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 »

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 »