Thursday, December 14, 2017

WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game

We're giving away copies of the latest version of Distinctive Developments new mobile rugby game, Rugby Nations 18. To enter, visit our facebook page and follow the instructions. Below is a bit more about the enjoyable new game. MORE »

The rise and rise of sensational Black Ferns winger Portia Woodman

New Zealand's Portia Woodman has made quite a stir in the women's game in the past few seasons and her rise to fame was topped off last month when she was named World Rugby Women's Player of the Year. MORE »

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

These must see moments from the Cape Town 7s will make you smile

Following another eventful Cape Town leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series, Sean Maloney gives us a run down of all the must see moments from the tournament. New Zealand came away winners, but there were plenty of great moments from all sides, as well as a few bloopers of note. MORE »

Fan casually strolls through Cape Town 7s security with home made VIP pass

A South African 7s fan scammed his way into the Cape Town 7s all access areas this past weekend with nothing more than a lanyard and home made VIP pass. Sydney Lanyard, as he likes to be called, walked through security in plain sight, getting to mingle with players and celebrities. MORE »

Chiefs preseason video gives you an inside look at their gruelling preparation

As the year winds to a close, Super Rugby teams are already in preparation for the upcoming season. Here is an interesting look at what the Chiefs have been up to in the Waikato region, as they mix training with community involvement as they build towards season kickoff. MORE »

Monday, December 11, 2017

Alivereti Raka almost single-handedly destroys Saracens

Clermont's Fijian winger Alivereti Raka went to town against Saracens, scoring a hat-trick in the first 25 minutes of last night's clash. Raka wasn't done, however, and assisted in a brilliant try to Flip van der Merwe. MORE »

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Carlin Isles inexplicably fails to score what would have been a great try

With the HSBC Sevens World Series kicking off this weekend in Cape Town we have already been treated to some quality action but one man who might want to avoid any replays will be Carlin Isles after his horrendous blooper. MORE »

Teddy Thomas makes a howling error as Racing 92 slip to defeat in Europe

In what was a pretty scrappy affair Castres were able to walk away with a 16-13 victory over Racing 92 on Saturday. However, it will be Racing winger Teddy Thomas who will feel the worst, after botching what should have been a certain five-pointer. MORE »

Chris Ashton can only laugh after clearance kick goes comically wrong

Toulon snuck past Bath in round three of the European Champions Cup with a 24-20 win despite a horror blooper from Chris Ashton twenty minutes from time. He could only laugh about it post match, saying that he simply tried to kick it too hard. MORE »

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Montpellier edge out Glasgow Warriors despite Finn Russell magic pass

Despite some individual brilliance by the departing fly-half Fin Russell, Glasgow were unable to overcome visitors Montpellier who keep their European hopes alive after the 29-22 victory at Scotstoun. MORE »

Friday, December 08, 2017

A fond farewell to one of Australia's best, Stephen Moore

On November 25th of this year, the curtain came down on one of Australia's favourite sons. Australian skipper, Stephen Moore, hung up his boots after nearly fifteen years in the game and reflects on his time in the sport he loves. MORE »

Craig Barry ghosts Scarlets defence in Cheetahs win over champs

Following the latest round of Guinness PRO14 action, the Cheetahs picked up their sixth win of the competition after beating reigning champions Scarlets 28-21, in Bloemfontein. This moment from Craig Barry lit up the Free State Stadium. MORE »

2017 in Review: How the leading coaches fared this season

As 2017 begins to wind down, we take a look back on the contrasting years of the leading coaches in World Rugby. We analyse their results throughout the year and look ahead to the new season in 2018. MORE »

Thursday, December 07, 2017

English teen prospect scores bruising solo try in U-18 final

English teenager Barry Karea scored this amazing solo try in the U-18 Champions Trophy final between Dulwich College and Blundell at Allianz Park on Wednesday. Dulwich College won the match 34-29 and became the first school to win the Schools Cup and the Champions Trophy. MORE »

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Alex Waller courageously puts body on the line despite painful injury

Northampton Saints prop Alex Waller has undergone surgery after breaking his forearm in the dying minutes of Friday's night's clash with Newcastle Falcons at Franklin's Gardens. Waller played on, contributing to the defensive effort. MORE »