Monday, May 01, 2017

Pascal Pape and Wenceslas Lauret red carded after tense Paris derby brawl

The drama surrounding Stade Francais and Racing 92 took another ugly turn on the weekend as the match between the two rival clubs descended into an a brawl, with two players sent off. MORE »

Jamie-Jerry Taulagi banned for 5 weeks for shoulder shot to head

Sunwolves back Jamie-Jerry Taulagi pleaded guilty to contravening Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent, after he was Red Carded during the Super Rugby match against the Chiefs at the Weekend. Taulagi has been suspended from all forms of the game for 5 weeks, up to and including Saturday 10 June. MORE »

Friday, April 28, 2017

Referee knocked out by disgraceful punch in rugby league game

A referee has been knocked out by a vicious punch in a rugby league match in France. The disgusting incident took place in a French Cup juniors game between Saint-Esteve and Toulouse. The player in question lost his cool after being sent off by referee Benjamin Casty. MORE »

Powerful report on mental and emotional health in rugby

Just two months the rugby world came to a standstill with the shock news that former Wallaby Dan Vickerman had died, aged just 37. Varous reports and speculation followed, and what is now clear is that despite appearances, Vickerman was suffering on the inside. MORE »

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Welsh legend Gareth Thomas talks about the Lions taking on New Zealand

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions back Gareth Thomas been analysing what makes New Zealand such a dominant force on the world rugby stage, and appeared on The Crowd Goes Wild to discuss this and the prospects for the 2017 tour. He also introduces some huge hits. MORE »

Andre Esterhuizen red carded and banned for 6 weeks for dump on head

Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen was shown a straight red card for this nasty looking tackle during the dour 9-9 draw with the Melbourne Rebels on Saturday. Esterhuizen has since been suspended for 6 weeks, after it was ruled that he contravened Law 10.4(j). MORE »

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stats and highlights as Clermont and Saracens reach Champions Cup Final

Reigning champions Saracens will face French giants Clermont in the European Champions Cup Final in Edinburgh following a thrilling weekend of semi final clashes. If you haven't yet seen the highlights, catch up below, and we've also got some interesting stats for you. MORE »

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ardie Savea puts in massive hit against the Brumbies

The Hurricanes managed to stay red hot in their round 9 match against the Brumbies, posting a 56-21 win against the visitors in Napier on Friday night. Ardie Savea was at his energetic best, putting in this shot on opposing fly-half Wharenui Hawera. MORE »

Friday, April 21, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 9 Highlights

The Southern Kings secured an unbelievable upset victory over the Waratahs in Sydney earlier today, as round nine of Super Rugby kicked into gear. The Brumbies scored a scorcher, but the Hurricanes continued their dominant form. All highlights posted here soon. MORE »

Gatland's Wales-heavy Lions squad flawed by simple numbers

After months of speculation Warren Gatland has announced his squad to tour New Zealand this summer and there have been many eyebrows raised at the absence of England lock Joe Launchbury and the inclusion of just two Scottish players. MORE »

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Brian O'Driscoll and Ben Kay react to 2017 British and Irish Lions squad

There has been plenty of reaction from Lions fans and opponents alike on the squad selected by head coach Warren Gatland on Wednesday. Whether for good or for bad, it has generated a debate that will rage on until the first game of the 10-match tour down under. MORE »

Simon Zebo's prank on Conor Murray during Lions 2013 tour match!

Conor Murray has had an interesting few days. Yesterday he was picked for the British & Irish Lions tour, and today is his 28th birthday. He is currently injured though, so could be in doubt. Recently he told this funny story about some of the banter on the previous Lions tour, where on one occassion his mate Simon Zebo stitched him up in a midweek match. MORE »

Martyn Williams describes Jamie Roberts' emotions as he missed the B&I Lions Tour cut

Former Wales and British & Irish Lions flanker Martyn Williams has said that Jamie Roberts has been through a rollercoaster of emotions. The Welsh centre, and Lions tourist in 2009 and 2013, was not included in the 41-man squad, despite rumours to the contrary. MORE »

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LIVE: British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Squad Announcement

Watch an official live stream of the 2017 British and Irish Lions squad announcement here, with more details to follow later. The Lions face 10 tough challenges in New Zealand, including three Tests against the All Blacks. MORE »

10 Classic British & Irish Lions Tries ahead of 2017 squad announcement

Warren Gatland will today announce the touring squad for the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. The Lions will embark on a 10-match campaign, beginning on 3rd June against New Zealand Barbarians in Whangerei, with the first test taking place at Eden Park on the 24th. MORE »