Monday, February 08, 2016

New Zealand snatch 7s victory with 8 men on the field

One of the biggest talking points of the Sydney 7s weekend was New Zealand snatching a draw at the death against hosts Australia, but with an extra man on the field. World Rugby are reportedly investigating the embarassing incident. MORE »

Carlin Isles unhappy after being caught and hit hard by Augustine Pulu

He might be the quickest rugby player on the planet, but Carlin Isles is not immune from being tackled, and nuggety All Black Augustine Pulu showed us exactly how it can be done at the Sydney Sevens this past weekend. MORE »

Ireland and Wales open Six Nations campaigns with a frustrating draw

Ireland and Wales played out a 16-16 draw on Sunday, the first between the two sides in Dublin since 1974. As a result, neither side will be able to compete for a Grand Slam or Triple Crown, but both still have realistic chances of going for the overall title. MORE »

Sunday, February 07, 2016

England maintain Calcutta Cup winning streak with victory over Scotland

Scotland were unable to continue their Rugby World Cup form as they were beaten 15-9 by England at Murrayfield. It was England's seventh win in a row against Scotland. An early try by George Kruis, and a second half score by Jack Nowell put the game out of reach. MORE »

France hang on to beat Italy in entertaining Six Nations opener

Italy came close to springing the first upset of the tournament when they were narrowly beaten 23-21 in the opening match of the 2016 Six Nations. A late attempt at a dropgoal from number eight Sergio Parisse went wide, and France hung on for victory in an entertaining clash. MORE »

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Toulouse turn on the flair ahead of 6 Nations opener

New French head coach Guy Novès pulled few surprises on Thursday as he named his first matchday squad ahead of the 6 Nations opener against Italy on Saturday. MORE »

Lock Tom Savage's huge hit on opposite number Dom Barrow

The Leicester Tigers beat Gloucester 19-18 away at Kingsholm on Saturday, but this passage of play will be one that the home crowd will have enjoyed in particular, despite it being all about defence. MORE »

The Greatest Opening Six Nations Matches Ever

The Six Nations is almost here, so the wait for Northern Hemisphere's elite to put World Cup disappointment behind them is about to be extinguished as they aim for an explosive start to 2016. Here is a look at seven great opening matches. MORE »

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Midweek Madness - Bath's forward pack take on a Formula 1 car

Red Bull Racing and F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo have taken on Bath's forwards in the ultimate scrum session, with the force of eight hundred horses up against eight mere mortals. With 900kg of muscle on home turf at Farleigh House, Bath were up for the challenge. MORE »

Regan Ware's huge hit on Seabelo Senatla stops South Africa dead in their tracks

New Zealand pulled off a miraculous escape in the Cup Final of the Wellington 7s, thanks in part to this crucial big tackle made by Regan Ware. The hit not only resulted in an end to the attack, but also gave the All Blacks Sevens team a shot at victory. MORE »

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Rodrigo Capo Ortega's sneaky push in the face, with his fist

Castres forward Rodrigo Capó Ortega wasn't too pleased with being tackled heavily after the whistle, so reacted with this short jab to the face of Bordeaux Begles lock Jan Andre Marais. MORE »

Monday, February 01, 2016

World Rugby introduces world rankings for Women's 15s game

World Rugby has announced details of the first-ever official global ranking system for women's test rugby, with New Zealand the first team to top the rankings.The rankings were introduced after a comprehensive process of obtaining and analysing every result from the first official women's international matches.. MORE »

Dan Carter bags first Top 14 try with lovely chip in Racing win

As the Top 14 takes a brief pause ahead of the start of the 6 Nations, Racing 92 consolidated their place at the top of table with a convincing 26-3 win over Oyonnax in Colombes. MORE »

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sonny Bill Williams begins 7s career with brilliant offload to beat South Africa in pool stages

Sonny Bill Williams started his 7s career on a high when he scored against Russia with his first touch of the ball, then did this in the dying stages of the pool match against rivals South Africa. His pass, after drawing three players, allowed Joe Webber to trot in untouched. MORE »

Friday, January 29, 2016

Rugby Tactics: Try Analysis of Ulster's neatly executed score against Oyannax

This week we take a look at Rory Scholes' score for Ulster in their Eight try demolition of Oyannax in the European Rugby Champions Cup. MORE »