Sunday, March 12, 2017

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

England are officially Six Nations champions with one round to spare thanks to a convincing display against a disappointing Scotland side on Saturday. The 61-21 rout confirms their standing as the best team in the tournament, as they now look towards a Grand Slam. MORE »

Saturday, March 11, 2017

France claim convincing victory over Italy in Rome

France picked up a bonus-point win over Italy in Rome with a 40-18 win on Saturday, with Gael Fickou in particular having a top match for the visitors. They scored four tries to the two of Italy, who looked tired on defence late in the game. MORE »

Wales and North find form to beat Ireland in Cardiff

Wales beat Ireland 22-9 in a physical encounter in Cardiff on Friday night. George North scored two tries and centre Jamie Roberts crossed late in the game to seal victory in what was a tighter contest than the scoreline suggests. The win gave England their shot at the title. MORE »

Friday, March 10, 2017

Fox Sports' cringey post-try interview with Henry Speight

The guys at Fox Sports Australia are known for their innovative broadcasting of rugby. From having players mic'd up during matches to trialling the first ever ref cam in a professional match, they've done a lot for the exposure of the game. MORE »

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Fantasy Six Nations: Round four top tips

If you're starting to get worried about your less than average league position in Six Nations fantasy rugby then here are some top tips to get one back on your friends or colleagues. MORE »

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Midweek Madness - The Nigel Owens quick wit compilation

After Nigel Owens' most recent theatrics, where the Welsh referee yellow carded a ball boy, BBC Wales Sport have put together this very amusing compilation of some of his finest moments. Most of them you will have seen here before, but there are a few new laughs too. MORE »

Monday, March 06, 2017

Aaron Cruden's brilliant tip pass sets up James Lowe try vs the Blues

The Chiefs have had a great start to their 2017 Super Rugby campaign, winning two from two. There were a few notable talking points from their latest match against the Blues. One of which, as we've already seen, was Steven Luatua receiving a ban for his illegal tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams. MORE »

Werner Kok explodes as Sevuloni Mocenacagi gets sent off in Las Vegas 7s final

South Africa claimed their fourth HSBC World Sevens Series title of the year by beating Fiji 19-12 in a controversial Cup final in Las Vegas, which saw Fijian Sevuloni Mocenacagi sent off late in the game. MORE »

Steven Luatua banned for 4 weeks after tackle on Tim-Nanai Williams

Following Friday's red card for Steven Luatua against the Chiefs, the Blues loose forward has been banned for four weeks. Luatua pleaded guilty to contravening Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent, after his dangerous challenge on Tim Nanai-Williams. MORE »

South Africa take yet another Sevens title, beating Fiji at Las Vegas 7s

South Africa have won yet another tournament on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, this time beating rivals Fiji in the final to claim the 2017 Las Vegas Sevens title. The 19-12 victory came after a hard-fought semi final against the host team, who came third overall. MORE »

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Nigel Owens with another first as he sinbins a ball boy!

We've seen it all now. In the Pro12 match between Leinster and Scarlets, much loved referee Nigel Owens got hit in the back by the ball when an overeager ballboy tossed it back into play. Always seeing the funny side of things, Owen's whipped out his yellow card. MORE »

Friday, March 03, 2017

Steven Luatua receives straight red card for dangerously high tackle

Blues loose forward Steven Luatua was shown a straight red card for this high tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams during the round two Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and Blues in Hamilton on Friday. MORE »

Springboks put policy in place to prevent losing players to overseas

South African rugby has today announced a new move to aid in the issue of home grown players playing rugby overseas, by implementing a similar system to that of what Australia put in place in 2015. MORE »

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 2 Highlights

Round two of Super Rugby started with an upset as the Western Force got one over the Reds, beating them 26-19 in Perth despite the visiting side's winger scoring a hat-trick. We will add highlights from each game shortly after they are played this weekend. MORE »

HSBC Las Vegas Sevens returns bigger and better to light up Sin City

This weekend the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series returns for the fifth leg of what has been an extremely entertaining and hard fought series so far. This year the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Women’s Series will also make an appearance in Las Vegas MORE »