Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mic'd up scrumhalf Josh Holmes puts in a vocal performance in the NRC

This week Fox Sports decided to place a microphone on a scrumhalf, something they were probably best advised not to do. It turned out well though, as Josh Holmes had a great match for the North Harbour Rays, as the mic captured some of his 'passionate' exchanges. MORE »

Rugby World Cup Daily - Episode 2 - The Champions arrive

In this second episode of RWC Daily we see the the All Blacks arrive in England to defend the title they won in 2011. Coach Steve Hansen and skipper Richie McCaw talk about what it means to be there, and we look at a great try from Japan - who have also arrived - in 2007. MORE »

Monday, September 14, 2015

Rugby World Cup Daily - Episode 1 - Just a few days to go

The World Cup kicks off on Friday and this year, as with in 2011, there will be an official daily show that highlights the best of the goings on around the tournament, called Rugby World Cup Daily. It should provide some interesting bits of behind the scenes footage, and keep you up to speed on what is taking place each day. MORE »

The Liam Gill quick lineout quarterback throw in the NRC

Lat weekend in the National Rugby Championships in Australia discarded Wallaby flanker Liam Gill pulled off this gridiron style lineout throw that was mightily impressive. Not being able to pass quickly to the nearby man, he simply went over his head, halfway across the field. MORE »

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Funnies - The Samsung School of Rugby, with Jack Whitehall

Samsung have launched a humorous new campaign that features comedian Jack Whitehall taking on former England stars on the training field. Martin Johnson and Lawrence Dallaglio put him through his paces, along with the likes of Jason Robinson and Maggie Alphonsi. MORE »

Waikato's sensational Try of the Season contender scored by Anton Lienert-Brown

As we head into another weekend that features a lot of domestic rugby around the globe, here is a look at what is without a doubt one of the best team tries you will see this year. It was scored by former Under 20 player Anton Lienert-Brown, and went coast to coast. MORE »

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Josh Valentine knocked out by brutal upright tackle from Taiasina Tuifua

Former Wallaby Josh Valentine received this brutal knock in a Pro D2 game when he was hit head-on by Taiasina Tuifua. The big Samoan did something similar to Nicky Robinson in 2012, leading with his head in an upright tackling fashion that is clearly dangerous. MORE »

Rugby World Cup Predictions and Key Players in Pools C and D

Supersport in South Africa take a closer look at Rugby World Cup's Pools C and D, and which players will be the ones to watch for the top teams. They also predict the group outcomes, putting Ireland ahead of France in the tough to call Pool D. MORE »

Rugby World Cup Predictions and Key Players in Pools A and B

Supersport pundits Xola Ntshinga and Kaunda Ntunja take a closer look at Pool A and B of the Rugby World Cup to discuss how they might pan out, and who the key players are. While Pool B should be fairly clear cut, Pool A's group of death raises a lot of questions. MORE »

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Gareth Thomas and Ashwin Willemse feature in emotive new Guinness adverts

Last year Guinness produced a series of stunning adverts that struck a chord with rugby fans the world over. They've nailed it again, this time featuring Gareth Thomas and his personal struggle with his sexuality, and former Springbok winger Ashwin Willemse, who was pulled away from a life of gang violence and crime thanks to rugby. MORE »

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A quick look at all the tries scored in Rugby World Cup Finals

Yesterday marked eleven days to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off at Twickenham. While we have to wait a little longer to find out who wins the tournament, here is a look at all the tries ever scored in the final, an understandably low number at just 11 in total. MORE »

Marcos Ayerza plays for both teams as Argentina beat Leicester Tigers in tryfest

Argentina scored nine tries to beat Leicester Tigers 55-34 in a Rugby World Cup warm-up match, that also served as a testimonial for Marcos Ayerza. The veteran prop played for both teams on the day, much to the delight of the Welford Road faithful. MORE »

Monday, September 07, 2015

Wallabies pick up big win in historic once off Test vs USA in Chicago

The Wallabies notched up a 47-10 victory over the USA Eagles in their World Cup warm-up match at Soldier Field in Chicago this past weekend. The home trailed by just four points at halftime, but the Wallabies powered through the second half for a big win. MORE »

Brad Thorn tackle breaks ribs of reality TV star in charity match

Amongst all the excitement of World Cup warm up matches, on Friday night a mixed celebrity and players England XV took on a mixed World XV in the inaugural Rugby Aid fixture. The match was to benefit the Rugby Aid charity, people who work alongside returning servicemen and women to help adjust back to civilian life after conflict. MORE »

England beat Ireland in final World Cup warm-up game at Twickenam

England ended their Rugby World Cup 2015 warm-ups on a positive note with a 21-13 victory over Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. Catch up on all the highlights, watch the full match and get feedback from the players, two weeks out from RWC kickoff. MORE »