Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Former Fiji star Seru Rabeni passes away aged 37

Seru Rabeni's passing shocked the rugby world today. The former Fijian powerhouse was just 37-years-old. He died this morning in his home in Nakasi, with the cause of death speculated to have been a heart attack, while other sources said he was ill for some time. MORE »

Tomas Francis only penalised but then cited for contact with Dan Cole's eyes

Wales prop Tomas Francis has been cited for the incident that had some fans and pundits up in arms during the Six Nations clash against England on Saturday. Francis appeared to make contact with the eyes of Dan Cole, but he was only penalised due to lack of evidence. MORE »

Monday, March 14, 2016

Dan Carter finishes off stunning length of the field Racing 92 try

Dan Carter finished off a stunning Racing 92 counter-attacking try as they beat Stade Francais 34-16 in a Top 14 derby on Saturday. The win over their rivals keeps them at the top of the table, thanks in part to Carter but also the likes of Brice Dulin, who was brilliant on the day. MORE »

Scotland come up trumps against France at Murrayfield

Scotland beat France 29-18 at Murrayfield on Sunday, handing England the Six Nations title but more importantly from their point of view, following through on the good form they've shown so far. MORE »

England hang on at Twickenham to beat Wales and later become champions

England are Six Nations and Triple Crown champions following their 25-21 victory over Wales at Twickenham on Saturday. Following Scotland's win over France, they now need to win in Paris next weekend to pick up their first Grand Slam since 2003. MORE »

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Ireland back on form with crushing win over Italy

Ireland produced a wonderous performance in front of a baying home crowd in Dublin to thrash Italy 58-15 in the 6 Nations on Saturday. View an extended highlights wrap, or shorter, quick highlights MORE »

Friday, March 11, 2016

Eddie Jones on the hateful rivalry between the English and the Welsh

England coach Eddie Jones talks about the intense rivalry between the two old enemies ahead of Saturday's big Six Nations clash at Twickenham. The winner of this match will be in pole position for the final weekend, and a championship title. MORE »

Jerome Kaino issued warning for dangerous off the ball tackle

Jerome Kaino has been given a Citing Commissioner Warning for an off the ball tackle he made earlier today against the Hurricanes, in the opening game of round three of Super Rugby. Kaino was only penalised at the time, but hooker Leni Apisai went off straight after the knock. MORE »

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Victor Matfield's perfectly executed one handed lineout take against Saracens

Victor Matfield turns 39 in a few months' time, but he is still doing what he's best at, dominating lineouts and showing off those silky skills that we've come to appreciate since he first played in South Africa's Currie Cup way back in 1999. MORE »

Rugby Tactics: Scotland's Attacking Play Examined - Part Two

This week we continue our look at Scotland attack in the Six Nations focusing this on their performance against Italy. In this video we focus on how they break down the Italian defence in two of their tries, and the attacking patterns they use to build the attack. MORE »

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Toulouse miss out on win due to casual conversion from directly in front

Toulouse had a disastrous end to a Top 14 match for the second week in a row after a late try set them up for a win against Brive, but their goal kicker failed to convert from directly in front of posts. The official's decision divided fans, but the result stood: 21-21. MORE »

Midweek Madness - Young fullback kicks his teammate's butt

As the Bulls set off on their way to beating the Rebels 45-25 on Saturday, there one was one man whose behind took a bit of a beating, no thanks to his teammate. Jan Serfontein found himself in Warick Gelant's blindspot, and the result was comical to say the least. MORE »

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

5 Brilliant Tries from Round 2 of Super Rugby

The Breakdown have put together this list of five best tries scored in another excellent round of Super Rugby. You'll notice the Kieran Read try scored from that mammoth charge by Nemani Nadolo, as well as some sensational handling by the Bulls. MORE »

Evergreen George Smith still going strong at 35 - Aviva Premiership Player of the Month

George Smith is regarded as one of the best flankers to have ever played the game, and now at 35-years-old and after just one year in England, he has been named as the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for February. MORE »

Monday, March 07, 2016

Manu Tuilagi makes another two huge hits against Exeter Chiefs

We've featured Manu Tuilagi regularly of late, as recently as last week after he made a punishing hit on Blair Cowan. He made two more crunching tackles against Exeter Chiefs, but Leicester boss says he's still not ready for Test rugby. MORE »