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British & Irish Lions Tours in the Professional Era

Posted on 4 Sep, 2012, by in Rugby

Warren Gatland will be the third New Zealand born head coach to lead a British & Irish Lions team into one of their tours, earning the job for the 2013 visit to Australia thanks to winning two Grand Slams with Wales in the Six Nations and reaching the World Cup semifinal in 2011. More

Digby Ioane Dances to the Tune of George Michael’s Faith

Posted on 31 Aug, 2012, by in Rugby

In 2012, Digby Ioane probably took a step back from his fantastic title winning season with the Queensland Reds the previous year, winning the Super Rugby title before going on to the World Cup with Australia. But he can still entertain his Wallabies teammates like no one else can, giving quite a show by dancing to the catchy tune of ‘Faith’ by George Michael. More

Dan Carter Almost on His Own (All Blacks vs Wallabies)

Posted on 25 Aug, 2012, by in Rugby

The Bledisloe Cup was retained once again by the All Blacks, keeping Australia scoreless in a test match between these two rivals for the first time since 1962, as Dan Carer provided 16 of the 22 points in Auckland, running all over the clueless Wallabies 22-0 for a second straight win in the 2012 Rugby Championship. More

Rugby Union Trying to Grow in Brazil

Posted on 21 Aug, 2012, by in Rugby

How good are Brazil in Rugby Union? Not very much, but that doesn’t mean they’re not trying to improve as a nation in that sport or trying to expand the reach of it in a country with 190 million people and the potential to be just as good as their neighbors from Argentina, who have reached the World Cup quarterfinals three times. More

Israel Dagg, Cory Jane & World Champions Too Good (Wallabies vs All Blacks)

Posted on 18 Aug, 2012, by in Rugby

For the 103rd time in 107 test matches, the New Zealand All Blacks won a match they led in at half time. The Wallabies couldn’t create pace often with their ball movement, and lost the 2012 Rugby Championship opener in Australia 19-27, simply looking inferior to the dominant world champions. More

Squads for the 2012 Rugby Championship

Posted on 12 Aug, 2012, by in Rugby

No more Tri-Nations. From now on, these are the Rugby Championships, the Southern Hemisphere annual rugby union competition, as Argentina make their debut, hoping that the challenge of facing Australia, New Zealand and South Africa on an annual basis proves to be a positive thing instead of just constant losing and a demoralizing experience. More

Gio Aplon Knocked out With Vicious Elbow From Rynhardt Elstadt

Posted on 18 Jul, 2012, by in Rugby

An elbow to the head in a rugby match is never a nice thing to go through, and it’s even more surprising and painful when it comes from a teammate, as Gio Aplon of the Stormers learned in round 18 of the 2012 Super Rugby season, hit in the head by Rynhardt Elstadt, accidental of course, although just as painful as a purposeful elbow. More

Appreciating Leinster & Brad Thorn’s Championships Hunger

Posted on 20 May, 2012, by in Rugby

Brad Thorn isn’t the best player in the world, nor is he the best lock in the world. But the 37 year old All Black added another trophy to his loaded cabinet; He’s now the first and only player to play for a Rugby World Cup, Tri-Nation, Super Rugby and Heineken Cup champion. He might add the Pro 12 title next Sunday. More

Pek Cowan With a Huge Hit on Joe Pietersen

Posted on 4 May, 2012, by in Rugby

Pek Cowan wasn’t about to let Joe Pietersen come up with another brilliant counter attacking run like he did a month earlier against the Highlanders, so he just stood his ground, while the stumbling fullback raced straight into him and got floored with a huge tackle by the Force’s Prop. More

Gloucester Rugby Fans Are the Most Passionate in the Premiership

Posted on 30 Apr, 2012, by in Rugby

Science can’t prove who are the best fans in the Aviva Premiership, but it can be, and has been proven that Gloucester fans are the most passionate in the league among all 12 teams during a season long experiment by Premiership Rugby, with psychological and physiological tests carried out by scientists on fans from all 12 clubs. More