Posts for July 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bhubesi Pride complete their African coaching initiative, start planning for 2013

Bhubesi Pride recently arrived into Cape Town as they marked the end of a quite remarkable journey through Africa. Today we take a look at the latest updates, and provide information.. MORE »

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A look back at the successful 1997 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa

There's just under a year to go until the next British & Irish Lions tour, which as we all know will take place in Australia. Total Rugby recently took a look back at what happened on the last successful Lions tour, which was 15 years ago in South Africa. MORE »

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waikato Chiefs ready for semi final clash with the Crusaders

Hayley Holt of The Crowd Goes Wild visited the Chiefs to find out how they have been preparing ahead of their Super Rugby Semi Final showdown with the almighty Crusaders on Friday. MORE »

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Defending champion Reds blown away by the Sharks in Brisbane

The Sharks lived up to their reputation of being a strong travelling side as they beat the Reds 30-17 in Brisbane to set up a Super Rugby semi final clash with the Stormers in Cape Town next weekend. The Final will be a New Zealand vs South Africa affair. MORE »

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Crusaders win comfortably against the travelling Bulls

The Bull scored two tries to one but were no match for the dominant Crusaders, who produced a 28-13 victory in the Super Rugby Semi Finals qualifier in Christchurch yesterday. They will travel to Hamilton to take on the Chiefs for a place in the Final. MORE »

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Tougher than Chuck Norris

Another thoroughly enjoyable Plays of the Week from The Rugby Club and Sean Maloney, on Fox Sports Australia. MORE »

Friday, July 20, 2012

School of Hard Knocks - Behind the scenes training with The Foundry

School of Hard Knocks proved to be extremely popular this year and with so much going on behind the scenes, some of the intense training that took place wasn't actually included in the four episodes. So today we have some exclusive unseen footage for you, courtesy of one of London's premier training companies, The Foundry. MORE »

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Classic Encounters - Madagascar host Namibia in epic high scoring battle

One of the games of the season played out at an unlikely venue recently, a beautiful land perhaps nowdaways known more for its animated namesake. Madagascar hosted Namibia for the Africa Cup Division 1B title, and the match was a classic. MORE »

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Madagascar wardance vs Namibia

A look at the Madagascan wardance before their classic match against Namibia MORE »

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gio Aplon knocked out with brutal elbow from teammate

Stormers and Springbok flyer Gio Aplon took a horrific knock against the Rebels, resulting in him slumping to the floor in one of the most awkward looking positions we've seen. Luckily he soldiered on, and will be available for their next match. MORE »

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

WIN a copy of Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge for Sony Vita

Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge has now been released on the Sony Vita platform. The game has more content and more official licenses than any other Rugby game, so we've arranged a competition for you to stand a chance of winning a copy. MORE »

Monday, July 16, 2012

Quade Cooper suspended for one week for dangerous hit on Berrick Barnes

Quade Cooper will miss the Reds' playoff match against the Sharks next weekend following a dangerous tackle he made on Waratahs back Berrick Barnes. He received a yellow card at the time, and has since been suspended for one week. MORE »

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bulls vs Lions Highlights - Super Rugby Round 18

Highlights of the Bulls vs the Lions MORE »

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sharks vs Cheetahs - Super Rugby Round 18

Highlights of the Sharks vs Cheetahs MORE »

Monday, July 16, 2012

Stormers vs Rebels Highlights - Super Rugby Round 18

Highlights of the Stormers vs the Rebels MORE »

Monday, July 16, 2012

Reds vs Waratahs Highlights - Super Rugby Round 18

Highlights of the Reds vs the Waratahs MORE »

Monday, July 16, 2012

Crusaders vs Force Highlights - Super Rugby Round 18

Highlights of the Crusaders vs the Force MORE »

Monday, July 16, 2012

Brumbies vs Blues Highlights - Super Rugby Round 18

Highlights of the Brumbies vs the Blue MORE »

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hurricanes vs Chiefs - Super Rugby Round 18

Highlights of the Hurricanes vs Chiefs MORE »

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Scarlets Tries of the Season 2011/2012

Just over a year ago we posted a video that featured the Scarlets Tries of the Season for 2010/2012. The video proved hugely popular, so here is a follow up for this latest season's tries from the Welsh region. It's over ten minutes long, but there is plenty of quality in there. MORE »

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Referees Keith Brown and Romain Poite get too close to the action

After Ireland's heavy loss to New Zealand last month some of the Irish fans groaned that the best tackle their team made all game was on referee Romain Poite. Here's a look at that moment, as well as one from Super Rugby last weekend. MORE »

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Don't call me Shirley

Prepare for lift off with a rather unique look at the latest Super Rugby Plays of the Week, brought to us as always by Sean Maloney and the Rugby Club. More great tries, hits, and funnies. Enjoy. MORE »

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Felipe Contepomi knocked out vs Racing Metro

Argentina named their training squad for the Rugby Championship earlier this week, with Felipe Contepomi the notable exclusion, as he will be playing for Stade Francais. Here's a quick clip from a few months back that some of you had requested to see. MORE »

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sonny Bill Williams off to Japan then returns to the NRL and Rugby League

If you haven't heard yet, Sonny Bill Williams is leaving the Chiefs to play rugby in Japan for a few months, then he's off to the NRL in Australia, where he will probably join the Sydney Roosters. MORE »

Monday, July 09, 2012

Departing prop Sona Taumalolo's great run against the Crusaders

Fan favourite Sona Taumalolo will be leaving the Chiefs to spend three and a half years with Perpignan soon, as he looks to set up a secure future for himself and his family. He caught the eye with this fantastic run against the Crusaders on the weekend. MORE »

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Ice Ice Bieber

The latest Plays of the Week features the usual catch up on Super Rugby, and includes a look at some of the moments we've highlighted over the past week. MORE »

Friday, July 06, 2012

New Fijian wardance performed vs Scotland - The I Bole

If you watched the Fiji vs Scotland game recently you will have noted that through the shakey camerawork and occasional throw backs to black and white TV, we got to see an all new prematch wardance, which is called the I Bole, and replaces the Cibi. MORE »

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Two big hits from the Highlanders vs the Chiefs

Here is a very quick look at two big hits from the Highlanders vs Chiefs game, the same match that we featured earlier in the week with the Sonny Bill Williams scuffle. MORE »

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Wallaby legend Stirling Mortlock's retirement tribute

Stirling Mortlock played his final game on Australian soil on the weekend, as the 35 year old Wallaby legend will be hanging up his boots at the end of this season. Here's a great look back at an incredible career that has spanned nearly 15 years. MORE »

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

WIN the training jersey Dan Carter wore in adidas trick shots video

Last week we launched the Everything's a Target adidas video #1, which included a chance to win a Dan Carter signed ball. Today we've got the second brilliant video, and thanks to the nice people at adidas, we've been given the top he wore, and later signed, to give to one lucky RD user. MORE »

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Bjorn Basson's great try against the Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld

Bulls flyer Bjorn Basson scored one of the tries of the weekend on Saturday as the Bulls beat the Cheetahs 40-24 with a first half demolition that stunned the visitors. There were ten tries scored in total by the end, but here is a quick look at one of the best. MORE »

Monday, July 02, 2012

Manu Tuilagi vs Jean De Villiers in the first Test in Durban

Expected to make a big impact during the three-Test series against the Springboks, England's powerhouse center Manu Tuilagi showed patches of what he's capable of, but was for the most part contained by the midfield combo of Jean De Villiers and Francois Steyn. Here is a quick look back at some of the best collisions from the first Test. MORE »

Monday, July 02, 2012

Bulls vs Cheetahs Highlights - Super Rugby Round 16

Highlights of the Bulls vs the Cheetahs MORE »

Monday, July 02, 2012

Stormers vs Lions Highlights - Super Rugby Round 16

Highlights of the Stormers vs the Lions MORE »

Monday, July 02, 2012

Force vs Brumbies Highlights - Super Rugby Round 16

Highlights of the Force vs Brumbies MORE »

Monday, July 02, 2012

Crusaders vs Hurricanes - Super Rugby Round 16

Highlights of the Crusaders vs the Hurricanes MORE »

Monday, July 02, 2012

Rebels vs Reds Highlights - Super Rugby Round 16

TBC - will be updated asap MORE »

Monday, July 02, 2012

Highlanders vs Chiefs - Super Rugby Round 16

Highlights of the Highlanders vs the Chiefs MORE »

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sonny Bill Williams puts the shoulder in against the Highlanders

The top of the table Chiefs beat the Highlanders 27-21 in a heated encounter in Dunedin on Saturday. Sonny Bill Williams sparked an early try, but was involved in a scuffle early in the second half. He has also announced that he's moving to Rugby League. MORE »

Sunday, July 01, 2012

James O'Connor drops the F-Bomb during half time interview

Here's a quick clip of the James O'Connor half time interview that some of you wanted to see. He was also sporting a new hairdo, with comparisons being made to Vanilla Ice, Jedward, and others. MORE »

 
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