Posts for February 2014

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Scotland drop Kelly Brown for England clash

Scotland captain Kelly Brown has been dropped for their upcoming Six Nations clash with England at Murrayfield, with Brown not even making the replacements bench for the Calcutta Cup match that sees the Scots as heavy underdogs with Betfair. MORE »

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jamie Mackintosh off the ball shoulder shot on Richie McCaw

Here's a quick video that includes a must see super slow-mo of a pretty nasty off the ball shot by Chiefs prop Jamie Mackintosh. The hit is on the indestructible man, Richie McCaw, who was left on the floor in a heap and must have been wondering how Mackintosh stayed on the field. MORE »

Friday, February 28, 2014

Georgia and Romania Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification highlights

Last weekend Georgia and Romania secured their places at Rugby World Cup 2015 following victories in the FIRA-AER European Nations Cup Division 1A. Georgia beat Russia 36-10 in front of over 50 000 fans in Tbilisi, while Romania beat Spain 32-6. MORE »

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Morgan Parra banned for two weeks for head butt on Rene Ranger

Clermont scrumhalf Morgan Parra has been suspended for two weeks for head-butting Montpellier's Rene Ranger in their Top 14 clash at the weekend. He has only just been called into the France squad, but will miss their next match, against Scotland. MORE »

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waratahs vs Western Force Highlights - Super Rugby 2014 Round 2

Israel Folau scored a hat-trick of tries as the Waratahs thumped the Western Force 43-21 at Allianz Stadium on Sunday. The six-try demolition started with just a minute on the clock, and the Wallaby star crossing after a great bit of backline play. Further tries were scored by Alofa Alofa, Kurtley Beale and Kane Douglas. MORE »

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lions vs Stormers Highlights - Super Rugby 2014 Round 2

Highlights of the Lions' huge upset win over the Stormers in Johannesburg. The Lions, back in Super Rugby after a season out, have started well by beating the Cheetahs and now the Stormers, both upsets. In flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff they have a matchwinner, as he's shown two weeks in succession. MORE »

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sharks vs Hurricanes Highlights - Super Rugby 2014 Round 2

The Sharks picked up a 27-9 Super Rugby victory over the Hurricanes in Durban on Saturday. Pat Lambie contributed 17 points in what was a fairly scrappy game, although it did include some nice phases of open play at times. Tries were scored by Willem Alberts and Lwazi Mvovo. MORE »

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Brumbies vs Reds Highlights - Super Rugby 2014 Round 2

Highlights of the opening game of the Australian conference, featuring the Brumbies and the Reds in Canberra. Look out for great tries from some of the flyers on both sides, particularly Reds youngster Aidan Toua. There's also an unfortunate howler by Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg. MORE »

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Highlanders vs Blues Highlights - Super Rugby 2014 Round 2

Extended highlights of the Highlanders vs the Blues from Dunedin. The Highlanders upset the much fancied Blues by shooting out to a big 24-0 lead in the first half, then hung on in the second despite a spirited Blues comeback. Some great tries and an entertaining game all round. MORE »

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Midweek Madness - Schalk Brits runs into brick wall Wayne Barnes

We've seen that over the years referee Wayne Barnes is one that isn't to be messed with on the field. He's usually a strong disciplinarian and is capable of handling even the toughest rugby players out there. He's no pushover physically either, apparently. MORE »