Tuesday, July 11, 2017

So that's how it feels to kiss your sister - Kiwi Tony gutted with how it ended

The All Blacks vs Lions 2017 series is over and we're no closer to knowing the winner, because there wasn't one. Ardent ABs fan Tony is back to give us his thoughts on the anti-climax that was the third Test in Auckland. Like any good tale, there's a [relatively] happy ending. MORE »

Monday, July 10, 2017

Quade Cooper defensive blooper giftwraps try for the Brumbies

Mercurial talent Quade Cooper is one of the most gifted players on the planet, capable of just about anything, with a wide range of skills. He's also mastered the ability of dividing fans' opinions, as for every brilliant side-step or cross-kick in his arsenal, you may find a shocker or two like this. MORE »

Chance Peni-Ataera suspended for 3 weeks for shoulder shot

Western Force winger Chance Peni-Ataera has been suspended for three weeks after a dangerous tackle agaisnt Melbourne Rebels at the weekend. He accepted a guilty plea aafter it was found that he contravened Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent. MORE »

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Series drawn as All Blacks and British & Irish Lions decider ends in stalemate

The deciding Lions series match has finished 15-15, meaning that since they were tied at 1-1 going into the game, the series is drawn and we have no winner. Both sides made plenty of errors in a bruising clash in Auckland, but could not be separated come full time. MORE »

Friday, July 07, 2017

That time Sean Maloney got in amongst victorious Lions fans

As we all get excited for the third and final Test of this fascinating British and Irish Lions series, here is a look at what happened when Sean Maloney and Stephen Hoiles watched the second Test in Wellington with Lions fans last weekend. MORE »

New Zealand fan goes on tirade in series decider preview

Our Kiwi friend Tony O'Sullivan (CHOKE - Growing Up Black and Blue) chimes in with his thoughts on the third All Blacks vs Lions Test this weekend. What started out as a good concept soon turned into a one-eyed rant about the previous Test, but we're okay with that. Over to Tony! MORE »

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Three Barrett brothers and two Saveas in All Blacks squad for deciding Test

The All Blacks have named their team to face the British and Irish Lions in the third and deciding Test in Auckland on Saturday. The squad includes two Saveas, and three Barrett's, as young fullback Jordie gets his first Test start. The Lions have named an unchanged team. MORE »

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Captain calls for referee to review opponent's foul play, gets teammate sent off

The Stormers narrowly beat the Cheetahs 40-34 in a tightly-fought Super Rugby match last weekend in Bloemfontein. It will be the utterly bizarre finish that is perhaps remembered most as Cheetahs captain Fran├žois Venter inadvertently got his teammate sent off. MORE »

Monday, July 03, 2017

The most controversial moments from All Blacks vs Lions 2nd Test

Last Saturday's test match between the All Blacks and the Lions has certainly provided a heightened level of drama. Conditions were appalling in Wellington and the Lions came from behind to claim an epic, hard-fought victory to level the series 1-1. Almost from the outset, referee Jerome Garces had a very challenging night. Here is a quick look at the most contentious moments from the match. MORE »

Sonny Bill Williams says he 'let his brothers down' after red card and ban

Sonny Bill Williams has said that he let his brothers down following a red card and subsequent four week suspension after the second Test against the British and Irish Lions. Williams will miss the all important decider this coming weekend, as the series is tied at 1-1. MORE »

HIGHLIGHTS: British & Irish Lions beat All Blacks to keep series alive

The British and Irish Lions achieved a historic 24-21 win over the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday. The Lions scored two tries to zero, as Conor Murray and Taulupe Faletau crossed, after New Zealand were down to 14 men thanks to a dangerous challenge by Sonny Bill Williams. MORE »

Thursday, June 29, 2017

New All Black Ngani Laumape finishes brilliant Hurricanes try against the Lions

Outstanding young Hurricanes centre Ngani Laumape has been rewarded for his impressive form with a call up to the All Blacks bench for the second Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday. Laumape finished this excellent try for the Hurricanes on Tuesday. MORE »

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

South Africa 'A' round off series with comfortable win over French Barbarians

The South Africa 'A' recorded their second victory over the French Barbarians in as many weeks with a 48-28 win at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto last weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hurricanes and British & Irish Lions play out thrilling draw in Wellington

The Hurricanes fought back twice to draw 31-31 with the British and Irish Lions in a thrilling game of tour rugby earlier today. The Lions had led 23-7 at halftime before the hosts came back into the contest, thanks in part to a yellow card to impressive second rower Ian Henderson. MORE »

South Africa complete 3-0 series sweep against France

For the first time, South Africa made it a clean sweep of visiting France in their Summer international series. Surprisingly, this was also the first time the Springboks have beaten Les Bleus at Ellis Park. With the Rugby Championship looming, it's certainly the result Springbok fans will be excited about. MORE »