Thursday, October 30, 2014

Romain Taofifenua banned for three weeks for kicking Stuart Olding in the head

Toulon second rower Romain Taofifenua has been suspended for three weeks following an Independant Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin today. He was cited for making contact with the head of Ulster centre Stuart Olding in the Round 2 Champions Cup match. MORE »

Sonny Bill Williams back in new inspirational #LeaveYourMark video

Sonny Bill Williams makes a return to the All Blacks this weekend, after having played rugby league in Australia for the last two years. His return comes a year out from the Rugby World Cup, giving him plenty of time to fit back in and make his case for regular selection. MORE »

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

European Rugby Champions Cup Tries of the Week - Round 2

Round two of the European Rugby Champions Cup produced some outstanding tries and excellent individual performances. George North in particular scored four tries for Northampton Saints, while other great tries were scored by Toulon, Clermont and Harlequins. This is our selection of the best. MORE »

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Canadian lock Aaron Flagg nails two Argentines in the same passage of play

Canada A's Aaron Flagg made not one but two bone crunching hits in the same passage of play against Argentina Jaguars in the Americas Rugby Championship in Langford, BC recently. The big lock first hit number eight Facundo Isa, then got back up to smash centre Juan Ignacio Brez. MORE »

Monday, October 27, 2014

Metuisela Talebula brilliant finish to 90m try in London Welsh thrashing

Fijian flyer Metuisela Talebula has been making his mark in the Top 14 this season with some sensational performances for Bordeaux, and on Thursday night he continued that fine form against London Welsh in the European Rugby Challenge Cup. MORE »

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Setting up and defending a drop goal with Brian O'Driscoll and Rhys Priestland

Here are some great tips from the crew at Rugby Tonight, with Brian O'Driscoll, Rhys Priestland, Austin Healey and Martin Bayfield giving pointers on setting up and defending a drop goal. O'Driscoll also shares the best advice for preventing your nose from getting smashed. MORE »

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Funnies - Nigel Owens is straighter than this lineout throw

Referee Nigel Owens has always fancied himself as a bit of a comedian on the field. The openly gay referee has actually done a bit of stand up comedy in his time, and also happens to be arguably the best referee in the world these days. MORE »

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Juan De Jongh takes on Springbok jersey wearing Terry Crews in a dance off

A video of Juan De Jongh taking on Terry Crews in a short dance off has gone viral of late, despite it taking place and being uploaded over a year ago. The original Youtube clip was actually submitted it to us earlier this morning, but it has also been ripped and re-uploaded on other facebook pages, resulting in thousands of views. MORE »

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

European Rugby Champions Cup Tries of the Week - Round 1

Some great tries were scored in the opening round of the new European Rugby Champions Cup, as the tournament picked up from where the Heineken Cup left off, capturing the heart and minds of fans. Here's a look at the best tries from Round 1. MORE »

Munster come from behind to snatch dramatic win with Ian Keatley drop goal

European rugby was back in full swing at the weekend as the opening round of the European Rugby Champions Cup (formerly Heineken Cup) got under way. Munster's 27-26 win at the death was the finish of the round on another fascinating day of the competition. MORE »

Saturday, October 18, 2014

All Blacks snatch victory at the death in thrilling Brisbane Test

The All Blacks came from behind to break Wallaby hearts in Brisbane and claim a dramatic 29-28 victory at Suncorp Stadium. To add to the misery, it was revealed post match that Wallaby head coach Ewen McKenzie has resigned with immediate effect. MORE »

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rugby's first ever OWN TRY awarded in NRC clash in Sydney

Round nine of the National Rugby Championships (NRC) in Australia took place earlier with the first game providing us with what was quite possibly the worst ever decision on a rugby field, and the first ever 'Own Try' in rugby. MORE »

Hard hitting Chris Hala'ufia crunches but then slaps Scott Wilson

Hard hitting number eight Chris Hala'ufia made this bone-jarring hit in the Aviva Premiership as he lined up and crunched Newcastle prop Scott Wilson. Unfortunately he then casually slapped him in the face, as if to further assert his dominance. MORE »

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Midweek Madness - Lee Jones prevents Fijian try after casual effort to score

Over the years Sevens has dished up some hilarious bloopers, as a few tryscorers have been way too casual over the tryline. This was the case at the Gold Coast Sevens last weekend, so here is a look at it, as well as a few other memorable blunders. MORE »

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Richard Hibbard and Sione Kalamafoni double hit on Brad Barritt

Richard Hibbard was throwing his weight around on the weekend against Saracens, as seen here when he and Sione Kalamafoni combined to knock back England centre Brad Barritt. Saracens won the match 28-21 but this was one of the bigger collisions of the contest. MORE »

 
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