Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 6 of Super Rugby

Fox Sports have put together another segment of the Shortball, that gives fans a round-up of all the Super Rugby highlights from this past weekend. It was an eventful week in the Southern Hemisphere, with 26 tries in total, some great hits and even a few red cards to boot. MORE »

Midweek Madness - Nigel Owens puts Chris Robshaw in his place

Famed for his no-nonsense attitude to adjudication, referee Nigel Owens was evidently fed up with England captain Chris Robshaw's persistent attempts to influence his decisions during England's 55-35 win over France at Twickenham on Saturday. MORE »

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bismarck du Plessis banned for a month for kicking Michael Leitch in the face

In what was a farcical first half in the rain of Durban, three players were red carded within twenty minutes as the Sharks and the Chiefs played out a tense Super Rugby round 6 contest. Arguably the worst of the three was this uncalled for kick to the face, that resulted in a month ban. MORE »

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Three of the Best Tries from Round 6 of Super Rugby

Not to be outdone by the high scoring Six Nations, Round 6 of Super Rugby served up some excellent bits of play, including a few top tries. Here is Sky NZ's look at three of the best, including two Crusaders scorchers and a dramatic late winning try for the Lions in Melbourne. MORE »

WIN a signed and framed Chris Robshaw England rugby shirt

We've teamed up with BMW to give one lucky winner the chance to own a signed and framed England rugby shirt from England's captain, Chris Robshaw. Two runners up will each receive a rugby ball signed by members of the 2014 QBE Internationals England Squad. MORE »

Monday, March 23, 2015

Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins makes a popular return to Super Rugby

Rugby fans across the world will be all to familiar with Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins, mostly due to his outstanding interviews coining such phrases as 'sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage' and 'going off like a bag of cats'. The good news is he's back. MORE »

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

France number ten Jules Plisson was left wondering who had allowed a runaway bull into Twickenham on Saturday, only to return from a world of pain to realise it was England second row Courtney Lawes who had thumped him to the ground. MORE »

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

England had the advantage of playing third on the final day of the Six Nations, so knew exactly what they needed to edge Ireland to the title - a 26 point winning margin over France. As it was, an epic match ensued, but England came up short when they won 55-35. MORE »

Ireland thump Scotland to set up second Championship title in succession

Ireland ran away with things at Murrayfield on Saturday, beating Scotland 40-10 to set them up to retain the Six Nations trophy and celebrate with their travelling fans just a few hours later. It was their first back-to-back Championship title win since 1949. MORE »

Wales cut loose in Rome for unbelievable second half against Italy

Wales produced an unbelievable second half performance against Italy as they chased the Six Nations title, attempting to rack up as many points as possible in Rome. Leading just 14-13 at halftime, they ended up winning 61-20, putting them in a strong position for the title. MORE »

Ireland take Six Nations 2015 title after dramatic day in tournament's history

Paul O'Connell and Ireland lifted the Six Nations trophy for the second year in succession as Wales and England couldn't quite do enough to get their points difference above that of the defending champions, despite convincing victories against Italy and France respectively. MORE »

Thursday, March 19, 2015

How the final round of the 2015 Six Nations will be decided

Wales' win against Ireland on Saturday coupled with England's victory over Scotland means that this years six nations will be a three-way race between those two and Ireland. MORE »

Highlights video of U15 flyer Tyrese Johnson-Fisher hits 1 Million viral views

Johnson-Fisher took the rugby world by storm when footage emerged of him playing for Oakham U-15's in the NatWest Schools Cup semi-final, a semi-final that they would win mostly thanks to the outstanding performance of this young man which sees Oakham reach the final for the first time in 10 years. MORE »

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Midweek Madness - Moldovan prop's drop goal attempt doesn't reach the tryline

A few days back you may have seen the impressive drop goal from Germany's hooker, which everyone seemed to really appreciate. Well this time around it's Sale Sharks prop Vadim Cobilas who shows how not to do it if you're a front rower. MORE »

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Inspirational leader Sergio Parisse on the Art of Number Eight

Roman history is awash with great leaders. Constantine, Caesar, Agrippa... and now Parisse. What separates a good team from the great? When do players become legends? This fascinating video gives us an insight into one of world rugby's most talented players, Italian captain Sergio Parisse, and the work he puts in behind the scenes. MORE »