Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Toulon aiming to defend title after tense semi final win over Munster

Jonny Wilkinson kicked six penalties and a drop goal to help Toulon keep their dream of successive Heineken Cup titles alive as they beat Munster 24-16 in a tense battle in Marseilles on Sunday. Munster scored the only try of the game, through Simon Zebo. MORE »

Monday, April 28, 2014

Nick Crosswell gets jersey ripped off but plays on anyway

The Chiefs lost 41-23 to the Brumbies on Friday night, their second loss in succession following the narrow defeat to the Crusaders a week prior. Here's a quick comical moment from early on in the game, when forward Nick Crosswell had his jersey ripped off, but played on anyway. MORE »

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saracens fly through to Cup Final after dominant performance vs Clermont

Saracens cruised through to the Heineken Cup Final following a physically dominant performance against Clermont at Twickenham. They reach the final for the first time, where they will hope to back up their 46-6 victory with a win over champions Toulon. MORE »

Steffon Armitage's powerful fend try against Perpignan

Toulon face Munster in the Heineken Cup Semi Final today with all English eyes on the player there has been a lot of talk about this week, Steffon Armitage. He's been in a rich vein of form and will be one to watch as Toulon aim for another European title. MORE »

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Funnies - Touch judge gets falconed by George Ford

We've seen a number of different types of balls to the head over the years (like any good hooker), but this one from last weekend's Premiership is a bit of a puzzler. The touch judge watches George Ford's kick all the way, gets in position, then at the last minute just lets it him in the face. MORE »

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Honey Badger - A Devotional Song to Nick Cummins

He's even got his own song now. Yes, just when you thought you hadn't heard about Force winger Nick Cummins for a while (about a week?), a musician has released this gem of a track as an ode to the cult hero. It features some of the Honey Badger's best bits, including a one-armed brick layer, a bag of meat and a rat up a drainpipe. MORE »

George Pisi huge hit leaves Shane Geraghty ill for next ten minutes

Shane Geraghty had an eventful game on his return to Franklins Gardens. Geraghty, who left Northampton Saints for Brive in 2011, was smashed by centre George Pisi on more than one occasion, but soldiered on to put in a gritty performance. MORE »

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Midweek Madness - Player falls to floor after worst fight ever

This hilarious incident happened at the 3rd Annual TMO Marist American Samoa 7's in American Samoa, between villages Vaiala and Vailele. As you can see, tensions sparked a quick exchange between two players, with neither one landing a clean shot. MORE »

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Liam Williams and Robin Copeland face disciplinaries after double red card

Liam Williams and Robin Copeland were given their marching orders after an incident in Sunday's Cardiff Blues vs Scarlets Pro12 match at the Millennium Stadium. Williams offended at the breakdown for his second yellow, before Copeland stamped on him. MORE »

Monday, April 21, 2014

The new European Rugby Champions Cup explained

The future of European rugby is now clear after months of speculation ended recently with an agreement between the relevant parties, resulting in the new European Rugby Champions Cup. Here is a breakdown of how things will work from next season. MORE »

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Top 5 Rugby Magicians of All Time

Rugby HQ in Australia have put together their Top 5 list of the best ever magicians on the rugby field. While it's obviously subjective, it's a solid list and it would be tough to disagree with their top three selections, and number one in particular. MORE »

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Shortball from Rugby HQ - Round 9

It's not called Plays of the Week anymore but ahead of Round 10 of Super Rugby, Sean Maloney brings us all the best, biggest, worst and funniest from last weekend's Super Rugby action. MORE »

Courtney Lawes smashes Owen Farrell with trademark hit

Courtney Lawes made another of his trademark crash tackles at the weekend, this time on England team mate, Owen Farrell. The Saracens flyhalf didn't return from the tunnel at halftime but has since been cleared as not having a foot injury, and will resume training this week. MORE »

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mathieu Bastareaud makes big rib tickling tackle on Matuisela Talebula

Toulon back Mathieu Bastareaud, often affectionately referred to as the Tank, is the type of player you generally want to stay away from when he has ball in hand. His ability to get over the gain line is what makes him so valuable a player. His tackling isn't half bad either. MORE »

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Marcelo Bosch takes over from Owen Farrell to land huge penalty kick

Marcelo Bosch played his part as Saracens extended their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership table by beating Northampton Saints 28-24 on Sunday. Bosch scored one of three tries, but this massive penalty from about 58m out impressed the most. MORE »

 
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