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 »

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

Robbie Henshaw got up high to score a fantastic try as Ireland beat England 19-9 in Dublin earlier today. The win puts the defending champions in with a great chance of retaining their title, but they still need to face a rejuvenated Wales outfit in Cardiff in a fortnight. MORE »

The Biggest Tacklers in the Six Nations after the first two rounds

A quick look at an interesting number of stats that World Rugby have put together, featuring the top tacklers from the Six Nations after the first two rounds. Don't be misled by the title - this is not about who hits the hardest, but in fact who completes the most successful tackles. MORE »

Wales keep title hopes alive with win over France in Paris

Wales are still in the running for a Six Nations title as they kept their hopes alive with a 20-13 victory over France in Paris on Saturday. Leigh Halfpenny kicked 15 points as Dan Biggar scored their only try, while France scored through Brice Dulin. MORE »

Italy score late penalty try to upset Scotland at Murrayfield

Italy's captain Sergio Parisse has praised his team's courage for hanging in and battling it out to a 22-19 away victory over Scotland on Saturday. It was their first win in the Six Nations since 2013, and just their second ever win away from home since joining. MORE »

Friday, February 27, 2015

WIN Rugby Union Team Manager 2015 - Now in English and French!

Late last year Rugby Union Team Manager 2015 was released, and we gave away a few copies here on RD. Now, in the height of the Six Nations, we're giving away another 6 copies, and letting you know a bit more about this highly comprehensive rugby union management game, which has since been released in a French language version. MORE »

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rugby HQ Plays of the Month for February PLUS the Wraparound, week 2

Many of you have been vocal about missing the Plays of the Week features that have pretty much been an institution at Fox Sports for the last however many years, so the good news is that today they've brought out a special Plays of the Month, featuring the best, worst and ugliest from February. Look out for massive hits, great tries and of course some random titbits. MORE »

Six Nations 2015: The Journalists' Midterm Report

Before the Six Nations started we posted a Journalists preview piece that proved fairly popular, so here is a follow up, as some of the top UK and Ireland rugby writers discuss which teams have impressed, and how things are poised ahead of this coming weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby

It has been an eventful few days for Kiwi forwards, as three were suspended following striking and punching incidents in round two of Super Rugby. Owen Franks, Kane Hames and Hayden Triggs will all be out of action for a few weeks. MORE »

Monday, February 23, 2015

Rynard Landman red carded for elbow to face against Connacht

Newport Gwent Dragon's skipper Rynard Landman is likely to receive a heavy ban after being red carded and cited for elbowing an opponent during his side's 30-25 Guinness Pro12 defeat to Connacht. Landman will face a disciplinary hearing this week. MORE »