Posts for July 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Magic Of Bledisloe, featuring the George Gregan miracle tackle in 1994

Ahead of this year's Bledisloe Cup, that forms part of the Rugby Championship, the Australian Rugby Union have produced a series of videos that look back at classic matches against the All Blacks from years gone by. MORE »

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fiji's two sensational tries that launched victorious Pacific Nations Cup campaign

Last month Fiji won the Pacific Nations Cup for the first time with a 34-21 victory over Tonga in the final match. They scored some great tries on the way to the title, but none better than these too in their opening rain-soaked match against Japan. MORE »

Monday, July 29, 2013

Schoolboy suffers horrific double break below the knee - Injury update

South African schoolboy Martin Groenewald snapped his leg in two places during a match that was televised live across the nation at the weekend. It was horrific to see, but the good news is that the 18-year-old has since had surgery and is recovering well. MORE »

Monday, July 29, 2013

Brumbies snatch victory from Bulls to reach Super Rugby Final

Brumbies coach Jake White says that the Bulls' decisions to turn down three kicks at goal heavily played in his teams favour during the dramatic second Super Rugby Semi Final on Saturday. The Brumbies won the game 26-23 after snatching a late try. MORE »

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Chiefs edge the Crusaders in classic Super Rugby Semi Final

The Chiefs will defend their Super Rugby title against the Brumbies in Hamilton after they beat the Crusaders 20-19 in a semi final thriller on Saturday night. They scored 17 points in the second half to turn around a 9-3 deficit at the break. MORE »

Friday, July 26, 2013

Plays of the Week - Super Rugby Qualifiers and final round

Ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby semi finals, here are two week's worth of Plays of the Week from Rugby HQ. The latest episode features a mini-tribute to the great Radike Samo, who is leaving Australia to play rugby in Japan. MORE »

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Rugby HQ's Top 5 Ridiculous Passes of All Time

This week's Top 5 from Rugby HQ features some of the most 'ridiculous' passes ever attempted on a rugby field, by some of the most flamboyant players. Quade Cooper was in studio to watch first hand, and unsurprisingly, he made it onto the list. MORE »

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Brumbies ready for Bulls challenge after late scare against the Cheetahs

The Brumbies survived a late scare to beat the Cheetahs 15-13 in Canberra in their Super Rugby playoff game at the weekend. They face another big challenge this coming weekend as they take on the Bulls in Pretoria for a place in the final. MORE »

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Heineken Cup 2013/2014 Official Fixtures

The Heineken Cup fixtures for next season were announced earlier this week, with reigning champions Toulon opening their defence of the title with a home game against Glasgow Warriors on 13 October. Full fixtures video and media release below. MORE »

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Crusaders look ahead to another Semi Final after crushing the Reds

The Crusaders finished the Super Rugby regular season on a high with a dominant 38-9 victory over the Reds, sealing their place in the semi finals, where they will face the Chiefs. It is their 12th straight semi final appearance, aiming for their 8th title. MORE »

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Toulon play Olympique Marseille in half rugby-half football charity match

A crazy game took place in France earlier in the week as Toulon hosted football club Olympique Marseille for a half football-half rugby match in aid of charity. Eric Cantona was on hand to ref and play as things got a bit strange in the second half. MORE »

Saturday, July 20, 2013

LIVE STREAM of Lignano Super Beach 5's Rugby

Live stream of the Super Beach 5's Rugby from Lignano, Italy, all weekend. You can watch on Saturday and Sunday, from 09.45 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 18.00 MORE »

Thursday, July 18, 2013

IRB reaffirm commitment to Concussion Management Best Practice

The International Rugby Board (IRB) have released a statement detailing their commitment to ensuring that the concussion management procedure, that has been on trial, is being applied properly and will continue to improve and maintain player safety. MORE »

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bhubesi Pride project update, chat with founder and how to apply

Another hugely successful rugby coaching mission in Africa has come to an end for Bhubesi Pride, as they now look ahead to the 2014 recruitment process. We caught up with founder Richard Bennett to learn more about this year's ground breaking trip. MORE »

Thursday, July 18, 2013

London Wasps players given sprinting masterclass by track stars

Speed will prove a crucial asset at this year's J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series - and London Wasps may have gained a competitive edge after picking up some sprinting tips from some of Great Britain's fastest. MORE »

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Fastest Man In Rugby: Carlin Isles short documentary

A lot has already been said about USA Sevens speedstar Carlin Isles, but thanks to an excellent new short feature by Grantland, we get to learn a bit more about the former track athlete, including a first hand account of his humble upbringing. MORE »

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Prop Ben Tameifuna's big charge against the Blues

There's nothing better than seeing a 137kg+ prop in full flight, and we were treated to it by Ben Tameifuna against the Blues at the weekend. He took on a few smaller backs but it was his acceleration that was probably the most impressive thing. MORE »

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rene Ranger shows the finger after high tackle by Bundee Aki

The Blues bid farewell to three key players at the weekend but it wasn't the fairytale they'd planned as they lost 26-16 to the Chiefs. In the first half Rene Ranger was on the receiving end of a high shot that wasn't carded, and showed his disgust at the decision. MORE »

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sharni Williams dubbed Woman of Steel after brutal double knock

Here's a clip from the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow that we've been meaning to post and add to the archive for a while. So rather late than never, if you haven't seen this collision yet, it's well worth watching but not for the faint hearted. MORE »

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia, plus WIN a 2013 Lions jersey

A week is a long time in world sport, as British & Irish Lions fans might already feel like the historic Test series win happened ages ago. Since then, Andy Murray has won Wimbledon, and this afternoon England won the first Test in the Ashes series. MORE »

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Kane Barrett gets straight red card but cited for separate stamp

Blues flanker Kane Barrett was red carded against the Chiefs after appearing to have made contact with the head of lock Craig Clarke. Blues coach John Kirwan was incensed at the decision, but Barrett has since been cited for a separate incident. MORE »

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Super Beach 5's Rugby in Lignano, Italy - Live streamed on Rugbydump

Next weekend sees the 2013 Super Beach 5's hit stunning Lignano in Italy, as teams from around the world converge on a beautiful part of Europe to play the fastest version of the sport. This year we'll be live streaming direct from the tournament. MORE »

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Wilhelm Steenkamp suspended for two weeks for head charge on Butch James

Earlier in the week we showed a clip of Butch James being yellow carded for a high tackle against the Bulls, and mentioned that just before that he was involved in a scuffle. We've now got a clip of that, including the bit the TMO didn't see. MORE »

Friday, July 12, 2013

Gavin Henson knocked out by punch from new Bath team-mate

Former Wales star Gavin Henson was knocked out by a teammate in a pub in Bath on Wednesday night. Mobile phone footage of the incident has emerged, showing Henson in an altercation with what appears to be Carl Fearns, who floored him with one punch. MORE »

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Plays of the Week - The Lions Series Awards

The latest Plays of the Week aired on Rugby HQ in Australia a few hours ago, no doubt featuring some introspective analysis of what could have been with the Wallabies, who now have a new coach in the form of Ewen McKenzie. MORE »

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ligtoring Landman disallowed try and celebration after Rene Ranger hit

The Cheetahs scored three tries to beat the Blues 34-13 and reach the Super Rugby playoffs for the first time in their history. They had a few tries disallowed too, including this from Ligtoring Landman, who took a big knock but got up to run it in, and celebrate. MORE »

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Timelapse of third Test as Lions beat the Wallabies to win the series

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) have put together a fascinating timelapse video of the third Test in Sydney, focussing on the field from the time the gates opened to when they closed. There are almost 5000 photos in total, shot over 6 hours and condensed into just 3 minutes. MORE »

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

George Smith knocked out by Richard Hibbard on Wallaby return

Wallaby legend George Smith has played his final game for his country, but it didn't go entirely to plan as he was knocked out just minutes into the deciding Test against the Lions. He somehow returned to the field, but was less effective than planned. MORE »

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Wallabies vs British & Irish Lions - Third Test - Full Match

Catch up on the full match of the historic decider in Sydney, as the Lions went all out to get their first series win since 1997. Watch the full game again, with Australian commentary, as well as some of the interviews and celebrations after the match. MORE »

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Leigh Halfpenny named British & Irish Lions HSBC Player of the Series

Leigh Halfpenny has been recognised as the HSBC Lions player of the Series after helping to guide The British & Irish Lions to their first Test Series win in 16 years. MORE »

Monday, July 08, 2013

Butch James suspended for four weeks for high tackle on Jurgen Visser

Sharks flyhalf Butch James has been suspended for four weeks for a dangerous tackle he made during the 20-19 loss to the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday night. The Bulls scored a try following the tackle, which ultimately gave them the win. MORE »

Monday, July 08, 2013

Young Michael Gunn cuts Wallaby Rod Davies in two with big tackle

This short clip shows 18-year-old 2012 Australian Schoolboy Michael Gunn, playing for Easts Rugby Union Club, chopping down former Wallaby wing 'Rocket' Rod Davies. MORE »

Saturday, July 06, 2013

The British and Irish Lions win the series 2-1 after third Test rout

The British and Irish Lions have beaten the Wallabies 2-1 after a convincing 41-16 victory in Sydney. Leigh Halfpenny, who was named Man of the Series, set up two tries and kicked brilliantly yet again. It was the first Lions series victory since 1997. MORE »

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Plays of the week - The incredible Jean, Lions classics and more

The Wallabies vs Lions deciding game kicks off shortly but there is still time for a quick look at the latest Plays of the Week from the guys at Rugby HQ on Fox Sports, featuring some classic moments from the Lions series, as well as some of the best from Super Rugby, and some Sevens action. MORE »

Friday, July 05, 2013

Lions tour recap ahead of third Test decider against the Wallabies

Ahead of the biggest Lions game in four years, here is a bit of a review of what has taken place so far against the Wallabies, featuring some of the best bits from the first two Tests. MORE »

Thursday, July 04, 2013

TJ Perenara gets injured then makes courageous tackle

Hurricanes scrumhalf TJ Perenara scored a try as part of a losing effort against the Chiefs, but one of the more memorable moments of the game came a few minutes later, as he showed great courage to make a tackle despite receiving a nasty knock. MORE »

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll dropped for series decider against the Wallabies

Warren Gatland has made six changes to the side that faced the Wallabies last weekend, shocking fans by dropping Brian O'Driscoll, who had been widely tipped to captain the team in his last ever British & Irish Lions game. MORE »

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Jean Deysel plays on despite getting jersey ripped by Rene Ranger

South African and New Zealand sides played their rounds of Super Rugby at the weekend, with the Sharks narrowly defeating the Blues in Durban. One of the funnier moments was when forward Jean Deysel lost his shirt, but continued playing. MORE »

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Wallaby skipper James Horwill cleared and free to play in deciding Lions Test

Wallaby skipper James Horwill has been cleared after an appeal from the IRB against the decision that found that he did not intentionally stamp on Lions lock Alun-Wyn Jones. Horwill has said that he feels vindicated following the lengthy legal process. MORE »

Monday, July 01, 2013

HSBC Lions Weekly - Reaction as series is levelled in Melbourne

It's Monday so time for the weekly British and Irish Lions warap-up as we look back on the second Test with HSBC Lions Weekly, featuring exclusive interviews and thoughts from legends past and present, in the build up to and following the second Test. MORE »

Monday, July 01, 2013

The AIG Rugby Innovation Challenge

AIG have collaborated with Opta, New Zealand Rugby, and USA Rugby to launch the AIG Rugby Innovation Challenge, offering $85 000 in prizes for software developers that would like to work with big data and bring rugby to the masses. MORE »

Monday, July 01, 2013

Tamati Ellison's sensational pass puts Ben Smith in for the try

Despite going down 40-12 to the Crusaders in Dunedin, the Highlanders scored first through a piece of individual brilliance from Tamati Ellison, that resulted in a try for Ben Smith. It was just one of many great moments in an eventful Super Rugby game. MORE »

 
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