Friday, June 02, 2017

British and Irish Lions must prepare for All Blacks aerial threat

It's business time as the Lions are in New Zealand ahead of their first match against the NZ Provincial Barbarians on Saturday, but one area the wingers may need to work on throughout the midweek matches is defending cross field kicks. MORE »

Tom Wood banned for 6 weeks after pleading guilty to head stamp

Northampton flanker Tom Wood has been handed a 6-week suspension for a head stamping incident that left Stade Francais fullback Djibril Camara dazed and bloodied. The incident also provided some extra drama as Wood took exception to Camara's reaction. MORE »

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Top 5 Best Tries from day one of the World Rugby U20 Championship

Day one of the World Rugby U20 Championship got off to a thrilling start in Georgia on Wednesday, with the world's top 12 junior teams putting on a show in both Tbilisi and Kutaisi. View some of the best tries from day one MORE »

New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and British and Irish Lions teams named

The British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand kicks off on Saturday as they take on a fired up New Zealand Provincial Barbarians side that happens to feature coach Warren Gatland's son. Both teams have now been picked, ahead of the clash in Whangarei. MORE »

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Flip van der Merwe sees red for clothes line tackle on Teddy Thomas

Clermont Auvergne made it through to the final of the Top 14 last weekend after an impressive 37-31 victory over defending champions Racing 92 in Marseille. They did so without Flip van der Merwe in the second half, after he was red carded. MORE »

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pierre Aguillon sees red for nasty tackle on James O'Connor

During the Top 14 semi-final clash between Toulon and La Rochelle, former Wallaby James O'Connor was the recipient of this dangerous tip tackle at the hands of opposing centre Pierre Aguillon. It meant the end of Aguillon's night, and season. MORE »

The Best of the 7s vs The World series

While the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is now wrapped up, with South Africa taking the overall title, today we take a look at some of the amusing and insightful videos that series sponsor HSBC have put together, with their 7s Vs The World series. MORE »

Monday, May 29, 2017

England's young guns defeat Barbarians at Twickenham

England beat the Barbarians 28-14 at Twickenham on Sunday, with some young uncapped players making a name for themselves, against a Baa-Baas team with over 700 international caps. Eighteen year old flanker Tom Curry was named Man of the Match, after coming off the bench. MORE »

Scarlets run Munster ragged to claim Guiness PRO12 title

Scarlets beat Munster 44-22 in a high scoring Guiness Pro 12 Final in Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Saturday. They scored six tries for their second ever Pro12 title, following their win in 2004. After a commanding first half, Scarlets led 29-10 at the break. MORE »

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 14 Highlights

Catch up on all Super Rugby Round 14 highlights from another entertaining and eventful weekend. There were a few red cards, big tackles and most significantly, some great tries. All are wrapped up below MORE »

Exeter Chiefs edge Wasps at the death in Aviva Premiership Final

Exeter Chiefs won their first ever Aviva Premiership title after they edged Wasps 23-20 in extra time at Twickenham on Saturday. In front of 79,657 fans, a late Gareth Steenson penalty proved the difference, two minutes from time. MORE »

Toulon and Clermont set to meet in Top 14 final after tense semis

Toulon and Clermont will contest the Top 14 Final following two entertaining semi finals this past weekend. Clermont beat Racing 92 37-31 in Marseille, while Toulon earlier beat La Rochelle 18-15 with a last gasp drop goal. MORE »

Friday, May 26, 2017

USA botch try as Luke Morgan makes big tackle over try line

This comical moment at the London 7s last weekend stands out in memory as it's not the first time we've seen a player get shown up over the tryline. This time it was the USA's Martin Iosefo who bombed a try as Wales' Luke Morgan chased back admirably, then hit him hard, dislodging the ball. MORE »

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Romain Poite takes a low blow as Jannie Du Plessis sees red in Top 14 play-off

Last weekend's Top 14 play-off between Racing 92 and Montpellier was a cracker that went right down to the wire, with Racing eventually coming out on top 22-13 in the south of France. MORE »

Monday, May 22, 2017

Josua Tuisova blasts David Smith into next week

Toulon edged Castres in Top 14 playoff action over the weekend, with one of the biggest talking points from the match being when Toulon winger Josua Tuisova brutally ran over opposing winger David Smith. MORE »