Monday, December 14, 2015

Dan Carter makes impressive Racing 92 debut in convincing win over Northampton Saints

Dan Carter continued his Rugby World Cup form as he made his debut for Racing 92 in the Europeans Champions Cup on Saturday. The All Black great put in a Man of the Match performance to help his side to a 33-3 victory over Northampton Saints. MORE »

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Two very similar incidents occurred during the Europeans Champions Cup over the last two seasons between Saracens and Ulster, but both had different outcomes. After a number of requests to look at both, here's a quick comparison. MORE »

Friday, December 11, 2015

Fijian comaraderie the key to success in insightful new short film

Last weekend's opening HSBC Sevens World Series tournament in Dubai showcased a fantastic array of skills from Ben Ryan's Fiji side that went on to claim victory in the final against England. MORE »

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rugby Tactics: The Driving Maul as an Attacking Weapon

This week as part of our Rugby Tactics feature we’re looking at the effectiveness of the rolling Maul, focusing on Exeter Chiefs' recent use of it to score four tries against Wasps RFC in the Aviva Premiership. MORE »

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Get Rugby Mishmash, The History of Rugby Union in One Image

After a year of hard work, Rugby Mishmash, The History of Rugby Union in One Image is ready and today we've got a 20% discount for you, as well as more info about this unique collection of rugby history. MORE »

Rugbydump Training: Technique vs Lifting Heavy

Do you separate technique with lifting heavy, or do the two go hand in hand? Today Rugby Strength Academy trainer, Kevin, looks at some tips on how to get the most out of your heavy lifting, and whether you should sacrifice a bit of technique for weight, or not at all. MORE »

Jamie Henry repeats heroics of last year with yet another unbelievable dive for the corner

Japan's Jamie Henry scored this unbelievable try against Canada at the Dubai 7's, being named as one of the top tries of the tournament. Incredibly, it wasn't the first time he has done something like this. He actually scored a near identical try last year in Tokyo. MORE »

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Danny Cipriani's stunning chip kick provides childhood friend Nev Edwards with a great Sale Sharks try

Sale Sharks flyhalf Danny Cipriani created this fantastic try for childhood friend Nev Edwards at the weekend. Cipriani's chip was perfectly executed, but made all the more special by the backstory that goes with Edwards' rise to professional rugby. MORE »

Monday, December 07, 2015

Awful spear tackle sparks huge brawl in French third division

On Saturday night in France this brawl kicked off following a really bad looking tip, or spear, tackle in France's Federale 1 division, the third division of rugby in the country. The game was between Nevers and Lombez-Samatan and the fight actually resulted in only two red cards. MORE »

Sublime Fiji skills light up Dubai 7s on the way to another title

The HSBC World Sevens Series kicked off in spectacular fashion in Dubai at the weekend, with Fiji securing the first triumph of the new season with a 28-17 victory over England in the final. MORE »

Johann Sadie scores great try as Agen get pounded by Toulon on Ma'a Nonu debut

Ma'a Nonu made his Toulon debut this past weekend as the powerhouse European outfit scored eight tries to beat Agen 53-16 at Stade Felix Mayol. The visitors scored arguably the try of the match though, so here's a look at that, plus a highlights wrap. MORE »

Friday, December 04, 2015

Friday Funnies - Fake Lineout Dummy Goes Horribly Wrong

Not too long ago in the ITM Cup in New Zealand, a nice clearing box kick from North Harbour earned them a good gain in territory, before a young Southland winger decided her would fake to take a quick lineout throw... MORE »

Thursday, December 03, 2015

A look at the USA's preparations for the new Sevens Series

The HSBC Sevens World Series gets underway this weekend in Dubai, and with the USA looking to add to their one win last season, here's a look at their preparations for the Road to Rio with interviews with speedster Carlin Isles and coach Mike Friday. MORE »

Heyneke Meyer steps down as Springbok coach following disappointing 2015

Heyneke Meyer has stepped down as coach of the Springboks, advising the South African Rugby Union that he longer wishes to be considered as a Head Coach candidate going forward. Meyer led the Springboks to a third place showing at RWC 2015. MORE »

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Midweek Madness - Referee warms up with imaginary players

We've all heard of method acting (becoming the character), but it's safe to assume that you've probably never seen a referee prepare like this before! It happened in Stradbrook, Dublin before a match between Blackrock College RFC and Belfast Harlequins in the All Ireland League (AIL). MORE »