Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Tomas Lavanini suspended for a week for diving on tryscorer

Newcomers to Super Rugby, Argentina's Jaguares, had a good start to the tournament with a 34-33 victory over the Cheetahs. Discipline was an issue though, with a number of yellow cards in their first outing, and this incident involving Los Pumas lock Tomas Lavanini. MORE »

True Grit: The David Pocock Story - Part 2

Last week we shared part one of this fascinating David Pocock documentary that gives us a look into the complex life of the Wallaby star that along with his family, was forced to pack up and leave Zimbabwe. Here is part two, completing the series. MORE »

Monday, February 29, 2016

Tiny Damian McKenzie somehow smashes giant Nemani Nadolo into touch

The Chiefs got their 2016 Super Rugby campaign off to a great start in Christchurch, beating the Crusaders 27-21 on Saturday night. Chiefs coach Dave Rennie was full of praise for young fullback Damian McKenzie, who made this hugely impressive tackle in the second half. MORE »

England stay on course with win over Ireland at Twickenham

England kept up their good form under coach Eddie Jones with a 21-10 victory over Six Nations 2015 champions Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. Tries from Anthony Watson and Mike Brown put them in front, after Ireland had scored through Conor Murray. MORE »

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Scotland end Six Nations losing streak with good win over Italy in Rome

Italy suffered a 36-20 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, as Scotland ended their run of nine straight losses in the Six Nations. Flankers John Barclay and John Hardie scored early tries, before Greig Laidlaw's boot took control, and Tommy Seymour scored a late try. MORE »

Wales win comfortably in Cardiff clash with France

Wales were convincing winners over France at the Principality (Millennium) Stadium on Friday night, securing a 19-10 victory and keeping them in the race for the Six Nations title. George North scored for the home side, as France suffered their first defeat under coach Guy Noves. MORE »

Friday, February 26, 2016

Want to work in New Zealand? Inside Running is Hiring!

Full-time position available with Inside Running Academy and Athlete Factory NZ. Would suit an experienced S & C coach with aspirations to manage a full-time academy programme and world-class training facility. MORE »

Thursday, February 25, 2016

'England are favourites to beat Ireland and win the Six Nations' says Flatman

England are favourites to win against Ireland and win the Six Nations too, says David Flatman. The two sides meet this weekend at Twickenham, so former England prop Flatman shared his thoughts on where the game will be won, and by whom. MORE »

Canada beat Brazil in historic first ever encounter

Canada and Brazil played each other for the first time in rugby history at the weekend, as part of the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship, with the Canucks securing a comfortable 52-25 victory in Langford, BC. MORE »

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Schalk Brits banned for three weeks after red card for punching Nick Wood

Saracens hooker Schalk Brits was shown a red card for punching during last weekend's Aviva Premiership match against Gloucester at Allianz Park. Brits has since pleased guilty and been banned for three weeks. MORE »

Andy Goode's funny interactions with referee Wayne Barnes

Former England number ten Andy Goode has become even more of a cult hero of late, after making a comeback to professional rugby aged 35. Here is a look at Goode and referee Wayne Barnes taking part in a number of very funny exchanges. MORE »

Six Nations flashback: Scotland seal late win over Italy in 2014

As the RBS 6 Nations returns to action after a week-long break, Scotland travel to Rome in search of their first tournament victory in 10 matches when they play Italy at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. MORE »

True Grit: The David Pocock Story - Part 1

To most rugby fans, David Pocock is that Wallaby who cannot be moved off the ball. Dig a little deeper though, and you'll find that he's a unique individual with a fascinating story. In this enlightening film, we get to travel back to his former homeland to learn more. MORE »

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bryan Habana's massive hit on Lions winger Tommy Bowe in 2009

Bryan Habana was in the news yesterday as he has been called up to join the Springbok 7s team as they prepare for the next two rounds of the World Sevens Series. Here is a clip of him in action against the British & Irish Lions in 2009, with one of the hits of the series. MORE »

Monday, February 22, 2016

Manu Tuilagi penalised for big shoulder on Winston Stanley

Manu Tuilagi made a return to action for Leicester Tigers this past weekend, following time out with a hamstring injury. All eyes were on the Samoan born powerhouse, who made his impact early in the second half. MORE »