Posts in See it to Believe it

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Arizona Wildcat's pre-match Haka has angered rugby fans

As we all know, when one thinks of the Haka, we think of the All Blacks. In reality there are multiple 'Hakas' that take place around the country of New Zealand, and indeed the Pacific Islands too. It's part of their culture, but has now been used at a US college football match. MORE »

Friday, September 18, 2015

Wellington Prop Reggie Goodes steamrolls a back after impressive run

Otago came from behind to stun Wellington 37-36 in a classic ITM Cup match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington yesterday. With time just about up, Otago were trailing by six points, but ran half the field for Matt Faddess to score a converted try, and steal the victory. MORE »

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mic'd up scrumhalf Josh Holmes puts in a vocal performance in the NRC

This week Fox Sports decided to place a microphone on a scrumhalf, something they were probably best advised not to do. It turned out well though, as Josh Holmes had a great match for the North Harbour Rays, as the mic captured some of his 'passionate' exchanges. MORE »

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Liam Gill quick lineout quarterback throw in the NRC

Lat weekend in the National Rugby Championships in Australia discarded Wallaby flanker Liam Gill pulled off this gridiron style lineout throw that was mightily impressive. Not being able to pass quickly to the nearby man, he simply went over his head, halfway across the field. MORE »

Monday, September 07, 2015

Brad Thorn tackle breaks ribs of reality TV star in charity match

Amongst all the excitement of World Cup warm up matches, on Friday night a mixed celebrity and players England XV took on a mixed World XV in the inaugural Rugby Aid fixture. The match was to benefit the Rugby Aid charity, people who work alongside returning servicemen and women to help adjust back to civilian life after conflict. MORE »

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Dave Dennis Mic'd up in the National Rugby Championship in Australia

Last week we got to hear Karmichael Hunt wearing a microphone in Australia's National Rugby Championship, so as it was so popular with fans, Fox Sports have done it again. This time it's Dave Dennis, the Sydney Stars forward who gave great insight, and tested their censorship. MORE »

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Midweek Madness - Sprinklers interupt Barbarians vs Samoa match in London

By now you've no doubt heard all about the sprinklers that went off during the Barbarians 27-24 win over Samoa at London's Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Some great photos emerged, so now you can see some footage too, mixed in with some of those classic snaps. MORE »

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Top 8 Biggest Fends ever in New Zealand rugby

The guys at the sports show The Crowd Goes Wild have been mourning the exclusion of Cory Jane from the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad, so in honour of the fend master, they've put together this awesome compilation of some of the best hand-offs by New Zealanders. And one Aussie. MORE »

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ball explodes in ITM Cup match between Northland and Southland

It is something that every rugby player has thought about at some point, but in this past weekend's ITM Cup game between Northland and Southland it finally happened, as a rugby ball exploded mid-game. MORE »

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Listen to Karmichael Hunt Mic'd up in Australia's NRC opening game

The guys are Fox Sports have provided us with another great bit of insight into what gets said on the rugby field during a professional match, as they mic'd up Brisbane City's Karmichael Hunt in the NRC. A few months back they did the same with Christian Lealiifano. MORE »

Monday, August 24, 2015

Jerry Collins' former club Narbonne perform emotional Haka before match

Narbonne players and fans have paid tribute to the late Jerry Collins in their opening game of the season in the PRO D2, the French second division. Collins was contracted to the club when he tragically died in a car crash two months ago. MORE »

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rayno Benjamin's sneaky trip gets cautioned before he commits a blooper of note

Here is an interesting clip from Superport's coverage of the Currie Cup in South Africa, and the game between the Cheetahs and Western Province. Rayno Benjamin attempted to kick/trip a player, but got spotted and was cautioned, which apparently means a yellow card. MORE »

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

All Blacks fined for waterboy Liam Messam joining on field scuffle

The All Blacks management have been fined for a 'technical zone breach' following their 41-13 win over the Wallabies at the weekend. Liam Messam, acting as waterboy, took to the field to join in on a scuffle, which is totally against SANZAR regulations. MORE »

Friday, August 14, 2015

James Schrader's sensational try saving tackle in the opening round of the ITM Cup

The ITM Cup, New Zealand's two-tier domestic competition, kicked off in Invercargill with Southland and Auckland battling to a 23-23 draw. Above is a quite extraordinary moment from the game, one of the best try-saving tackles you're likely to see this year. MORE »

Sunday, August 02, 2015

A look at the Top Three Try Saving Tackles ever, as chosen by Dewi Morris

As rugby fans, there's nothing we find more satisfying than a good try saving tackle. Sky Sports and Dewi Morris have come up with three superb efforts featuring Fiona Pocock, Alesana Tuilagi - this time on the receiving end - and George Gregan. MORE »

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hammers Club Recruitment video strikes a chord with rugby fans

Hammersmith & Fulham Rugby Club have released this recruitment video that has proved to be really popular with rugby fans. It features the inspirational words of former British & Irish Lions coach, Jim Telfer, set to footage of the hard work that goes into a rugby season. MORE »

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Toulon play the France '98 FIFA WC squad in Half Football, Half Rugby charity game

Two years ago Toulon played Olympique Marseille in a charity match that comprised of half football, half rugby. They've done it again, this time against France's 1998 FIFA World Cup winners, with the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Marcel Desailly and Didier Deschamps taking part. MORE »

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brilliant Richie McCaw lineout move first done vs Springboks by Samoa in 2013

Richie McCaw's winning try against the Springboks on Saturday was hailed as a moment of genius, while some have called it illegal, and it has had a fair bit of scrutiny this week. Technically legal or not, it was very well created, but it's not the first time we've seen it. MORE »

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Funnies - Sona Taumalolo fend looks like a right hook

Tongan prop Sona Taumalolo certainly stretched the boundaries of the law against Fiji last weekend. The former Chiefs prop, who now has grown out his hair and looks almost unrecognisable, attempted to fend a Fijian player, but appeared to do so with his fist. MORE »

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Levani Botia smashes Tonga to set up great Fijian try in Pacific Nations Cup

Powerfully built Fijian centre Levani Botia created this excellent try against Tonga in the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva at the weekend. His barnstorming run, and subsequent quality play with Waisea Nayacalevu, led to a well taken try by Henry Seniloli. MORE »

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