Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Funnies - David Smith scores a try by playing all positions

Toulon back David Smith shows his versatility by playing hooker, lock, scrumhalf, flyhalf and wing in this creative Instagram video he posted alongside Ali Williams earlier today. MORE »

Through the Eyes of an All Black - Rugby Championship catch up with Nick Evans

Last month we launched the new All Blacks channel, brought to you by AIG, with one of the new features being a regular chat with former Test player, Nick Evans. This week we caught up with Nick again for more insightful thoughts on the Rugby Championship. MORE »

Jonathan Pelissie stars as Montpellier thrash Clermont in Round 7

Montpellier's impressive 43-3 win over Clermont last week propelled scrumhalf Jonathan Pelissie into the headlines after he scored two tries and notched up 31 points. This follows on from his great performance against Toulouse. MORE »

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mass brawl between Arka Gdynia and Budowlani Lodz in Poland

This is a quick look at a crazy fight involving just about all of the players in the semifinals of the Polish League, which took place at the National Rugby Stadium in Gdynia. MORE »

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Midweek Madness - Marland Yarde recovers from cramp to score a try

London Irish flyer Marland Yarde has been in great form so far this season, with many touting him to be an England regular in the not too distant future. He's scored some good tries in the past few weeks, and one that has to be seen to be believed. MORE »

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

George North sets up great try but Gloucester sneak controversional win

Northampton Saints fans were left seething following a controversial ending to one of the most talked about matches of round 3 in the Aviva Premiership, as Gloucester snatched a 26-24 victory with a late penalty goal at Kingsholm. MORE »

Monday, September 23, 2013

Matthew Morgan scores 90m solo effort for Ospreys against Edinburgh

Young Matthew Morgan scored an outstanding try for Ospreys as they maintained their RaboDirect Pro12 unbeaten record by beating Edinburgh 44-10 at the Liberty Stadium. His step, acceleration then all out gas added to the spectacle for the home crowd. MORE »

Unsuspecting Manu Tuilagi gets the old bunny ears treatment from young fan

Last week Manu Tuilagi was the subject of a little bit of controversy after his bunny ears prank on David Cameron at Downing Street, but this past weekend a young Leicester Tigers fan got one back for the PM, and it was caught on video. MORE »

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Isaia Tuifua's huge hit for Taranaki in the ITM Cup

Taranaki beat Bay of Plenty 21-3 in New Plymouth on Saturday evening, scoring two well taken tries in wet conditions. Here's a look at one of the tries and one of the moments of the match, a massive tackle by Taranaki centre Isaia Tuifua. MORE »

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Funnies - Charged down ball hits referee Andrew Small in the face

It's been a tough week for referees, and although Andrew Small didn't make any horrific decisions in the Harlequins vs Northampton Saints Aviva Premiership game, he did receive a smack in the face for getting too close to the action. MORE »

The Top 5 Crazy Cards of All Time - Rugby HQ

Following the controversial dismissal of Bismarck Du Plessis in the Rugby Championship, and the admission by the IRB that referee Romain Poite got it wrong, the Rugby HQ guys looked into the archives to find similar mind-boggling referee calls. MORE »

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Michael Rhodes straight red card and suspension for stamp in face

Earlier this week Western Province flank Michael Rhodes was suspended for one match following a disciplinary hearing for the straight red card he received during the Currie Cup Round 6 match against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday. MORE »

Heineken Cup debate with Conor O'Shea, Shane Horgan and Donal Lenihan

The future of European club rugby competitions is unknown at this stage. The Heineken Cup is in serious doubt, but where to from here? Conor O'Shea, Shane Horgan and Donal Lenihan discuss the crisis and look at ways that is can be resolved. MORE »

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rory Kockott misses long range penalty but tries again with dropgoal

Rory Kockott was key to another Castres victory over Toulon as the champions won 22-15 at the Stade Pierre-Antoine. Kockott kicked seventeen points, including this huge dropgoal after a penalty kick hit the post. He is eligible for France next year. MORE »

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cracking hit on Munster's Johne Murphy by Zebre's Quintin Geldenhuys

Munster beat Zebre 43-21 in their Pro12 match in Parma on Friday, coming from behind after trailing 18-9 at halftime. Both sides scored some good tries, and there was also this cracking hit, that could be heard from far, to welcome the visitors. MORE »

 
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