Monday, April 10, 2017

Super Rugby teams face emotional cut with another restructure

SANZAAR has announced that the Super Rugby tournament has been restructured and will kick-off in 2018 with a three conference, 15-team format: five teams from New Zealand, four from Australia, four from South Africa, one from Japan; and one from Argentina. MORE »

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Dillyn Leyds sets up try with one of the best passes you will ever see

Stormers winger Dillyn Leyds pulled off one of the passes of the decade yesterday as the Stormers beat the Chiefs 34-26 in a seven try thriller in Cape Town. The Chiefs themselves scored one of the best team tries you'll see, but this pass in particular was out of this world. MORE »

Friday, April 07, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 7 Highlights

Round 7 of Super Rugby started with a free-flowing game that featured the old cliche of a game of two halves, as the Hurricanes flew off to an early lead before being tracked down by the Waratahs. View highlights below, with more to be added throughout the weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Warren Gatland's son Bryn set for Super Rugby debut

Young flyhalf Bryn Gatland is set to make his first Blues appearance in Super Rugby this coming weekend, a moment that could set in motion a strange series of events. He is the son of British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland, who will face the Blues in June. MORE »

Australian rugby in 'big trouble' after a number of poor performances

It may only be the start of the new Super Rugby season, but already the Australian teams are beginning to feel the heat. It's been a largely poor start for all their franchises and it has been hard to avoid it in the media. MORE »

Taqele Naiyaravoro leaves a trail of destruction on his way to a try

Monster Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro scored this bruising try against the Crusaders, leaving various players in his wake. It was reminiscent of Nemani Nadolo, another giant Fijian winger known for marauding down the field. MORE »

Monday, April 03, 2017

Jonathan Faauli suspended for 4 weeks for big tackle

Chiefs centre Jonathan Faauli has pleaded guilty to committing a dangerous tackle during his team's round six Super Rugby match against the Bulls in Hamilton on Saturday. He was cited after appearing to contravene Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent. MORE »

European Champions Cup quarter final highlights catchup

Catch up on all your European Champions Cup Quarter Final highlights below, as Munster, Saracens, Leinster and Clermont progressed to the next round after another fascinating weekend of play. Also be sure to enter our ticket giveaway if you'd like to be at the final. MORE »

Friday, March 31, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 6 Highlights

Week 6 of Super Rugby got underway earlier today, with a thumping win for the Highlanders over the hapless Melbourne Rebels. Tomorow has a full day of action sheduled, and we will update this post with highlights when available. MORE »

The All Blacks tackle Tokyo in new AIG Japan advert

The All Blacks were in Tokyo to shoot this latest AIG Japan advert for their chief sponsor. While at first it appears that they are just tackling random locals for no particular reason, there is a twist. MORE »

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The peculiar Vannes vs Narbonne 'no maul' stand off

Last weekend's ProD2 clash between Vannes and Narbonne will hardly be remember as being a classic. But what will invariably stand out is a bizarre moment of play, in which both sides tried to exploit the laws of the game to their advantage. MORE »

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Legend Shane Williams, aged 40, helps local club reach cup final

Wales legend Shane Williams turned out for his local club this past weekend, helping them to qualify for the WRU National Bowl final, which takes place at the Principality (former Millennium) Stadium next month. At 40-years-old, Williams still has some magical touches. MORE »

Jordan Taufua beast mode against the Force and Kane Koteka

Friday night's meeting between the Crusaders and Force produced this brutal collision between forwards Jordan Taufua and Kane Koteka. The latter came away the worse of the two, forced from the field with injury as the Crusaders won 45-17. MORE »

Monday, March 27, 2017

Ed Quirk lashes out with elbow and knee after being held off the ball

Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk was picked up on camera for this off the ball piece of foul play during their Super Rugby round 5 match against the Stormers on Saturday. Former Reds player Quick was held back, so appeared to lose his cool a little bit as he attempted to get up. MORE »

Friday, March 24, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 5 Highlights

Round 5 of Super Rugby kicked off with matches in Christchurch and Melbourne, where we saw one convincing win that featured a bizarre try, and a contest that was truly a game of two halves. Catch up on the highlights below, with more to be added as the weekend goes by. MORE »