Posts for August 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

South Africa restore pride against the woeful Wallabies

The Springboks came out firing at fortress Ellis Park on Saturday as they played the type of rugby that was expected of them, running in eight tries against the uninspired Wallaby team. Winger Jongi Nokwe made history by becoming the first player to socre four tries in a Tri Nations match on the way to the 53-8 thumping. MORE »

Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Funnies - League ref takes a tumble, twice.

Growing up, most of us are used to having referees as these old, grey haired guys who puff and pant all around the park. It's rapidly changing though, as more and more young refs are coming in and making it to the highest level of rugby out there. MORE »

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jano Vermaak spears Fabian Juries - Yellow or Red?

The Cheetahs went to the top of the table in the Currie Cup this weekend, as they overcame the Lions away from home, winning 38-28 last Friday night in Johannesburg. MORE »

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sonny Bill Williams scores on Top 14 debut

Coming off the bench, controversial Toulon signing Sonny Bill Williams scored on his debut in the Top 14 as Tana Umaga's newcomers recovered from a half-time deficit to beat Clermont 22-16 last night. MORE »

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Munster too good for the USA in their preseason friendly

Heineken Cup champions Munster comfortably defeated a determined USA Eagles side 46-22 in a pre-season friendly played in East Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday. MORE »

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Awesome 60m try by Karl Lowe in the Air NZ Cup

As the Air New Zealand Cup 2008 continues to produce exciting, competitive rugby week in a week out, we take a look back at a great try from round three when Hawke's Bay hosted Southland in Napier. MORE »

Monday, August 25, 2008

CJ van der Linde headbutt on Sam Cordingly

Springbok tighthead prop CJ van der Linde has been cited for a head butt following Australia's 27-15 victory over South Africa in Durban on Saturday. The result of the hearing is due to be announced later today. MORE »

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Wallabies breeze past the Springboks in Durban

Australian skipper Stirling Mortlock led his side to a comfortable three tries to two victory over the hapless Springboks in Durban on Saturday, winning 27-15 in match that the visitors controlled for the majority of the eighty minutes. MORE »

Friday, August 22, 2008

The international flavour of the Top 14 2008/2009

A little over seven weeks since MORE »

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Matthew Burke's famous 80m try from 1996

Wallaby legend Matt Burke will be returning to the NSW Waratahs, this time in the role of kicking coach for the 2009 season. Hearing the news of Burkes involvement in Australian rugby again made us think back to some of his great career highlights, and there were few better than this superb try he scored back in 1996. MORE »