Thursday, August 25, 2016

Explanation and feedback on the new law trials in place in New Zealand

The launch of New Zealand's domestic rugby season came with a new set of law trials, in both the Mitre 10 Cup (the NPC) and the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship. As we saw in round one of the Mitre 10 Cup, it is definitely a lot quicker. MORE »

Quade Cooper is back for the Wallabies to face the All Blacks

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made a number of changes to his team following their massive hiding at the hands of the All Blacks last week. The two sides will meet again in Wellington this Saturday night in the second Bledisloe Cup Test, prompting changes. MORE »

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Midweek Madness - Tendai Mtawarira goes into Beast Mode yet again!

Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira has had his famous nickname since he was a child, but since becoming a professional rugby player he has shown on numerous occasions precisely how apt it is. A few years back two feats of strength went viral, and on Saturday, he did it again. MORE »

Rugby Championship heads to Twickenham with Argentina vs Australia, October 8th

Get a 25% DISCOUNT on tickets for the historic first ever Rugby Championship match in Europe, as Argentina and Australia are set to meet at Twickenham in the final match of this year's competition, on Saturday October 8th, kickoff at 7:30pm. MORE »

Legacy: What Has The Olympics Done for Sevens and Fiji?

Rio 2016 has brought sevens into the limelight. But what now for the future of champions Fiji and the game as a whole? MORE »

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Best tries of Mitre 10 Cup - Round 1

First round of tries highlights with excellent ball-handling, offloading, footwork, and pace in the newly-named Mitre 10 Cup from New Zealand. You may remember it as the ITM Cup, or NPC (National Provincial Championship). Different name, same quality. MORE »

Monday, August 22, 2016

Phil Kearns has some interesting theories about All Blacks success

Never one to shy away from giving his opinion on New Zealand rugby, former Wallaby Phil Kearns was once again at his bomb-throwing best during Saturday night's Rugby Championship and Bledisloe match. MORE »

Elton Jantjies boots the ball directly into his captain's face!

South Africa's 30-23 win over Argentina on Saturday was error-riddled throughout, so when flyhalf Elton Jantjies failed to clear the ball from a dangerous defensive position in the second half, it didn't come as a huge surprise to fans. Adriaan Strauss on the other hand, had a front row seat. MORE »

Stade Fran├žais kick off season with big win over Grenoble

Stade Fran├žais kicked off their Top 14 season in the best possible fashion as they thumped Grenoble 54-20 in Paris at the weekend. We've got a highlights wrap from the match, that featured some lovely tries in the second half in particular. MORE »

South Africa come back late to defeat Argentina in tournament opener

The Springboks had to rely on a late comeback after trailing by ten points as they picked up a 30-23 victory over Argentina in Nelspruit on Saturday. The home side were made to fight hard for the win, as Argentina showed yet again what a tough challenge they are on the road. MORE »

Sunday, August 21, 2016

All Black thump Wallabies in opening Rugby Championship fixture in Sydney

The All Blacks were in dominant mood as they thumped the Wallabies 42-8 in Sydney on Saturday. The loss for the Wallabies was their worst on home soil since their 31-point loss to the British and Irish Lions in Brisbane in 1966. MORE »

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Rugby Championship is back as Wallabies host All Blacks, Boks host Pumas

The Rugby Championship kicks off tomorrow (Sat, 20 Aug) with some massive clashes as all four teams have plenty to play for as they all go through different transitional changes. This preview video goes through the clashes with excellent insight from Eddie Jones and John Mitchell. MORE »

Johan Goosen returns to Springboks starting XV to take on Argentina

Allister Coetzee has named his Springbok team to take on Argentina in the opening weekend of the Rugby Championship on Saturday. The starting line up includes returns for Bryan Habana, Johan Goosen, Oupa Mahoje and Lood de Jager. MORE »

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wallabies team for opening Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand

Michael Cheika has selected an experienced Wallabies team to face the All Blacks in the opening Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship match in Sydney on Saturday.Cheika welcomes back 315 Tests of experience, with stars from overseas selected. - MORE »

All Blacks team plus Facts and Stats ahead of Wallabies Test in Sydney

The All Blacks team to face the Wallabies in the opening Bledisloe Cup match in the Rugby Championship has been named, and after much speculation, Hurricanes star Beauden Barrett has been picked to start at number ten. The two teams meet in Sydney on Saturday. MORE »