Friday, February 24, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 1 Highlights

Round 1 of Super Rugby 2017 is underway and we've had three matches already taking place in New Zealand and Australia. Below you'll find highlights from the games, and this post will be updated throughout the weekend so check back to catchup on highlights. MORE »

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fantasy Six Nations: Round three top tips

After two rounds in the 2017 Six Nations it will be clear who has emerged favourites to win their respected fantasy leagues, but all can be changed in round three so here are some top tips to help maximise your chances of points. MORE »

Rieko Ioane gets hat-trick in Blues Super Rugby opener win over Rebels

Young star Rieko Ioane scored three tries as the Blues put away the Rebels in the opening Super Rugby 2017 match in Melbourne earlier today. The 19-year-old showed how potent the Blues midfield will be this year, with Rene Ranger on the bench and Sonny Bill Williams still set to return. MORE »

Awkward discussions eliminated with new SANZAAR Super Rugby TMO Protocol

As Super Rugby starts up again, SANZAAR announced recently that it has made an amendment to the Television Match Official (TMO) protocol for the 2017 Super Rugby season. Here is a quick explanation of what is different for this year's tournament. MORE »

Sona Taumalolo makes thumping hit against Pau in the Top 14

Tongan international Sona Taumalolo did what he does best this past weekend as he unloaded on Pau centre Jale Vatubua in a hit that sent the centre sprawling to the turf. The tackle took place during Pau's defeat of Grenoble, their sixth consecutive win. MORE »

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fascinating insight to technology's role in modern rugby

Modern-day rugby is a lot more than just 30 players on a pitch knocking ten bells out of each other and scoring tries. Technology now plays an increasingly large role in the preparation and recovery of teams. MORE »

Chile prop gets knocked out by his own teammate's boot

Argentina powered to a 45-10 win over Chile to stay top of the Americas Rugby Championship at the weekend. The losing side's chances were helped any when they lost their prop to a vicious bit of friendly fire, as one of their own player's flailing boots struck him in the face. MORE »

Monday, February 20, 2017

Ruan Pienaar starts and finishes superb try as Ulster beat Glasgow Warriors

Ruan Pienaar made his long awaited return from injury and had an immediate impact as he scored 17 points en route to victory over Glasgow Warriors. As Pienaar is set to be forced out at Ulster come season's end, the South African is doing his best to go out in style. MORE »

Martin Johnson reflects on England win over Wales in Lions context

England legend and former Test coach Martin Johnson has reflected on the thrilling Wales vs England Six Nations clash from round two, singling out Owen Farell as a key man in Eddie Jones' ambitions of claiming back to back titles. MORE »

Dan Vickerman death at 37 shocks rugby world

The rugby world is still in shock following the passing of former Wallaby Dan Vickerman. He passed away at just 37-year-old, leaving behind a wife and two young children. The devastating news comes a week after the tragic death of former All Black Sione Lauaki. MORE »

Friday, February 17, 2017

Fraser McKenzies comes off second best in Tommy Bowe collision

During his side's narrow 24-18 defeat to Ulster last weekend, Edinburgh's Fraser McKenzie suffered a nasty looking injury after coming off second best in a collision with Tommy Bowe. MORE »

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Enhanced Super Rugby Judiciary Process Launched by SANZAAR

SANZAAR today confirmed a new and updated judicial process that will be implemented for Super Rugby 2017. SANZAAR believes it represents an enhancement to an important part of the tournament that will provide improved consistency and efficient decision-making. MORE »

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Old man Radike Samo smashes young fellow Fijian in Brisbane

While there have long been jokes about Radike Samo not really knowing his real age, he is now all of 40-years-old and showed in Brisbane that he is still more than capable around the park. He played in the Brisbane Global 10s, and made this huge impact on a fellow Fijian. MORE »

Ross Moriarty's thumping late hit on Owen Farrell in Cardiff

Owen Farrell put in another solid Six Nations performance against Wales during England's 21-16 win on Saturday, but early in the second half he was on the receiving end of this huge hit by impressive Welsh number eight, Ross Moriarty. MORE »

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Chiefs win entertaining inaugural Brisbane Global Tens tournament

Super Rugby franchise the Chiefs came out on top in the first ever Brisbane Global Tens tournament over the weekend, beating the Crusaders 12-7 in the final. All teams competed for a total of AUS $1.6 million in prize money. MORE »