Posts for February 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Greg Martin rips into smart Tahs Tom Carter following dramatic Reds win

This week Waratahs back Tom Carter has taken a lot of flack for his onfield antics against the Reds, shortly before they pulled off that last-gasp win in Sydney. Both Digby Ioane and pundit Greg Martin have had a go at him, so here's a quick look at that. MORE »

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waratah Tom Carter's antics against the Reds

A quick look at Tom Carter's behaviour during the Waratahs vs Reds game in Super Rugby 2012 round 1 MORE »

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gloucester and Harlequins score classic tries in great game of rugby

Jonny May scored a wonder try as Gloucester beat league leaders Harlequins 29-23 in an Aviva Premiership classic at Kingsholm on Saturday night. There were some positives for Quins though as they scored a brilliant late try to seal a bonus point. MORE »

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

All Blacks take down coptercam at training

Here's a look at the video many of you are talking about, as Israel Dagg of the All Blacks takes down a pesky coptercam with a swift and accurate throw of a rugby ball. Genuine, or another viral marketing ploy from the All Black brand and their sponsors? You decide. MORE »

Monday, February 27, 2012

Reds winger Dom Shipperly scores last-gasp try to defeat the Waratahs

Dom Shipperly came from nowhere to score the winning try for the Reds in their Super Rugby opening weekend meeting with the Waratahs in Sydney. Here's a look at the final play of the game, and the moment that might secure the young flyer's starting berth. MORE »

Monday, February 27, 2012

France leave Murrayfield victorious after Scotland scare

Scotland scored two tries as they looked to upset World Cup finalists France at Murrayfield, but couldn't hang on for a win as the visitors came away 23-17 victors, keeping their hopes of a Grand Slam alive. MORE »

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lions vs Cheetahs - Super Rugby Round 1

Highlights from the Lions' 27-25 win over the Cheetahs at Ellis Park. Elton Jantjies kicked a record nine penalties as the Lions took the spoils in a tight contest. MORE »

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stormers vs Hurricanes - Super Rugby Round 1

The Stormers beat the Hurricanes 39-26 in Cape Town yesterday. Unfortunately captain Schalk Burger injured his knee, and will be out for 6 weeks. MORE »

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Waratahs vs Reds Highlights - Super Rugby Round 1

The Reds came from behind to snatch a 25-21 win over the Waratahs in Sydney after Dom Shipperley scored a late try as the buzzer sounded. MORE »

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

Wales put themselves in a position to aim for the Grand Slam as they picked up the Triple Crown when beating England 19-12 in an intense Six Nations game at Twickenham yesterday. The match went down to the final play, with David Strettle held up over the line. MORE »

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chiefs vs Highlanders - Super Rugby Round 1

The Highlanders picked up a win away from home as they beat the Chiefs 23-19 in Hamilton. New Chiefs players Aaron Cruden and Sonny Bill Williams made their debuts. MORE »

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bulls vs Sharks Highlights - Super Rugby Round 1

The Bulls and the Sharks played a scoreless first half before Morne Steyn kicked the hosts to the 18-13 win, despite a well taken try for the Sharks from flanker Jacques Botes. MORE »

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Brumbies vs Force Highlights - Super Rugby Round 1

Highlights of the Brumbies 19-17 win over the Force, a game that went down to the wire but didn't offer much entertainment value. A good win for the young Brumbies side nevertheless. MORE »

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ireland see off Italy with strong second half in Dublin

Ireland piled on the points in the second half to come out convincing 42-10 victors over Italy in their Six Nations encounter at Lansdowne Road on Saturday. It's their first win of this year's championship and their first of four games on the trot. MORE »

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Robbie Fruean's huge handoff on Piri Weepu

Here's another look at that incredible handoff from powerhouse center Robbie Fruean during Super Rugby's opening game between the Blues and the Crusaders at Eden Park yesterday. The Crusaders won the game 19-18. MORE »

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Funnies - Marland Yarde try saver on Marland Yarde

There's a lot going on this weekend, with Six Nations and Super Rugby taking center stage, but there's still time to share this fairly amusing moment from the LV= Cup a few week's back, where a young man's eagerness got the better of him. MORE »

Friday, February 24, 2012

Dirt Trackers Rugby Show - Stephen Ferris chat and Super Rugby preview

In this week's Dir Trackers show the guys chat to Ireland and Ulster duo, Andrew Trimble and Stephen Ferris, ahead of their match against Italy, and discuss what's going on in New Zealand with Super Rugby, and SBW, fever. MORE »

Friday, February 24, 2012

Super Rugby 2012 Profiles - The South African teams

We're now into Super Rugby 2012 season so after having looked at what the Kiwis and Aussies have on offer, it's time scope out the South African talent, as New Zealand's own Tony O'Sullivan talks us through each of the teams from the Republic. MORE »

Friday, February 24, 2012

Blues vs Crusaders Highlights - Super Rugby Round 1

Quick highlights of an excellent Super Rugby opening game between the Crusaders and the Blues. Clips from the game will be featured on the homepage soon. MORE »

Thursday, February 23, 2012

O2 Inside Line - Six Nations 2012, episode 3

One of the most anticipated Six Nations games of the season takes place this weekend as England host Wales at Twickenham with both sides currently unbeaten. We catch up with O2 Inside Line this week to see what's been going on. MORE »

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Adriaan Fondse's red card punch on big tackling Delon Armitage

Newcastle's South African lock Adriaan Fondse has been suspended for one week following a red card he received for punching Delon Armitage last weekend. Armitage himself wasn't squeaky clean, as he made an ugly looking tackle later in the game. MORE »

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

McFly's Dougie Poynter takes on Saracens' Schalk Brits in eating challenge

Watch Schalk Britis and McFly star Dougie Poynter go head to head in this eating challenge that includes chewing and swallowing Lamb's Penis and Pig's ears. MORE »

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Matt Giteau steps up as Toulon score late try against Stade Francais

Toulon snatched a 19-19 draw against Stade Francais in a great game of rugby at the Stade de France on the weekend. The visitors scored a try in the corner with time up, then converted the kick from out wide. MORE »

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Geordan Murphy sinks Saracens with late drop goal at Vicarage Road

Leicester Tigers pulled of an incredible last minute win over Saracens at Vicarage Road on Sunday, beating them 20-19 thanks to a dropgoal by Geordan Murphy after 26 phases of play. It was Saracens' first defeat at home in over a year. MORE »

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sponsored Video: RBS Rugby Masterclass - Kicking and Lineouts

Scotland play France this weekend in the Six Nations so here's a quick look at two interesting videos from some of their players, one showing good kicking form, and the other how to dominate a lineout. MORE »

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Super Rugby 2012 Profiles - The Australian teams

A few days back we took a look at a formidable New Zealand conference that has one or two sides that could well challenge for top honours in this year's Super Rugby tournament. Today silver tongued Tony talks us through the Australian teams, and where their strengths and weaknesses lie. MORE »

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rotherham beat Doncaster with dramatic extra time wonder kick

On Saturday afternoon 4000 fans witnessed an incredible finish to a Championship game at Castle Park in South Yorkshire as Rotherham Titans snatched a 15-14 win over Doncaster Knights with an extra-time penalty kick. MORE »

Monday, February 20, 2012

Bath and Gloucester get to know one another in mass brawl at the Rec

Gloucester beat Bath 14-11 in muddy conditions in what was a typically fiesty West Country Aviva Premiership derby at the Rec on Saturday. The tone was set early on, with two players being sent to the sin-bin to cool off after a mass brawl erupted. MORE »

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Funnies - Joe Van Niekerk scores with a vertical leap try

Today's funny clip comes from the Top 14, and was actually requested by one of the guys on the field when it happened. It features Joe Van Niekerk finishing off a lovely Toulon try, but losing serious man points on the dive. MORE »

Friday, February 17, 2012

Super Rugby 2012 Profiles - The New Zealand teams

Super Rugby is just a week away so our man in New Zealand, Tony O'Sullivan, has put together a no-nonsense preview of the teams over there that will be competing for the trophy. Next week we'll feature the Australian and South African teams. Feel free to share your thoughts on the sides, the previews, and what excites you most this year. MORE »

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Huge hit on Samoa's Uale Mai at the Las Vegas Sevens

This year's USA Sevens in Las Vegas smashed all previous attendance records for the tournament, with over 64 000 fans attending all three days. Those who were there saw some fantastic rugby, and plenty of big tackles. MORE »

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jean-Pierre Perez loses the plot against Montpellier

Montpellier keep in touch with the top four of the Top 14 with a 22-11 win over Perpignan on Friday night. Early in the game the Catalans weren't helped by the sin-binning of fiery flanker, Jean-Pierre Perez. MORE »

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Montpellier keep the pressure on with win over Perpignan

Highlights of Montpellier's 22-11 win over Perpignan in the Top 14 on Friday night MORE »

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wales looking strong after solid win over Scotland

Scotland picked up two yellow cards as they lost 27-13 to Wales in their Six Nations meeting on Sunday. It was another game of missed chances for the Scots, and the Welsh are now in a strong position as they head into their next game, against England. MORE »

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

No date confirmed yet for postponed Six Nations game

The Six Nations council met yesterday and have said that they are yet to set a date for the replay of the game between France and Ireland in Paris. The game was called off within minutes of kickoff on Saturday night due to a frozen pitch. MORE »

Monday, February 13, 2012

England edge past Italy in the snow of Rome

England got out of jail in Rome thanks to another charge down from Charlie Hodgson, and some consistent kicking from young Owen Farrell. They've got a few big players returning to the squad though, so that should bolster their efforts. MORE »

Monday, February 13, 2012

Samoa beat New Zealand in dramatic Vegas Sevens final

Samoa beat New Zealand 26-19 in a dramatic USA Sevens Final in Las Vegas, claiming their first tournament win of the season. Today we've got highlights for you from every day of the tournament, with some of the best tries, as well as some great tackles. MORE »

Friday, February 10, 2012

John Leslie scores the fastest ever international try in 1999

Wales face Scotland on Sunday in the Six Nations so today we look back on a previous meeting between the two sides, going all the way back to 1999 and the last ever Five Nations tournament. On that day Scotland got a start to the match they could only have dreamed of. MORE »

Thursday, February 09, 2012

O2 Inside Line - Six Nations 2012, episode 2

England head to Rome this weekend to face a pumped up Italian side that still have a lot to prove in this Six Nations. In today's O2 Inside Line we catch up with some of the England players ahead of the game. MORE »

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Nick Mallett's son wins car with incredible crossbar challenge kick

The Six Nations wasn't the only big thing taking place around the rugby world this past weekend as the Cape Town Tens Rugby Festival produced a fantastic once in a lifetime moment for one lucky individual. MORE »

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Carlos Spencer highlights from the Blues' 2003 winning season

Super Rugby kicks into gear again soon as the focus shifts down south, with rugby fans spoilt for choice over the next few months. Here's a look at one of Super Rugby's greatest ever players, in one of his best ever years. MORE »

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Sonny Bill Williams claims the New Zealand Heavyweight boxing title

Sonny Bill Williams went five from five as he defeated American Clarence Tillman III in the first round of their New Zealand Professional Boxing Association championship bout in Hamilton. MORE »

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Bradley Davies & Stephen Ferris controversial tackles discussed

Wales lock Bradley Davies and Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris have been cited following their yellow cards in the classic match between the two sides on Saturday. Here's another look at the incidents, as well as an interesting post-match discussion. MORE »

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Sonny Bill Williams and Clarence Tillman III brawl at weigh-in

Sonny Bill Williams has hit the headlines again following an altercation with his next boxing opponent, Clarence Tillman III. The scuffle broke out at their weigh-in ahead of Wednesday night's clash for the vacant New Zealand Heavyweight title. MORE »

Monday, February 06, 2012

Wales seal victory with late kick in Six Nations thriller against Ireland

Leigh Halfpenny was the man of the hour for Wales on the weekend, slotting a last minute penalty to cause the first major upset of the 2012 Six Nations and seal an thrilling 23-21 win over Ireland in Dublin on Sunday. MORE »

Monday, February 06, 2012

Scotland fail to capitalise on chances as England take Calcutta Cup

Eight points from debutant Owen Farrell and a Charlie Hodgson try proved to be the difference as England saw off a sloppy Scotland side 13-6 at Murrayfield this weekend. England were under the pump in the second half but escaped with the win. MORE »

Monday, February 06, 2012

France start Six Nations campaign with solid win over spirited Italy

France opened their 2012 Six Nations campaign with a convincing 30-12 win over Italy at the Stade de France on Saturday. One of the highlights of the game was a fantastic try scored by winger Julien Malzieu, while debutant Wesley Fofana also crossed. MORE »

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Highlights from both days of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Wellington

Catch up on highlights from the latest round of the HSBC World Series Sevens as New Zealand took the Cup in front of their home crowd in Wellington. Some brilliant tries were scored on both days, with the cup semi final in particular, between England and NZ, proving to be a classic. MORE »

Friday, February 03, 2012

Dirt Trackers Rugby Show - Six Nations & Wellington Sevens previews

We've got a an enjoyable Six Nations podcast-type preview for you today from the guys at the Dirt Trackers rugby show in Ireland and New Zealand. They chatted to Ireland stars Cian Healy, Jonny Sexton and Andrew Trimble ahead of their clash with Wales this weekend. MORE »

Friday, February 03, 2012

O2 Inside Line - Six Nations 2012, episode 1

As we head into Six Nations weekend O2 Inside returns with previews for tomorrow's Calcutta Cup match between England and Scotland, and a look behind the scenes with the England camp at Pennyhill Park. MORE »

Friday, February 03, 2012

Friday Funnies - Stephen Donald low blow

All Black World Cup winner Stephen Donald played a large part in Bath's convincing win over a weakened Northampton Saints team in the LV= Cup on the weekend. He did however take a bit of a knock in the second half, which apparently needs to be shared. MORE »

Friday, February 03, 2012

Last chance to WIN Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge

At the end of last year we ran a competition to give away two copies of the excellent Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge game for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. Today we're extending the comp by another week, so you still have one last chance to enter. MORE »

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Highlights from Round Three of the Anglo-Welsh Cup

The LV Cup (also known as the Anglo-Welsh Cup) continued with round 3 of action this past weekend. Here's a quick look at official highlights from four of the matches, as well as all the results from the rest of the games. MORE »

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Romain Poite enjoys the funny game, but Geordan Murphy disagrees

Leicester Tigers were frustrated by Ulster in the Heineken Cup a few weeks back as they went down 41-7 at Ravenhill. Tempers boiled over in the second half, but referee Romain Poite maintained he was enjoying it. MORE »