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 is Vaea Fifita’s try vs Argentina, a super try from the Hurricanes and Wellington loose forward in New Zealand’s 39-22 win in New Plymouth on 9 September, 2017. Fifita showed fantastic pace for this try against Los Pumas, created after Dane Coles charged Tomas Cubelli’s kick. Continue reading “GIF Vaea Fifita try vs Los Pumas 2017 Rugby Championship | Fifita pace Video against Argentina”
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 Kwagga Smith red card vs Crusaders saw the Golden Lions reduced to fourteen men in their Super Rugby final. Kwagga collided with David Havili in the air, and although there was no intent, referee Jaco Peyper ruled that it was worthy of a sending off Continue reading “GIF Video Kwagga Smith red card vs Crusaders Super Rugby Final 2017 Lions David Havili”
This SBW tackle on Watson (VIDEO BELOW) saw the All Blacks centre red carded in their game against the British and Irish Lions on 1 July, 2017. SBW’s no arms challenge on Watson caught the latter in the face and referee Jerome Garces decided to send him off. Sonny-Bill is the first All Black to be red carded since 1967 Continue reading “Video SBW Red Card vs Lions 2017 Wellington | Sonny Bill Williams tackle on Watson | First All Black sent off since 1967”
Here is Ihaia West’s try vs BIL, the winning try for the Auckland Blues in their clash against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park. West’s try vs Lions was set up by two magical offloads from Steven Luatua and Sonny Bill Williams and an equally good take in the air from Michael Collins before the move began Continue reading “Ihaia West Try vs British & Irish Lions 2017 for Blues- Luatua and SBW offload”
A funny moment from the half time interview during the Crusaders vs Stormers game on 22 April, 2017. At half time, with the Crusaders leading 36-3, Stormers No.10 Rob du Preez was asked about the “juggernaut” and the flyhalf replied “Who” in response Continue reading “Crusaders Stormers 2017 Half Time Interview Video- Rob du Preez “Juggernaut” Who Answer”
Here is SP Marais’ try vs Chiefs for the Stormers on April 8, 2017. Fantastic no look offload from Dillyn Leyds for Marais’ try. One of two great tries in this game- the other being Toni Pulu’s try for the Chiefs Continue reading “GIF Video SP Marais try vs Chiefs April 8 2017 | Great Dillyn Leyds No Look Pass Offload”
Here is Toni Pulu’s try vs Stormers– a fantastic length of the field try by the Chiefs in their Super Rugby game at Newlands. Starts in their own 22- some fantastic skills from James Lowe (to be Leinster signing), Damian McKenzie and Liam Messam, and finished off by Toni Pulu. Check out the video below- worth a watch! Continue reading “Toni Pulu Try vs Stormers 2017 (GIF VIDEO)- Great Chiefs Try featuring James Lowe, Damian McKenzie & Liam Messam”