Posts for June 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Samoa beat Fiji to win the Pacific Nations Cup 2010

Samoa surprised Fiji this past weekend in Apia as they snatched the Pacific Nations Cup from under their noses by beating the favourites 31-9 in the Samoan capital. The win adds to their impressive IRB Sevens World Series win earlier in the year. MORE »

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The day I scored against the All Blacks - by Marko Stanojevic

With the World Cup coming up in New Zealand next year and Italy having just finished a test series, it's as good a time as ever to post this amusing tale of what it was like for wing Marko Stanojevic to score a try against the All Blacks in the 2007 World Cup in France. MORE »

Monday, June 28, 2010

Argentina post record score against France in Buenos Aires

Argentina, who lost their two match series with Scotland recently, managed to achieve their best ever result against France, as they beat them convincingly 41-13 in Buenos Aires on Saturday. MORE »

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Springboks too strong for Italy as Habana reaches milestone

The Springboks won their two match series with Italy as they beat them 55-11 in a one sided game in East London, putting the disappointing performance of last weekend behind them as they ran in seven tries. MORE »

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ireland defeated by the Wallabies in Brisbane

The Wallabies beat Ireland 22-15 in a scrappy game at Brisbanes Suncorp Stadium on Saturday. Quade Cooper shared kicking duties with Matt Giteau, but also scored a nice try of his own as Australia maintained their 31 year home winning streak over Ireland. MORE »

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wales go 2-0 down to New Zealand despite spirited fight

Wales put on a far more impressive showing this weekend as they gained respect for the way they didn't allow the All Blacks to run away with things. The home side still came out comfortable 29-10 winners though, taking the two match series 2-0. MORE »

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Funnies - Referee knocked out by clearing kick

There's still time for a Friday Funny today as this clip was sent in that features a scrumhalf doing something that the frustrated amongst you possibly wish you were able to do - knock a ref out while making it look accidental. MORE »

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - I see it but I don't believe it!

It's the end of a long week so time to kick back and enjoy what the weekend has to offer. Don't get too comfy just yet though, as this edition of the Fox Sports Plays of the Week is sure to have you squirming in your seat. MORE »

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Zealand Maori edge midweek England in thriller

The New Zealand Maori team came out on top once again as they continued their centenary celebration with a 35-28 win over England on Wednesday in what was an incredible game of rugby. MORE »

Thursday, June 24, 2010

England Saxons beat Canada to win the Churchill CUp 2010

The England Saxons were too good for Canada in the final of the Churchill Cup as they came out 38-18 winners at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey this past weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Zealand win the Junior World Championship 2010

New Zealands Baby Blacks won their third successive IRB Junior World Championship title on Monday when they comfortably beat Australia 62-17 at the Estadio El Coloso del Parque in Rosario. MORE »

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Scotland win the two-test series against Argentina

Scotland beat Argentina 13-9 in Mar Del Plata in the second of the two-Test series on Saturday to take their first series win away from home for 50 years. The win followed on from their good MORE »

Monday, June 21, 2010

South Africa beat Italy in Witbank in first Test

South Africa looked disjointed and lethargic as they beat tourists Italy 29-13 in Witbank in what was the first of a two-test series between the two sides ahead of the Tri Nations. MORE »

Sunday, June 20, 2010

England edge the Wallabies in Sydney to draw the series

England returned to Sydney for the first time since their famous 2003 World Cup victory to taste success seven years on as they edged out the Wallabies 21-20, tying up the two Test series at a win apiece. MORE »

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The All Blacks crush Wales at farewell to Carisbrook

Dan Carter was back to his menacing best as the All Blacks proved too strong for a travelling Wales side in the last ever Test match at the House of Pain, Carisbrook. New Zealand crushed the visitors 42-9, in what was a fitting farewell to the great venue. MORE »

Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Zealand Maori beat Ireland in seesaw battle

Its been another big weekend for international rugby as fiercely contested games took place all over the globe. So today is catch-up time for highlights as we start with the New Zealand Maori beating of Ireland, as they snuck a 31-28 win. MORE »

Friday, June 18, 2010

Junior World Champs Semifinals - Aus vs Eng & NZ vs SA

The Semifinals of the Junior World Championship took place in Rosario, Argentina, yesterday with rivals New Zealand and Australia overcoming the challenges of South Africa and England respectively. MORE »

Friday, June 18, 2010

Danie Rossouw big tackle on Lionel Nallet in Cape Town

While Bakkies Botha served out a suspension for foul play, eagerly waiting in the wings has been his Bulls teammate Danie Rossouw, who off late has once again shown exactly how much of a valuable asset he is to Springbok rugby. MORE »

Friday, June 18, 2010

Young James O'Connor living up to his billing

Exactly two years ago I featured a profile video of James OConnor as a youngster who had a bright future ahead of him, but had to make a big choice regarding who he wanted to play for. A couple of years on, and hes now a fully fledged Wallaby who has recently taken up the starting fullback spot in the series against England. MORE »

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Win with Gillette Fusion and Jonny Wilkinson

A few weeks back we posted a quick fire questions video with Jonny Wilkinson. Today we've got something similar, but this time around you stand to win great prizes with Gillette Fusion, who Wilkinson is an ambassador for. MORE »

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Classic Encounters - Wales vs All Blacks 2003 World Cup

Wales play New Zealand in Dunedin this weekend as they look to start their tour of Australia on a high note. As a bit of build up for the big game, heres a match that weve not yet featured on here - the thriller from Sydney in the 2003 World Cup. MORE »

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - North vs South

Test match rugby was great for the teams down south this past weekend. For the north, not so much, but it was entertaining nonetheless and whether it was fatigue, injuries, or simply went according to the world rankings, it provided some great content for the Australian Rugby Clubs Plays of the Week. MORE »

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Junior World Champs - Australia vs South Africa & New Zealand vs Wales

Continuing with the Junior World Championships from Argentina, here are another two excellent games from the Under 20 tournament, featuring three of the sides that have made the semi finals, which will take place on Thursday this week. MORE »

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Junior World Champs - Argentina vs Ireland & England vs France

The IRB Junior World Championship, for Under 20 teams representing the top rugby nations, is currently taking place in Argentina. After many requests, today RD has highlights of some of the best games from the last day of pool action. MORE »

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canada surprise France A in the Churchill Cup

Canada upset a strong France A side on the weekend as they progressed to the final of the Churchill Cup, where they will take on the England Saxons. The 33-27 victory, at Infinity Park in Glendale, means they will be in their first ever final. MORE »

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dan Parks and Scotland beat Argentina in Tucuman

Dan Parks kicked Scotland to a great win over Argentina in Tucuman on the weekend as they won came away with the 24-16 away victory, Argentinas first ever loss at that famous venue. MORE »

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Zealand Maori vs New Zealand Barbarians thriller

New Zealand Maori played against a New Zealand Barbarians side this weekend ahead of their upcoming internationals. It was an open game with plenty of running and an exciting finish so if you dont know the result yet, skip to the video now to avoid the spoiler. MORE »

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Springboks thump France in Cape Town

It was touted to be the clash of the hemispheres as the Tri Nations holders went up against the Grand Slam winners, but ultimately France couldnt cope with the Springboks as they went down 42-17 at Newlands in Cape Town. MORE »

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Australia overcome England at the Subiaco Oval

The Wallabies beat England 27-17 in Perth yesterday as the tourists went in the first of their two Tests against Australia. Quade Cooper scored twice for the hosts, while England picked up two penalty tries. MORE »

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The All Blacks outclass Ireland in New Plymouth

New Zealand trounced Ireland 66-28 in New Plymouth on Saturday as the tourists suffered a humiliating defeat that has now been made worse by the news that Jamie Heaslip has been suspended for five weeks for dropping his knee into an All Black player. MORE »

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Funnies - The Rocky Elsom human hurdle attempt

It's a massive weekend for sport around the world with a little something called the Football World Cup having kicked off today, but then of course big Test match rugby taking place tomorrow. This is a quick funny to get you in the mood. MORE »

Thursday, June 10, 2010

North Harbour too strong for Japan in PNC warmup

The Pacific Nations Cup tournament kicks off this coming weekend, involving Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Japan. The latter played a warmup game against New Zealand province North Harbour in Albany, but went down 23-19 despite a comeback. MORE »

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rugby Club's Super 14 Plays of the Season

So the Super 14 is well and truly over and we move on to the international rugby season as Test matches will take place around the world this coming weekend. For now though, let's have a quick recap with Fox Sports' Super 14 Plays of the Season. MORE »

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Highlights of the Australian Barbarians against England in Perth

James OConnor scored a hattrick while Berick Barnes missed a late match winning penalty kick as England narrowly avoided defeat to the Australian Barbarians when they drew 28-28 in Perth on Tuesday. MORE »

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The USA outgun Russia in the Churchill Cup

Amongst the internationals taking place around the world currently, the Churchill Cup got under way in Denver this past weekend with Canada beating Uruguay, and the USA overcoming Russia 39-22 in this featured MORE »

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Matt Giteau's rough night against Fiji

Matt Giteau seemed to be the target when the Wallabies played Fiji on the weekend. The midfield maestro found himself the victim of three big tackles in the first half alone. Two Fijian players have since been suspended for dangerous tackles. MORE »

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Seru Rabeni crunching tackle on Ireland's Fergus McFadden

Irelands Fergus McFadden will miss their tour of Australasia after he broke his jaw against the Barbarians following this huge tackle by Seru Rabeni. The Ireland squad was announced today, with McFadden just one of the many injured players. MORE »

Monday, June 07, 2010

South Africa come up trumps against Wales in Cardiff

South Africa hung on to beat Wales 34-31 at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday after a late comeback from the hosts gave them hopes of achieving only their second ever win over the Springboks. MORE »

Sunday, June 06, 2010

The Wallabies cruise to victory over Fiji in Canberra

The Wallabies put a slow start behind them as they picked up a gear in the second half to outclass Fiji with a 49-3 win in Canberra. The Wallabies gave starts to five new players, who repaid the faith by turning it on later in the game. MORE »

Saturday, June 05, 2010

The Barbarians beat Ireland in Limerick

Ireland hosted the Barbarians on Friday night at Thomond Park for a game that turned out to be successful for the Baabaas. After losing out against England a week ago, they put in a strong first half performance to beat an under-strength Ireland side 29-23. MORE »

Friday, June 04, 2010

Friday Funnies - Rugby players special of the Weakest Link

And now for something completely different. It's Friday, so time for a little fun as today we bring you this video from a recent airing of the gameshow The Weakest Link where they had a very funny rugby players edition. MORE »

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Henry Tuilagi crushes lock Jamie Cudmore in Top 14 final

While Clermont are no doubt still celebrating from their big win, there was one moment in the Top 14 final against Perpignan that wasn't great for them, but was a heavyweight clash of note that's well worth taking a look at. MORE »

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Samoa win Edinburgh leg and World Series Sevens title

Samoa grabbed their first ever IRB World Series Sevens title on the weekend when they beat England in the semi final of the Edinburgh Sevens. They then went on to beat Australia 41-14 in the final, taking the Edinburgh title as well. MORE »

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

England hang on to beat the Barbarians at Twickenham

A day after the Guinness Premiership final, Twickenham was the venue once again as it hosted an entertaining match between England and the Barbarians, with the home side coming out 35-26 winners after dominating the first half. MORE »

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Leicester win the Guinness Premiership after beating Saracens in classic final

One of the most entertaining games of the weekend was played at Twickenham on Saturday as Leicester and Saracens battled it out for the Guinness Premiership title. The match ended dramatically with the Tigers taking it 33-27 after a late try. MORE »