Saturday, December 06, 2014

South Africa beat Australia in Cup Final to win Dubai Sevens 2014

South Africa climbed to second spot on the overall HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series table after a powerful display in the knockout stages of the Dubai Sevens, where they beat both New Zealand (28-0) and Australia (33-7) on the way to the title. MORE »

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Looking back at the first ever European Cup match in 1995

European club rugby returns this weekend with fixtures that are crucial to the qualification hopes of clubs in both the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup. Here is a look at the first ever European Cup match, and a weekend preview. MORE »

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Sam Warburton Masterclass - 3 Ways to retain possession at the breakdown

Wales skipper Sam Warburton was excellent against South Africa at the weekend, not only leading his troops to victory but also by imposing himself at the breakdown. In this quality Rugby Tonight Pitch Demo, he explains how to secure breakdown possession. MORE »

Donncha O'Callaghan banned for two weeks for kick to head

Poor Stuart Olding. His head must look similar to a rugby ball, because for the second time this season his attractive cranium has been roughed up by a boot. This time it was Munster lock Donncha O'Callaghan who did it, and has been suspended. MORE »

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Jean De Villiers injury might rule him out of Rugby World Cup 2015

Springbok captain Jean De Villiers is set to be out of rugby for at least eight months following the knee injury suffered during South Africa's 12-6 loss to Wales on Saturday. At this stage it looks unlikely that he'll be fit in time for the World Cup. MORE »

Monday, December 01, 2014

Bloodied Brad Barritt happy to put body on the line in win over Wallabies

Brad Barritt left the field in a awful state as England ended their Autumn Internationals on a high with a 26-17 victory over the Wallabies. The centre took a number of knocks, but said post match that he is fine and it was all part of playing for his adopted country. MORE »

IRPA Try of the Year 2014 awarded to Francois Hougaard and the Springboks

The Springboks' end of year tour ended poorly but there was some consolation in the announcement that the great try they scored against New Zealand was named the International Rugby Players' Association (IRPA) Try of the Year 2014. MORE »

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sam Burgess makes his rugby union debut in Bath win over Harlequins

League convert Sam Burgess made his highly anticipated Rugby Union debut in last nights 25-6 Bath win over Harlequins at the Rec. It was a short cameo, playing at centre, but showed glimpses of what he could be capable of with ball in hand. MORE »

Friday, November 28, 2014

WIN a copy of Rugby Union Team Manager 2015!

We're giving away 5 copies of the brand new Rugby Union Team Manager 2015, the most comprehensive rugby management game ever created. Learn more about it below, watch the video and enter now to stand a chance of winning. MORE »

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Great sportsmanship from 19 year old Portuguese 7's player vs Fiji

This is a lovely bit of action from the World Sevens Series last season, as young Portuguese player João Bello owned up to something that he could so easily have got away with. It's a short clip but it's worth seeing this display of great sportsmanship. MORE »

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Toulon based Steffon Armitage says he still wants to play for England

It's the debate that's raged on for some time now, and while some feel that by choosing to play abroad Steffon Armitage has made his intentions clear, this intimate chat with Martin Bayfield should bring further clarity to the issue. MORE »

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sky New Zealand Fans Try of the Year 2014

Sky TV have put together a list of 10 nominations for the very best tries scored in New Zealand domestic and international rugby in the last 12 months. Fans have until Wednesday this week to vote for the single try they think is best. MORE »

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Test Rugby Results - November 22nd weekend

We were treated to a great day of Test match rugby yesterday, with some thrilling games and top quality tries. After leading 17-0 then trailing 20-17, Ireland beat the Wallabies in what was probably the game of the day. Argentina also picked up a great win, with victory over France in Paris. MORE »

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Teddy Thomas dropped after incredible solo effort against Australia

Teddy Thomas scored one of the tries of the weekend against Australia, but after a dream start to his Test career, has since been dropped by coach Philippe Saint-Andre for missing a training session. Here is a look at that great try from last weekend. MORE »

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meet World Rugby Player of the Year 2014 nominee, Willie le Roux

Wille le Roux has had a great start to his Test career, often exceeding expectations. The dynamic fullback was recently named a nominee for the IRB World Rugby Player of the Year 2014. Learn more about him with this nice Total Rugby feature. MORE »