Posts for February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Huge hit by New Zealand Women's Sevens star Linda Itunu

The must see hit featured here took place in Houston as the New Zealand Women's team took on Canada in the Cup Quarter Final on day two. Linda Itunu made a crunching hit on Canada's Mandy Marchak, resulting in a turnover that led to a breakaway try. MORE »

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Edinburgh's Nick De Luca flips Tom Grabham in dangerous tackle

Edinburgh centre Nick De Luca has been banned for 13 weeks following the red card he received for a dangerous tackle late in the game against the Ospreys at the weekend. He attended a disciplinary hearing in Dublin earlier today. MORE »

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tim Nanai-Williams finishes amazing passage of play and scores great solo effort

Chiefs flyer Tim Nanai-Williams scored two spectacular tries at the weekend as the defending Super Rugby champions beat the Highlanders 41-27 in an incredible game of rugby that featured all out attack for the full 80 minutes. MORE »

Monday, February 25, 2013

Kings vs Force Highlights - Super Rugby 2013 Round 2

Kings vs Force Highlights from Port Elizabeth MORE »

Monday, February 25, 2013

Cheetahs vs Sharks Highlights - Super Rugby 2013 Round 2

Cheetahs vs Sharks highlights from Bloemfontein MORE »

Monday, February 25, 2013

Reds vs Waratahs Highlights - Super Rugby 2013 Round 2

Highlights of the Reds vs Waratahs in Brisbane MORE »

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hurricanes vs Blues Highlights - Super Rugby 2013 Round 2

Hurricanes vs Blues Highlights from Wellington MORE »

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bulls vs Stormers Highlights - Super Rugby 2013 Round 2

Highlights of the Bulls vs the Stormers in Pretoria MORE »

Monday, February 25, 2013

Christian Labit's brutal high tackle on Christophe Dominici

This is a quick look at an incident from years gone by as Toulouse flanker Christian Labit took out Stade Francais winger Christophe Dominici with a horrific high shot. MORE »

Monday, February 25, 2013

Prop Luke Cowan-Dickie flick pass sets up try for England U20 vs France U20

England Under 20's beat France Under20's 40-10 in their junior Six Nations game at Sixways. England led just 6-3 at halftime, but had a strong second half, with captain Jack Clifford scoring a hat-trick. MORE »

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Scotland go back to back with tense victory over Ireland

Scotland achieved a famous 12-8 victory over Ireland at Murrayfield, making it the first time they've recorded back to back Six Nations victories in over a decade. With two matches left to play, they still have a chance of winning the tournament. MORE »

Sunday, February 24, 2013

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

England continued their charge towards a Six Nations Grand Slam as they beat France 23-13 in a fascinating game at Twickenham on Saturday. Skipper Chris Robshaw attributed the win to the home team's defence against a dangerous French side. MORE »

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wales win in Rome with comfortable victory over Italy

Wales beat Italy 26-9 in a scrappy Six Nations encounter in Rome on Saturday thanks to tries by Jonathan Davies and Alex Cuthbert. Italy were without inspirational leader Sergio Parisse, who received a heavy banned earlier in the week. MORE »

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Funnies - The Crusaders do the Harlem Shake

Rugby teams are also getting in on the Harlem Shake videos now, and this is the latest effort, coming from the famous Crusaders in New Zealand, apparently organised by none other than Mr Dan Carter. MORE »

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Rugby team Harlem Shake collection

Here is a collection of some of the more interesting rugby related Harlem Shake videos that have come out in the last week. France, Poland, New Zealand, and the UK are all featured. There's even a rugby league team there. MORE »

Friday, February 22, 2013

Rebels vs Brumbies Highlights - Super Rugby 2013 Round 2

Highlights of the Melbourne Rebels vs the Brumbies at AAMI Park MORE »

Friday, February 22, 2013

Highlanders vs Chiefs Highlights - Super Rugby 2013 Round 2

Highlights of the Highlanders vs the Chiefs in Dunedin MORE »

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WIN tickets to watch British and Irish Legends Vs French Rugby Legends

The inaugural British & Irish v French Rugby Legends game takes place at The Stoop on Friday February 22nd. It's the night before France take on England at Twickenham in the Six Nations, and we have pairs of tickets to give away for it. MORE »

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sergio Parisse red carded and banned for insulting referee

Italy captain and Stade Francais number eight Sergio Parisse was yesterday banned for 40 days following the red card he received his team's Top 14 match against Bordeaux-Begles last Saturday. It wasn't the only controversy of the match however. MORE »

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

O2 Inside Line - Season 3 Episode 7

England host France at Twickenham this weekend as the Six Nations gets back under way after a short break. The hosts will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run as they aim for the Grand Slam, having already beaten Scotland and Ireland. MORE »

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Seven week suspension for dangerous tip-tackle in U20 Six Nations

A week ago the verdict in the Ross Moriarty spear tackle case was heard, resulting in a seven week ban for the England under 20 player. Some of you had requested to see the incident, which took place against Ireland u20, so here it is. MORE »

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Alfie To'oala superman tackle and Ed Williamson flying clearout

Last week we shared a clip of a huge Mike Tindall clearout in the Premiership. About a month back something similar happened in France, so here is a look at that, as well as another questionable incident from the same game. MORE »

Monday, February 18, 2013

Brumbies vs Reds Highlights - Super Rugby 2013 Round 1

The Brumbies and Reds highlights from Canberra MORE »

Monday, February 18, 2013

Rebels vs Force Highlights - Super Rugby 2013 Round 1

Extended highlights from the opening match of Super Rugby 2013 between the Melbourne Rebels and the Western Force in Melbourne. MORE »

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Top 10 tries in the Southern Hemisphere in 2012

After a long wait, Super Rugby is back this weekend as fifteen teams set out to do what the Chiefs managed to last season and blast away the competition. Here’s a look at the best tries scored in top flight southern hemisphere domestic rugby in 2012. MORE »

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cian Healy banned for three weeks for leg stamp on Dan Cole

Prop Cian Healy has been suspended for three weeks for a leg stamp on Dan Cole during Ireland's 12-6 defeat by England in the Six Nations at the weekend. He will miss Ireland's upcoming matches against Scotland and France. MORE »

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Aviva Premiership Wrap Up - Round 14

Quick highlights from Round 14 of the Aviva Premiership MORE »

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mike Tindall clears out Tom May after Jimmy Cowan injury

Gloucester moved ahead of Northampton Saints on the Aviva Premiership table with a 27-11 win at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday afternoon. The win came at a cost though as the visitors lost Kiwi Jimmy Cowan to injury in the second half. MORE »

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Prop Ryan Bevington turns on the gas for outstanding Ospreys try

Ospreys prop Ryan Bevington scored one of the tries of the weekend as the Welsh region claimed a 16-12 away win over league leaders Ulster at Ravenhill on Friday night. It was Ulster's first home defeat of the RaboDirect PRO12 season. MORE »

Monday, February 11, 2013

South Africa thump New Zealand in Cup final to win 2013 USA Sevens

South Africa thrashed the New Zealand Sevens team at the Vegas leg of the USA Sevens at Sam Boyd Stadium on Sunday. Following some of the most exciting playoff games we've seen in Sevens history, the 40-21 blowout final took everyone by surprise. MORE »

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Owen Farrell kicks England to victory over Ireland in Dublin

Owen Farrell kicked all of England's points as they went top of the Six Nations table with a 12-6 win over Ireland in wet conditions in Dublin. It was England's first win there in ten years, as they remain the only side now capable of claiming a Grand Slam. MORE »

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Wales win in Paris as France lose for second time in succession

Wales ended an eight-match losing streak with a hard fought 16-6 win over France in Paris on Saturday. The only try of the game was scored by George North from a perfectly placed Dan Biggar crosskick late in the contest. MORE »

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Scotland score four tries in impressive win over Italy at Murrayfield

Scotland claimed a record 34-10 Six Nations win over Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday. It was their first win in the championship for two years, bringing Italy crashing back down to earth after their famous win over France just a week ago. MORE »

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Highlights from day one of the 2013 USA Sevens in Las Vegas

The USA leg of the Sevens World Series commenced in Las Vegas yesterday, with four teams - Samoa, Fiji, South Africa and New Zealand - winning going unbeaten. Eight pool games and the playoffs are on Saturday, with the Semis and Finals on Sunday. MORE »

Friday, February 08, 2013

Wellington Sevens 'Thrift Shop' Music Video

Our friends at The Crowd Goes Wild, Meghan Mutrie specifically, have put together their take on the Thrift Shop by Macklemore, featuring some of the teams that took part in the Wellington Sevens last weekend, as well as New Zealand legend David Tua. MORE »

Friday, February 08, 2013

Sonny Bill Williams goes the distance with Francois Botha

Sonny Bill Williams went the distance and won on a points decision in his WBA International Heavyweight title bout against veteran Francois Botha. The clash ended controversially as it was reduced from twelve to ten rounds shortly before the end. MORE »

Friday, February 08, 2013

Quade Cooper wins first professional fight with first round knockout

Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper won his first professional fight in Brisbane on Friday night with a first-round knockout of insurance salesman Barry Dunnett. Quade Cooper fight highlights MORE »

Friday, February 08, 2013

Carlin Isles speaks out on fame, finding his feet, and being the fastest

Late last year Carlin Isles broke onto the scene after a video of him scoring some great tries on the Sevens circuit shot to over a million views in a week. Since then, he's been widely touted as the fastest rugby player on the planet. MORE »

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Flyhalf Luciano Orquera's best bits against France in Rome

Luciano Orquera was a well deserved Man of the Match as Italy achieved a famous 23-18 upset victory over France in Rome on Sunday. Here is a quick look at some of Orquera's best bits on the day, which included setting up two tries and kicking superbly. MORE »

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

O2 Inside Line - Season 3 Episode 6

O2 Inside Line heads to Dublin this week as England prepare for their Six Nations clash with Ireland at a packed Aviva Stadium. This week's show looks towards the game, and looks back on England's win over Scotland. MORE »

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll and Craig Gilroy big tackles against Wales

Brian O'Driscoll is fast becoming the bookies favourite to captain the Lions on their tour to Australia following Ireland's 30-22 victory over Wales on Saturday. Young winger Craig Gilroy, who also looks to be a star, could be joining him down under. MORE »

Monday, February 04, 2013

HSBC Lions Monthly - Episode 2

Last month we featured the first in a series that will lead up to what is arguably the most anticipated rugby event of the year, the British & Irish Lions tour of Australia. MORE »

Monday, February 04, 2013

Big fight between Belgium and Georgia in Rugby World Cup qualifier

The Six Nations B got under way on Saturday with a Rugby World Cup 2015 qualifier between Belgium and Georgia in Brussels. Unfortunately the game started off in poor spirit with a huge brawl between the two sides. MORE »

Monday, February 04, 2013

Italy stun France with another Six Nations upset win in Rome

In one of the most entertaining opening weekend's of Six Nations rugby for some time, the best was saved for last as Italy and France battled it out at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, with the hosts taking a famous 23-18 victory. MORE »

Saturday, February 02, 2013

England power past Scotland to retain Calcutta Cup at Twickenham

It was a good day for England fans as they beat Scotland 38-18 at Twickenham to claim the Calcutta Cup for the fourth successive year. The Women’s team also kicked things off with a win over Scotland, 76-0, and the Sevens team won in Wellington. MORE »

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Ireland hold off Welsh comeback to claim win in Six Nations opener

Ireland fought off a determined second half Welsh comeback to win the opening game of the Six Nations championship 30-22 at the Millennium Stadium. The visitors led 30-3 early in the second half and held on thanks to their gutsy defence. MORE »

Saturday, February 02, 2013

England win Wellington Sevens after dramatic Cup Final with Kenya

England scored a late equaliser to take a thrilling Wellington Sevens Cup Final into extra time, and ultimately beat a numbers deprived, but spirited, Kenyan team 24-19. New Zealand beat Samoa to take third place. MORE »

Friday, February 01, 2013

Friday Funnies - Flanker gets away with sneaky slap at scrum

You may remember that a few years back we posted a clip that featured Southland prop Chris King sneakily slapping his opposite number in an ITM Cup match against Waikato. MORE »

Friday, February 01, 2013

Highlights from Day One of the 2013 Wellington Sevens

Day One of the New Zealand Sevens was all about the party atmosphere, outrageous fancy dress, and some big upsets. After a great day of rugby that included some incredible tries and plenty of surprises, we now know the line up for the quarter finals. MORE »