Monday, July 06, 2015

Five classic underdog tries at the Rugby World Cup

Throughout the history of the Rugby World Cup, we have seen plenty examples of top tier nations being dutifully undone by their supposed minnow opponents. As ardent supporters of underdogs, we thought it apt to relive some of the best 'giant slaying' tries of tournaments past. MORE »

Recap from Highlanders' historic Super Rugby title victory over Hurricanes

The Highlanders have arrived back in Dunedin and the celebrations will no doubt continue throughout the week, as they take in what was a historic and well deserved 21-14 Super Rugby final win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. View Match Highlights now MORE »

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Dixon try proves crucial as Highlanders beat Hurricanes to Super Rugby title

The Highlanders earlier beat the Hurricanes 21-14 in a sensational Super Rugby Final that featured brilliant offloads and an incredibly high tempo of play throughout. One of the tries of the match was scored by flanker Elliot Dixon, or was it? MORE »

Inside the Pride - Rugby in Africa 2015 - Part 2

The Pride is just about finishing up this year's impressive 5-month rugby coaching mission, which has taken them through nine countries. The current volunteer team are enjoying much-deserved downtime along the Garden Route of South Africa, surfing in J-Bay, trekking in Wilderness and bungee jumping off Bloukrans Bridge. MORE »

Friday, July 03, 2015

Super Rugby Hits of the Season 2015 from Sky Sport NZ

Sky Sport New Zealand have put together this quick compilation featuring some of the biggest tackles of the 2015 Super Rugby season. Most of the big ones were featured here on RD, but they're all worth another look. Enjoy MORE »

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Super Rugby 2015 Final preview

The Super Rugby final between Highlanders and Hurricanes kicks off tomorrow and it promises to be an exciting, fast-paced, high-intensity, full-blooded affair. MORE »

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Israel Folau's 2015 Video Tribute as he agrees to new three year ARU contract

Australia and Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has signed a fresh three year flexible contract with Australian Rugby this week. It is a deal that will keep the 26 year-old available for national selection until the end of 2018. MORE »

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Mic'd up league forward Ashton Sims is one fearless, inspiring leader

Last week we saw Brumbies back Christian Lealiifano mic'd up, giving us insight into what goes on during a professional rugby match. Well the BBC have stepped things up, placing a mic on courageous rugby league forward Ashton Sims of the Warrington Wolves. MORE »

Monday, June 29, 2015

Top interview with 'arrogant' Chris Ashton upon his return to the England squad

Saracens winger Chris Ashton sits down with Nick Heath to discuss taking his opportunity with England, how he's perceived by the fans, his young teammate Maro Itoje and what it will take for England to get the mental edge at the upcoming Rugby World Cup. MORE »

Highlanders cruise into Super Rugby final with good win over champion Waratahs

Aaron Smith, Richard Buckman, Waisake Naholo and Patrick Osborne all scored for the Highlanders as they knocked defending Super Rugby champions the Waratahs out at the semi final stage on Saturday. The 35-17 win wasn't without controversy though. MORE »

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hurricanes set up final clash with Highlanders after big win over the Brumbies

The Hurricanes will contest their first Super Rugby final since 2006 when they have the Highlanders in Wellington. The 'Canes beat the Brumbies 29-9 in Saturday's first semi final, before the Highlanders outplayed the Waratahs in Sydney. MORE »

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Highlanders bid for first final in 16 years while Waratahs lose Beale

The Highlanders face the Waratahs in Sydney this Saturday in the first of two Super Rugby semi finals. The Dunedin side produced a superb performance to defeat the Chiefs in the playoff last weekend and despite this featured try being disallowed, it is still worth seeing. MORE »

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Henry Speight banned for five weeks for dangerous flip on Juan de Jongh

Brumbies winger Henry Speight received a red card in last week's Super Rugby playoff match against the Stormers due to this dangerous tackle/clear out, and has since been suspended for five weeks following a SANZAR disciplinary hearing. MORE »

Japie Mulder's perfect tackle on Jonah Lomu in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final

Today it is exactly 20 years since South Africa won the 1995 Rugby World Cup by famously beating New Zealand 15-12 in a tense Ellis Park final. The win saw the newly democratic country overcome a number of odds, including stopping the imposing figure of a young giant named Jonah Lomu. MORE »

Midweek Madness - NZ U20 coach Scott Robertson's break dance celebration

Yes, it might not have been perfectly executed, and he may not be the best street dancer on the planet, but New Zealand Under 20 coach Scott Robertson's World Championship winning celebrations perhaps gives us an insight into the kind of bond shared within the group. MORE »