Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Funnies - 'Meanwhile in New Zealand' Advert

Kiwis. They're officially mad about rugby. It's a religion over there, and they'll do anything they can to integrate the sport into everyday life. Even if that means sending a fearless skier through some carefully erected goal posts on the top of their ski slopes, wearing a rugby-ball-suit.. MORE »

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Otago score unbelievable set piece try in opening round of ITM Cup

The ITM Cup in New Zealand is only in week one and we've already seen some top quality tries, with this from the Otago another contender for Try of the Season. It's probably not far fetched to say that it could be the best set piece try you see all year. MORE »

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Learn more about Brad Thorn, one of the most decorated men in rugby

Yesterday it was confirmed that 39-year-old All Blacks World Cup winner Brad Thorn has signed for Leicester Tigers. The guy who has won just about everything now has an Aviva Premiership title in his sights. Below is a brilliant piece on the great man. MORE »

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Southland score sensational try after big Willis Halaholo bump off

The ITM Cup started with a bang this past weekend, particularly in Invercargill as Southland beat Bay of Plenty 34-23. It was a scrappy game but they saved the best for last, with this wonder try that included a big knock, and a sensational kick. MORE »

Monday, August 18, 2014

Johan Goosen kicks huge drop goal on Top 14 debut

South African flyhalf Johan Goosen made his Top 14 debut for Racing Metro against Montpellier in round one of the tournament this past weekend. Goosen came on as a replacement on the wing, but managed to get himself into a position to kick a long distance drop goal, with Jonny Sexton on hand. MORE »

Sky Sports selection of the Best Super Rugby Hits in 2014

Sky Sports (UK) have put together their selection of the biggest hits and collisions from this year's Super Rugby competition. A few weeks ago we featured a Super Rugby big hits video from Sky Sport in New Zealand, but this one is a bit different, and set to a great backing track. MORE »

England win the Women's Rugby World Cup with victory over Canada

England won the Women's Rugby World Cup 21-9 after an entertaning final clash with Canada in Paris. A packed house witnessed the England side claim their first tournament win since 1994, after having been runners up in the last three finals. MORE »

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Magali Harvey scores Try of the Tournament contender vs France

The Women's Rugby World Cup Final between Canada and England kicks off shortly, so here's a look at the unbelievable try that Magali Harvey scored in the semi-final against France. The flyer turned 24 just yesterday, and will be looking to celebrate in style in her country's first ever final. MORE »

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Top 5 Best Haka Responses ever!

This week's Top 5 from Rugby HQ is one of the best, a classic that'll certainly fire up all of those rugby fans that really want to see the mighty All Blacks beaten. They'll take a small victory in any way possible, which in the past has meant gettting one up on the Haka, at least. MORE »

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Midweek Madness - Two casual tryscorers shown up at World Club 7's

There were two really unfortunate, yet highly amusing incidents at the Limerick World Club 7's at Thomond Park on the weekend. Both videos feature players about to score runaway tries, but result in red faced errors instead. MORE »

Monday, August 11, 2014

Griquas centre Jonathan Francke cited after awkward tackle and sending off

Griquas centre Jonathan Francke has been cited for his dangerous tackle during the 31-24 loss to the Sharks on the opening weekend of the Currie Cup. Franke was eventually red carded, in what was an awkward few minutes for referee Craig Joubert. MORE »

Sunday, August 10, 2014

France are top seeds as New Zealand go out of Women's Rugby World Cup

The final day of pool play at the Women's Rugby World Cup decided the four sides that will go through to the semi-finals in Paris on Wednesday, August 13th. Ireland will play in their first ever semi-final, against England, while hosts France take on Canada. MORE »

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Top 5 Worst Celebrations in Rugby history

The Top 5 team at Rugby HQ are at it again, this time tracking down five of the Worst Ever Celebrations on a rugby field, no doubt prompted by the Waratahs' recent inability to produce an F1 podium moment when celebrating their Super Rugby victory in Sydney. MORE »

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Ireland Women upset New Zealand on Day Two of Women's Rugby World Cup

Ireland's women caused a huge upset when they did what their male counterparts have never done, beating New Zealand 17-14 in a dramatic Test in Paris. The Black Ferns lost for the first time in the Women's Rugby World Cup since 1991. MORE »

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Oustanding closing montage for Super Rugby 2014

The way the Waratahs ended 2014 Super Rugby was indicative of the quality and drama that has been seen in this year's high quality competition. It produced some outstanding, memorable rugby, as seen by some of the moments relived here. MORE »

 
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