Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Biggest Tacklers in the Six Nations after the first two rounds

A quick look at an interesting number of stats that World Rugby have put together, featuring the top tacklers from the Six Nations after the first two rounds. Don't be misled by the title - this is not about who hits the hardest, but in fact who completes the most successful tackles. MORE »

Wales keep title hopes alive with win over France in Paris

Wales are still in the running for a Six Nations title after they kept their hopes alive with a 20-13 victory over France in Paris on Saturday. Leigh Halfpenny kicked 15 points as Dan Biggar scored their only try. France their try through Brice Dulin. MORE »

Italy score late penalty try to upset Scotland at Murrayfield

Italy's captain Sergio Parisse has praised his team's courage for hanging in and battling it out to a 22-19 away victory over Scotland on Saturday. It was their first win in the Six Nations since 2013, and just their second ever win away from home since joining. MORE »

Friday, February 27, 2015

WIN Rugby Union Team Manager 2015 - Now in English and French!

Late last year Rugby Union Team Manager 2015 was released, and we gave away a few copies here on RD. Now, in the height of the Six Nations, we're giving away another 6 copies, and letting you know a bit more about this highly comprehensive rugby union management game, which has since been released in a French language version. MORE »

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rugby HQ Plays of the Month for February PLUS the Wraparound, week 2

Many of you have been vocal about missing the Plays of the Week features that have pretty much been an institution at Fox Sports for the last however many years, so the good news is that today they've brought out a special Plays of the Month, featuring the best, worst and ugliest from February. Look out for massive hits, great tries and of course some random titbits. MORE »

Six Nations 2015: The Journalists' Midterm Report

Before the Six Nations started we posted a Journalists preview piece that proved fairly popular, so here is a follow up, as some of the top UK and Ireland rugby writers discuss which teams have impressed, and how things are poised ahead of this coming weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby

It has been an eventful few days for Kiwi forwards, as three were suspended following striking and punching incidents in round two of Super Rugby. Owen Franks, Kane Hames and Hayden Triggs will all be out of action for a few weeks. MORE »

Monday, February 23, 2015

Rynard Landman red carded for elbow to face against Connacht

Newport Gwent Dragon's skipper Rynard Landman is likely to receive a heavy ban after being red carded and cited for elbowing an opponent during his side's 30-25 Guinness Pro12 defeat to Connacht. Landman will face a disciplinary hearing this week. MORE »

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Waratahs lock Dave Dennis makes two brutal hits against the Rebels

Waratahs skipper Dave Dennis made two ferocious tackles as his side bounced back from opening round defeat to beat the Rebels 38-28 in Melbourne on Friday night. Hits below, plus you can also see the blooper that resulted in a League convert being yellow carded. MORE »

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Wrapround from Rugby HQ - Week 1

Super Rugby is back which means that it's that time of year when the Fox Sports guys put in the long hours to bring us all their weekly serving of random titbits from the week gone by. According to Sean Maloney there will be no more Top 5's so this new format is set to replace those segments. MORE »

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jamie Heaslip accepts cited Pascal Pape's apology but is out injured

Jamie Heaslip has accepted the apology offered to him by Pascal Pape on Twitter last night. The French lock faces a disciplinary hearing today to judge whether he will be banned or not for the knee to the back that has possibly ended the tournament for both. MORE »

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

USA Sevens 2015 Wrap - Wonder tries, Highlights, Fiji's victory and more

Fiji stunned Wellington Sevens winners New Zealand with a convincing 35-19 cup final rout at the USA Sevens on the weekend. There were some sensational tries scored over the course of the tournament, so here is a look at the best, plus highlights and more. MORE »

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sean O'Brien's monster ruck cleanout against France

Sean O'Brien made his return to international rugby at the weekend, pleasing Ireland rugby fans after the disappointment of his withdrawal due to a warmup session injury the weekend prior. On this occasion he took to the field, and made his presence known in no uncertain terms with this huge cleanout. MORE »

Wales edge Scotland in tense Test at Murrayfield

Wales picked up their first win of this year's Six Nations with a gritty 26-23 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield. Both sides scored two tries each, but the boot of Leigh Halfpenny is ultimately what separated them come the final whistle. MORE »

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ireland hang on against France to stay on track for title defence

Ireland are well placed overall following their 18-11 Six Nations win over France in Dublin on Saturday. Their ninth successive Test victory is their second tournament win, placing them in good stead for a Championship defence. MORE »