Friday, September 13, 2013

The Top Five Tackles Gone Wrong Of All Time

With rugby being the contact sport that it is, things don't always go quite to plan and tackles often get misjudged, sometimes resulting in malicious looking consequences. Timing is everything. Here's Rugby HQ's take on the Top 5 tackles gone wrong. MORE »

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ian Madigan low blow in painful Impact Gumshield promo video

Leinster flyhalf Ian Madigan was recently asked to take part in a promo video for Impact Gumshields. The intention was to show how much protection they offer, but it turned out to be one of the most painful gumshield tests you're likely to see. MORE »

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dimitri Yachvili carded for swinging arm on Delon Armitage

Biarritz scrumhalf Dimitri Yachvili was yellow carded for dangerous high tackle against Toulon in the Top 14 this past weekend. Delon Armitage, who we have seen dish out a few of his own in the last few years, was unfortunate to be on the receiving end. MORE »

Ben Tameifuna and Jamie Mackintosh banned for old school rucking

Two New Zealand props have been suspended following stamping and raking incidents in the ITM Cup fourth round match between Southland and Waikato in Invercargill. Ben Tameifuna and Jamie Mackintosh have both been suspended for one week. MORE »

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ronan O'Mahony back heel flick sets up try for James Coughlan vs Edinburgh

This Munster try video has been doing the rounds since the weekend, exciting a lot of fans out there who have compared it to Simon Zebo's heel flick, and other great bits of skill. But was it intentional? Take a look for yourself and see what you think. MORE »

Monday, September 09, 2013

Juan Martin Hernandez one-handed long pass in the rain

Despite having suffered numerous injuries and never quite having reached the consistant form that he showed some years back, Juan Martin Hernandez is capable of pulling off some incredible pieces of skill. And he seems to save it for the All Blacks. MORE »

Springboks full of belief after thumping the Wallabies in Brisbane

The Springboks put in one of their better performances in recent years as they broke the Brisbane hoodoo to crush the Wallabies 38-12 in their Rugby Championship clash at Suncorp Stadium. They face the All Blacks in Auckland next, believing they can win. MORE »

Sunday, September 08, 2013

New Zealand victory over Argentina soured by injury to skipper McCaw

Scrumhalf Aaron Smith scored twice as the All Blacks beat Argentina 28-13 in a wet and fairly scrappy Rugby Championship match in Hamilton. Victory came at a cost though as captain Richie McCaw picked up a knee injury and will be out for at least three weeks. MORE »

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Richard Buckman flick pass sets up great try for Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay claimed the highly sought-after Ranfurly Shield for the first time in 44 years when they beat Otago 20-19 in a great game in Dunedin last weekend. They scored two electric tries, the first of which came about through a superb offload. MORE »

New #BeattheBoks campaign video causes a stir in South Africa

The guys at Fox Sports Australia have ruffled some feathers ahead of the Wallabies vs Springboks match this coming weekend, causing a bit of sense of humour failure in parts of South Africa. The video they've made, featuring 'Jannie', didn't go down well. MORE »

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Rory Arnold banned for bite in process of scoring first ever Currie Cup try

There were mixed emotions for Australian Rory Arnold on Saturday after he scored a try for Griquas, then was red carded for simultaneously biting a player. Today he received a seven match suspension after a disciplinary hearing found him guilty. MORE »

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Jamie Roberts poor pass bombs try after great break from Jonny Sexton

British & Irish Lions stars Jonny Sexton, Dan Lydiate and Jamie Roberts are all at Racing Metro in France this season. So far Sexton has played pretty well, as can be seen with the confident break in this clip, but on this occasion Roberts failed to finish off what could have been a great try. MORE »

The Top 5 Rugby Villains of All Time - Rugby HQ

When you think of Villain, you no doubt have someone in particular in mind based on where you are from and who you support, as well as what you've seen in your time as a rugby fan. The guys at Rugby HQ in Australia have picked theirs, so here you go. MORE »

Monday, September 02, 2013

Rupeni Caucaunibuca playing well after returning to the ITM Cup

If you hadn't heard yet, the legendary Rupeni Caucau is back playing where it all started for him, at Northland in New Zealand provincial rugby. He has had two outings for the Taniwha, and showed glimpses of his brilliance on both occasions. MORE »

Friday, August 30, 2013

The great Jonah Lomu's Bledisloe Cup Memories

This excellent video was made by Sky Sport New Zealand and shown a few times on TV, over there and in the UK, ahead of the recent Bledisloe Cup matches. It features the great man Jonah Lomu speaking about his memories of Bledisloe Cup rugby. MORE »

 
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