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”
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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”
Owen Franks could be in a bit of hot water after footage showed him allegedly eye gouging Australia lock Kane Douglas in the All Blacks’ 29-9 win over the Wallabies in Wellington on August 27, 2016. Continue reading “Video Owen Franks v Kane Douglas- Did Franks eye gouge Douglas Bledisloe 2 2016?”
The Playoff lineup for Super Rugby 2016 (effectively the quarterfinals with eight teams in it) has been determined and last season’s champions the Highlanders will travel to Canberra to take on Australian leaders the Brumbies. South African conference winners the Lions will host the Crusaders while the table topping Hurricanes will square off against the Sharks in Wellington. Dave Rennie’s Chiefs will have to make the long trip to Cape Town to take on the Stormers, who have not faced a single Kiwi side in this year’s competition Continue reading “Super Rugby 2016 Quarterfinals Confirmed- Lions v Crusaders & Canes v Sharks in Playoffs”