Friday, March 04, 2016

Martin Castrogiovanni banned for stamping on foot of Scotland back

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been banned for two weeks for stamping on the foot of Scotland centre Duncan Taylor when the two sides met at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday. MORE »

Friday Funnies - Prop Vadim Cobilas can't avoid up and under!

Recently Vadim Cobilas found himself unawares under a high ball. The hefty 32-year-old was minding his own business while the backs did their thing, when suddenly a wayward up and under pinged him on the melon! MORE »

Nemani Nadolo HUGE charge sends debutant flying and leads to great Crusaders try

The Crusaders beat the Blues 28-13 in a Super Rugby Round two match earlier today, with this try being the pick of them, set up by a sensational bit of play by giant Fijian, Nemani Nadolo. Here is a look at the try, and the massive bump-off by the big winger. MORE »

Rugby Tactics: The Key to Scotland's exciting attacking play

This week we take a look at how Scotland's attack in their SIx Nations game vs Wales and, in part two, Italy, focussing on how they break down the Welsh defence over 21 phases for their first try, and the attacking patterns they use to build the attack. MORE »

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Will Skelton issued official warning for doing this to Saia Fainga'a

Waratahs lock Will Skelton was issued with an official warning for this off-the-ball shot on fellow Wallaby Saia Fainga'a during the opening round of Super Rugby. As the offence didn't meet the red card threshold for citings, he was issued a warning and is free to play. MORE »

Manu Tuilagi's big hit on Blair Cowan in Leicester Tigers romp

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi made a return to the Premiership recently, leading to him being called up to the England training squad. He put in a solid performance against London Irish this past weekend, including a tackle that Blair Cowan wasn't too pleased with. MORE »

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Six of the Best Tries from the opening round of Super Rugby

Here is a quick look at six of the best tries scored on the opening weekend of Super Rugby, as chosen by Sky Sport New Zealand. Which is your favourite, and are there any others that you saw that you think could have been included? MORE »

Brazil make history with stunning victory over the USA

Last week we showed you Brazil's historic first encounter with Canada in the Americas Rugby Championship. Now the South Americans have created yet more history, as they stunned the USA 24-23 with a last-minute penalty in Sao Paulo. MORE »

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Tomas Lavanini suspended for a week for diving on tryscorer

Newcomers to Super Rugby, Argentina's Jaguares, had a good start to the tournament with a 34-33 victory over the Cheetahs. Discipline was an issue though, with a number of yellow cards in their first outing, and this incident involving Los Pumas lock Tomas Lavanini. MORE »

True Grit: The David Pocock Story - Part 2

Last week we shared part one of this fascinating David Pocock documentary that gives us a look into the complex life of the Wallaby star that along with his family, was forced to pack up and leave Zimbabwe. Here is part two, completing the series. MORE »

Monday, February 29, 2016

Tiny Damian McKenzie somehow smashes giant Nemani Nadolo into touch

The Chiefs got their 2016 Super Rugby campaign off to a great start in Christchurch, beating the Crusaders 27-21 on Saturday night. Chiefs coach Dave Rennie was full of praise for young fullback Damian McKenzie, who made this hugely impressive tackle in the second half. MORE »

England stay on course with win over Ireland at Twickenham

England kept up their good form under coach Eddie Jones with a 21-10 victory over Six Nations 2015 champions Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. Tries from Anthony Watson and Mike Brown put them in front, after Ireland had scored through Conor Murray. MORE »

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Scotland end Six Nations losing streak with good win over Italy in Rome

Italy suffered a 36-20 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, as Scotland ended their run of nine straight losses in the Six Nations. Flankers John Barclay and John Hardie scored early tries, before Greig Laidlaw's boot took control, and Tommy Seymour scored a late try. MORE »

Wales win comfortably in Cardiff clash with France

Wales were convincing winners over France at the Principality (Millennium) Stadium on Friday night, securing a 19-10 victory and keeping them in the race for the Six Nations title. George North scored for the home side, as France suffered their first defeat under coach Guy Noves. MORE »

Friday, February 26, 2016

Want to work in New Zealand? Inside Running is Hiring!

Full-time position available with Inside Running Academy and Athlete Factory NZ. Would suit an experienced S & C coach with aspirations to manage a full-time academy programme and world-class training facility. MORE »