Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Nude Blacks get the better of their Australian counterparts in annual match

The traditional Nude Blacks rugby challenge took place in Dunedin this past weekend, with the hosts taking on an invitational Australian side in a match watched by thousands at Alhambra Rugby Club, ahead of the All Blacks vs Wallabies Bledisloe Cup third Test. MORE »

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wellington scrumhalf Frae Wilson smashes Counties lock Jimmy Tupou

Wellington made it through to their first domestic final in four years after beating Counties Manukau 41-10 in the ITM Cup Premiership Semi Final last Friday. It was a physical battle, but the most impressive hit was this scorcher from the home team scrumhalf. MORE »

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Scrum Masterclass with Rugby Tonight and Exeter Chiefs prop Craig Mitchell

The scrum has been under focus this year as the changes in engagement have meant a different approach, with both advantages and benefits for certain teams. The hookers now have to hook, which is a new concept for some of them. MORE »

Monday, October 21, 2013

Gio Aplon's great try and play gets Western Province to another Currie Cup Final

Western Province will host the Currie Cup final after they beat the Golden Lions 33-16 at Newlands on Saturday. The win was sparked in part by brilliant fullback Gio Aplon, who has put his hand up for selection ahead of the end of year Springboks European tour. MORE »

Sunday, October 20, 2013

New Zealand complete Bledisloe Cup clean sweep in Dunedin

New Zealand sealed a 3-0 Bledisloe Cup whitewash as they beat Australia 41-33 in Dunedin, maintaining their unbeaten run this year. A much improved Wallabies side showed that they are still a force to be reckoned with though, scoring three tries of their own. MORE »

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Heineken Cup 2013/2014 Best Tries - Round 1

There were some outstanding tries scored in round one of the Heineken Cup, so as we're into week two with another jam-packed Saturday and Sunday of European Rugby, here is a look back at some of the best of from last weekend. MORE »

Friday, October 18, 2013

All Blacks vs Wallabies Bledisloe Cup LIVE STREAM

For the first time ever a Test between the All Blacks and the Wallabies is being streamed live online for free to fans around the globe. Those outside of the official broadcast territories will be able to log on at kickoff to watch live, or on demand post match. MORE »

Brian O'Driscoll's incredible skill at training - Lions RAW teaser

It's tradition that after every British & Irish Lions tour a DVD comes out featuring the best of the behind the scenes footage. It's hugely popular every time, and the latest from the 2013 tour, Lions Raw, is released in ten days time. This is a short clip from it. MORE »

Rugby HQ's Plays of the Year for Test Rugby in 2013

Throughout the year we've archived Rugby HQ's highly popular Plays of the Week features, and as the show is about to take a break over in Australia, they've now come up with their Plays of the Year, featuring the very best in tries, tackles, funnies and more. MORE »

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wilkinson, Giteau and Armitage combine for classic Toulon try vs Glasgow

Toulon beat Glasgow Warriors 51-28 in an entertaining match at the Stade Felix Mayol, taking a comfortable halftime lead before the visitors launched a comeback. Ten tries were scored, but this one finished by Delon Armitage was the pick of the bunch. MORE »

Northland Haka for departing Rene Ranger after farewell game

Rene Ranger played his final game for Northland at the weekend, captaining the side to a 20-19 victory over Bay of Plenty in Whangarei. Ranger leaves to join Montpellier in France later this month. His team followed up the win by giving him this memorable post match send off Haka. MORE »

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sean O'Brien gets rid of flyhalf Dan Biggar with huge handoff

Sean O'Brien has forged a reputation for being one of the strongest ball carriers in world rugby, and showed why against the Ospreys as he got rid of Dan Biggar in no uncertain terms. Unfortunately he did lose the ball, but it was great to watch. From far. MORE »

Massive 30-man fight in Georgia's top league in Tbilissi

This wild brawl took place in Georgia's top league recently when Ilia Uni Jikebi and Lelo met in Tbilissi. It started with a little push and shove, but soon every player from both sides was involved, with it spilling over to the sidelines, where it's possible others joined in. MORE »

Monday, October 14, 2013

New Zealand win the Gold Coast Sevens after final with Australia

New Zealand beat rivals and hosts Australia 40-19 to win the Gold Coast Sevens and take an early lead in the HSBC Sevens World Series at the weekend. Catch up on the highlights from the knockout stages, as well as everything from day one. MORE »

Dion Berryman scores with incredible finish in the corner against Toulouse

Toulouse got their Heineken Cup campaign off to a solid start with a convincing 38-5 bonus point victory over Zebre at the Stade Ernest Wallon on Friday night. They scored six tries but the most memorable finish of the night went to Zebre's Dion Berryman. MORE »

 
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