Friday, March 11, 2016

Jerome Kaino issued warning for dangerous off the ball tackle

Jerome Kaino has been given a Citing Commissioner Warning for an off the ball tackle he made earlier today against the Hurricanes, in the opening game of round three of Super Rugby. Kaino was only penalised at the time, but hooker Leni Apisai went off straight after the knock. MORE »

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Victor Matfield's perfectly executed one handed lineout take against Saracens

Victor Matfield turns 39 in a few months' time, but he is still doing what he's best at, dominating lineouts and showing off those silky skills that we've come to appreciate since he first played in South Africa's Currie Cup way back in 1999. MORE »

Rugby Tactics: Scotland's Attacking Play Examined - Part Two

This week we continue our look at Scotland attack in the Six Nations focusing this on their performance against Italy. In this video we focus on how they break down the Italian defence in two of their tries, and the attacking patterns they use to build the attack. MORE »

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Toulouse miss out on win due to casual conversion from directly in front

Toulouse had a disastrous end to a Top 14 match for the second week in a row after a late try set them up for a win against Brive, but their goal kicker failed to convert from directly in front of posts. The official's decision divided fans, but the result stood: 21-21. MORE »

Midweek Madness - Young fullback kicks his teammate's butt

As the Bulls set off on their way to beating the Rebels 45-25 on Saturday, there one was one man whose behind took a bit of a beating, no thanks to his teammate. Jan Serfontein found himself in Warick Gelant's blindspot, and the result was comical to say the least. MORE »

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

5 Brilliant Tries from Round 2 of Super Rugby

The Breakdown have put together this list of five best tries scored in another excellent round of Super Rugby. You'll notice the Kieran Read try scored from that mammoth charge by Nemani Nadolo, as well as some sensational handling by the Bulls. MORE »

Evergreen George Smith still going strong at 35 - Aviva Premiership Player of the Month

George Smith is regarded as one of the best flankers to have ever played the game, and now at 35-years-old and after just one year in England, he has been named as the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for February. MORE »

Monday, March 07, 2016

Manu Tuilagi makes another two huge hits against Exeter Chiefs

We've featured Manu Tuilagi regularly of late, as recently as last week after he made a punishing hit on Blair Cowan. He made two more crunching tackles against Exeter Chiefs, but Leicester boss says he's still not ready for Test rugby. MORE »

Quade Cooper errors prove costly as Fiji beat Australia to retain Vegas 7s title

Fiji pulled off a miraculous USA Sevens victory by coming from 15-0 down to beat Australia 21-15 in the Cup Final on another thrilling day of action in Las Vegas. Wallaby flyhalf Quade Cooper had a forgettable final though, with a few errors that proved highly costly. MORE »

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Bryan Habana scores first ever 7s try on entertaining opening day in Vegas

Bryan Habana has won just about everything you can win in rugby, winning a World Cup, Lions series, Super Rugby title, European Rugby title, Currie Cup and probably something else we're forgetting about, so now he's after Sevens glory too, specifically a Gold medal at the Olympics. MORE »

Friday, March 04, 2016

Martin Castrogiovanni banned for stamping on foot of Scotland back

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been banned for two weeks for stamping on the foot of Scotland centre Duncan Taylor when the two sides met at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday. MORE »

Friday Funnies - Prop Vadim Cobilas can't avoid up and under!

Recently Vadim Cobilas found himself unawares under a high ball. The hefty 32-year-old was minding his own business while the backs did their thing, when suddenly a wayward up and under pinged him on the melon! MORE »

Nemani Nadolo HUGE charge sends debutant flying and leads to great Crusaders try

The Crusaders beat the Blues 28-13 in a Super Rugby Round two match earlier today, with this try being the pick of them, set up by a sensational bit of play by giant Fijian, Nemani Nadolo. Here is a look at the try, and the massive bump-off by the big winger. MORE »

Rugby Tactics: The Key to Scotland's exciting attacking play

This week we take a look at how Scotland's attack in their SIx Nations game vs Wales and, in part two, Italy, focussing on how they break down the Welsh defence over 21 phases for their first try, and the attacking patterns they use to build the attack. MORE »

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Will Skelton issued official warning for doing this to Saia Fainga'a

Waratahs lock Will Skelton was issued with an official warning for this off-the-ball shot on fellow Wallaby Saia Fainga'a during the opening round of Super Rugby. As the offence didn't meet the red card threshold for citings, he was issued a warning and is free to play. MORE »