Monday, October 19, 2015

'Penalty was the wrong call' says World Rugby review of Craig Joubert decision

Following a review of the match officials' performance, as is standard protocol, World Rugby have confirmed that the decision made by Craig Joubert to award a penalty for Australia in the 78th minute against Scotland was in fact incorrect. MORE »

World Rugby CEO confirms full investigation into Craig Joubert behaviour will take place

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper has confirmed that there will be a full review of the final minutes, and indeed entire match, following the highly controversial ending to the Scotland vs Australia quarter final. Referee Craig Joubert made a big call at the end, giving the Wallabies a kick at goal, then sprinting off the field after it was taken. MORE »

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

Bernard Foley showed nerves of steel to slot a match winning penalty at the death of a thrilling encounter between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham. The dramatic 35-34 win came down to a highly controversial refereeing decision off the back of a lineout. MORE »

Argentina knock Ireland out with convincing Quarter Final win

Argentina stunned Ireland with a convincing 43-20 victory to book their place in the Semi Finals, where they will face Australia next weekend. MORE »

Saturday, October 17, 2015

New Zealand run riot to thrash France in Cardiff Quarter Final

France were put to the sword by a commanding All Blacks performance that blew them away in Cardiff. The 62-13 victory included 9 outstanding tries, and well and truly avenged the famous loss of 2007 at the same venue. MORE »

South Africa edge Wales in tense Twickenham Quarter Final

South Africa have beaten Wales 23-19 in an incredibly tense first Quarter Final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Trailing 13-12 at the break following a brilliant Dan Biggar try assist, the Springboks came back to score a late try to win the match. MORE »

Friday, October 16, 2015

Footage and recaps of the latest RWC 2015 Bans

One of the few downsides to this thoroughly enjoyable World Cup has been some of the TMO intervention, citings and suspensions that have taken place. Viewers have been confused and disappointed by a lot of the decisions, that quite frankly, don't always make sense. Here is a look at four of the latest bans. MORE »

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mayor of London Boris Johnson ploughs through a 10-year-old Japanese child

Boris Johnson has hit the headlines again as he clearly got a little too involved in the hype of the Rugby World Cup, and ran over a 10-year-old Japanese schoolboy. The big carry took place during a game of street rugby in Tokyo, where Johnson is for trade relations. MORE »

Rugby Tactics: The Sexton Loop

Ireland's back-line: lethal or predictable? Take a look at flyhalf Jonny Sexton's signature "wraparound" in this short clip. MORE »

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Eben Etzebeth reacts to journalist asking 'Stupid Question' about nickname

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth wasn't too amused when asked at a press conference if he had any nicknames relating to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's characters. The Crowd Goes Wild's James McOnie was responsible for the wind up, implying the Bok enforcer looks like Bruno. MORE »

RWC 2015: Fails and funnies of the tournament so far

While the Rugby World Cup 2015 takes a well earned break for the week, ahead of Saturday's first quarter final between South Africa and Wales, it is perhaps an ideal time to look back of some of the more humourous moments of the tournament. MORE »

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ma'a Nonu reflects on reaching 100 Test Caps, and how Tana Umaga was his idol

Ma'a Nonu played his 100th Test against Tonga this past weekend, scoring the seventh and final try in a 47-9 victory in Newcastle. He sat down to reflect on his career in this candid interview, where he talks about being starstruck by former mentor and teammate, Tana Umaga. MORE »

Paul O'Connell out of Rugby World Cup with hamstring injury

It's been confirmed that Ireland legend Paul O'Connell will play no further part in this year's Rugby World Cup. The 108 Test capped Munsterman suffered a bad hamstring injury during the 24-9 victory over France on Sunday. He will be replaced in the squad by Mike McCarthy. MORE »

Win a Pair of VIP Semi-Final Tickets to RWC2015 with Heineken

Win two tickets to the Rugby World Cup 2015 Semi-Final on Sunday 25th October at Twickenham thanks to Heineken. MORE »

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sean O'Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash

While injuries are a concern for Ireland, it could get worse as flanker Sean O'Brien has now been cited. The punch happened just seconds into the clash with France, a game that Ireland won 24-9, topping the pool and setting up a meeting with Argentina in the quarter finals. MORE »