“The Day when” tells the story of the big and small moments that marked our sport. For this 95th episode, we will talk about an insane try saver by Cam Clarke. During a Super Rugby game, the Waratahs hosted the Blues. After an interception, Auckland’ scrumhalf, Rieko Ioane caught the ball with some space and […]
Day: October 5, 2021
“The Day when” tells the story of the big and small moments that marked our sport. For this 94th episode, we will talk about a massive tackle by Marika Koroibete. During a Super Rugby game, the Melbourne Rebels hosted the Auckland Blues. After a little pass by his teammate Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Nepo Laulala (a prop) […]
On 8th October, 1991, England beat Italy 36-6 in their Rugby World Cup group match. The Italians conceded no less than 37 penalties during the match.
On 7th October, 2007, the Pumas qualified for a historic first World Cup semi-final, after beating Scotland 19-13 in the Stade de France. The impressive Argentinians, had also beat the host nation France in the opening match of the competition.
On October 6th, 1991, the Western Samoa team achieved one of the biggest upsets in International Rugby, beating Wales in a World Cup pool game 16-13 in Cardiff.
On October 5th, 1966, Ian McGeechan made his debut with Yorkshire (England). The former 32 capped Scottish international (9 of which were as captain) was selected for two British & Irish Lions tours in 1974 and 1977. After retirement he transitioned into coaching. Leading the Scottish team to win a Grand Slam in 1990.
On the 4th October 1917, former Irish-born All Black Legend Dave Gallaher was killed during the battle of Passendale in WW1. He was the captain of the 1905 Originals (thirteen former all blacks died during the war).