Friday, November 14, 2014

Joost van der Westhuizen speaks to Matt Dawson and team on Rugby Tonight

Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen has been in the UK of late, traveling around to not only watch matches but also to spread awareness for MND and the work his J9 Foundation does. He was on BT Sport's Rugby Tonight recently for a catch up chat. MORE »

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Five stars nominated for IRB World Rugby Player of the Year 2014

The International Rugby Board has announced a shortlist of five nominees for the IRB World Rugby Player of the Year 2014. The list comprises five players that were selected after forty-five matches were reviewed by the panel. Three countries are represented. MORE »

Behind the scenes with Nick Cummins and the Barbarians

We all saw how well the Barbarians played against both Australia and the Leicester Tigers recently, and that was due in part to the kind of characters and talent they had in the multicultural squad. One of the most colourful of those characters was of course Nick Cummins, the Honey Badger. MORE »

Monday, November 10, 2014

Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen believes that England's new approach is what made them so competitive during the All Blacks' 24-21 win on Saturday. He also said that TV producers are favouring the home sides when it comes to the big screen replays. MORE »

Scotland score five times against Argentina in Murrayfield tryfest

Scotland scored five tries against Argentina and despite leaking a few points at the end, they entertained Murrayfield with a convincing 41-31 victory. Coach Vern Cotter has said that he was very proud, as they now shift focus to the New Zealand challenge. MORE »

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Ireland upset South Africa with impressive physicality in Dublin

An inspired Ireland proved to strong for a rusty looking South Africa in Dublin on Saturday. The home side dominated the fierce breakdown battle, and took their points to win 29-15, for the Boks' first Northern Hemisphere team defeat since 2010. MORE »

Australia edge Wales in another agonising defeat for home fans

Australia edged Wales 33-28 in another tight encounter between the two sides, but it was the tenth successive time the Wallabies came up trumps. The home side started well and the first half was even, but Australia held their nerve late in the game. MORE »

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

While there were a whole heap of big Test matches taking place today, the stand out result occurred in Dublin, as Ireland upset southern hemisphere giants South Africa. Elsewhere, New Zealand won after a tough fight with England, while Australia edged Wales for the tenth time in succession. MORE »

Friday, November 07, 2014

Friday Funnies - Prop Adam Jones' audacious drop goal attempt

If you missed this, here is a look at Welsh prop Adam Jones' drop goal attempt in the Guinness Pro 12 match against Munster recently. With scores tied and time running out, the Cardiff Blues front rower found himself in front of goal with a perfect opportunity, so gave it a shot. MORE »

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Emotive Guinness ads with Shane Williams, Wilko, Bill McLaren and 1978 Munster

Guinness have struck a chord with rugby fans by releasing a series of beautifully made, emotive adverts that could possibly be described more accurately as short films. They tell the tale of the attitude and achievements of Shane Williams, Jonny Wilkinson, Bill McLaren and the Munster team of 1978. Here's a look at all four adverts. MORE »

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Barbarians run riot in entertaining midweek clash against Leicester Tigers

While the dust was still settling the thrilling Barbarians vs Wallabies game, the famous black and white hoops were at it again last night, against Leicester Tigers. The match wasn't televised, but the Tigers have put this great package together. MORE »

Scrumhalf Augustine Pulu's thumping tackle on USA hooker in Chicago

The USA's 74-6 defeat to New Zealand was emphatic to say the least, and while early on in the match they appeared to match them physically, it was men against boys by the end. Never was it more apparent than when Augustine Pulu smashed the USA hooker. MORE »

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Steven Luatua Quarterback Lineout throw against Australia

The latest Barbarians have reinvigorated the brand by playing the type of rugby that fans have come to expect from the famous club. Against Australia they were inventive and fearless, as can be seen with this audacious long lineout throw by Steven Luatua. MORE »

Monday, November 03, 2014

Nick Cummins gives typically entertaining post match interview after BaaBaas outing

Nick Cummins crossed for a well deserved try against his former team on Saturday, and as always, he commanded a lot of media attention all week. Post match he was great value once again as he chatted to Sky Sports about the performance, and a few other things. MORE »

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Record crowd witnesses All Blacks in full flight as they crush USA

A record crowd were on hand to watch a thrilling display of running rugby from the World Champion All Blacks, as they defeated the USA Eagles 74-6 in Chicago. As expected, it was one-way traffic, but great exposure for rugby in the the United States. MORE »

 
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