Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ben Botica inexplicably kicks the ball away as Harlequins attempt late comeback in final

Ben Botica had a nightmare ending to his Harlequins career as Montpellier won the European Challenge Cup Final 26-19. Quins had mounted a comeback but with ball in hand and time up, Botica kicked it away, rather than keeping possession to go for the draw. MORE »

Friday, May 13, 2016

Lima Sopoaga creates Waisake Naholo try with one of the flattest crosskick's you will ever see

The Highlanders beat the Crusaders in a thrilling game in Dunedin earlier today. The try of the match was scored by winger Waisake Naholo, though he would be the first to admit that flyhalf Lima Sopoaga deserved the plaudits for the moment of magic. MORE »

Rugby Training: 2 Simple Speed Tips For Rugby Players

Today's training post from Rugbydump Academy S&C coach TJ Jankowski explores the myth that if you're not born fast, you never will be. TJ provides us with two simple steps that if done correctly, should make a noticeable difference to your outright speed. MORE »

Six Outstanding Tries on Shortlist for Premiership Try of the Season

The shortlist for the best try of the 2015-2016 Premiership season has been announced. Whether you're a fan of line breaks, busted tackles, the chip and chase or long distance gallops, there are plenty of mouth-watering offerings to choose from. MORE »

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Luke McAlister creates two Gael Fickou tries with superb little chips

Toulouse eased past Agen with a commanding 52-19 victory on Sunday, helping them into the top six of the Top 14. While there were a number of good tries, flyhalf Luke McAlister showed two superb touches of class with neatly placed kicks for French centre Gael Fickou. MORE »

Beauden Barrett's younger brother Jordie set to star in U20 World Championship

Ahead of next month's Under 20 World Championship in Manchester, title holders New Zealand fired a warning shot in the Oceania Cup. Standing out was up-and-coming talent Jordie Barrett. MORE »

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sila Puafisi red carded after clearing out Kieran Marmion with his head

When Glasgow Warriors and Connacht faced off recently in their top-of-the-table clash, you would think that both sets of players would keep their cool for such an important match. Try telling that to Warrior Sila Puafisi, who received a straight red for a senseless clearout. MORE »

Fans and players involved in crazy fight at full time in Argentina

These chaotic scenes took place in Argentina recently as a match between Huazihul San Juan Rugby Club and Personal Bank Mendoza ended in violence, with supporters from both sides getting involved, resulting in two players being sent to hospital. MORE »

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Fascinating Nigel Owens chat about respect, his attempted suicide and more

Referee Nigel Owens was on the Ray D'Arcy Show for an amusing yet moving discussion covering various facets of the 45-year-old's life. While his famed on-field antics were talked about, Owens didn't hold back in sharing details of his personal life. MORE »

Top 5 Tries from Round 11 of Super Rugby

Here is a look at Sky Sport NZ's selection of the five best tries scored in the latest round of Super Rugby. There are some brilliant efforts, including Jordan Taufua's outstanding dummy, Tevita Li's impressive sprint and Aaron Cruden's finish for a great Chiefs team try. MORE »

Monday, May 09, 2016

Referee checks TMO twice for Chris Henry's controversial try

Ulster sealed their place in the Guinness PRO12 Semi Finals for the fourth consecutive year following a crucial bonus point try scored by Ireland flanker Chris Henry. It was anything but a clear cut decision however, with the referee turning to his TMO twice to confirm it. MORE »

Ma'a Nonu and Quade Cooper combine for awesome Toulon try vs Castres

Toulon beat Castres 17-7 on Sunday, staying on course for the Top 14 playoffs despite having a rough week with injuries. Ma'a Nonu and Josua Tuisova both scored excellent tries, while Quade Cooper had a fairly mixed night, and we saw an uppercut get punished. MORE »

Friday, May 06, 2016

Jone Macilai hat-trick helps Crusaders breeze past Reds

The Crusaders made short work of the Reds in round 11 of Super Rugby earlier today, with winger Jone Macilai stealing the show with a fine hat-trick. He wasn't the only player streaking down the wing though, as you will see in the highlights. MORE »

Tighthead vs Tighthead as props Kieran Brookes and David Wilson collide

We've seen a few seismic collisions over the years and this one between two of the biggest props in the game was epic. Clearly Northampton Saints tighthead Kieran Brookes got the better of it, and Bath's David Wilson might reconsider his approach, as it simply won't work on such a big man! MORE »

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Prop Kyle Sinckler scores Harlequins match winner from 45m out

Harlequins beat London Irish 32-25 in an entertaining match at the Madejski Stadium at the weekend, with prop Kyle Sinkler scoring a vital try with fifteen minutes to spare. The win for Quins meant that the Exiles would be relegated from the Premiership for the first time. MORE »