Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mikaele Mafi rocks Auckland with one of the biggest hits of the season

Otago took the physical battle to Auckland earlier today to claim a 34-26 Mitre 10 Cup win in Dunedin. This tackle by Mikaele Mafi in midfield was the biggest of the night, as he crushed flanker Blake Gibson in a crunching ball and all tackle. MORE »

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Midweek Madness - Fritz Lee blows easy finish with terrible blooper

Clermont number eight Fritz Lee committed the ultimate rugby sin when he attempted to dot down for an easy try against Brive, but let the ball slip out of his hand. MORE »

Cheetahs see off Zebre in first ever home PRO14 match in Bloemfontein

The Cheetahs overturned an 11 point deficit to record their first ever Guinness PRO14 victory by beating Zebre 54-39 in Bloemfontein. It is the first season that sees two South African sides taking part in the previously northern hemisphere only competition. MORE »

Monday, September 18, 2017

Wellington Hooker Asafo Aumua steps fullback to score incredible 60m try

Up and coming New Zealand hooker Asafo Aumua continues to make a name for himself with his freakish speed and scoring ability. Over the weekend, he scored another brilliant try against Canterbury in the Mitre 10 Championship. MORE »


James Haskell loses his cool with Joe Marler after water and choke incidents

Harlequins got the better of Wasps with a tight 24-21 win at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday, and in the first half it was Joe Marler getting the better of England teammate James Haskell, as he goaded him into a receiving a yellow card. MORE »

New Zealand crush the Springboks in shocking 57-0 demolition

South Africa suffered their worst ever defeat in New Zealand as the All Blacks put on a ruthless display to win 57-0 in Albany. The Springboks failed to score a point in a match that was competitive early on, but showed how crucial set piece stability and capitlizing on chances is. MORE »

Wallabies come right with strong second half to see off Argentina

The Wallabies won their first match of this year's Rugby Championship with a convincing 45-20 bonus point win over Argentina in Canberra on Saturday. They trailed Argentina 13-10 at the break, but turned things on in the second half for a much needed win. MORE »

Friday, September 15, 2017

Inspirational story of Ed Jackson's fight with paralysis after nightmare accident

In April of this year, Dragons number 8 Ed Jackson suffered a debilitating spinal injury in a freak swimming accident, diving into the shallow end of the pool. This amazing video highlights his enormous struggle to recover and his will to never give up. MORE »

Taranki scored this sensational length of the field try in New Plymouth

Taranaki produced a convincing 29-7 win over Bay of Plenty in New Zealand's Mitre 10 Cup earlier today, saving their best try for last in New Plymouth. The tryscorer was Sione Lea, who scored his first try at that level, on the occassion of his 50th cap. MORE »

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Christian Scotland-Williamson dominates Alex Rieder with huge hit

Young Worcester Warriors forward Christian Scotland-Williamson made this crunching tackle in last weekend's Aviva Premiership clash with Wasps, smashing hard carrying flanker Alex Rieder in an uncompromising tackle. MORE »

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The giant Kurt Baker drop kick restart that shocked Bay of Plenty

In case you missed this, Manawatu's Kurt Baker - best known for his 7s exploits with New Zealand - put in a mammoth drop kick restart in the Mitre 10 Cup on Friday. His huge kick turned what was a defensive position into an attacking one, no doubt knocking the wind out of the Bay of Plenty sails. MORE »

Rising star Anthony Belleau impresses in latest Toulon victory

Toulon recorded their second Top 14 win in three matches last weekend as they beat Toulouse 20-16 at the Stade FĂ©lix Mayol. At the centre of much of what Toulon did well was new fly-half Anthony Belleau, who put in another impressive performance. MORE »

The 2017 Lions tour documentary looks epic

Since the iconic 1997 Living with Lions first came out, the post British & Irish Lions tour DVD has become a staple part of every Lions fans post-tour reminiscing. The traditional behind the scenes package for the 2017 edition - LIONS UNCOVERED - is now available for pre-order. MORE »

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Schalk Brits angered at cynical play by Kahn Fotuali'i

Over the weekend, Saracens hooker Schalk Brits was on the receiving end of a controversial penalty, being deliberately struck with a pass as he was attempting to avoid impeding play. The reaction and discussion around it will perhaps draw attention to this glitch in the law. MORE »

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rampaging Vaea Fifita makes astonishing All Blacks start vs Argentina

Vaea Fifita's first start for the All Blacks could not have gone better. Not only did he score one of the best loose forward tries you're likely to see, but he made countless big runs and showed himself as a physical threat in close quarters. MORE »