Posts for October 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

RWC 2007 Team Tries of the Tournament

There's no doubt that the World Cup of 2007 will always be remembered as being one of the best tournaments to date. The level of competition was outstanding from the start, and continued throughout the tournament with some much publicised close encounters that astounded the most educated of rugby fans the world over. MORE »

Monday, October 29, 2007

Try Savers & Rib Breakers 7 - RWC Edition

With a brilliant rugby World Cup having just finished, it's now time for the much anticipated latest installment of the widely acclaimed Try Savers & Rib Breakers. MORE »

Sunday, October 28, 2007

WC07 Defining Moment - JP Pietersen try saving tackle

JP Pietersen has never been renowned for his defensive prowess. Still a youngster, a few years ago he may have been singled out by coaches or opposition players as a flamboyant player with ball in hand, but on defence he was a little leaky. Some would say very leaky. MORE »

Saturday, October 27, 2007

WC07 Defining Moments - Leguizamon smashes Chabal

I've chosen this as a defining moment not because it changed the outcome of the tournament as such. What it did show however is the Argentinian attitude towards the French, and perhaps all opponents they came up against. MORE »

Thursday, October 25, 2007

WC07 Defining Moments - The Joe Worsley Ankle Tap

In the first of a series of Defining Moments from the 2007 World Cup, we take a look at a moment that could have perhaps changed the outcome of the tournament if it hadn't happened. MORE »

Monday, October 22, 2007

Springboks crowned World Champions 2007

In a tight and tense affair in Paris on Saturday night, the Springboks came out on top to claim the William Webb Ellis trophy back from England - the trophy that they first won 12 years ago at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. MORE »

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Tribute to third place Los Pumas

Beautiful Day - MORE »

Friday, October 19, 2007

World Cup Final - The Wait is Over

It doesn't get any bigger than this. The World Cup Final is upon us. On Saturday night in Paris we will see the champions of the world crowned. MORE »

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sneaky England trainer at halftime


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

South Africa beat Argentina in 2007 RWC semi final

In a game that was touted to possibly throw up another upset, the Springboks performed well to brush aside Argentina and reach only their second World Cup Final since 1995, the year they won it. MORE »

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Argentina beat Ireland - WC 99

On a historic day in Lens back in 1999, Argentina pulled off one of the biggest World Cup upsets to date, knocking Ireland out of the tournament through typical Argentinian guts and determination, forcing Ireland out of the World Cup. MORE »

Friday, October 12, 2007

Doug Howlett apologises

After Doug Howlett's alcohol fueled rampage on Tuesday, he will now have to face a misconduct hearing before he can appear for his new Irish club Munster. MORE »

Thursday, October 11, 2007

France stand up to the Haka - RWC 2007

So where did it all go wrong for the All Blacks in their crunch Quarter Final encounter with the French on the weekend? MORE »

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

And now for the bad side of Fijian rugby

No one can deny that the flashes of brilliance we saw from the Pacific Island teams in France have been a breath of fresh air and great for the game. But I don't think anyone can criticize referee Alan Lewis or the judiciary for taking action on some clearly illegal play. MORE »

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Is Jonny back to his best?

In years gone by Jonny Wilkinson has developed a reputation as possibly the hardest hitting number ten in world rugby. Memories of Luke McAllister running straight over Irish stand-off Ronan O'Gara in the 2006 NZL vs IRE Test create a rather delicate image for fly-halves. That simply isn't the case with Wilko, however. MORE »

Monday, October 08, 2007

Hold your heads up high Fiji

Against Wales Fiji produced one of the performances of the tournament by knocking the Welsh out with some fantastic displays of running rugby. MORE »

Monday, October 08, 2007

Very Suspicious Serge Betsen knockout

UPDATE 11/10/07: MORE »

Sunday, October 07, 2007

France beat the All Blacks - Yannick Jauzion try

Was it a forward pass? Yes it was. But referee's aren't perfect, far from it at times. All Black supporters will understandably not accept that though. MORE »

Saturday, October 06, 2007

France vs New Zealand classic 1999 Rugby World Cup Semi Final

In 1999 the All Blacks were completely dominant in every match they played at the World Cup. They were looking like the best side in the world and were odds on favourites to take the cup.Tonight we see a repeat of the classic '99 match between France and the All Blacks. MORE »

Saturday, October 06, 2007

England vs Australia 2003 RWC Final

With a couple of hours left before kick off in the Australia vs England Quarter Final of this years tournament, I've realised that there is one very important video that I still don't have in this extensive archive - the 2003 World Cup Final. MORE »

Thursday, October 04, 2007

True Glory - A Tribute to the Minnows

With the group stages of the World Cup over and the Quarter Finals of the tournament starting this weekend, we take a look back at some of the stars of the first round. MORE »

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Takudzwa Ngwenya smokes Bryan Habana

If you've been on another planet for the past few days you may not have heard of this guy. So let me introduce you to the young man the entire rugby world has been talking about - Takudzwa Ngwenya. MORE »