Thursday, October 08, 2015

Rugby Drill: Kicking Coach Checklist

Dave Walder explains how to kick a rugby ball to improve accuracy and distance MORE »

5 of the best tries from week 3 of RWC 2015

A total of 19 tries were scored over the course of a dramatic third weekend of Rugby World Cup 2015, which saw tournament hosts England knocked out of the competition in the pool stages for the first time in history. Here is a recap of the best. MORE »

South Africa crush USA as Habana equals Lomu's RWC tries record

Bryan Habana scored a hat-trick of tries as the Springboks secured pole position in Pool B with a 64-0 thumping of the USA at the Olympic Stadium. Habana's three tries brought him level with Jonah Lomu as the top try scorers ever at Rugby World Cups. MORE »

Georgia edge Namibia to go third in pool and all but qualify for 2019 RWC

Georgia and Namibia played out a dramatic Pool C clash at Exeter's Sandy Park last night, with the Georgians coming away 17-16 winners. Namibia had led 6-0 but things were a lot closer in the second half. The win, and third place position in the pool, all but secures Georgia qualification for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. MORE »

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Fiji say farewell to the tournament with seven try victory over Uruguay

Urguay's team of amateurs put up a good fight againt Fiji but the men in white ran away with things late in the game, scoring seven tries in total for a 47-15 victory. The match included a number of incidents of foul play, with plenty of niggle and the tournament's first red card. MORE »

Romania beat Canada in one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the Rugby World Cup

Romania put in a strong second half shift to come from behind and claim a sensational 17-15 victory over Canada, having trailed 15-0. It has been called the biggest comeback ever in the Rugby World Cup. MORE »

Alesana Tuilagi banned for 5 weeks for 'kneeing' Japanese tackler

Alesana Tuilagi has been banned for five weeks for what has been called an act of foul play, contrary to Law 10.4(a). The incident occurred in the second minute of play against Japan, when tackler Harumichi Tatekawa unfortunately made contact with Tuilagi's knee. MORE »

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

One week ban for Michael Hooper as he pleads guilty to Foul Play charge

Michael Hooper will miss the Wallabies' clash with Wales after he was this morning banned for a week for the incident that occured during England's loss to Australia at Twickenham. MORE »

AUDIO: Reaction to England's exit from Lancaster, Cheika, pundits and former players

Hear comments made by Stuart Lancaster, Michael Cheika, Will Greenwood, Dean Ryan and Stuart Barnes following England's loss to Australia, and early exit from the World Cup. Some clips are from the post match press conferences, as well as a day or two after. MORE »

Monday, October 05, 2015

Michael Hooper cited for this dangerous cleanout on Mike Brown

Wallaby flanker Michael Hooper has been cited following their 33-13 victory over England at Twickenham on Saturday. Hooper charged into a ruck shortly before halftime, and while referee Romain Poite and his officials felt there was no need for anything more than a penalty, he has since been cited and will face a disciplinary hearing. MORE »

Rugby Tactics: The Cross Kick

The cross kick is nothing new but this year we're seeing it become a more refined and prevalent try scoring tactic. MORE »

New Japanese Super Rugby team confirmed as being called The Sunwolves

Japan's new Super Rugby team has officially been revealed, with the team being called the Sunwolves. They will play their historic first game against the Lions on February 27th in Tokyo. The name represents a pack hunting mentality. MORE »

Ireland edge Italy to secure quarter final qualification

Ireland edged Italy 16-9 in a Six Nations style contest at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, guaranteeing Ireland's quarterfinal qualification. It sets up a finale against France to decide who will top Pool D, and therefore avoid facing world champions New Zealand. MORE »

Argentina and Tonga score great tries in entertaining Pool C clash

Argentina and Tonga both scored some stunning tries but it was Los Pumas that put in a strong second half performance to win 45-16. The game was finely poised at halftime, but Argentina then lifted their game, watched by legend Diego Maradona. MORE »

Sunday, October 04, 2015

England knocked out of home World Cup by outstanding Wallabies

On Saturday night England became the first ever host nation to be knocked out at the group stages of the Rugby World Cup as Australia outplayed them in front of a packed house at Twickenham. The Wallabies were marshalled by the sensational Bernard Foley, as England struggled up front and lacked firepower MORE »