Posts for July 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

The ins and outs of the Bath drugs scandal

Amid one of the biggest drug scandals in rugby history, former Bath trio Michael Lipman, Alex Crockett, and Andrew Higgins face a Rugby Football Union hearing over their alleged use of prohibited substances. MORE »

Friday, July 31, 2009

Classic Encounter - Springboks vs All Blacks 2000

A few weeks after the Test of the Century between the All Blacks and Australia, Ellis Park in Johannesburg played host to a match that was right up there with the best in terms of entertainment, action, and emotionally charged Test matches. MORE »

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nigel Walker relives the memories of competing in the Olympics

Last year we featured a clip of former Welsh winger Nigel Walker scoring a fantastic 100m try for Cardiff against Pontypridd. Today we have a more in-depth look at the man's achievements in both athletics and rugby. MORE »

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Flour Bomb Test - All Blacks vs Springboks 1981

The 1981 Springbok tour of New Zealand will sadly be remembered most for the political turmoil off the field, culminating in a light airplane circling the pitch during the final match in Auckland. This was the Flour Bomb Test. MORE »

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Modern Rugby Player - Pre-season training at Gloucester

Life as a professional rugby player is far more demanding than doing a bit of running at training, and turning up on matchday, then having some beers afterwards. Gone are the days of players getting by on talent alone. It's now a full time job, and one that requires a lot of hard work. MORE »

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

All Blacks Haka against the Springboks in Bloemfontein

We've had a few requests for the Haka from the Tri Nations Test between the Springboks and the All Blacks this past weekend in Bloemfontein. MORE »

Monday, July 27, 2009

NRL ref knocked out cold following collision and knee to the head

National Rugby League referee Tony De Las Heras was knocked out cold last Friday night after being bumped over then kneed in the head as the South Sydney Rabbitohs charged towards the tryline against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium. MORE »

Monday, July 27, 2009

Timana Tahu leaves Union to go back to Rugby League

Wallaby back Timana Tahu has walked out on Australian rugby union as he wants to return to rugby league with the Parramatta Eels, it was announced last week. MORE »

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Springboks too strong for the All Blacks in Bloemfontein

South Africa got their 2009 Tri Nations campaign off to a good start as they held of a second half New Zealand comeback to win the match 28-19 in Bloemfontein. MORE »

Friday, July 24, 2009

Greatest Rugby Duel - Springboks vs All Blacks Parts 4-6

Today we have the next three parts of this fascinating documentary that looks into the history of the rivalry between two of the great rugby nations, South Africa and New Zealand. MORE »