Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Top 5 Sneaky Lineout Moves

The best teams excel in their ability to do something different when it matters most, so here's another from the archives, Sean Maloney’s Top 5 Sneaky Lineout Moves. MORE »

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Duane Vermeulen knocked out attempting try-saving tackle on Maxime Medard

Toulon's hard-hitting number eight Duane Vermeulen was knocked out cold attempting a thumping try-saving tackle against Toulouse recently. The Springbok star will be out of action for two weeks following this big knock in Toulon's 31-8 loss. MORE »

Monday, December 28, 2015

Ma'a Nonu blunder gives Gael Fickou easy score in Toulouse rout

Bernard Laporte's Toulon may be famed for their classic red playing kit, but they were left red faced after being thumped on the road to current Top 14 leaders Toulouse. The three-times reigning European champions went down 31-8 despite fielding a star-studded line-up. MORE »

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Telusa Veainu stops Francis Saili's near certain Munster try in Leicester Tigers win

Leicester Tigers maintained their unbeaten start to the 2015-16 Champions Cup with a hard-fought 17-6 victory over Munster at Welford Road. The result completed a rare back-to-back success over the two-time champions, whose qualification hopes hang by a thread. MORE »

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Rugby Tactics: Using the Grubber Kick to beat defences

This week our Rugby Tactics feature looks at the resurgence of the Grubber kick in the modern game, focusing on Chris Ashton's two well constructed tries for Saracens against Oyonnax. MORE »

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Number eight Nathan Hughes bumps off flyhalf George Ford with big carry

Hard running Wasps number eight Nathan Hughes sat down George Ford with this great carry recently. While it was only a diminutive flyhalf in the path of the Premiership Player of the Month for November, it was still good to see a big man doing exactly... MORE »

David Strettle scores another quality try for Clermont in Exeter romp

David Strettle scored another top quality try for new club Clermont as they romped to a 42-10 win over Exeter Chiefs at the Stade Marcel Michelin. The French side bounced back after a shock defeat the week previously. Strettle streaked through for this excellent try early on. MORE »

Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Funnies: Awkward RWC 2015 press conference proves Scotland's South African born prop does not play the bagpipes!

We've all been there: a desperately awkward situation where one can only sit and smile until the torment is over and done with. For prop WP Nel, his time was during a press conference ahead of Scotland's World Cup match with Japan back in September. MORE »

Crunching tackle plants fullback into the ground in Florida, USA

This short clip was brought to our attention via our Facebook page and features a spectacular looking tackle from the recent Boca Raton vs Naples match in the Florida Rugby Mens second division in Boca Raton, Florida. MORE »

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Argentina Super Rugby team the Jaguares takes name from national emblem

Argentina's Super Rugby Team was formally unveiled as the Jaguares yesterday. The newly formed side will take part in the 2016 tournament and will be lead by Los Pumas skipper, Agustin Creevy. Their name represents the emblem of the national team. MORE »

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Young Lolo Fakaosilea's huge hit against Samoa at the World Rugby U20 Championship

As we near the end of another great year for rugby, here is a look at a monstrous hit that occurred back in June during the World Rugby U20 Championship, when Australian Lolo Fakaosilea lined up Jonathan Faauli and absolutely smashed the Samoan centre. MORE »

Monday, December 14, 2015

Dan Carter makes impressive Racing 92 debut in convincing win over Northampton Saints

Dan Carter continued his Rugby World Cup form as he made his debut for Racing 92 in the Europeans Champions Cup on Saturday. The All Black great put in a Man of the Match performance to help his side to a 33-3 victory over Northampton Saints. MORE »

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Two very similar incidents occurred during the Europeans Champions Cup over the last two seasons between Saracens and Ulster, but both had different outcomes. After a number of requests to look at both, here's a quick comparison. MORE »

Friday, December 11, 2015

Fijian comaraderie the key to success in insightful new short film

Last weekend's opening HSBC Sevens World Series tournament in Dubai showcased a fantastic array of skills from Ben Ryan's Fiji side that went on to claim victory in the final against England. MORE »

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rugby Tactics: The Driving Maul as an Attacking Weapon

This week as part of our Rugby Tactics feature we’re looking at the effectiveness of the rolling Maul, focusing on Exeter Chiefs' recent use of it to score four tries against Wasps RFC in the Aviva Premiership. MORE »