Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Joost van der Westhuizen scores within 16 seconds against Otago in 1994

As the rugby world mourns the loss of the great Joost van der Westhuizen, we've seen a number of emotive tributes online. While Joost scored 38 Test tries, he scored an impressive amount in tour games too. Here is a quick look at one such try from 1994. MORE »

France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

France replacement winger, Caroline Boujard, has been cited for this dangerous tackle in the Women's Six Nations match against England on Saturday. She was yellow carded at the time but was later cited by the independant Citing Commissioner, facing a hearing today. MORE »

Seven blistering Sydney Sevens tries as Blitzboks win again

While most eyes were on the Six Nations this past weekend, the HSBC Sevens World Series made a stop in Sydney and once again it was all South Africa, defeating England 29-14 in the final. Here's a look at the seven best tries, each one seemingly better than the last. MORE »

Monday, February 06, 2017

Legendary scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen passes away

Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen has lost his lengthy battle with motor neuron disease. The World Cup winner passed away on Monday afternoon after having been rushed to hospital in critical condition on Saturday. He is survived by two children, and was 45-years-old. MORE »

2017 Six Nations: The Best of Social Media from Round One

Round one of the 2017 Six Nations lived up to all expectations. It had everything from big upsets to stunning tries, funny celebrations... and even bonus points. However, it was Scotland's heroic win against Ireland grabbed most of the headlines. MORE »

Wales come good in second half to comfortably beat Italy

Wales came back from trailing at halftime to beat Italy 33-7 in a second half showing that included three tries in Rome. They came close to a fourth, what would have been a bonus point try, but were denied when Liam Williams was ruled to have lost the ball on the tryline. MORE »

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

England and France scored a try a piece but a late try edged the hosts ahead for a 19-16 Six Nations opening weekend victory at Twickenham on Saturday. French prop Rabah Slimani went over for the visitors, while a late try by Ben Te'o set up an England win. MORE »

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Scotland leave it late to beat Ireland in thrilling Six Nations opener

Greig Laidlaw kicked two late penalties to see the Scots over the line in the first game of the 2017 Six Nations, but the star of the match was full back Stuart Hogg, who scored a superb brace in a spell-binding opening half. MORE »

Friday, February 03, 2017

2017 Womens Six Nations: Preview

History is set to be made at the Womens' Six Nations Championship this year with every match being broadcast live on TV for the very first time. Here is a preview of each team ahead of what is sure to be a landmark 2017 Womens' Six Nations. MORE »

2017 Under-20s Six Nations: Preview

The Under-20s Six Nations Championship offers a glimpse of the future as the Northern Hemisphere's most promising players showcase their talent and potential. We preview the teams ahead of a star-spotting tournament. MORE »

George North stars in emotive Gillette short film, The Honest Player

George North will start for Wales against Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday, and barring any major surprises, he'll be on tour with the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand later in the year. Inspired by the classic Jim Telfer speech, Gillette have put together this short film. MORE »

Life on the touchline: Harlequins mic up Team Manager

One of the most enjoyable aspects of modern day rugby television is the occasional player wearing a microphone during a match. It offers viewers the opportunity to get closer to the action and experience what it is like in the heat of the battle. MORE »

Thursday, February 02, 2017

#ThrowbackThursday: Remember when Courtney Lawes decapitated Plisson?

Here’s a quick throwback to the last time England played France at Twickenham and Courtney Lawes obliterated Jules Plisson in 2015. Early on in the game France were leading until the second row enforcer lined up the flyhalf and put in this monster hit, sending the Frenchman airborne. MORE »

Fantasy Six Nations: Opening Weekend Top Tips

The 2017 Six Nations launches this weekend so the time has come to pick your fantasy team from scratch, but how much can you rely on last year’s tournament? This quick guide should help you to beat your mates for bragging rights in round one. MORE »

Dylan Hartley pranks unsuspecting England fans

Canterbury have released this amusing video featuring Dylan Hartley with random England fans, who had their commitment to the cause tested when they were asked to look after his matchday shirt. In their way was a chocolate-fingered kid, a mischievous Will Greenwood and lobby security. MORE »