Posts in See it to Believe it

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Sam Burgess leaves Bath and Rugby Union to go back to League

Will he, won't he? We now know he will, and he has. With immediate effect. The Sam Burgess experiment is over. Burgess has left Bath and is heading home to his beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs, to continue playing Rugby League in the NRL, with two of his three brothers. MORE »

Thursday, November 05, 2015

George Ford questions referee decision only to get a sarcastic response

When Bath flyhalf George Ford questioned Matt Carley's decision, the referee hit back with an extremely sarcastic response. Yes, it came across as a bit harsh, and the awkward stare down that ensued felt like it lasted for minutes.. MORE »

Monday, November 02, 2015

Sonny Bill Williams gives World Cup winners medal away to young fan, but gets given another one

Having won the Rugby World Cup for a second time in succession, midfield star Sonny Bill Williams did something that those watching on could hardly believe. After a young fan took to the field and was tackled by security, SBW then escorted him off, and gave him his winners medal. MORE »

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Giant Mat Luamanu barrels through Fijian Seremaia Bai

Last week George Smith was smashed on his Premiership debut. Someone that contributed to the double tackle was massive Harlequins number eight, Mat Luamanu. On this occasion it was him with ball in hand, and Seremaia Bai on the receiving end. MORE »

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A look at some of the Best Moments from Rugby World Cup 2015

This year's Rugby World Cup has been full of some quite unforgettable drama, surprises and disappointment. And as the competition nears its end this Saturday, Sky Sport New Zealand has taken their chance to reflect on some of the stand-out moments from the past six weeks. MORE »

Monday, October 26, 2015

Nigel Owens picked to referee the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final

Welsh referee Nigel Owens will take charge of this year's Rugby World Cup Final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham this coming Saturday. MORE »

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Acrobatic referee shows us how to smoothly recover from an embarrassing fall

There has been a lot of talk about refereeing of late, so here is a look at a ref at a lower level showing us exactly what to do when something goes wrong on the field - just play it cool. If you have acrobatic ability like this guy clearly does, even better. MORE »

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mayor of London Boris Johnson ploughs through a 10-year-old Japanese child

Boris Johnson has hit the headlines again as he clearly got a little too involved in the hype of the Rugby World Cup, and ran over a 10-year-old Japanese schoolboy. The big carry took place during a game of street rugby in Tokyo, where Johnson is for trade relations. MORE »

Friday, October 02, 2015

Friday Funnies - Dan Biggar's bizarre kicking ritual, the Biggar Shuffle

The role of goal kicker in any team is a mentally tough one, and throughout the years, many rituals or "ticks" have been used to prepare a player for a kick. Last Saturday saw the dawn of another bizarre pre-kick routine, from Wales' stand-off Dan Biggar. MORE »

Friday, October 02, 2015

Wales get job done with win over determined Fiji in Cardiff

Wales were made to work hard for a 23-13 Pool A victory over Fiji at the Millennium Stadium earlier today. The win came about thanks to tries by Gareth Davies and Scott Baldwin, plus two conversions and three penalties from flyhalf Dan Biggar. MORE »

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 »

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