Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Warren Gatland confirms British & Irish Lions coaching team for New Zealand tour

Rob Howley, Steve Borthwick and Andy Farrell were today announced as part of Warren Gatland's British and Irish Lions coaching team that will take on the All Blacks in New Zealand in 2017. The Lions will play ten fixtures in total, and three Tests. MORE »

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Sensational tries and funniest bits from the 2016 Dubai 7s

The 2016-2017 season of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series got underway in Dubai over the weekend and produced some breathless tries. Popular commentator and funny man Sean Maloney was also on hand for World Rugby's new "Commentator's Cut" segment. MORE »

Five outstanding tries from week 13 of the Top 14

Throughout the end-of-year tests there has been the odd smattering of club rugby, with a handful of Anglo-Welsh, Aviva Premiership and PRO12 fixtures taking place. One permanent presence of course has been the Top 14. MORE »

Monday, December 05, 2016

South Africa plough through New Zealand and Fiji to win 2016 Dubai 7s

South African rugby fans finally got something to cheer about after the Blitzboks first thumped New Zealand in the quarter finals then Wales in the semis, then took care of Olympic Gold medalists Fiji with a 26-14 victory in the Dubai 7s Cup Final. MORE »

George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

George North's rugby future appeared to have taken another blow this weekend as he landed heavily after a challenge for a high ball against Leicester Tigers. It is yet another in a worrying string of knocks that the young Northampton Saints winger has suffered. MORE »

Extended highlights of England's fourth victory over the Wallabies this year

England completed a perfect year with a 37-21 victory over the Wallabies at Twickenham, taking them to 14 wins from 14 matches, equalling their record for successive victories. England now take a break ahead of a Six Nations opener against France on 4 February, also at home. MORE »

Friday, December 02, 2016

England and Australia set to close out the Test season on a high

England face Australia on Saturday with both nations aiming to finish on a high in what will be their final match this year. England have had to make two forced changes, whereas Michael Cheika has made four changes to the Wallabies side that lost to Ireland last weekend. MORE »

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Argentina prop gets heavy ban after stamping on Joe Marler's face

Another suspension was announced today as Argentina prop Enrique Pieretto has been handed a 7-week ban after he was red carded for stamping on the face of England prop Joe Marler at Twickenham last weekend. Marler was shown yellow for holding him. MORE »

USA Women's winger Naya Tapper banned for alleged kick

USA ladies winger Naya Tapper has been suspended from the entire Dubai Sevens Tournament following a bizarre incident that took place during the Test against France last weekend. In seconds, Tapper somehow ended up taking out two French players. MORE »

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Six Nations set to introduce trial Bonus Points system in 2017

The Six Nations Council today announced the introduction of a bonus points system in the RBS 6 Nations, the Women's Six Nations and the Under 20s Six Nations Championships. This system will be implemented on a trial basis in 2017 MORE »

Sevens from Heaven - The Fiji 7s Olympic Gold Story

A fascinating new documentary telling the extraordinary story of the Fiji Sevens team has been released by HSBC, World Rugby Sevens title sponsor. The 17-minute feature documents Fiji's journey to their first medal of any colour at the Olympics, as they won Gold in Rio. MORE »

Kieran Brookes and Calum Green both suspended following breakdown altercations

Kieran Brookes of Northampton Saints and Calum Green of Newcastle Falcons have both appeared before an RFU Disciplinary panel for offences stemming from their Aviva Premiership match over the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dean Mumm cleared of further punishment after 'lifting tackle' citing

Wallabies forward Dean Mumm appeared before an independent disciplinary committee in London today, charged with committing a dangerous lifting tackle during the 27-24 loss to Ireland in Dublin. Mumm was cited for contravening Law 10.4(j). MORE »

Hilarious footage of wing Jonny May trying to scrum goes viral

In the dying minutes of England's 27-14 win over Argentina, after they went down another man following the yellow card for Joe Marler, England winger Jonny May took it upon himself to bulk up the scrum by packing down on the flank. The result was hilarious. MORE »

A look back on a record-breaking All Blacks year

It's been another record-breaking year for New Zealand, having recorded 18 straight victories since August 2015, and despite the hiccup of Ireland's famous first ever win in Chicago, their strength is such that they could have stretched that record even further. MORE »