Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Matt Toomua Falcon against the All Blacks

As seen in the match highlights on Sunday, Matt Toomua's Wallaby debut will be remembered as a 47-29 loss to the All Blacks, and for a rather comical moment midway through the first half that resulted in him face down in the turf. MORE »

Canada beat USA in first of two RWC 2015 Qualifiers

Canada took a huge step towards Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification on Saturday as they beat the USA 27-9 in Charleston, South Carolina. Canada has moved up one place in the IRB Rankings as a result. The two sides meet again this coming weekend. MORE »

Monday, August 19, 2013

Courtney Lawes huge hit in pre-season game vs Bedford Blues

Northampton Saints beat Bedford Blues 45-21 in a pre-season friendly on Friday night, but one of the moments of the match was when replacement lock Courtney Lawes made a massive, trademark hit on debutant Mike Le Bourgeois. MORE »

The Springboks demolish Argentina in Soweto try-fest

The Springboks started their Rugby Championship campaign with a nine try demolition of Argentina, winning 73-13 in Soweto. They now look ahead to the rematch, where Argentina will be hoping to bounce back in front of their home crowd in Mendoza. MORE »

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The All Blacks crush the Wallabies in Bledisloe One in Sydney

Ben Smith scored a hat-trick as the All Blacks gave new Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie plenty to think about with a convincing 47-29 win in the Rugby Championship opener in Sydney. Six tries to two proved the difference in what was a crushing victory. MORE »

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Rugby Championship 2012 re-cap ahead of this year's kickoff

The Rugby Championship kicks off in a few hours time so here is a quick re-cap of last year's tournament, put together by the IRB's Total Rugby show. It was the first year of the expanded Tri Nations, as Argentina joined the top three sides in the world. MORE »

Rugby Kicks 2 mobile game released, in association with Rugbydump

Rugby Kicks 2 came out recently, the free iOS game from Distinctive Developments, the same people that brought us the highly succesful Rugby Nations 13. Rugbydump is featured in the game, so here is a little more info on it. MORE »

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Toutai Kefu gives John Eales dramatic send off vs All Blacks in 2001

In what was one of the great moments of Bledisloe Cup and Tri Nations rugby, Wallaby number eight Toutai Kefu scored within minutes of full time in 2001, giving the home side a famous 29-26 come from behind victory in Sydney. MORE »

Monday, August 12, 2013

Super Rugby Plays of the 2013 Season

RugbyHQ have put together their Plays of the Season for Super Rugby, featuring a number of highly memorable hits, tries and of course funnies. We featured some of the moments that are covered, so keep a look out for those links too. MORE »

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ben Tameifuna's hits vs the Brumbies in the Super Rugby final

Big Ben Tamiefuna was prominent in the spine-tingling Chiefs Haka after their Super Rugby victory, but during the match he made his mark in a few other ways. The giant prop smashed a few backs, some perhaps illegally, and it was brutal to watch. MORE »

Friday, August 09, 2013

Another look at the Greatest Game Ever Played - Wallabies vs All Blacks 2000

In the build up to the Rugby Championship that kicks off next weekend, ARU TV had a chat with some of the legends that took part in what is widely referred to as the Greatest Game Ever Played. MORE »

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

The Top 5 Finals Moments of All Time

Following a great Super Rugby final at the weekend, here is a look at five other big games and the moments that made them memorable. Featuring clips from not just the final itself, Sean Maloney and co. have put together a great collection of footage. MORE »

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Chris Masoe finds new role as touchjudge after assistant ref injury

Toulon's Chris Masoe found himself in an unfamiliar role in the final ten minutes against Racing Metro in their preseason friendly after the touchjudge took a bad knock as Toulon almost went over for a try in the corner. MORE »

Monday, August 05, 2013

The Chiefs celebrate Super Rugby victory with stirring Haka

One of the lasting memories from last year's Super Rugby final was when the Chiefs celebrated with a unique Haka, paying tribute to the fans after they beat the Sharks to take their first ever title. On Saturday they did it again, and it was just as moving. MORE »

Sunday, August 04, 2013

The Chiefs go back-to-back with Super Rugby final win over the Brumbies

The Chiefs successfully defended their Super Rugby title by beating the Brumbies 27-22 in an exciting final in Hamilton on Saturday night. They become one of just a handful of teams that have won the tournament back-to-back. MORE »

 
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