Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Salesi Ma'afu banned for one week for punch on Tom Youngs that went viral

Northampton Saints prop Salesi Ma'afu has received a one week ban for punching Tom Youngs in the Aviva Premiership Semi Final. You can view the incident below, as well as an animated gif and the viral Twitter interaction between the players on page two. MORE »

The Shortball from Rugby HQ - Round 14

It was a fascinating weekend of Super Rugby with some controversial incidents, amidst epic performances. We'll have more on some of those soon hopefully but for now here is a very quick rundown of some of the best moments from the weekend, with Rugby HQ's Shortball. MORE »

Monday, May 19, 2014

Northampton Saints and Saracens to meet in Aviva Premiership Final

Northampton Saints and Saracens will contest the Aviva Premiership Final on May 31st following wins over Leicester Tigers and Harlequins respectively. If you missed the games, here are quick official highlight wraps from both semi finals. MORE »

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Glasgow Warriors upset Munster then Leinster edge Ulster in tense PRO12 Semis

Glasgow Warriors and Leinster will meet in the RaboDirect PRO12 final on 31 May after victories over Munster and Ulster respectively. It was Semi Final weekend in the Premiership and Top 14 too, so we have highlights and a wrap of both games here. MORE »

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday Funnies - Team mate questions with Donncha O'Callaghan

Munster lock Donncha O'Callaghan is known to be quite a character so it's no surprise that when asked to answer some random questions recently, he delivered. He accepted an award on the night too, and as you can see here, has quite a way with words. MORE »

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Top 5 Worst Passes of All Time

Last week the Rugby HQ guys came up with this great compilation that has since racked up thousands of views. The preview image might have a little something to do with that, but the selection is top notch as always and features some absolute howlers. MORE »

The Shortball from Rugby HQ - Round 13

Quick catchup with the Shortball, bringing you the best tries from each Super Rugby match at the weekend, as well as a bit extra. This week the hits weren't too good, but the tries were great. MORE »

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

135kg Schoolboy Prop Taniela Tupou scores Hat-trick

A 135kg (at least) schoolboy prop scored a hat-trick of tries in a match between Sacred Heart College and Kelston Boys at the weekend. Known as the Tongan Thor, Taniela Tupou celebrated his 18th birthday in style by running in three great tries. MORE »

Ref Cam captures referee JP Doyle hitting the turf after ball passed his way

Here's a short video from the Leicester Tigers vs Sale Sharks Aviva Premiership match last weekend, showing referee JP Doyle getting too close to the action. It's not the first time, and on this occasion Ref Cam offered a unique perspective. MORE »

Monday, May 12, 2014

Seven of the Best Tries PLUS Highlights from the London Sevens

New Zealand completed the double on a record breaking London Sevens weekend as they won the tournament as well as topped the overall points standings in the HSBC Sevens World Series. Here are some of the best tries scored, plus all the highlights. MORE »

Niko Matawalu beats Stuart Hogg in footrace to deny him a hat-trick

Glasgow Warriors secured their RaboDirect PRO12 home semi-final in style with a 54-0 thrashing of Zebre on Saturday. There was an amusing moment in the first half when two players from the same side competed against one another to score a try. MORE »

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Outcry as Florian Fritz returns to play after severe knock to head

Toulouse missed out on a Top 14 Semi Final place for the first time in years as they lost to Racing Metro on Friday. An ugly incident in the first half caused a bigger outcry though, as Florian Fritz was knocked out and bloodied, but later returned to the pitch. MORE »

Friday, May 09, 2014

Friday Funnies - The Honey Badger's 101 in Aussie Lingo

Some of the South African Western Force players, and their American physio, just can't get to grips with the Australian lingo since moving Down Under. Luckily for all involved Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins took it upon himself to help them out. MORE »

ITV Sport's contenders for the 2013/14 Aviva Premiership try of the season

The Aviva Premiership has produced some excellent tries this season, so here is a look at the six that have been nominated for the ITV Sport Try of the Season. The winner will be announced and an awards ceremoney in London on 15 May. MORE »

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Prop Logovi'i Mulipola's big charge flattens Sales Sharks hooker

There are few sights better in rugby that really big men running at full pace, even if that isn't very fast. In this case, Leicester Tigers prop Logovi'i Mulipola got up quite a head of steam before bumping off Sale Sharks hooker Marc Jones at the weekend. MORE »

 
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