Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Springboks end satisfying year with victory over France in Paris

The Springboks finished their year on a high by beating Les Blues in France for the first time since 1997, and finished with an impressive 10 wins from 12 matches. The 19-10 victory in Paris completed their statistically best campaign in 16 years. MORE »

Monday, November 25, 2013

Irish hearts broken by All Blacks' last gasp converted try

New Zealand came from 19-0 down to beat Ireland 24-22 in an incredible game of rugby in Dublin on Sunday. With the win the All Blacks cement the record of the first ever top tier Test side in the professional era to win every match in a calendar year. MORE »

Wallabies reclaim third in the world spot after win over Scotland

Scotland were unable to claim another Wallaby scalp at a wet Murrayfield as they lost 21-15 on Saturday. The field, suffering from a parasite infestation, broke up a lot and has since been mentioned as a possible reason for the Scots' missed opportunities. MORE »

Wales claim hard-fought win over tough Tonga in Cardiff

Wales picked up a 17-7 win against Tonga in Cardiff on Friday night, but more was expected of them ahead of a meeting with the Wallabies. All the points were scored in the first half, with Owen Williams and Ashley Beck scoring for the hosts. MORE »

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wing JP Pietersen's big tackle on Eighthman David Denton

Springbok winger JP Pietersen marked his 50th Test by finishing off a fantastic try and making a thumping hit on Scotland number eight Dave Denton. Pietersen then got a bit overzealous and rubbed Denton's face in the dirt, quite literally. MORE »

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tevita Kuridrani receives five week suspension for dangerous tackle

While the Wallabies are winning matches again, discipline is costing them as they not only internally banned some of their players, but now centre Tevita Kuridrani has been suspended for five matches for the tip-tackle he made against Ireland at the weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rugby World Cup 2015 - Webb Ellis Cup hand over ceremony in Dublin

RWC 2011 winning captain Richie McCaw handed over the Webb Ellis Cup to Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman Bernard Lapasset during an official trophy handover ceremony in Dublin earlier this week. The trophy will be used for promotions ahead of the 2015 RWC. MORE »

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Willie Le Roux stars as the Springboks beat Scotland at Murrayfield

South Africa scored four tries to nil as they beat Scotland 28-0 at a wet Murrayfield Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Fullback Willie Le Roux has a superb first half, scoring an intercept try then brilliantly setting up 50th Cap winger JP Pietersen. MORE »

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Wallabies claim comfortable victory over Ireland in Dublin

The Wallabies picked up their first back-to-back wins of the year after a 32-15 victory over Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. Quade Cooper was excellent for the visitors, scoring 17 points in total, including one of Australia's four tries. MORE »

Wales break Autumn International hoodoo with win over Argentina

Wales put last weekend's loss to South Africa behind them as they beat Argentina 40-6 to win their first Autumn International in four years. They scored four tries as Argentina looked out of sorts and struggled to hold out the Six Nations champions. MORE »

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sona Taumalolo and Yoann Maestri red carded for France vs Tonga fight

France and Tonga each had a player red carded following a punch-up at the beginning of the second half of what was an ill-tempered game in Le Havre. France came out 38-18 victors, avenging the 19-14 defeat to Tonga in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. MORE »

New Zealand tested by England but the World Champions remain unbeaten

England weren't able to repeat the heroics of a year ago but they did put up a good fight as New Zealand won yet another away match in 2013. The 30-22 victory extended the All Blacks' undefeated run on the occasion of flyhalf Dan Carter's 100th Test cap. MORE »

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Funnies - The Dominic Day knee slide cramp celebration

Last weekend Bath beat Sale Sharks 27-20 in the opening round of the LV= Cup after a dramatic late try by Dave Atwood, sparking scenes of celebration amongst players and fans. Unfortunately one player, Dominic Day, found it all too much for his tired legs. MORE »

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Two players red carded in Georgia vs Canada mass brawl

Georgia upset Canada in Tbilisi last weekend, winning 19-15 but all everyone has been speaking about since was this wild fight. You may have seen some of it already, but here's a slightly better version and of course, it is now archived in Big Hits & Dirty Play. MORE »

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 3

England face their toughest Test of the year this coming weekend as New Zealand are back in town and looking to avenge last years' defeat. This week's O2 Inside Line previews the game and gives you another behind the scenes look in the England camp. MORE »

 
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