Friday, July 24, 2015

The Two Greatest Teams in the History of Rugby Face Off on Saturday

Tomorrow the Springboks host the All Blacks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, in what has been described by Sky Sports UK as a clash between the greatest two teams in the history of the sport. It's top ranked vs second ranked in week two of the condensed Rugby Championship. MORE »

Friday Funnies - Sona Taumalolo fend looks like a right hook

Tongan prop Sona Taumalolo certainly stretched the boundaries of the law against Fiji last weekend. The former Chiefs prop, who now has grown out his hair and looks almost unrecognisable, attempted to fend a Fijian player, but appeared to do so with his fist. MORE »

André Watson looks back on 1999 RWC final in Referee Perspective feature

In the latest Referees Perspective feature from World Rugby, South African AndrĂ© Watson takes a look back at the 1999 Rugby World Cup final between Australia and France at the Millenium Stadium. MORE »

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Levani Botia smashes Tonga to set up great Fijian try in Pacific Nations Cup

Powerfully built Fijian centre Levani Botia created this excellent try against Tonga in the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva at the weekend. His barnstorming run, and subsequent quality play with Waisea Nayacalevu, led to a well taken try by Henry Seniloli. MORE »

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Awkward interview with 'Honey Bear' Nick Cummins in the USA

Nick Cummins has been in the USA this week to promote the Wallabies fixture against the USA Eagles in Chicago on September 5th. This live TV interview didn't go all to plan, as the host introduced Cummins as the Honey Bear, rather than the fierce Honey Badger. MORE »

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Alesana and brother Vavae Tuilagi cause damage against the USA

Samoa edged the USA Eagles 21-16 in an entertaining Pacific Nations Cup match in San Jose, surviving a strong second half comeback. Alesana Tuilagi was his usual menacing self, while Vavae Tuilagi, the 6th Tuilagi brother, made his debut. MORE »

New Zealand Barbarians bring back The Wall during win over Maori All Blacks

The New Zealand Barbarians handed the Maori All Blacks their first home defeat in 12 years as they came up trumps 34-17 in Auckland. The weather conditions weren't condusive to a free-flowing match, but in the last ten minutes the Barbarians brought back an old classic, and scored a brilliant try from it. MORE »

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Wallabies snatch dramatic victory after Springboks fail to run down the clock

The Wallabies came from behind to win in Brisbane after the Springboks had tried to run the clock down with a lead and thirty seconds remaining. A penalty followed before Tevita Kuridrani scraped the turf to score a famous winning try and claim a 24-20 victory. MORE »

Saturday, July 18, 2015

All Blacks start Rugby Championship strong with Argentina win

The All Blacks touring squad to face South Africa next weekend has been selected following their convincing 39-18 victory over Argentina in the opening Rugby Championship 2015 match. It was New Zealand's 37th straight victory on home soil. MORE »

Friday, July 17, 2015

Stats and facts as old-look Australia host South Africa in Brisbane

Australia host South Africa on Saturday as Matt Giteau returns for the Wallabies after a four-year absence. Will Genia, Quade Cooper and Tevita Kuridrani also return to the starting lineup. Here's a look at some facts between the two sides and an interview with Giteau himself. MORE »

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Stats and facts as most experienced New Zealand side ever prepare for Argentina

New Zealand host Argentina tomorrow in the Rugby Championship opener, fielding the first starting Test team to ever have over 900 caps. They have played Argentina 20 times, and won 19, drawing once. Here's a look at a few more stats, and the coach's preparation. MORE »

Sensational Stepper Nehe Milner-Skudder's Tribute Video

Nehe Milner-Skudder has had such an impressive debut season for the Hurricanes that he has been called into New Zealand's Rugby Championship squad, and although not in Friday's team to face Argentina, the experience can only help him. MORE »

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ed Morrison admits that Springboks probably scored try in 1995 World Cup Final

In the lead up to this year's World Cup, World Rugby are looking back at previous tournaments, and speaking to those figures that had a large influence on the game. On this occasion it's referee Ed Morrison, who analyses his own performence in the 1995 World Cup Final. MORE »

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Matt Giteau chats to Rugby HQ about his return to the Wallabies

A few months back we wrote about how Matt Giteau could yet prove to be a key ingredient in the Wallabies' World Cup campaign. Back then he wasn't eligible for selection, but a turnaround has meant that he is now in camp, four years since last wearing gold and green. MORE »

Monday, July 13, 2015

Incredible backflip pass by Nathan Friend leads to great Rugby League Try

Yes it's not Union, but it is unbelievable, so we had to share it. Not only was the Nathan Friend flip out of this world, but there was a sneaky flick pass shortly after that too, and the shellshocked opposition leaked a Tuimoala Lolohea try in the process. MORE »