Posts for April 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Funnies - Mike Tindall and his nose on A League of Their Own

It's been a day for royalty, so sticking with that theme, here's a funny look at England captain Mike Tindall's recent appearance on the hilarious sports quiz show, A League of Their Own. MORE »

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Corey Flynn and Liam Messam tussle sorts itself out

This is an incident from the Crusaders vs Chiefs match that had been talked about last week, but not shown yet so before it becomes too ancient, here it is for those of you who were keen to see what happened. MORE »

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 24

Everyone loves watching great tries, so despite somehow ending up with three French Top 14 posts in a row this week, here's a top ten compilation of the best tries from the tournament for Round 24. MORE »

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Midweek Madness - Rupeni Caucau's butchered try for Toulouse

Toulouse comfortably secured a Top 14 semi final spot with their 33-0 win over Bourgoin at the Stade Ernest Wallon on the weekend. Rupeni Caucau got a little carried away with things though. MORE »

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Toulon smash Perpignan - Tries, hits, and all the best bits

Toulon effectively knocked Perpignan out of the French Top 14 play-offs race with a convincing 43-12 win at Stade Felix Mayol on Saturday. MORE »

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

James O'Connor yellow carded for dump tackle on Zane Kirchner

The Western Force beat the defending Super Rugby champions 26-21 in Perth on Saturday, with young James O'Connor slotting six penalties. He was however yellow carded at one stage, harshly perhaps, which freed up space for the Bulls. MORE »

Monday, April 25, 2011

Quade Cooper's great try and big celebration against the Waratahs

Quade Cooper scored a great individual try against the Waratahs on Saturday in a tight all Aussie battle at Suncorp Stadium. His celebration after the try wasn't too bad either. MORE »

Monday, April 25, 2011

Delon Armitage's sneaky punch on Stephen Myler

Delon Armitage appears to have let himself down again with another misdemeanour that will more than likely result in him spending more time out of the game. It took place during Northampton Saints' 26-20 win over London Irish. MORE »

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Drew Mitchell's horrible injury after colliding with Scott Higginbotham

Drew Mitchell's World Cup aspirations are almost certainly over as he picked up a horrific injury in Saturday's Reds vs Waratahs Super Rugby derby game in Brisbane. Mitchell suffered the injury when colliding with Scott Higginbotham. MORE »

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rene Ranger has a go at the Digby Ioane turtle

The Blues went top of the Super Rugby table after a 40-23 win over the Melbourne Rebels in Auckland earlier today. Rene Ranger scored twice, and had a go at a celebration of his own. MORE »

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Round 9 - Bust a move

'It's the Caterpillar!' No it's not, as Greg Martin will have been told many times over the last week. In this edition of The Rugby Club, Martin admits he made a mistake when calling it, and we we get to see the ever popular, Plays of the Week. MORE »

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Richard Kahui's two big hits against the Crusaders

There's been so much talk about the strength of the New Zealand midfield of late that certain players can get slightly overlooked. One of those guys stuck his hand up on the weekend, or rather his shoulders, in an attempt to get back on the radar. MORE »

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Referee sandwiched between a prop and a hard place

It's a tough job at the best of times, but as French referee David Rosich found out when Bourgoin played Castres this past weekend, get yourself in the wrong position and you could end up leaving on a stretcher. MORE »

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Classic Encounters - Leicester Tigers and Gloucester's thrilling draw

The most talked about game of the Aviva Premiership this past weekend was the incredible 41-41 draw that took place at Welford Road on Saturday, the highest scoring draw in Premiership history. MORE »

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sebastien Chabal's 70m sprint try against Perpignan

Racing Metro went down 23-16 to Perpignan in the Top 14 on the weekend, but managed to pick up a losing bonus point after a late runaway try from France forward, Sebastien Chabal. MORE »

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Andrew Van Der Heijden's huge hit on prop Soane Tonga'uiha

A few days ago you saw a video that featured Gcobani Bobo and Chris Ashton having a little battle in the Newcastle vs Northampton match. As mentioned, the game was full of incident, so here's another great hit from it. MORE »

Monday, April 18, 2011

Good sportsmanship after another Owen Franks head clash

Last weekend Owen Franks and Flip Van Der Merwe had a horrible head clash that ended the night for the big Bulls second rower. On Saturday Franks did it again, this time against the Chiefs. MORE »

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Paul Sackey's two tries for Toulon against Toulouse

Paul Sackey scored twice within a few minutes as Toulon beat top of the table Toulouse 21-9 in their Top 14 meeting in Marseille yesterday. Fellow Englishman Jonny Wilkinson kicked the rest of the points. MORE »

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Gcobani Bobo and Chris Ashton's little duel from Kingston Park

Tempers flared in a highly eventful Aviva Premiership game between Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints on Friday night. This video features one of the sideshows from the fiery match, which resulted in a 22-15 win for Saints. MORE »

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Digby Ioane's try and unbelievable celebration against the Bulls

The Queensland Reds and the Bulls played a fantastic game of Super Rugby earlier, with the Reds winning it 39-30. Digby Ioane scored a nice try after a great chase, and had an even better celebration. MORE »

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Funnies - Horacio Agulla loses his pants

It's nearly the weekend so time for something on a lighter note, and a clip that is quite possibly for the ladies out there, who apparently seem to think they never have anything to 'check out'. MORE »

Friday, April 15, 2011

Munster beat Brive in Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final tryfest

Munster came away 42-37 winners over Brive in the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final on the weekend, one of the more entertaining European games of the round. It's been highly requested, so here's the tries from the match. MORE »

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Super Rugby Pick of the Week - Round 8

Another action packed rugby weekend kicks off tomorrow as the Chiefs host the Crusaders in Hamilton. Ahead of that, here's some of the best tries from last weekend's Super Rugby, as picked by Rugbydump. MORE »

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hugo Southwell's try for Stade Francais against Montpellier

Stade Francais came back from being 16-0 down to take a narrow 32-28 victory over Montpellier in their Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final on the weekend. They progress to the semi final, where they will face rivals Clermont Auvergne. MORE »

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Leinster into the semis after seeing off Leicester Tigers

Leinster were too strong at home for Leicester Tigers as they progressed to a Heineken Cup semi final meeting with Toulouse after beating the English side 17-10 at the Aviva Stadium on the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Perpignan into the semis with win over Toulon in Spain

Perpignan advanced to the semi final of the Heineken Cup as they came from behind to beat Toulon 29-25 in front of a packed Olympic Stadium in Barcelona on Saturday. MORE »

Monday, April 11, 2011

Owen Franks hit and head-clash with Flip Van Der Merwe

In one of the most brutal clashes of the weekend, Bulls lock Flip Van Der Merwe was smashed by Crusaders replacement prop Owen Franks, adding to the misery on the night for the visiting side. MORE »

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dylan Hartley gets a nibble on his arm from Pedrie Wanneburg

Northampton Saints overcame a determined Ulster side with a 23-13 Heineken Cup quarter final victory in Milton Keynes yesterday. This clip shows one of the talking points from the game. MORE »

Saturday, April 09, 2011

School Of Hard Knocks 2011 - Episode 6 - Final

The long awaited final to this years School of Hard Knocks is now ready as Scott Quinnell, Will Greenwood, and the rest of the team face the final hurdle in their life changing program with a group of unemployed youths from Croydon. MORE »

Saturday, April 09, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Round 7

It's Saturday and another rugby overload, as from Timaru to Barcelona, it's hard to know which way to look next. We'll catch up on everything soon, so keep the requests coming, but for now here's a bit of a laugh with the Plays of the Week. MORE »

Friday, April 08, 2011

Super Rugby Pick of the Week - Round 7

This weekend is the biggest on the international rugby calender since the Six Nations came to a close a few weeks back. To get you in the mood for the weekend, here's the best tries of last weekend's Super Rugby tournament. MORE »

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Mark Cueto's alleged eyegouge and Neil Briggs' red card

Sale's Mark Cueto could be facing a lengthy period out of the game if his disciplinary hearing next week doesn't go well following his alleged eyegouge against Northampton Saints this past weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ronan O'Gara and Munster snatch victory from Leinster at Thomond Park

Points machine Ronan OGara kicked Munster to a 24-23 victory over Leinster in their Magners League meeting at Thomond Park. They remain top of the table after the rivals battled it out for eighty minutes in a closely fought affair. MORE »

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 22

It's been a while, but we've got another one of these great top ten tries of the French Top 14 compilation videos for you today. This one is from last weekend, Round 22 of the fascinating competition that continues to entertain each week. MORE »

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

School Of Hard Knocks 2011 - Episodes 3, 4, & 5

Today we've got a triple header of School of Hard knocks for you, bringing us up to date with the latest broadcast, that takes place tonight on Sky Sports 1. MORE »

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Jack Lam's big hand-off and hits against the Bulls

The defending champion Bulls picked up a convincing 26-14 Super Rugby away win over the Hurricanes in Napier on the weekend. The Canes dug deep though, and one of their players stood out despite being on the losing side. MORE »

Monday, April 04, 2011

Joe Marler and Marcos Ayerza both banned for two weeks

Front rowers Joe Marler and Marcos Ayerza have both been banned for two weeks following an altercation that took place during the Harlequins and Leicester Tigers Aviva Premiership game on Saturday. MORE »

Monday, April 04, 2011

New Zealand win the Adelaide Sevens for the first time

New Zealand took the Adelaide Sevens title for the first time as they beat South Africa 28-20 in the final of the Australian leg of the IRB World Series Sevens. They lead the series by 13 points, with two events left to play. MORE »

Monday, April 04, 2011

Saracens and David Strettle score a great try against Bath

Saracens made it came away with an impressive 20-9 win over Bath at Vicarage Road yesterday, with the line try coming from some great build up work with the forwards, then a great finish from speedster David Strettle. MORE »

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Gavin Henson scores on Top 14 debut for Toulon

Gavin Henson had a dream debut for his new side Toulon the French Top 14 yesterday, scoring a try and setting up another as the home side romped to a 38-10 win over Stade Francais at the Stade Felix Mayol. MORE »

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Jimmy Cowan reverse falcons captain Jamie Mackintosh

The Highlanders won at home on Friday night, beating the Brumbies 26-20 in a great game of Super Rugby in Invercargill. It ended with a match winning try to captain Jamie Mackintosh, who had earlier taken a ball to the back of the head. MORE »

Sunday, April 03, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Round 6

Here's a quick catch-up clip of the Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club for Round 6 of Super Rugby. During the week two rounds were posted together, so this one now gets things back on track. MORE »

Friday, April 01, 2011

Quade Cooper's audacious stepping and crosskick

Quade Cooper has been up to his tricks again, with two sensational moments in particular standing out in the past two weeks After many requests, here they are. MORE »

Friday, April 01, 2011

Classic Encounters - Crusaders vs Sharks at Twickenham

On Sunday Twickenham witnessed a fantastic game of Super Rugby that served to help out Christchurch, who were hit by an earthquake recently. A try and report has already been posted, but here's longer highlights. MORE »