Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thousands turn out to honour Jerry Collins at Porirua funeral

Jerry Collins was laid to rest yesterday as thousands turned out to honour the great All Black, who died in a car crash, along with his partner Alana, recently. Touching tributes were made by great friends Chris Masoe, Tana Umaga, Ma'a Nonu and Jonah Lomu. And some great stories were told. MORE »

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Referees to get stricter as tackle and scrums laws amended

Ahead of September's Rugby World Cup, the governing body, World Rugby announced that current laws will be more strictly enforced by referee, assistant referees and television match officials. MORE »

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

England beat South Africa to reach yet another U20 Championship Final

England will defend their U20 World Championship title against New Zealand as they beat South Africa 28-20 in a physical battle in Calvisano, Italy. It will be England's third successive final, having won on the two previous occasions. MORE »

New Zealand notch up record score to punish France in U20 semi final

New Zealand Under 20's were in dominant form as they notched up a 45-7 semi final victory over France in the U20 Championship in Calvisano on Monday. They will face England in the final, after the reigning champions beat South Africa in the second semi. MORE »

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 18 of Super Rugby

Catch up on the final round of pool play in Super Rugby, as Sean Maloney pulls out the best tries, biggest hits, and most unfortunate You're Kidding Me incident in round 18. This time, it's Jannie du Plessis coming close to his first try in over one hundred matches. MORE »

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 18

Sean Maloney from Fox Sports Australia is back with another edition of The Wraparound for us, featuring all the weird and wonderful things that make the sport we all love so special. Here is a look at what went down in the last week or so. MORE »

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sonny Bill Williams issued warning for huge hit on Conrad Smith

Chiefs centre Sonny Bill Williams made his return to Super Rugby this weekend following a month off with a nagging back injury. He got right back into the swing of things, and made this massive crunching tackle on All Blacks teammate Conrad Smith in the first half. MORE »

Friday, June 12, 2015

A personal look into why Rugby Matters - An Aviva Documentary

Anyone who has played, watched and even refereed a rugby match will tell you that its more than just the game that keeps bringing people back. It's the community spirit and camaraderie both on and off the field that means rugby is more than just a sport. MORE »

Thursday, June 11, 2015

South Africa beat Australia to book Under 20's semi final spot - Day 3 Highlights

South Africa powered their way into the semi-finals of the Under 20s World Championship with a bonus point victory over Australia in Calvisano. They will face England in the semi finals, while New Zealand will take on France. MORE »

Former Wallaby Wendell Sailor breaks opponents arm in charity arm wrestle

Former Wallabies winger Wendell Sailor has broken the arm of fellow former NRL player, Ben Ross, on live TV during the rugby league show, The Footy Show. It took place as part of the Iron Arm Challenge, an arm wrestling challenge that was set up for charity. MORE »

Rugby HQ Plays of the Month for May 2015

The latest edition of Plays of the Month features some unbelievable tries from Super Rugby, as well as some of the best comic book super heros that Sean Maloney and the Rugby HQ guys could come up with. Here are the best bits from May, with this latest Plays of the Month. MORE »

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Special edition of Smashed 'Em Bro featuring Jerry Collins

There's no doubting the fact that Jerry Collins was one of the hardest hitting rugby players of the professional, or perhaps any, era. Often on the borderline of legal, and sometimes stepping over that line, Collins was the All Blacks and Hurricanes 'enforcer' for years. MORE »

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Touching Haka from Under 20's in honour of fallen hero Jerry Collins

In their U20 match against Argentina, the New Zealand juniors paid tribute to the late Jerry Collins, who tragically died in a car crash in France a few days ago. They performed a special prematch Haka, with direct reference to Collins and his family. MORE »

Sergio Parisse brilliant inside flick sets up try for victorious Stade Francais

Toulon's fantastic run of success came to a sudden halt as Stade Francais knocked them out of the Top 14 with a 33-16 Semi Final victory this past weekend. Leading from the front was Sergio Parisse, who produced a sensational pass for their first try of the game. MORE »

Monday, June 08, 2015

Top 5 Tries from U20 World Championship PLUS Highlights from Day Two

Round Two of the World Rugby U20 Championshop served up some outstanding tries as the juniors battled it out in the heat of Italy on Saturday. Above is a look at five of the best, with all the individual match highlights posted on page two of this post. MORE »