Posts for March 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Round 5

This is just a quick post to catch up on the ever popular Rugby Club Plays of the Week, this time from Round 5 of Super Rugby. In this edition Fox Sports brings us the usual big hits, great tries, and funny moments, as well as a quick look at what happened in Hong Kong at the Sevens. MORE »

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Johan Goosen finishes classic Cheetahs try vs the Crusaders

The Cheetahs pulled off an impressive upset win over the Hurricanes in Wellington earlier today, which was a reminder that this classic team effort from them last weekend against the Crusaders wasn't featured during the week. So here it is. MORE »

Friday, March 30, 2012

Calum Clark banned for 32 weeks for breaking another player's arm

Last night the verdict in the Calum Clark hearing was announced, resulting in the young Northampton Saints loose forward being suspended from the game for 32 weeks. He will miss England's tour to South Africa, and only play again in November. Below is a short report with a reverse angle of the incident. MORE »

Thursday, March 29, 2012

George North beats Alex Cuthbert to set up great Scarlets try

Star Welsh winger George North made his return to the Scarlets this past weekend and proved vital in their win over the Cardiff Blues, as he came on late in the match and showed more of his Six Nations form to set up a lovely try. MORE »

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stuart Lancaster named new England Head Coach

After week's of speculation, Stuart Lancaster was earlier today named as the new England Head Coach, following on from a good period in charge as interim coach during the Six Nations. He will be on board until after the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with his contract expiring in January 2016. MORE »

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ben Youngs cited for striking London Irish's Jamie Gibson

In what's been a poor week for English rugby, and it looks as though another Aviva Premiership player could be suspended, namely Ben Youngs after he lost his cool against London Irish on Sunday. As of last night, he has officially been cited. MORE »

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Midweek Madness - The Adam Ashley-Cooper cartwheel

Over the course of his Test and Super Rugby career, Adam Ashley-Cooper has found himself shifted all over the back division, and his latest move sees him taking up a spot on the wing, a role he's head over heels about. MORE »

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Classic Encounters - Hurricanes snatch dramatic win from the Blues

The Hurricanes snatched a 26-25 win from the Blues in one of the games of the weekend in Super Rugby, as captain Conrad Smith scored a try with time up, which young flyhalf Beauden Barrett duly converted. MORE »

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lions vs Stormers Highlights - Super Rugby Round 5

The Stormers beat the Lions 24-19 at Ellis Park in yet another close game in this round of Super Rugby. Stormers Fullback Joe Pietersen kicked four penalties and two conversions. MORE »

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bulls vs Reds Highlights - Super Rugby Round 5

The Bulls pumped the defending champion Reds 61-8 at Loftus Versfeld in the biggest blow out of the season so far. MORE »