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'On This Day' - Rugby in Isolation - Week 3

Continuing the 'On This Day' Youtube series. Best viewed at 4K resolution on your TV, computer or mobile device (if possible)


Link to Youtube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7zqYHDeXnErAnesjmN8RHg






On This Day: 7th April 2018 - GC2018 Commonwealth Games





  • Day 3 of competition of the Commonwealth Games, and the South African 'Blitzboks' Rugby Sevens team has arrived on the Gold Coast.

  • The Team Relay Triathon and Para-Triathlon were also held at the Broadwater Parklands in Southport



On This Day: 8th April 2019 - Quiksilver Pro and Boost Pro at Duranbah




  • Final day of the Quiksilver Pro (Men) and Boost Mobile Pro (Women) at Duranbah

  • The first leg of the World Surf League Championship Tour, the event had to be moved from the iconic Snapper Rocks around the corner, and across the border, to Duranbah Beach due to lack of suitable waves

  • The Men's event was won by Italo Ferreira from Kolohe Andino

  • The Women's event was won by Caroline Marks from Carissa Moore

  • Ironically, the 2020 event was to be renamed the Corona Open, and has now been cancelled



On This Day: 9th April 2016 - Queensland Reds v Highlanders (Super Rugby)




  • The Reds got out to a flying start, scoring three first half tries (Liam Gill, Nick Frisby & Samu Kerevi) to lead by 22 - 7 at the break.

  • The Highlanders fought back in the 2nd Half with tries to Aaron Smith, Malakai Fekitoa & Lima Sopoaga)

  • Jake McIntyre's boot was the difference with a drop-goal and 2 second half penalties, giving the Reds an exciting upset win 28 - 27



Bonus Backyard Astrophotography








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