbelievable finish to rugby match after some Currie RFC quick thinking

Currie RFC made it through to the BT Premiership Play Off last weekend after a last minute, 15-10 victory at Malleny Park. The circumstances in which the Edinburgh side bagged the win were not only dramatic, but downright bizarre. MORE »

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Looking back at a classic Steve Walsh moment as he announces retirement

Last week the Australian Rugby Union announced that international referee Steve Walsh has retired from all forms of match officiating with immediate effect to pursue business interests outside of Rugby. Walsh, from New Zealand originally, represented Australia in recent years. MORE »

Monday, March 23, 2015

Jacques Potgieter fined $20,000 for homophobic comments against the Brumbies

NSW Waratahs forward Jacques Potgieter has been fined $20,000 (with $10,000 suspended) after an investigation into alleged homophobic slurs resulted in the former Bulls player being found guilty of the offence against the Brumbies. MORE »

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Highlights video of U15 flyer Tyrese Johnson-Fisher hits 1 Million viral views

Johnson-Fisher took the rugby world by storm when footage emerged of him playing for Oakham U-15's in the NatWest Schools Cup semi-final, a semi-final that they would win mostly thanks to the outstanding performance of this young man which sees Oakham reach the final for the first time in 10 years. MORE »

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Midweek Madness - Moldovan prop's drop goal attempt doesn't reach the tryline

A few days back you may have seen the impressive drop goal from Germany's hooker, which everyone seemed to really appreciate. Well this time around it's Sale Sharks prop Vadim Cobilas who shows how not to do it if you're a front rower. MORE »

Monday, March 16, 2015

German hooker slots drop goal to help claim bonus point vs Romania

Rugby World Cup 2015 attendees Romania beat Germany 17-12 in their European Nations Cup Division 1A match in Heidelberg. The visitors scored the only try of the game, but with Germany trailing and time almost up, the hosts snatched a losing bonus point.* MORE »

Monday, March 09, 2015

Hawick hold out Heriots for an incredible 66 phases before try is disallowed

Hawick beat league leaders Heroits 6-3 in the mud of Mansfield Park on Saturday to go through to the Scottish Cup final in a match that had it's fair share of controversy. There was a red card, and the end to the match was something seldom seen on a rugby field. MORE »

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Controversial yellow card for James Lowe tackle leads to Highlanders upset

The Highlanders snatched a 20-17 last ditch victory over the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday, as a late penalty gave magic man Marty Banks a shot at goal, which he duly slotted. The visitors were in that position due to a shocker of a call however, which you can see below. MORE »

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sean O'Brien's monster ruck cleanout against France

Sean O'Brien made his return to international rugby at the weekend, pleasing Ireland rugby fans after the disappointment of his withdrawal due to a warmup session injury the weekend prior. On this occasion he took to the field, and made his presence known in no uncertain terms with this huge cleanout. MORE »

Friday, February 13, 2015

TJ Perenara slots conversion with neat training ground trick

This is a nicely done trickshot from Hurricanes number nine TJ Perenara ahead of their Super Rugby round 1 clash against the Lions in Johannesburg. We don't know how many times they tried it, but it's a pretty impressive trick nonetheless. MORE »

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Midweek Madness - Kristen Thomas dropped ball blows great try

Poor Kristen Thomas. The USA were all set to score a fantastically well-worked try against New Zealand in Sao Paulo, but then this happened. The New Zealand ladies went on to win the tournament, the second leg of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. MORE »

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Belgian rugby club scores over 350 points in bizarre club fixture

If you've ever thought about how many tries could actually be scored in a if one team steps aside and allows the others to do their thing, wonder no more. Royal Kituro in Belgium's top club rugby league has won a match 356-3. MORE »

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Sneaky quick restart from Bayonne's Santiago Fernandez vs Toulon

Here's a quick look at Bayonne's sneaky restart against Toulon in the Top 14 at the weekend. This is the type of thing that gets attempted at school or lower grade rugby fairly often, but it's not all that common with the pros. It was well executed on this occasion by Argentine Santiago Fernandez. MORE »

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jamie Roberts excellent pick up off his toes in top Racing Metro performance

Jamie Roberts was named Man of the Match in Racing Metro's 32-8 victory over Northampton Saints at the weekend. Roberts carried well and showed superb handling skills, particularly on this occasion when he got down low to pick up a low pass. MORE »

Friday, January 23, 2015

Yoann Huget gets official warning for faking injury against Bath

With Oscar season just around the corner, Yoann Huget has made his best effort to scoop the coveted statuette with a best actor in a leading role performance that simply cannot be beaten. Sense has since prevailed, as he received an official warning. MORE »

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bakkies Botha not too concerned about horrible fractured finger

This is a quick look at what happened to lock Bakkies Botha in last weekend's 32-23 Toulon victory over Racing Metro in the Top 14. Botha, renowned as one of the toughest men in world rugby, had to leave the field with a horribly fractured, and clearly bent, finger. He didn't look too bothered. MORE »

Friday, January 16, 2015

Brian O'Driscoll and Rory McIlroy take part in some trickshots

Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and World Number 1 golfer Rory McIlroy met up at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship recently to take part in a quick challenge set up by HSBC. They competed against each other in a drop kicking challenge, then McIlroy upped the ante, bringing out an iron. MORE »

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Braam Van Straaten catches Blues unaware with quick tap in 1999

Last weekend Leinster's Ian Madigan scored a sneaky try by feigning to kick for touch, but instead quick tapped and dived over. Years back in the 1999 Super 12, former Springbok flyhalf Braam Van Straaten did something very similar, also with success. MORE »

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Ian Madigan's sneaky quick tap try against Ulster

Leinster flyhalf Ian Madigan scored the sneakiest of tries to help the Irish powerhouse side to a 24-11 win over Ulster in the Guinness Pro12 at the weekend. It's been called the oldest trick in the book, but somehow he executed it well enough to drive over. MORE »

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