Friday, November 20, 2015

New England coach Eddie Jones apologises to Stormers fans for leaving

Eddie Jones has been named new England coach, not long after committing to Super Rugby team the Stormers in Cape Town. He has said that he was made an offer he couldn't refuse, but realises how fans must be feeling right now. Here is a look at what he had to say before leaving for England. MORE »

Eddie Jones leaves the Stormers to be appointed new England Head Coach

After much speculation following England's poor Rugby World Cup and the stepping down of Stuart Lancaster, former Japan coach Eddie Jones has today been confirmed as new England Head Coach. Jones will take over in December, starting a four-year contract ahead of the Six Nations. MORE »

Throwback Thursday - Jonah Lomu shows glimpse of what's to come during 1994 Test debut

Today's Throwback Thursday features a very young Jonah Lomu on the day he played his first ever Test match. It was the first Test against France in 1994, and Lomu became the youngest ever All Black at 19 years and 45 days, a record that still stands to this day. MORE »

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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All Black great Richie McCaw officially announces retirement from rugby

Double World Cup winning captain Richie McCaw has officially confirmed that he has now retired from professional rugby. The most capped rugby player of all time explained his reasons at an emotional press conference in Auckland on Thursday. MORE »

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Player tributes and reaction to the tragic passing of Jonah Lomu

The rugby world is in mourning following the shock death of rugby legend, Jonah Lomu. Players and fans took to social media to give their condolences and share their immediate thoughts on the tragic, untimely passing of a genuine great, the man who changed the game. MORE »

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dies suddenly, aged 40

Rugby legend Jonah Lomu, the game's first global superstar whose speed and power terrorised opponents, died unexpectedly on Wednesday aged 40, the player's family and New Zealand Rugby said. MORE »

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sensational Fijian Leone Nakarawa's Rugby World Cup 2015 Highlights

Fiji may not have pulled up as many trees as they would have liked during the recent Rugby World Cup, but their exciting off-the-cuff style of play would have been less so if it wasn't for one man: second rower Leone Nakarawa. MORE »

Christian Wade scores easy try after Dave Kearney bouncing ball blunder

Wasps blew away a flat looking Leinster in Dublin on Sunday, as the European Champions Cup got underway. The 33-6 victory was kicked off by Christian Wade's poacher try, after Dave Kearney made an awful mess of a fairly innocuous looking box kick by scrumhalf Joe Simpson. MORE »

Monday, November 16, 2015

Louis Picamoles huge carry bumps off attempted tackle of Jackson Wray

While Toulouse were on the wrong end of the result at Allianz Park on Saturday, powerhouse number eight Louis Picamoles did at least make his impact felt. Near the end of the game he took a quick tap penalty and as replacement Jackson Wray attempted to tackle him, he made this huge trademark bump off. MORE »

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Leicester Tigers beat Stade Francais in opening round of Champions Cup

Leicester Tigers opened their European Champions Cup campaign with a 33-20 bonus point win over Stade Francais on Friday night. The weekend's rugby has however been marred by the horrific incidents in Paris, with France based games being postponed. MORE »

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sky Sport New Zealand's Fans Try of the Year 2015

After another fantastic year for New Zealand rugby, Sky Sport NZ have put together a list of 15 outstanding scores that are the nominations for the Sky Fans Try of the Year 2015. In their own words, ten tries just weren't enough. MORE »

Tomas Cubelli's outrageous reverse kick for the Barbarians

Livewire Argentina scrumhalf Tomás Cubelli has been signed by the Brumbies on a two-year deal following another great season. Capped 45 times by Los Pumas, Cubelli also featured for the Barbarians against the Wallabies a year ago, and was part of this fantastic bit of play. MORE »

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday - The Time Drew Mitchell caught the ball with his feet

Here's a quick Throwback Thursday clip from Instagram, taking a look at this fun bit of skill from Wallaby Drew Mitchell back in 2013 when playing for the Waratahs vs the British & Irish Lions. MORE »

Recap and Press Conference after Stuart Lancaster steps away from coaching England

The RFU confirmed yesterday that Stuart Lancaster has stepped down from his role as England Head Coach. It was stated that the decision was made by mutual consent. This follows England's disappointing World Cup campaign, that saw them knocked out in the pool stages. MORE »