Sunday, April 26, 2015

La Rochelle defeat champions Toulon 32-29 with dramatic try in the final play

La Rochelle scored with the final play of the game to secure a historic and momentous victory over Toulon in the Top 14 this weekend. Watch the emotional last few minutes that show just what this triumph meant to all involved in the home side's setup. MORE »

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ali Williams controversially Sin Binned after colliding with Devin Toner in the air

Toulon defeated Leinster 25-20 in the second semi-final of the European Champions Cup this weekend, but they only achieved victory in extra time, and were forced to play 10 minutes of the added period with only 14 men as former All Black, Ali Williams, was yellow carded for his challenge in the air on Devin Toner. MORE »

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Force scrumhalf Ian Prior red carded for ugly tip-tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams

Force scrumhalf Ian Prior received his marching orders in the first half of the round 11 Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs earlier today. Prior was shown a straight red card, so will face a disciplinary hearing, charged with Law 10.4 (j) Lifting a player from the ground. MORE »

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Dave Hodges HUGE hit against Japan in 2003

Last Friday marked exactly five months until the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. In what is predicted to be one of the most fiercely competitive tournaments for years, World Rugby have dived into the archives to remind us just why the RWC gets the adrenaline flowing. MORE »

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 11

Sean Maloney and the team down at Fox Sports have another cracking Wraparound for Week 11 of Super Rugby. Sit back and enjoy your regular dose of exciting, embarrassing and occasionally baffling events from the world of rugby this past week. MORE »

Schalk Burger awarded Comeback of the Year at the 2015 Laureus Awards

Springbok and Stormers superstar Schalk Burger has won the 2015 Laureus Comeback of the Year award for his exceptional achievements on and off the rugby pitch. You can read more about his inspirational story below, then watch the a touching video documenting his incredible journey over the past few years, and his remarkable return to topflight rugby. MORE »

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jocelino Suta penalised for MMA style chokehold on Richardt Strauss

Toulon second rower Jocelino Suta may consider himself lucky not to have seen a card for his wrestling inspired stranglehold on Leinster hooker, Richardt Strauss, in the eventful European Champions Cup semi-final on Sunday. Many people have voiced their displeasure with the event, so you can watch the incredible footage here and decide for yourself. MORE »

Midweek Madness - Marlie Packer takes Tyla Nathan-Wong for a ride

Remember George North's formidable show of strength and athleticism for the British & Irish Lions in 2013 when he picked up would be tackler, Israel Folau, and carried him over his shoulder for a few metres? Well check out this video of Marlie Packer from England emulating the Welsh winger at the Canada sevens over the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

France U18s win the European Championship and give hope to the future

France's Under 18 were recently crowned European champions with a convincing 57-0 victory over Georgia in Toulouse. Head coach Thierry Gatieneau's young side impressively saw off defending champions England 23-18 in the semi-final, before claiming the title. MORE »

Fiji Women's 7s produce stunning team try against New Zealand

Fiji women's sevens team produced one of the best scores you will see this year, definitely in the shortened down version of the game anyway, at the Canada 7s this past weekend. MORE »

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 10 of Super Rugby

Sean Maloney and the team from Fox Sports are back with the Shortball highlights from Round 10 of Super Rugby. Sit back and enjoy the try of the week, which is another classic from Beauden Barrett, along with some bone-crunching hits and unusual happenings, as the guys at Rugby HQ have put together another great recap. MORE »

Toulon set for yet another final following tense victory over Leinster

Arch poacher Bryan Habana broke the deadlock in extra time as Toulon got the better of Leinster 25-20 in a see-saw battle of a Champions Cup Semi Final on Sunday. They will face Clermont in the final, and are on track for what would be a sensational treble. MORE »

Clermont brilliance sees off Saracens to set up place in Champions Cup Final

Wesley Fofana scored the only try of a tight first European Champions Cup Semi Final on Saturday, as Clermont beat visiting Saracens 13-9 to set up an all-French final meeting with Toulon. They faced the same team in the 2013 final, but came up short on that occasion. MORE »

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Priceless reaction from referee after ball hits him straight in the nose

Referee Nick Briant found himself a little closer to the action than he would have liked when the the Crusaders hosted the Chiefs in their Super Rugby derby. Chiefs scrumhalf Brad Weber fired the ball to switch play, so Briant could do nothing but take the full brunt of it in the face. MORE »

Friday, April 17, 2015

European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Semi Final Previews

Europe's elite clashes once again this weekend with the Semi-Finals of the Champions and Challenge Cups being played over three days. After the excitement of the Quarters we look forward to the biggest teams in Northern Hemisphere club rugby going toe to toe and analyse in detail each fixture for you, pointing out who and what to look out for. MORE »