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 »

George Ford's skilful play for Bath against Leinster

Despite losing their European Champions Cup quarter-final to Leinster 18-15, George Ford put in a top flyhalf display, capped off by setting up a try and scoring one of his own. Here is a quick nod to his quality play as he looks likely to star in the upcoming World Cup. MORE »

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 10

The team from Fox Sports are back with another great Wraparound for week 10. Prepare yourself for the best, the worst, and more often than not the downright bizarre, as Sean Maloney leads us through the latest events from the world of rugby. MORE »

The Rugby World Cup's Oldest Players Ever

The five players listed have all featured in rugby's biggest tournament and with ages of up to 40 still featuring, there is no reason why the old guards shouldn't have more optimism ahead of September's Rugby World Cup in England. MORE »

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Weeks 8 & 9

Some absolutely belting clips are in the Wraparound of week 9 from Fox Sports, including never before seen pace from Rebels' front rower, Tom Sexton, when he spots something untoward in his locker. Check out the video above, plus the Wraparound from week 8 also. MORE »

Rugby HQ Plays of the Month for March

That's right rugby fans, it's Plays of the Month time from the team at Fox Sports' Rugby HQ, and they've put together another top video with their usual combination of great tries, big hits and wacky play, plus some other interesting moments from the world of rugby. MORE »

David Pocock's Turnover Masterclass against the Blues

Watching round 9 of Super Rugby must have given Michael Cheika a headache, and not because his Waratahs side was well beaten at home by the Stormers. No, it was the game at Eden Park that will have left the Wallabies coach with the most thinking to do, in particular the performance of Brumbies flanker David Pocock. MORE »

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Top 5 Aviva Premiership Tries plus Highlights Wrap - Round 19

The race for a playoff and a top six finish heated up this week as the contenders faced off against each other in what is a crucial round of Premiership rugby and one that saw a lot of sin bins. View our highlights wrap on page two of this post, which includes some controversy and a record crowd at Wembley. Above, the Try of the Week contenders. MORE »

The Shortball highlights from Round 9 of Super Rugby

With slightly less controversy than Round 8, but no less excitement, Round 9 of Super Rugby was awash with great tries, more surprise results and as always some brutal hits to cap it all off. The guys at Rugby HQ, led by Sean Maloney, have put together another recap. MORE »

Huge Hit From Peter Kimlin Leaves Leigh Halfpenny with more injury woe

Grenoble welcomed the current European Champions, Toulon, to the Stade des Alpes for a Top 14 clash this past weekend. This big tackle that Australian flanker Peter Kimlin put on Leigh Halfpenny was far from welcoming however. MORE »

Monday, April 13, 2015

Guinness PRO12 Highlights and Wrap-up from Round 19

The Pro12 supplied another dose of high quality rugby as the regular season begins to come to a close. In arguably one of the most unpredictable weekends of the season, 9th placed Dragons shocked former champions Leinster at Rodney Parade while the Scarlets survived a scare with a last minute penalty to beat Zebre in Parma. MORE »

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mark Richards KO'd after colliding with the shoulder of Willem Alberts

Making his debut for the Lions in Round 9 of Super Rugby this weekend, winger Mark Richards' evening ended early when he was left unconscious after taking a heavy knock from the Sharks' flanker, Willem Alberts. MORE »

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Tribute To big Brad Thorn, who will now retire aged 40

Leicester Tigers and former New Zealand second row Brad Thorn has announced his retirement from all forms of competitive rugby at the age of 40, after what can only be described as an outstanding career that has spanned an incredible 21 years. MORE »

Massive schoolboy hit from new Edinburgh signing Nasi Manu in 2006

Highlanders co-captain Nasi Manu signed recently for Scottish side Edinburgh, and will join them at the conclusion of the Super Rugby season in July. To go with the signing, we've pulled out this massive hit he made when just a schoolboy years back in New Zealand. MORE »

Thursday, April 09, 2015

How will the Six Nations stars fare at RWC 2015? Conor O'Shea goes through them

Former Ireland international and current Harlequins head coach Conor O'Shea recently sat down with World Rugby to discuss the Six Nations stars who will impress when the Rugby World Cup rolls into England in 162 days. MORE »