Friday, September 01, 2017

Doddie Weir speaks for the first time since MND diagnosis

Former Scotland internationalist Doddie Weir spoke for the first time this week about being diagnosed with Motor Nuerone Disease in a poignant interview with BBC Scotland. MORE »

Quade Cooper laces up for Australia's National Rugby Championship

We've reached a break in the Rugby Championship, but the Southern Hemisphere's Mitre 10 Cup and Currie Cup continue in New Zealand and South Africa, and this weekend also sees club footy kicking off in Australia, with the National Rugby Championship. MORE »

Thursday, August 31, 2017

New laws explained with two very informative pitch demos

With the World Rugby Global Law changes already in place in the southern hemisphere and about to kick into gear in the north, here is a helpful look at what they mean for rugby viewers. Both BT Sport and Supersport have put together great demonstrations. MORE »

Maro Itoje on getting wild with the Lions, accents and dancing

Saracens, England and Lions star Maro Itoje appeared on last night's airing of Rugby Tonight ahead of the new Aviva Premiership season, which kicks off on Friday. In what is an insightful and candid chat, Itoje reflects on the Lions experience, legendary players and shows off his dance moves. MORE »

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tomas Lavanini off the hook after grass cutter tackle and deliberate slap down

Giant Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini will be free to play in the next round of the Rugby Championship after a SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee accepted his guilty plea after he received two yellow cards against South Africa on Saturday. MORE »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

5 Great Tries from the opening weekend of the Top 14

The French Top 14 season began in earnest last weekend, with reigning champions Clermont Auvergne falling to an opening round defeat away to Bordeaux, while last year’s beaten finalists turned on the style to comfortably put away Pau at the Stade Félix Mayol. MORE »

Monday, August 28, 2017

Chris Ashton makes strong debut for new club Toulon

Chris Ashton wasted no time in finding his stride for new club Toulon. The former Saracens and England winger had quite the debut, scoring two tries and making a try saving tackle in his club's dismantling of Top 14 rival Pau 41-14. MORE »

New Zealand snatch victory in Bledisloe Cup thriller in Dunedin

The Wallabies turned things around from their loss last weekend to rush out to a 17-0 lead, starting with a try after just 25 seconds, but the All Blacks came back multiples times in a ding-dong battle that ended with the hosts snatching it 35-29 in Dunedin. MORE »

Springboks continue good form with commanding away win over Argentina

South Africa wore red in Salta but it didn't affect their performance as they won for the second week in succession, this time with a bonus point 41-23 victory. The win follows their 37-15 victory over Argentina in Port Elizabeth. MORE »

Sunday, August 27, 2017

New Zealand beat England to win 2017 Women's World Cup in Belfast

New Zealand's Women's team beat England 41-32 to win the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup in Belfast on Saturday evening. It is the fifth world cup victory for the Black Ferns, as they scored seven tries in an thoroughly entertaining final. MORE »

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nick Mallet rips into Springbok centre in ATTACK PLAY pitch demo

Former Springbok and Italy coach Nick Mallett, joined by Jean De Villiers and Gcobani Bobo, takes a look at some attacking errors made by Springboks centre Jessie Kriel against Argentina last weekend. Mallet and crew then show what was done wrong, and explain how to fix it. MORE »

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SANZAAR release statement on Sonny Bill Williams continuing to play despite being knocked out

Following a worrying head-knock incident in the opening minutes of the Rugby Championship clash between Australia and New Zealand, SANZAAR have released a statement saying that they have urgently reinforced the Head Injury Assessment (HIA) protocols. MORE »

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Canterbury Rugby Fit Experiment: Week 1, Initiation

This week sees the launch of the unique new #RugbyFit Experiment campaign with Canterbury, whereby we've got a rugby team - mentored by Dylan Hartley - taking on the challenge from website Rugby Lad, who have Robbie Henshaw on their side. MORE »

Pierre Spies dominates with first ever Test try against England in 2007

Former Springbok number eight Pierre Spies announced his retirement from rugby earlier this week, writing a heartfelt statement on his website. The 32-year-old physical specimen earned 53 Test caps and played for the Bulls, Montpellier and Japanese side, Kintetsu Liners. MORE »

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

BOOTS REVIEW: Canterbury's new range

Last week we gave away a pair of the all new Canterbury range of boots that features four different styles. There was a fair bit of interest, so here is a quick overview and review of what each boot is like and who it will be most suited to. MORE »