Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Zealand Barbarians bring back The Wall during win over Maori All Blacks

The New Zealand Barbarians handed the Maori All Blacks their first home defeat in 12 years as they came up trumps 34-17 in Auckland. The weather conditions weren't condusive to a free-flowing match, but in the last ten minutes the Barbarians brought back an old classic, and scored a brilliant try from it. MORE »

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Wallabies snatch dramatic victory after Springboks fail to run down the clock

The Wallabies came from behind to win in Brisbane after the Springboks had tried to run the clock down with a lead and thirty seconds remaining. A penalty followed before Tevita Kuridrani scraped the turf to score a famous winning try and claim a 24-20 victory. MORE »

Saturday, July 18, 2015

All Blacks start Rugby Championship strong with Argentina win

The All Blacks touring squad to face South Africa next weekend has been selected following their convincing 39-18 victory over Argentina in the opening Rugby Championship 2015 match. It was New Zealand's 37th straight victory on home soil. MORE »

Friday, July 17, 2015

Stats and facts as old-look Australia host South Africa in Brisbane

Australia host South Africa on Saturday as Matt Giteau returns for the Wallabies after a four-year absence. Will Genia, Quade Cooper and Tevita Kuridrani also return to the starting lineup. Here's a look at some facts between the two sides and an interview with Giteau himself. MORE »

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Stats and facts as most experienced New Zealand side ever prepare for Argentina

New Zealand host Argentina tomorrow in the Rugby Championship opener, fielding the first starting Test team to ever have over 900 caps. They have played Argentina 20 times, and won 19, drawing once. Here's a look at a few more stats, and the coach's preparation. MORE »

Sensational Stepper Nehe Milner-Skudder's Tribute Video

Nehe Milner-Skudder has had such an impressive debut season for the Hurricanes that he has been called into New Zealand's Rugby Championship squad, and although not in Friday's team to face Argentina, the experience can only help him. MORE »

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ed Morrison admits that Springboks probably scored try in 1995 World Cup Final

In the lead up to this year's World Cup, World Rugby are looking back at previous tournaments, and speaking to those figures that had a large influence on the game. On this occasion it's referee Ed Morrison, who analyses his own performence in the 1995 World Cup Final. MORE »

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Matt Giteau chats to Rugby HQ about his return to the Wallabies

A few months back we wrote about how Matt Giteau could yet prove to be a key ingredient in the Wallabies' World Cup campaign. Back then he wasn't eligible for selection, but a turnaround has meant that he is now in camp, four years since last wearing gold and green. MORE »

Monday, July 13, 2015

Incredible backflip pass by Nathan Friend leads to great Rugby League Try

Yes it's not Union, but it is unbelievable, so we had to share it. Not only was the Nathan Friend flip out of this world, but there was a sneaky flick pass shortly after that too, and the shellshocked opposition leaked a Tuimoala Lolohea try in the process. MORE »

Rugby Championship 2015 Fixtures

The Rugby Championship kicks off in Christchurch this Friday night with New Zealand hosting Argentina, before Australia welcomes South Africa to Brisbane the following evening. MORE »

Springboks intensity too much for World XV at wet Newlands

The Springboks had an impressive first showing of the season as they proved too strong for a World XV at Newlands on Saturday. Willie le Roux scored a hat-trick, while Jean de Villiers made his return. The touring squad for the Rugby Championship has since been chosen. MORE »

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Maori All Blacks edge Fiji to extend winning run with comeback in Suva

The Maori All Blacks had a strong second half to come from behind and beat Fiji 27-26 in a hard fought contest in Suva on Saturday. Fiji had led 26-10 at the break but failed to score a point in the second half, as the Maori side scored 17 points in an impressive effort. MORE »

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Funnies - Clearing kick lands directly on touchjudge's head

You might not have seen this a few days ago if you only caught up on the highlights of Samoa vs New Zealand, but it was a pretty funny moment in the first half. More so because referee Jaco Peyper found it absolutely hilarious to see his touch judge get hit on the bead by the ball. MORE »

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Ruck Clean Out Drill trains players how to dominate the breakdown

We're working with a new partner to supply the rugby community with the best possible resources available when it comes to both coaching, and training. Today we're pushing out the latest offer for coaches, giving you access to over 2500 drills and plays featuring elite coaches. MORE »

Flying 18-year-old Rieko Ioane rapidly heading towards All Black stardom

There must be something in the water down in New Zealand. First "Tongan Thor" came out of the woodwork (but now plays his rugby in Australia), then another diamond prospect appeared, first emerging aged 17, and looks set to be fast tracked into international rugby. MORE »