Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Mic'd up league forward Ashton Sims is one fearless, inspiring leader

Last week we saw Brumbies back Christian Lealiifano mic'd up, giving us insight into what goes on during a professional rugby match. Well the BBC have stepped things up, placing a mic on courageous rugby league forward Ashton Sims of the Warrington Wolves. MORE »

Monday, June 29, 2015

Top interview with 'arrogant' Chris Ashton upon his return to the England squad

Saracens winger Chris Ashton sits down with Nick Heath to discuss taking his opportunity with England, how he's perceived by the fans, his young teammate Maro Itoje and what it will take for England to get the mental edge at the upcoming Rugby World Cup. MORE »

Highlights feed from around the rugby world

Highlanders cruise into Super Rugby final with good win over champion Waratahs

Aaron Smith, Richard Buckman, Waisake Naholo and Patrick Osborne all scored for the Highlanders as they knocked defending Super Rugby champions the Waratahs out at the semi final stage on Saturday. The 35-17 win wasn't without controversy though. MORE »

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hurricanes set up final clash with Highlanders after big win over the Brumbies

The Hurricanes will contest their first Super Rugby final since 2006 when they have the Highlanders in Wellington. The 'Canes beat the Brumbies 29-9 in Saturday's first semi final, before the Highlanders outplayed the Waratahs in Sydney. MORE »

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Highlanders bid for first final in 16 years while Waratahs lose Beale

The Highlanders face the Waratahs in Sydney this Saturday in the first of two Super Rugby semi finals. The Dunedin side produced a superb performance to defeat the Chiefs in the playoff last weekend and despite this featured try being disallowed, it is still worth seeing. MORE »

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Henry Speight banned for five weeks for dangerous flip on Juan de Jongh

Brumbies winger Henry Speight received a red card in last week's Super Rugby playoff match against the Stormers due to this dangerous tackle/clear out, and has since been suspended for five weeks following a SANZAR disciplinary hearing. MORE »

Japie Mulder's perfect tackle on Jonah Lomu in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final

Today it is exactly 20 years since South Africa won the 1995 Rugby World Cup by famously beating New Zealand 15-12 in a tense Ellis Park final. The win saw the newly democratic country overcome a number of odds, including stopping the imposing figure of a young giant named Jonah Lomu. MORE »

Midweek Madness - NZ U20 coach Scott Robertson's break dance celebration

Yes, it might not have been perfectly executed, and he may not be the best street dancer on the planet, but New Zealand Under 20 coach Scott Robertson's World Championship winning celebrations perhaps gives us an insight into the kind of bond shared within the group. MORE »

Sunday, June 21, 2015

New Zealand beat England to fifth Under 20s World Championship title

New Zealand secured their fifth Under 20s World Championship after beating England 21-16 in an enthralling final in Cremona on Saturday. It was the first title for the Baby Blacks since 2011 and their triumph brought to an end a two year winning streak for the English. MORE »

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Andrew Horrell feels Malakai Fekitoa's full force in Super Rugby playoff

Chiefs playmaker Andrew Horrell felt the full impact of Malakai Fekitoa's hit in Saturday's play-off game against the Highlanders. The Highlanders have qualified, so will play the Waratahs in Sydney in their semi final on June 27th. MORE »

A fascinating look, and listen, at Christian Lealiifano mic'd up during a match

Rugby HQ once again gave us something special last week as they mic'd up Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano for the match against Crusaders. MORE »

30,000 extra Rugby World Cup 2015 Tickets to go on sale

Fans have another great opportunity to secure tickets for Rugby World Cup 2015 with an additional 30,000 tickets, including five matches at Twickenham Stadium, set to go on sale at 10:00 BST on Thursday, June 25. This means that there will be around 80,000 tickets on sale for 26 matches at 10 venues. MORE »

Friday, June 19, 2015

Richie McCaw reveals his secrets in this excellent Breakdown Masterclass

Richie McCaw, gives away some of his secrets in this excellent breakdown masterclass from Sky Sport NZ. Along with hosts Ian Jones and Jeff Wilson, both capped over 60 times for their country, we get to see some of the key aspects of breakdown work. MORE »

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Weeks 19

The latest Wraparound is great, with random clips of the best and worst in world rugby in the last week. First up there's a look at a hilarious, must-see Stade Francais celebration, then that old favourite, a referee tripping over before being hit in the face with the ball. Brilliant. MORE »

You can run but you can't hide from the Savea brothers

Waisake Naholo did extremely well to outpace Julian Savea when the Highlanders met the Hurricanes two weeks ago... before running into King Julian's brother Ardie. MORE »