Jacques Burger tackling masterclass | Rugby Tonight

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Jacques Burger shows a great demo on 3 different tackle situations.

The common theme on all 3 of these situations is tackle low, and get to your feet as soon as possible.

Check out this video below.


Here is Jacques Burger in action. rock solid tackling and stops the opposition dead in their tracks. brilliant stuff and essential viewing for all the upcoming youth rugby players.


What TV Channels Show Rugby in the USA

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Rugby on USA TVOne of the biggest problems with rugby in the USA is that it is a little tricky to watch the game on TV. At the start of a high school season or a youth club season we start with a large number of kids that have heard about the game from their friends but have never really seen it. Typically their first experience of a full game of rugby is when the ball is kicked off and then the new kids just look like deer in the headlights as players are flying all over the place.

I usually get asked where can I watch rugby on TV, and watching top class rugby is great for new and experienced players as they try to enhance their game. So here is my guide to watching rugby on the TV in the USA.

I live in Southern California so the the channel line up may be different but it should give you an idea of what channel to look for.

I also changed from Cox to DirecTV just to get some specific rugby channels. Cox kept saying they would get them, but they kept stringing me along and never had gave me a definitive answer about getting rugby on their service.

The Rugby Channel

DirecTV – Channel 490 – Click here for more info.

This Channel shows all the action live from the Super15 Championship, The domestic cups in New Zealand and South Africa, and the Rugby Championship series between New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina.

This is excellent viewing and a free channel if you have the basic package from DirecTV. Click here to sign up and use coupon code 46878436 to get $100 Off

Rugby on DirecTV

BeIN Sports

DirecTV – Channel 620

Cox – 376 or 1376 HD

Click here to find out if your provider has Bein Sports.

BeIN sports is a sports channel that comes with your providers sports package and it shows delayed action from the international matches and also has a decent amount of action from the Aviva Premiership in England.

Fox Soccer Plus

DirectTV – Channel 621

Click here to see if your TV provider has Fox Soccer Plus

The Fox Soccer Plus channel is primarily a soccer channel but they show alot of the European rugby, from the premiership, the RaboDirect championship and the European Heineken cup. This channel is not free and costs about $15 month. You can get plenty of rugby from the other channels and just depends how much rugby you can consume.


Universal Sports

DirectTV – Channel 625

Cox – Channel 180 and 1180 HD

Universal Sports Channel Finder

Universal sports has all the rugby from the international sevens series and also shows the rugby world every 4 years.



Youtube is also a great resource for all you rugby needs with many rugby unions posting the games within 24 hrs of playing them.

Some good Youtube Channels include:

  • New Zealand Rugby – https://www.youtube.com/user/nzrugby
  • England Rugby – https://www.youtube.com/user/officialRFUTV
  • USA Rugby – https://www.youtube.com/user/USARugbyTV
  • Scottish Rugby – https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottishRugbyonline
  • Premiership Rugby – https://www.youtube.com/user/PremiershipRugby

How do you get your rugby fix on the TV? Did I miss anything? Post your comments below and I’ll add them to the list.

Try of the Year 2014

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Five nominees are up for try of the year 2014.

Here are the five contenders all with fantastic efforts.

  • Jamie Roberts
  • Cornal Hendricks
  • Magali Harvey
  • Francois Hougaard
  • Jonny May

Who’s your money on to win it.

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England Vs Barbarians 2014 Highlights

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England XV 29  Barbarians 39

HOSEA GEAR struck twice in the second half as the Barbarians clinched a memorable win over a young England side at Twickenham.

The result hinged on the class of the invitation side’s back line with New Zealand’s Rene Ranger a major threat throughout the game.

Benson Stanley and Juan Martin Hernandez struck in the first half with Mamuka Gorgodze powering to the line immediately after the interval.

Dave Ewers, Charlie Sharples and Henry Slade all scored tries for England before Gear’s two sublime long-range efforts earned the Barbarians their first win in this fixture since 2011 to level the series between the sides at seven wins apiece.

While the back line talents of the likes of Gear and centre Rene Ranger were highlighted, Head Coach Dean Ryan paid tribute to the forwards who enabled them to function so effectively.

“This group’s been fantastic,” said Ryan. “We knew we had the quality, the question was ‘could we blend it all together?’ and the answer was yes, we could.

“We always knew we had a back three that could cause people problems and then a maverick like Rene Ranger to move around but there were other things like the way we defended our five metre line so well and that sometimes tells you more about a side than the other things.

“You need the hard work of guys like Juandre Kruger, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Davit Kubriashvili and the did that work to set it all up.”

Zimbabwe-born Ewers started proceedings by pounding through the Baa-Baas’ fringe defence for the game’s first try.

But Stanley crossed after a smart pass exchange with outside centre Ranger, Brock James converting to level the scores.

An Elliot Daly penalty edged England 10-7 up and Ollie Devoto’s smart kick put Sharples in for the second try.

But James’s superb crosskick to Gear ended in Hernandez cantering over and the Barbarians trailed by just four points at the interval at 18-14 down.

Gorgodze – nicknamed Gorgodzilla by Top 14 fans in France – powered his way over with the score confirmed by the TMO at the start of the second half, James converting and adding penalty for a 24-18 lead.

Back came England down the right with Slade wriggling over but the Exeter Chiefs fly half was unable to convert and Francois Trinh-Duc then traded penalties with him going into the final quarter.

The Baa-Baas punished England immediately, Gear outstripping Daly to romp home, with Trinh-Duc converting for a 34-26 advantage.

Slade cut the Barbarians’ lead to five points with his third penalty of the afternoon but, as England searched for a route back into the contest, the visitors struck again, Gear stealing his second stylish try.

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