Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ugly fight erupts between French and British navies in annual clash

The Six Nations is over and England took the honours in the final match, beating France on Saturday, but last night in Toulon there was a beating of a different kind going on as both countries' respective navies went toe to toe, and its safe to say there was no love lost. MORE »

Timoci Nagusa huge hit leads to Jesse Mogg try in Montpellier romp

Montpellier produced the shock result of the weekend in the Top 14 with a 60-7 thrashing of Racing 92, taking them up to fourth in the league standings. This try scored by Jesse Mogg was one of the more spectacular of the day, coming from a fantastic tackle by Timoci Nagusa. MORE »

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Billy Vunipola celebrates Grand Slam with classic Backstreet Boys lip sync video bomb

Billy Vunipola was one of the players that Eddie Jones has commented on numerous times during this Six Nations, impressed with his work ethic and ball carrying ability. He never got around to mentioning his lip syncing or dance moves though, which is a poor oversight. MORE »

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mat Luamanu throws his weight into Tom Heathcote with another massive tackle

Mat Luamanu has made yet another huge tackle in the Aviva Premiership, this time taking out Worcester Warriors flyhalf Tom Heathcote. The referee was right there to make a call, and he determined that there was 'an attempt to grasp', so waved play on. MORE »

Johnny Sexton blasted by fans and players for playacting

Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton has felt the full wrath of the media and fans, but more significantly current and former players after his playacting against Scotland on Saturday. Sexton was flipped illegally, but his football style theatrics did not go unnoticed. MORE »

Monday, March 21, 2016

Josh Mann-Rea punches earn him a red card and 1 week ban

It isn't often that we see punches thrown in professional rugby these days, but the Brumbies' Josh Mann-Rea changed the trend slightly, at his peril, when he unleashed against the Stormers on Saturday evening. He was red carded, and has since been suspended... MORE »

England take the Grand Slam after beating France in Paris

England claimed that elusive Grand Slam with a 31-21 victory over France in Paris on Saturday night, giving coach Eddie Jones the perfect start to his career with the new Six Nations champions. Catch up on a full highlights wrap MORE »

Ireland finish well with hard-fought victory over Scotland in Dublin

Ireland claimed third place on the overall Six Nations standings by beating Scotland 35-25 in a tense encounter in Dublin on Saturday. They scored first half tries through CJ Stander and Keith Earls, with Conor Murray and Devon Toner adding two in the second to secure the win. MORE »

Wales score nine tries in high scoring thumping of Italy

Wales finished in second place on the overall Six Nations standings following a comprehensive 67-14 victory over Italy in Cardiff. The hosts scored nine tries as they slipped through some loose Italian defence to rack up their largest ever win by both total and margin in the Six Nations. MORE »

Friday, March 18, 2016

Super Rugby 2016 - Round 4 Highlights feed

Round four of Super Rugby is already under way, kicking off earlier today with the Hurricanes vs the Force, and then a second half thriller, as the Highlanders took on the Waratahs. Below you will find highlights of each match, and we will endeavour to update this post throughout the weekend. MORE »

Six Nations Finale Preview: 3 Classic Grand Slam Deciders

As the final weekend of the RBS 6 Nations fast approaches, we take a look back at three memorable championship deciders in the tournament's vast history. MORE »

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Motu Matu'u demolishes two Melbourne Rebels players in 2012

Gloucester have announced the signing of Hurricanes hooker Motu Matu'u, who a lot of you will know for his hard-hitting, strong carrying brand of rugby. New Zealand born, Matu'u has played 7 Tests or Samoa, including at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. MORE »

Joe Marler will face no punishment for 'Gypsy Boy' comment

England prop Joe Marler can breate easy now knowing that he will not be punished for the derogatory comment he made towards Wales prop Samson Lee last Saturday. While Marler has been cleared, coach Warren Gatland himself was also under fire. MORE »

Ma'a Nonu cited for massive no-arms hit on Grenoble scrumhalf

Ma'a Nonu has been cited after he was yellow carded for a tackle that was deemed to be with the shoulder. Nonu has a bit of a history of tackling without using his arms properly, which is surprising for a player of his calibre. MORE »

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Joe Marler escapes ban for forearm strike on Wales' Rob Evans

Joe Marler has been clearedto play following a disciplinary hearing for the incident that involved him striking Wales' Rob Evans during their Six Nations match at Twickenham on Saturday. While the citing was upheld, it was found to be not worthy of a red card. MORE »