Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Munster come from behind to snatch dramatic win with Ian Keatley drop goal

European rugby was back in full swing at the weekend as the opening round of the European Champions Cup (formerly Heineken Cup) got under way. Munster's 27-26 win at the death was the finish of the round on another fascinating day of the competition. MORE »

Saturday, October 18, 2014

All Blacks snatch victory at the death in thrilling Brisbane Test

The All Blacks came from behind to break Wallaby hearts in Brisbane and claim a dramatic 29-28 victory at Suncorp Stadium. To add to the misery, it was revealed post match that Wallaby head coach Ewen McKenzie has resigned with immediate effect. MORE »

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rugby's first ever OWN TRY awarded in NRC clash in Sydney

Round nine of the National Rugby Championships (NRC) in Australia took place earlier with the first game providing us with what was quite possibly the worst ever decision on a rugby field, and the first ever 'Own Try' in rugby. MORE »

Hard hitting Chris Hala'ufia crunches but then slaps Scott Wilson

Hard hitting number eight Chris Hala'ufia made this bone-jarring hit in the Aviva Premiership as he lined up and crunched Newcastle prop Scott Wilson. Unfortunately he then casually slapped him in the face, as if to further assert his dominance. MORE »

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Midweek Madness - Lee Jones prevents Fijian try after casual effort to score

Over the years Sevens has dished up some hilarious bloopers, as a few tryscorers have been way too casual over the tryline. This was the case at the Gold Coast Sevens last weekend, so here is a look at it, as well as a few other memorable blunders. MORE »

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Richard Hibbard and Sione Kalamafoni double hit on Brad Barritt

Richard Hibbard was throwing his weight around on the weekend against Saracens, as seen here when he and Sione Kalamafoni combined to knock back England centre Brad Barritt. Saracens won the match 28-21 but this was one of the bigger collisions of the contest. MORE »

Fiji beat Samoa in action packed final to win Gold Coast Sevens

If you weren't able to catch any of the Sevens from the Gold Coast this past weekend, above is a round up of what happened on the final day, including the dramatic final between Fiji and Samoa. On the next page of this post you can view day one highlights, with some funny clips thrown in. MORE »

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jordan Jackson-Hope red carded for dangerous tackle vs New Zealand Barbarians

A quick look at an awful tackle from the Australian Schools flyhalf Jordan Jackson-Hope against the New Zealand Barbarians two weeks ago. Jackson-Hope was shown a straight red card after he left the referee little choice but to send him from the field for this spear or tip-tackle. MORE »

Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

Wigan Warriors prop Ben Flower was shown a straight red card for punching in the opening minutes of the Super League Grand Final. The Welshman hit Lance Hohaia on the floor despite the first punch appearing to have knocked the 31-year-old Kiwi out. MORE »

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ben Tameifuna massive fend on huge prop Solomona Sakalia

Ben Tameifuna made his return to ITM Cup rugby after serving the suspension for pushing referee Glen Jackson last month. The massive tighthead showed what Waikato had been missing with a strong performance, including this huge fend and a big tackle. MORE »

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Uruguay vs Russia World Cup 2015 Qualifier - Full Match Replay

Today Uruguay and Russia meet in Montevideo for the crucial second leg decider to see who will qualify for Rugby World Cup 2015, to join England, Wales, Fiji and Australia in Pool A. The match will be streamed live around the world, with fans able to view the uninterrupted coverage right here. MORE »

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Midweek Madness - Probably the worst lineout throw ever

There's always a bit of guilt involved in highlighting a player's misfortune on the rugby field, especially if it's a junior, but this clip has to be seen to believed as it could be the most wayward lineout ever seen. It comes from the Fiji Schools vs New Zealand Barbarians match recently. MORE »

Sonny Bill Williams back in the ITM Cup for Counties Manukau

Sonny Bill Williams made his return to rugby union today, playing for Counties Manukau against Auckland in the ITM Cup. His return has been swift, wasting no time shifting from the NRL back into New Zealand's domestic competition. The Crowd Goes Wild met up with him a few days back. MORE »

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Just how fast is Carlin Isles? HSBC reveals some fascinating stats

A new video featuring Carlin Isles has been launched ahead of the HSBC Sevens World Series. The fastest man in rugby is shown with stats revealing that he competes favourably against stars of the NBA, NFL and even against Olympic great, Usain Bolt. MORE »

Monday, October 06, 2014

Naked streaker starts mass brawl after tackling Varsity match winger

The annual Varsity match between Northumbria and Newcastle University took an unfortunate turn for the worse when a streaker took to the field, pipe and all, and attempted to make a tackle out on the wing. He then snuck away, as chaos ensued. MORE »

 
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