Monday, March 16, 2015

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 5 of Super Rugby

Catch up on what went down in Round 5 of Super Rugby this past weekend, as the Shortball takes us through some try scoring highlights, then looks at the best of the bunch, shows us some of the biggest tackles of the round, and includes a wrestling move that probably shouldn't be repeated. MORE »

France ease to comfortable victory over Italy at wet Stadio Olimpico

Just a week earlier Italy were celebrating at Murrayfield, but their Rome homecoming didn't offer much to be delighted about, as a scrappy match went one way, with visitors France bouncing back to ease to a comfortable 29-0 victory. MORE »

Sunday, March 15, 2015

England part of three-horse race for the title after victory over Scotland

Scotland led at halftime in the Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham but a late try and ten points from the boot of George Ford gave England a 25-13 victory, taking them top of the Six Nations table going into a final weekend that will go right down to the wire. MORE »

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Wales dash Ireland's Grand Slams hopes in epic Cardiff battle

Wales put in a sensational defensive effort to end Ireland's unbeaten run with a 23-16 victory at the Millennium Stadium. Scott Williams scored a try and Leigh Halfpenny kicked five penalties for the home side, while Ireland picked up a penalty try. MORE »

Friday, March 13, 2015

Paul O'Connell stars in All it Takes short film ahead of his 100th Test

We recently posted a great video featuring Johnny Sexton, tracking his rise to prominence from schoolboy to Ireland's most valuable player. This lastest video from the popular All It Takes series sees the inspirational Paul O'Connell ahead of his 100th Test. MORE »

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Shortball Super Rugby Round 4 Highlights Wrap

If you missed out on any of the Super Rugby round 4 action that took place over the course of the weekend, the Shortball is here to give you a quick recap. Sean Maloney talks us through some of the best tries of the week, the biggest hits and everything else in-between. MORE »

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Aviva Premiership Tries of the Week + Round 17 Highlights Wrap

There were some stunning tries scored in Round 17 of the Aviva Premiership in England. Christian Wade dazzled, Eliot Daly was like a slalom skier, and Sinoti Sinoti barrelled his way over after a great build up. MORE »

Monday, March 09, 2015

Hawick hold out Heriots for an incredible 66 phases before try is disallowed

Hawick beat league leaders Heroits 6-3 in the mud of Mansfield Park on Saturday to go through to the Scottish Cup final in a match that had it's fair share of controversy. There was a red card, and the end to the match was something seldom seen on a rugby field. MORE »

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Controversial yellow card for James Lowe tackle leads to Highlanders upset

The Highlanders snatched a 20-17 last ditch victory over the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday, as a late penalty gave magic man Marty Banks a shot at goal, which he duly slotted. The visitors were in that position due to a shocker of a call however, which you can see below. MORE »

Friday, March 06, 2015

The Wrapround from Rugby HQ - Week 3

The Wraparound from Fox Sports is back for week 3 with Sean Maloney and the gang featuring all of the wildness and wackiness we love it for. This week has everything from frustrated coaches to lip-syncing to crowd invasions to brilliant commentating. MORE »

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Top 5 Tries of the Aviva Premiership weekend - Round 16

With all the shocks and big clashes of last weekends Six Nations matches it is easy to forget the Aviva Premiership, however this week's tries of the week showed up some real doozies. A perfect mixture of tries containing pace, power, offloading and most important of all, quality finishing. MORE »

Mathieu Bastareaud's physical impact on the 2015 Six Nations so far

There is no doubt that when you're 6ft tall and weigh 18 stone, you are going to make an impression on the midfield. French centre Mathieu Bastareaud has done just that during this year's Championship, so here is a quick look at some of his best moments. MORE »

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Six of the Best Hits and Tackles from Round 3 of the Six Nations

There was some outstanding tackling taking place in the Six Nations over the weekend. Here is a look at six of the best, as put together by the official RBS 6 Nations youtube channel. Note that the music, while taste is subjective, is pretty horrific, so you might want to mute it. MORE »

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Rene Ranger set to return to New Zealand and the Blues

The wrecking ball Rene Ranger is all set to return to New Zealand rugby later this year after he was granted an early release from his contract at Montpellier. He has played in France for two seasons, but wants to return home to spend more time with his family. MORE »

Johnny Sexton stars in All it Takes short film that tracks his rise to the top

Ireland's Johnny Sexton put in another inspired performance this past weekend, showing yet again why he's considered one of the top number tens on the planet. This mini-documentary tracks his rise from schoolboy prodigy to international star. MORE »