Tuesday, November 05, 2013

New Zealand Maori All Blacks start tour well with good win over Canada

Canada hosted the New Zealand Maori All Blacks on Sunday as part of the latter's tour of North America. Despite Canada scoring first, the visitors scored six tries to win 40-15 in front of over 20 000 fans in Toronto. MORE »

Monday, November 04, 2013

New Zealand on track with unbeaten run following win over Japan

New Zealand continued their unbeaten run this year with a comprehensive 54-6 victory over a competitive Japan side in Tokyo on Saturday. The visitors eased into the match and in typical All Blacks fashion, wore down their opponents then piled on the points. MORE »

Sunday, November 03, 2013

England get the better of Australia with strong second half at Twickenham

England came from behind to beat the Wallabies 20-13 in a scrappy game at Twickenham on Saturday. If the tourists had won the match they would have moved resumed their spot at number three on the world rankings. Instead it's another disappointing loss in 2013. MORE »

Steve Thompson's incredible 80m try for England Legends + post match reaction

The England and Australian Legends met for a fun run around at the Twickenhham Stoop on Thursday night in honour of the ten year anniversary of the 2003 Rugby World Cup final. Steve Thompson scored this wonder try, then had a pint or two to celebrate. MORE »

Thursday, October 31, 2013

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 1

The biggest Test this weekend is the clash between old foes England and Australia. It's ten years since the two sides met in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final, so with memories of that historic day in mind, it should be a fierce contest. Team news below, with O2 Inside Line. MORE »

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Darragh Leader's 61m penalty kick wins the match for Connacht

This great moment comes from the Connacht Eagles game against Rotherham Titans at the Sportsground in Galway recently. We were hoping to get hold of longer footage, but have decided to post as is, as it's a wonderful piece of piece of play from a young player. MORE »

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Aaron Cruden's Road to Recovery - WIN a chance to watch the All Blacks train

Aaron Cruden has been through a lot in a very short time. In 2008 he was diagnosed with cancer, then just three years later was playing for the All Blacks in a Rugby World Cup Final. This video documents his story, and also gives you the chance to win lunch with him. MORE »

Sharks beat Western Province to win the 2013 Currie Cup Final

The Sharks defeated Western Province in the showpiece of South African domestic rugby on Saturday, scoring two tries to one as they left Newlands with a 33-19 victory. Since the match, the Springbok squad for the tour of the UK and France has been chosen. MORE »

Brock James sensational reverse flick pass sets up try for Napolioni Nalaga

Brock James produced a piece of magic to set up a crucial try as Clermont survived a scare at the hands of Brive on Saturday, eventually coming out 36-29 victors. A late dash helped them extend their unbeaten home record at the Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin. MORE »

Monday, October 28, 2013

Amazing kickoff as strong winds blow ball back over the dead ball line

Incredibly strong winds hit Ashburton on the South Island on Saturday, affecting the Meads Cup Final between Mid Canterbury and North Otago to the point that twenty minutes in, a restart kick got blown back 50m, well over the deal ball line. MORE »

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tasman win ITM Cup Championship after dramatic finish against Hawkes Bay

The Tasman Makos held off a brilliant comeback from Hawkes Bay to claim the ITM Cup Championship title on Friday, earning promotion to the Premiership for next season. The 26-25 thriller was one of the matches of the weekend, eclipsing the main final. MORE »

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Nude Blacks get the better of their Australian counterparts in annual match

The traditional Nude Blacks rugby challenge took place in Dunedin this past weekend, with the hosts taking on an invitational Australian side in a match watched by thousands at Alhambra Rugby Club, ahead of the All Blacks vs Wallabies Bledisloe Cup third Test. MORE »

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wellington scrumhalf Frae Wilson smashes Counties lock Jimmy Tupou

Wellington made it through to their first domestic final in four years after beating Counties Manukau 41-10 in the ITM Cup Premiership Semi Final last Friday. It was a physical battle, but the most impressive hit was this scorcher from the home team scrumhalf. MORE »

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Scrum Masterclass with Rugby Tonight and Exeter Chiefs prop Craig Mitchell

The scrum has been under focus this year as the changes in engagement have meant a different approach, with both advantages and benefits for certain teams. The hookers now have to hook, which is a new concept for some of them. MORE »

Monday, October 21, 2013

Gio Aplon's great try and play gets Western Province to another Currie Cup Final

Western Province will host the Currie Cup final after they beat the Golden Lions 33-16 at Newlands on Saturday. The win was sparked in part by brilliant fullback Gio Aplon, who has put his hand up for selection ahead of the end of year Springboks European tour. MORE »

 
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