Saturday, October 17, 2015

South Africa edge Wales in tense Twickenham Quarter Final

South Africa have beaten Wales 23-19 in an incredibly tense first Quarter Final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Trailing 13-12 at the break following a brilliant Dan Biggar try assist, the Springboks came back to score a late try to win the match. MORE »

Friday, October 16, 2015

Footage and recaps of the latest RWC 2015 Bans

One of the few downsides to this thoroughly enjoyable World Cup has been some of the TMO intervention, citings and suspensions that have taken place. Viewers have been confused and disappointed by a lot of the decisions, that quite frankly, don't always make sense. Here is a look at four of the latest bans. MORE »

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mayor of London Boris Johnson ploughs through a 10-year-old Japanese child

Boris Johnson has hit the headlines again as he clearly got a little too involved in the hype of the Rugby World Cup, and ran over a 10-year-old Japanese schoolboy. The big carry took place during a game of street rugby in Tokyo, where Johnson is for trade relations. MORE »

Rugby Tactics: The Sexton Loop

Ireland's back-line: lethal or predictable? Take a look at flyhalf Jonny Sexton's signature "wraparound" in this short clip. MORE »

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Eben Etzebeth reacts to journalist asking 'Stupid Question' about nickname

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth wasn't too amused when asked at a press conference if he had any nicknames relating to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's characters. The Crowd Goes Wild's James McOnie was responsible for the wind up, implying the Bok enforcer looks like Bruno. MORE »

RWC 2015: Fails and funnies of the tournament so far

While the Rugby World Cup 2015 takes a well earned break for the week, ahead of Saturday's first quarter final between South Africa and Wales, it is perhaps an ideal time to look back of some of the more humourous moments of the tournament. MORE »

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ma'a Nonu reflects on reaching 100 Test Caps, and how Tana Umaga was his idol

Ma'a Nonu played his 100th Test against Tonga this past weekend, scoring the seventh and final try in a 47-9 victory in Newcastle. He sat down to reflect on his career in this candid interview, where he talks about being starstruck by former mentor and teammate, Tana Umaga. MORE »

Paul O'Connell out of Rugby World Cup with hamstring injury

It's been confirmed that Ireland legend Paul O'Connell will play no further part in this year's Rugby World Cup. The 108 Test capped Munsterman suffered a bad hamstring injury during the 24-9 victory over France on Sunday. He will be replaced in the squad by Mike McCarthy. MORE »

Win a Pair of VIP Semi-Final Tickets to RWC2015 with Heineken

Win two tickets to the Rugby World Cup 2015 Semi-Final on Sunday 25th October at Twickenham thanks to Heineken. MORE »

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sean O'Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash

While injuries are a concern for Ireland, it could get worse as flanker Sean O'Brien has now been cited. The punch happened just seconds into the clash with France, a game that Ireland won 24-9, topping the pool and setting up a meeting with Argentina in the quarter finals. MORE »

Japan win three matches but bow out of Rugby World Cup 2015

Japan finished Rugby World Cup 2015 with a best ever 3 wins, becoming the first side to ever win three pool matchs and not progress to the quarter finals. They beat the USA 28-18, the first time they've beaten them in the tournament before, following losses in 1987 and 2003. MORE »

Ireland victorious over France but lose key men for Quarter Final

Ireland beat France 24-9 in a fiery clash in Cardiff that left the Six Nations champions with injuries to key men Jonny Sexton and Paul O'Connell. The latter appears to be out of the tournament, while Sexton may yet make it back for Ireland's quarter final against Argentina. MORE »

Argentina cruise to victory with nine tries against spirited Namibia

Argentina finished the pool stages with a highly impressive 64-19 victory over Namibia at the Leicester City Stadium on Sunday. Los Pumas scored nine tries to take second place in Pool C, behind New Zealand. As confirmed yesterday, they will face Ireland in the Quarter Finals next weekend. MORE »

England finish disappointing World Cup campaign with ten try victory over Uruguay

Nick Easter and Jack Nowell both scored hat-tricks as England signed off their Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign with a 60-3, ten try victory over Uruguay in Manchester. MORE »

Wallabies top 'Pool of death' after resolute defence sees off Wales at Twickenham

The Wallabies continued their dominance over Wales with a courageous 15-6 victory, despite being down to 13 men for almost ten minutes of the second half. Wales put a huge amount of pressure on the two times champions, but their defence stood strong. MORE »