Monday, March 30, 2015

George North knocked out again as Nathan Hughes gets red card for knee

Northampton Saints winger George North received another blow to the head that has resulted in concussion and more concern about his long term playing career. The incident happened as he scored in Saints' 52-30 victory over Wasps on Friday. MORE »

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fiji power to Hong Kong Sevens title while Russia qualify as core team

Fiji cruised to Hong Kong Sevens victory as they beat defending champions New Zealand 33-19 in the Cup Final. They beat overall series leaders South Africa in the Semi Final. Also, Russia have now qualified as a core team for the 2015/2016 season. MORE »

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Another Leigh Halfpenny concussion prompts questions about tackling technique

Leigh Halfpenny was removed from the field of play on Saturday having taken a serious blow to the side of his head when tackling Italy's big Samuela Vunisa. It's not the first time this has happened, prompting some questions about technique. MORE »

Julian Savea continues to draw comparisons to the great Jonah Lomu

For a powerful, fast, skilful and all round effective winger, look no further than Hurricanes and New Zealand star Julian Savea. Now an established Test player, the man-mountain is revelling on the world stage, having amassed a phenomenal 30 tries in only 30 tests. MORE »

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 »

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 »