The South African national rugby union team suffered their biggest ever defeat in a competitive fixture as they were humbled 57-0 by New Zealand at the QBE Stadium in front of 30,021 fans on September 16, 2017.
This Bok defeat saw Allister Coetzee’s men humbled by 57 points, beating the previous record loss that England inflicted upon them (53-3) back in 2002 (the game where the Boks had Jannes Labuschagne sent off). However the Springboks played for the full 80 with fifteen men.
The Springboks’ heaviest defeat at home also came with Coetzee in charge last year, when they lost 57-15 in Durban in October 2016. Continue reading “List of Worst Springbok Losses | Biggest margins of defeat for South Africa rugby”
Here are the official crowds for the 2017 edition of the Rugby Championship, the annual tournament featuring Southern Hemisphere quartet Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. It was previously known as the Tri Nations before changing its name to the Rugby Championship following Argentina’s introduction.
Last updated after Australia vs Argentina on 16 September, 2017 Continue reading “The Rugby Championship 2017 Attendances- TRC 2017 Tri Nations Crowds”
This Brodie Retallick vs Hanigan Incident (VIDEO BELOW) was a controversial moment during the New Zealand vs Australia Rugby Championship Test in Dunedin on August 26, 2017. Hanigan’s legs were on Retallick’s shoulders and as the Chiefs lock got up, the Wallabies flanker appeared to be spear tackled into the ground. Referee Nigel Owens however chose not to take any action after consultation with TMO Rowan Kitt, despite the protests of Australian skipper Michael Hooper Continue reading “Brodie Retallick vs Hanigan Incident Video- Retallick spear tackle on Ned Hanigan August 26 2017 Bledisloe”
This bad Andre Esterhuizen tackle on Naivalu saw the Sharks inside centre being sent off in their clash against the Rebels at Kings Park.
The Klerksdorp born No.12 has been an influential figure for the Sharks over the last couple of seasons after the departure of Frans Steyn and has formed a formidable centre pairing with Lukhanyo Am. He’s practically been playing non stop for the Sharks in the last year- the fans were asking for him to take a break, but perhaps not this way!
Esterhuizen has been banned for six weeks for this challenge Continue reading “Andre Esterhuizen tackle on Sefa Naivalu in Sharks-Rebels 2017 | Esterhuizen red card Video”
Some great skills, stepping and footwork from the Southern Kings’ Makazole Mapimpi as he turned Karmichael Hunt inside and outside for his try in the PE based outfit’s 47-34 loss to the Queensland Reds in Brisbane on 15 April, 2017 Continue reading “Makazole Mapimpi Karmichael Hunt Video Stepping- Mapimpi try vs Reds for Kings 2017 (VIDEO)”
Reigning World Player of the year Beauden Barrett’s younger brother Jordie seems to be prodigiously talented as well, and here is the Hurricanes full back scoring his first ever Super Rugby try for his franchise against the Reds on 1 April, 2017. The first of many we think! The younger Barrett is also a fantastic passer of the ball- check out his great pass against the Chiefs last month Continue reading “Video Jordie Barrett’s first Super Rugby Try- Jordie vs Queensland Reds 2017”
Here is a page that details attendances from Australian Super Rugby home fixtures for the 2017 season. Will be regularly updated- last update done after Brumbies vs Hurricanes playoff game game on 21 July, 2017.
Please note that on several occasions, teams do not release official attendance figures- especially in the case of the Rebels, so we’re unable to add crowds for those games. Continue reading “Australian Super Rugby Attendances 2017- SR 2017 Crowds in Australia Conference”
The rugby world is in mourning at the death of former Wallaby lock Dan Vickerman. The former Bishops old boy, born in Cape Town, was found dead at his home in Sydney on Saturday night. While the cause of death has not been officially announced, newspaper are carrying helpline numbers at the bottom of their articles and are also reporting that “it is believed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death”
This therefore looks like a case of suicide, although no newspaper has gone on record to say so.
37 year old Vickerman earned 63 caps for the Wallabies and was part of the Australian World Cup squads in 2003, 2007 and 2011. He played for the Brumbies and Waratahs in Super Rugby and Northampton Saints in the AVIVA Premiership.
Wallabies outside center Tevita Kuridrani showed some incredible skill in grounding the ball to score what would be the match winning try for Australia in their 25-23 win over France. League like grounding from TK Continue reading “Video Tevita Kuridrani try vs France 19 November 2016 | Incredible grounding”
The draws for the 2017 IRB JWC tournament (or World Rugby U20 Championship as it is known now), has been made. The tournament will be held in Georgia, with the hosts drawing Argentina, South Africa and France in Group C. Defending champions England are in Group A along with Australia and Wales (a repeat of the 2015 Rugby World Cup), while Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and Italy are in Group B Continue reading “Official- JWC 2017 Groups Announced- U20 World Rugby Championship 2017”