Friday, January 15, 2016

Rugby Tactics: Leicester Tigers Try Analysis

This week's Rugby Tactics feature is a try analysis looking at Leicester Tigers center Matt Smith's try against Northampton Saints. Aaron Mauger returned to Leicester as head coach at the beginning of the season and we think it’s fair to say his impact has been noticeable. MORE »

Josaia Raisuqe red carded and heavily banned for eye gouge in Stade Francais win

Stade Français' impressive 27-7 European Champions Cup victory over Munster last weekend was marred by an ugly eye gouging incident which saw the French side's Fijian back Josaia Raisuqe sent off. On Wednesday he received a hefty ban. MORE »

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Brixham rugby player dives short of tryline then celebrates!

A Brixham rugby player commited the ultimate gaffe in a National League 3 South West match on Saturday. With the line in front of him, he dived to score a great try, got up to celebrate, then was confused when opposition players continued to tackle him. MORE »

Monday, January 11, 2016

Renaldo Bothma crunching collision in Japan's Top League

Here is a quick clip from the Japan Top League match against Toshiba Brave Lupus, where he made a barnstorming run then collided with flyhalf Yoshikazu Morita's shoulder. MORE »

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Manu Tuilagi returns from injury to make big tackle on lock Courtney Lawes

Manu Tuilagi made his long awaited return to action following a lengthy injury spell. He made this thumping tackle during Leicester Tiger's 30-27 victory over Northampton Saints. MORE »

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Sione Lauaki sets up Sitiveni Sivivatu for quality 2004 Pacific Islanders try

In 2004 the pacific island nations of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa came together to form the Pacific Islanders, and play matches against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Here is a quick look at a great try they scored against the All Blacks. MORE »

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Hugo Bonneval scores great individual try against Toulouse

Stade Français picked up a much-needed victory over Toulouse in the Top 14 last weekend as the defending champions struggle to hit form. The 19-18 win saw the Parisiens leapfrog Pau into 11th in the standings, but they are still a full 16 points off current leaders Racing 92. MORE »

Prop Naama Leleimalefaga makes a crunching tackle on fellow front rower Joe Marler

You don't often see props being smashed backwards, so when it happened to Harlequins loosehead Joe Marler it was no surprise that it was another huge man that dished it out, Worcester Warriors powerhouse Naama Leleimalefaga. MORE »

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Awesome compilation of some of the greatest skills ever seen in rugby

While we may all have slightly different reasons for loving rugby - often due to our body types and the positions we play - there's one thing that we all respect and enjoy: Great Skill. This brilliant video compilation features some outstanding moments from the game we all love. MORE »

Monday, January 04, 2016

Conrad Smith dummies Ma'a Nonu to slice through and score first Top 14 try

Conrad Smith left Ma'a Nonu clutching for air as the two World Cup winning All Black midfielders faced off against one another for the first time since the 2015 Rugby World Cup final. Both now playing for French clubs, Nonu came away with the 21-17 Toulon victory, but it was Pau's Smith who took the bragging rights. MORE »

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Penalty rebound leads to lucky try for Oyonnax's Jimmy Yobo

Last weekend bottom of the table Oyonnax upset Top 14 champions Stade Francais 25-12, for the latter's seventh defeat of a troubling season so far. The only try of the match was scored in bizarre fashion, as former Toulon back Jimmy Yobo took his opportunity. MORE »

Friday, January 01, 2016

12 Outstanding Try Savers from 2015

As we see in the new year, here is a quick look at some of the very best try saving tackles seen in what was a thoroughly enjoyable 2015 for both international and domestic rugby. These clips feature moments from the RWC, Aviva Premiership, Super Rugby and more. MORE »

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Telusa Veainu unbelievable stepping and best tries compilation

Telusa Veainu was a stand out star for Tonga at the World Cup, and he's continued that form with some highly impressive performances for Leicester Tigers in the Premiership and Champions Cup. Here is a look at some of his best bits on attack! MORE »

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Top 5 Sneaky Lineout Moves

The best teams excel in their ability to do something different when it matters most, so here's another from the archives, Sean Maloney’s Top 5 Sneaky Lineout Moves. MORE »

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Duane Vermeulen knocked out attempting try-saving tackle on Maxime Medard

Toulon's hard-hitting number eight Duane Vermeulen was knocked out cold attempting a thumping try-saving tackle against Toulouse recently. The Springbok star will be out of action for two weeks following this big knock in Toulon's 31-8 loss. MORE »