Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jocelino Suta penalised for MMA style chokehold on Richardt Strauss

Toulon second rower Jocelino Suta may consider himself lucky not to have seen a card for his wrestling inspired stranglehold on Leinster hooker, Richardt Strauss, in the eventful European Champions Cup semi-final on Sunday. Many people have voiced their displeasure with the event, so you can watch the incredible footage here and decide for yourself. MORE »

Midweek Madness - Marlie Packer takes Tyla Nathan-Wong for a ride

Remember George North's formidable show of strength and athleticism for the British & Irish Lions in 2013 when he picked up would be tackler, Israel Folau, and carried him over his shoulder for a few metres? Well check out this video of Marlie Packer from England emulating the Welsh winger at the Canada sevens over the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

France U18s win the European Championship and give hope to the future

France's Under 18 were recently crowned European champions with a convincing 57-0 victory over Georgia in Toulouse. Head coach Thierry Gatieneau's young side impressively saw off defending champions England 23-18 in the semi-final, before claiming the title. MORE »

Fiji Women's 7s produce stunning team try against New Zealand

Fiji women's sevens team produced one of the best scores you will see this year, definitely in the shortened down version of the game anyway, at the Canada 7s this past weekend. MORE »

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 10 of Super Rugby

Sean Maloney and the team from Fox Sports are back with the Shortball highlights from Round 10 of Super Rugby. Sit back and enjoy the try of the week, which is another classic from Beauden Barrett, along with some bone-crunching hits and unusual happenings, as the guys at Rugby HQ have put together another great recap. MORE »

Toulon set for yet another final following tense victory over Leinster

Arch poacher Bryan Habana broke the deadlock in extra time as Toulon got the better of Leinster 25-20 in a see-saw battle of a Champions Cup Semi Final on Sunday. They will face Clermont in the final, and are on track for what would be a sensational treble. MORE »

Clermont brilliance sees off Saracens to set up place in Champions Cup Final

Wesley Fofana scored the only try of a tight first European Champions Cup Semi Final on Saturday, as Clermont beat visiting Saracens 13-9 to set up an all-French final meeting with Toulon. They faced the same team in the 2013 final, but came up short on that occasion. MORE »

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Priceless reaction from referee after ball hits him straight in the nose

Referee Nick Briant found himself a little closer to the action than he would have liked when the the Crusaders hosted the Chiefs in their Super Rugby derby. Chiefs scrumhalf Brad Weber fired the ball to switch play, so Briant could do nothing but take the full brunt of it in the face. MORE »

Friday, April 17, 2015

European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Semi Final Previews

Europe's elite clashes once again this weekend with the Semi-Finals of the Champions and Challenge Cups being played over three days. After the excitement of the Quarters we look forward to the biggest teams in Northern Hemisphere club rugby going toe to toe and analyse in detail each fixture for you, pointing out who and what to look out for. MORE »

George Ford's skilful play for Bath against Leinster

Despite losing their European Champions Cup quarter-final to Leinster 18-15, George Ford put in a top flyhalf display, capped off by setting up a try and scoring one of his own. Here is a quick nod to his quality play as he looks likely to star in the upcoming World Cup. MORE »

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 10

The team from Fox Sports are back with another great Wraparound for week 10. Prepare yourself for the best, the worst, and more often than not the downright bizarre, as Sean Maloney leads us through the latest events from the world of rugby. MORE »

The Rugby World Cup's Oldest Players Ever

The five players listed have all featured in rugby's biggest tournament and with ages of up to 40 still featuring, there is no reason why the old guards shouldn't have more optimism ahead of September's Rugby World Cup in England. MORE »

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Weeks 8 & 9

Some absolutely belting clips are in the Wraparound of week 9 from Fox Sports, including never before seen pace from Rebels' front rower, Tom Sexton, when he spots something untoward in his locker. Check out the video above, plus the Wraparound from week 8 also. MORE »

Rugby HQ Plays of the Month for March

That's right rugby fans, it's Plays of the Month time from the team at Fox Sports' Rugby HQ, and they've put together another top video with their usual combination of great tries, big hits and wacky play, plus some other interesting moments from the world of rugby. MORE »

David Pocock's Turnover Masterclass against the Blues

Watching round 9 of Super Rugby must have given Michael Cheika a headache, and not because his Waratahs side was well beaten at home by the Stormers. No, it was the game at Eden Park that will have left the Wallabies coach with the most thinking to do, in particular the performance of Brumbies flanker David Pocock. MORE »