Monday, August 29, 2016

Owen Franks somehow escapes punishment after fingers in Wallaby face

The entire rugby world seems to be united in shock that Owen Franks escaped punishment for what looks to be clear contact with the eyes during the second Bledisloe Cup Test on Saturday. There has been no citing, despite another angle looking very incriminating. MORE »

Tongan Thor charge ignites match with HUGE bump in opening minute

Now playing in Australia's National Rugby Championship, he wasted no time in letting his presence be felt in this past weekend's match for Queensland Country against UC Vikings, as he made this almighty charge, sending hooker Robbie Abel flying. MORE »

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Los Pumas beat Springboks in Argentina for first time ever

Argentina kicked a 78th minute penalty to take the lead and edge out South Africa 26-24 in a tense Rugby Championship second round Test in Salta on Saturday evening. Following their first ever win over the Springboks last year, this was the first time they had ever beaten them at home. MORE »

All Blacks beat the Wallabies in Wellington to retain Bledisloe Cup

New Zealand secured the Bledisloe Cup with a second bonus point win in succession against Australia, winning 29-9 in Wellington. A first half Israel Dagg brace and second half scores by Julian Savea and Sam Cane contributed to the Bledisloe Cup victory for the 14th year in a row. MORE »

Friday, August 26, 2016

Argentina coach says they are committed to playing attacking rugby

Argentina's coach says that they remain committed to their attacking World Cup style as they continue to learn how to close out big games. The Pumas host South Africa in Salta this weekend in their second Rugby Championship 2016 match. MORE »

Fijian star Pio Tuwai's brilliant skill on show in rare old video

Today Fijian superstar Pio Tuwai turned 33, so to celebrate his birthday we've got this short clip from a tournament some time back, showing exactly the kind of skills the big man possesses. MORE »

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Explanation and feedback on the new law trials in place in New Zealand

The launch of New Zealand's domestic rugby season came with a new set of law trials, in both the Mitre 10 Cup (the NPC) and the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship. As we saw in round one of the Mitre 10 Cup, it is definitely a lot quicker. MORE »

Quade Cooper is back for the Wallabies to face the All Blacks

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made a number of changes to his team following their massive hiding at the hands of the All Blacks last week. The two sides will meet again in Wellington this Saturday night in the second Bledisloe Cup Test, prompting changes. MORE »

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Midweek Madness - Tendai Mtawarira goes into Beast Mode yet again!

Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira has had his famous nickname since he was a child, but since becoming a professional rugby player he has shown on numerous occasions precisely how apt it is. A few years back two feats of strength went viral, and on Saturday, he did it again. MORE »

Rugby Championship heads to Twickenham with Argentina vs Australia, October 8th

Get a 25% DISCOUNT on tickets for the historic first ever Rugby Championship match in Europe, as Argentina and Australia are set to meet at Twickenham in the final match of this year's competition, on Saturday October 8th, kickoff at 7:30pm. MORE »

Legacy: What Has The Olympics Done for Sevens and Fiji?

Rio 2016 has brought sevens into the limelight. But what now for the future of champions Fiji and the game as a whole? MORE »

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Best tries of Mitre 10 Cup - Round 1

First round of tries highlights with excellent ball-handling, offloading, footwork, and pace in the newly-named Mitre 10 Cup from New Zealand. You may remember it as the ITM Cup, or NPC (National Provincial Championship). Different name, same quality. MORE »

Monday, August 22, 2016

Phil Kearns has some interesting theories about All Blacks success

Never one to shy away from giving his opinion on New Zealand rugby, former Wallaby Phil Kearns was once again at his bomb-throwing best during Saturday night's Rugby Championship and Bledisloe match. MORE »

Elton Jantjies boots the ball directly into his captain's face!

South Africa's 30-23 win over Argentina on Saturday was error-riddled throughout, so when flyhalf Elton Jantjies failed to clear the ball from a dangerous defensive position in the second half, it didn't come as a huge surprise to fans. Adriaan Strauss on the other hand, had a front row seat. MORE »

Stade Fran├žais kick off season with big win over Grenoble

Stade Fran├žais kicked off their Top 14 season in the best possible fashion as they thumped Grenoble 54-20 in Paris at the weekend. We've got a highlights wrap from the match, that featured some lovely tries in the second half in particular. MORE »