Posts for January 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Alessandro Troncon floors Peter Stringer in 2001

As Ireland meet Italy at Croke Park on Saturday in the opener of the Six Nations 2008, we thought we'd pull out a clip from a previous meeting between the two sides, from 2001. MORE »

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Matfield makes his mark at Toulon


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Official Six Nations Launch ahead of Saturday

RBS Six Nations MORE »

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Incredible skill by Wallaby George Smith in 2004

Great pieces of skill in particular, what some may call the finer side of the game of rugby, have in many ways been what has driven this site. This is one such moment, coming to us from a Wallaby legend way back in 2004. MORE »

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Brian Lima picks on Mirco Bergamasco in the Tsunami Charity Match of 2005

In 2005 the North Hemisphere faced the Southern Hemisphere in an IRB Rugby Aid match at Twickenham. The match was played to raise money for the United Nations World Food Programme to support victims of the of the tragic Indian Ocean Tsunami that wrecked thousands of peoples lives and homes forever. MORE »

Monday, January 28, 2008

Matt Banahan flattens Brent Russell with a powerful hit

Saracens fullback Brent Russell gets taken to pieces here from this big tackle by Bath's 6ft7 left wing... yes, that's right - 6ft7. Matt Banahan is an up and coming English winger who is bigger than most forwards. MORE »

Monday, January 28, 2008

Top Ten Tries of the French Top 14 this year so far

Tries in order: MORE »

Monday, January 28, 2008

Big Census Johnston hits Michael Lipman hard

Big Samoan prop Census Johnston puts the shoulder in on Bath flanker Michael Lipman in yesterdays Guiness Premiership match between Saracens and Bath. MORE »

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cliff Mytton shows us why you should always chase a penalty kick

I received a link to this interesting try from the 1998 MORE »

Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday Funnies - Kiss the ball goodbye

I found this pretty funny when seeing it a while back. It's the IRB Sevens Series at Twickenham, and Fijian born Isoa Damudamu manages to make a real mess of scoring the try for England. MORE »

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Carlos Spencer & Stephen Larkham fight over the advertising boards

All Black Carlos Spencer and Wallaby Stephen Larkham get to grips with each other and end up over the advertising boards in this Tri Nations game from a few seasons back. MORE »

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Shane Williams' 6 tries - British & Irish Lions Tour 2005

Back in 2005, little Shane Williams had a fantastic Six Nations season as part of the Grand Slam winning Welsh team. Based on this form, Williams was subsequently included as a squad member on the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand. MORE »

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ma'a Nonu absolutely slaughters Ben Blair

The 2004 Super 12 game between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders produced one of the biggest hits ever to be seen on a rugby field. It looked like man against child when Ma'a Nonu lined up Ben Blair and smashed him into next week. MORE »

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heineken Cup Round 6 Pick of the Week

Munster vs London Wasps MORE »

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Lifeimi Mafi hates it when referees get in his way

Against Edinburgh last year, young Munster centre Lifeimi Mafi did something that I bet the majority of us wish we had the opportunity to do. MORE »

Monday, January 21, 2008

Doug Howlett smashes a Wasp

When it's as windy, rainy and just plain miserable as it was when Munster hosted Wasps at Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon, it's very difficult for star wingers to shine in the wet conditions. MORE »

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Andy Goode high tackle on Brian O'Driscoll

The second of the big incidents in the Leicester vs Leinster game, this high tackle sparked a scuffle that had players running from all over to join. MORE »

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Julian White loses his head and tries to take off Malcolm O'Kellys

Leicester vs Leinster at Wellford Road yesterday turned out to be somewhat of a classic. A game full of incident and good rugby, it was marred by a few moments of insanity that are hard to comprehend. MORE »

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bizarre Richard Haughton Try vs Glasgow

Saracens met Glasgow in a Round 6 Heineken Cup encounter that was played in howling wind and rain on Friday night in Scotland. MORE »

Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday Funnies - Odwa Ndungane butchers it over the line

I'm not sure if this is more funny or sad. A bit of both probably. Sharks vs Crusaders in Durban, Super 14 last year. The score is tied at 13-13 all, with the Sharks needing to win at home to increase their chances of progressing further in the tournament. MORE »

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Another two massive Jonah Lomu hits from the past

Adding to our archive of Jonah Lomu moments, in these two clips the big man is at his best, showing exactly how devastating he was in his prime. MORE »

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Best Tries from the 2007 USA Sevens

Last year at the USA edition of the IRB Sevens World Series we saw some fantastic action which produced some of the biggest hits and best tries seen in Sevens for a while. This year the action will take place on the 9th & 10th of Feb at the ideally situated PETCO Park in San Diego. MORE »

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Heineken Cup Round 5 Pick of the Week

Cardiff Blues vs Harlequins MORE »

Monday, January 14, 2008

Jerry Flannery stamp on Julien Bonnaire

In an incident packed Heineken Cup encounter in France yesterday, Munster were narrowly defeated by Clermont Auvergne 26 points to 19, with Munster picking up a late bonus point for being within seven. MORE »

Monday, January 14, 2008

Tom Croft's two great tries against Harlequins

After only 15 starts for the Leicester Tigers, Tom Croft has been included in Brian Ashton's 32 man England squad for the upcoming Six Nations after some stirling performances that display the kind of potential that could make him an international star in years to come. MORE »

Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday Funnies - Will Carling's episode of what happened next

England captain Will Carling thinks he's scored a fantastic 60 metre try in the Middlesex Sevens for Harlequins, until he gets over the try line and is met by opposition wings Woodhouse and Hunter. MORE »

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Classic Encounters - Wallabies vs All Blacks 2000

In front of a World Record attendance of 109,874 fans in July 2000, Stadium Australia witnessed one of the greatest games of rugby to ever be played. MORE »

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Martin Corry retires from international rugby

Another few years to stay in the camp to guide the youngsters, or is now the right time to step down from international duty? MORE »

Monday, January 07, 2008

Takudzwa Ngwenya great try for the USA Sevens

Takudzwa 'Zee' Ngwenya was probably the most talked about player at the recent Rugby World Cup 2007. His try against the Springboks when he MORE »

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Tom Varndell hatrick vs Harlequins

Leicester pummelled Harlequins 42-13 on Sunday in a game that saw the Tigers burying the home side, aided by the 'Quins poor defence and scrappy passing. Tom Varndell scored a hatrick and Tom Croft finished off two crackers. MORE »

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Chris Patersons still got the gas

Known more for his incredible kicking success rate lately, Chris Paterson showed on Saturday that he still has plenty of gas in the tank by scoring this great 50 metre try vs Bath. MORE »

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Matthew Tait try & brilliant try saver

Matthew Tait scored a stunning try and helped save a certain five pointer as his team fought out a narrow victory over rivals Saracens last weekend. MORE »

Friday, January 04, 2008

Friday Funnies - Deon Kayser chases down Robbie Fleck

This week's Friday Funny comes from the Super 12 a few years back. Deon Kayser gets the better of former team mate Robbie Fleck after Fleckie broke through the line and was away for the try. Fleck casually strolls in, not realising that the rapid Kayser is right behind him. MORE »

Friday, January 04, 2008

Prop Trevor Woodman scores an incredible try

For a while now I've been trying to track down the best tries scored by forwards of the chubbier sort - Props. We've managed to get hold of quite a few, but in all honesty, this one for me takes the cake... so to speak. MORE »