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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Commentators unhappy after Billy Vunipola is sinbinned for 'shoulder charge'

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola was sent to the sinbin for this alleged no-arms tackle against Ulster in the European Champions Cup. Referee Romain Poite felt that there was no use of the arms, but Vunipola and the commentary team disagreed, clearly bemused. MORE »

Friday, November 20, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Jonah Lomu shows glimpse of what's to come during 1994 Test debut

Today's Throwback Thursday features a very young Jonah Lomu on the day he played his first ever Test match. It was the first Test against France in 1994, and Lomu became the youngest ever All Black at 19 years and 45 days, a record that still stands to this day. MORE »

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sensational Fijian Leone Nakarawa's Rugby World Cup 2015 Highlights

Fiji may not have pulled up as many trees as they would have liked during the recent Rugby World Cup, but their exciting off-the-cuff style of play would have been less so if it wasn't for one man: second rower Leone Nakarawa. MORE »

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christian Wade scores easy try after Dave Kearney bouncing ball blunder

Wasps blew away a flat looking Leinster in Dublin on Sunday, as the European Champions Cup got underway. The 33-6 victory was kicked off by Christian Wade's poacher try, after Dave Kearney made an awful mess of a fairly innocuous looking box kick by scrumhalf Joe Simpson. MORE »

Monday, November 16, 2015

Louis Picamoles huge carry bumps off attempted tackle of Jackson Wray

While Toulouse were on the wrong end of the result at Allianz Park on Saturday, powerhouse number eight Louis Picamoles did at least make his impact felt. Near the end of the game he took a quick tap penalty and as replacement Jackson Wray attempted to tackle him, he made this huge trademark bump off. MORE »

Friday, November 13, 2015

Tomas Cubelli's outrageous reverse kick for the Barbarians

Livewire Argentina scrumhalf Tom├ís Cubelli has been signed by the Brumbies on a two-year deal following another great season. Capped 45 times by Los Pumas, Cubelli also featured for the Barbarians against the Wallabies a year ago, and was part of this fantastic bit of play. MORE »

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday - The Time Drew Mitchell caught the ball with his feet

Here's a quick Throwback Thursday clip from Instagram, taking a look at this fun bit of skill from Wallaby Drew Mitchell back in 2013 when playing for the Waratahs vs the British & Irish Lions. MORE »

Friday, November 06, 2015

Friday Funnies - Tryscoring Fail in Polish Club Rugby

We had to share this, as we've all been in this situation. You beat the last man and casually stride in for the try as if you don't have a worry in the world. Why would you? You've just created something special, but just as you are about to complete the memory by dotting the ball down... uh oh. MORE »

Friday, November 06, 2015

Dan Carter converts final kick of Test career with his wrong foot

Dan Carter has kicked his final kick in Test rugby, and it was with the wrong foot. The leading points scorer in the history of the game bid farewell to international rugby with another stunning performance in the World Cup Final, ending his career on a high. MORE »

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Sam Burgess leaves Bath and Rugby Union to go back to League

Will he, won't he? We now know he will, and he has. With immediate effect. The Sam Burgess experiment is over. Burgess has left Bath and is heading home to his beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs, to continue playing Rugby League in the NRL, with two of his three brothers. MORE »

Thursday, November 05, 2015

George Ford questions referee decision only to get a sarcastic response

When Bath flyhalf George Ford questioned Matt Carley's decision, the referee hit back with an extremely sarcastic response. Yes, it came across as a bit harsh, and the awkward stare down that ensued felt like it lasted for minutes.. MORE »

Monday, November 02, 2015

Sonny Bill Williams gives World Cup winners medal away to young fan, but gets given another one

Having won the Rugby World Cup for a second time in succession, midfield star Sonny Bill Williams did something that those watching on could hardly believe. After a young fan took to the field and was tackled by security, SBW then escorted him off, and gave him his winners medal. MORE »

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Giant Mat Luamanu barrels through Fijian Seremaia Bai

Last week George Smith was smashed on his Premiership debut. Someone that contributed to the double tackle was massive Harlequins number eight, Mat Luamanu. On this occasion it was him with ball in hand, and Seremaia Bai on the receiving end. MORE »

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A look at some of the Best Moments from Rugby World Cup 2015

This year's Rugby World Cup has been full of some quite unforgettable drama, surprises and disappointment. And as the competition nears its end this Saturday, Sky Sport New Zealand has taken their chance to reflect on some of the stand-out moments from the past six weeks. MORE »

Monday, October 26, 2015

Nigel Owens picked to referee the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final

Welsh referee Nigel Owens will take charge of this year's Rugby World Cup Final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham this coming Saturday. MORE »

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Acrobatic referee shows us how to smoothly recover from an embarrassing fall

There has been a lot of talk about refereeing of late, so here is a look at a ref at a lower level showing us exactly what to do when something goes wrong on the field - just play it cool. If you have acrobatic ability like this guy clearly does, even better. MORE »

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mayor of London Boris Johnson ploughs through a 10-year-old Japanese child

Boris Johnson has hit the headlines again as he clearly got a little too involved in the hype of the Rugby World Cup, and ran over a 10-year-old Japanese schoolboy. The big carry took place during a game of street rugby in Tokyo, where Johnson is for trade relations. MORE »

Friday, October 02, 2015

Friday Funnies - Dan Biggar's bizarre kicking ritual, the Biggar Shuffle

The role of goal kicker in any team is a mentally tough one, and throughout the years, many rituals or "ticks" have been used to prepare a player for a kick. Last Saturday saw the dawn of another bizarre pre-kick routine, from Wales' stand-off Dan Biggar. MORE »

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Arizona Wildcat's pre-match Haka has angered rugby fans

As we all know, when one thinks of the Haka, we think of the All Blacks. In reality there are multiple 'Hakas' that take place around the country of New Zealand, and indeed the Pacific Islands too. It's part of their culture, but has now been used at a US college football match. MORE »

Friday, September 18, 2015

Wellington Prop Reggie Goodes steamrolls a back after impressive run

Otago came from behind to stun Wellington 37-36 in a classic ITM Cup match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington yesterday. With time just about up, Otago were trailing by six points, but ran half the field for Matt Faddess to score a converted try, and steal the victory. MORE »

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