Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sensible tackle law trial announced for new domestic competition

A new tackle height law trial will take place in the upcoming Championship Cup 2018/2019 season, the RFU announced today. The new domestic competition, which starts in November, will feature a trial law that is designed with player safety in mind. MORE »

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Referee describes this horrendous spear tackle as the worst he's ever seen

We all know that player safety, particularly regarding the head and neck, has been a key focus for rugby's governing body in recent years, with dangerous tackles being heavily sanctioned and often debated. This one, however, is as clear cut as it comes. MORE »

Monday, July 23, 2018

'The Bear Pit' documentary takes you face to face with the Bristol Bears

Following a much talked about rebranding and a number of high profile signings, Bristol Bears are returning to the Premiership, led by coach Pat Lam and their Billionaire owner. This new original documentary sheds light on their journey. MORE »

Ireland speed merchant Jordan Conroy has burned even more defenders

Jordon Conroy took the London 7s by storm last month, and this past weekend in San Francisco gave Ireland plenty more to be excited about as he scored some scintillating tries, including a hat-trick against Kenya. MORE »

New Zealand claim Rugby World Cup 7s title to secure double triumph

New Zealand's Sevens team have become the first team to win the Rugby World Cup Sevens title for the third time after they beat England 33-12 in the final in San Francisco on Sunday. MORE »

Sunday, July 22, 2018

New Zealand go back-to-back with successive Women’s RWC Sevens titles

New Zealand's ladies have won back-to-back Rugby World Cup Sevens titles after beating France 29-0 in San Fransicso. They became the first team to ever win successive RWC 7s titles MORE »

Friday, July 20, 2018

Thumping hits from Barrett and Laumape as Hurricanes beat Chiefs

The Hurricanes have made the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 32-31 playoff win over the Chiefs. There were plenty of big tackles throughout, with centres Ngani Laumape and Jordie Barrett delivering the biggest shots. MORE »

WATCH: The Americans Changing Rugby - The Pioneers | Part 1

With the start of the Rugby World Cup Sevens kicking off in San Francisco today, many eyes will be on host team USA. To coincide with the tournament, HSBC have released episode one from their USA Rugby Sevens documentary, "The Pioneers". MORE »

Thursday, July 19, 2018

What it's like to coach rugby in Africa with charity Bhubesi Pride

Thirty-five highly motivated volunteer coaches joined children’s rugby charity, Bhubesi Pride Foundation, this year for its two annual expeditions – Rugby in Africa and the Southern Africa Rugby Explorer. Here is their latest update. MORE »

Fascinating documentary on the greatest of them all, Waisale Serevi

In the build-up to this year's Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco, World Rugby has released a powerful documentary about the great Fijian, Serevi MORE »

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Fitting video tribute after Sam Warburton is forced to retire from rugby

Plaudits abound for Sam Warburton, who today announced his retirement from the game with immediate effect. Still under 30-years-old, his body has not recovered from the wear and tear of high level professional rugby. MORE »

Monday, July 16, 2018

Waisake Naholo comes up with huge shot in Highlanders win over the Rebels

The Highlanders denied the Rebels a playoff spot in dramatic fashion Saturday night, winning 43-37. Waisake Naholo put his stamp all over the contest, scoring a brilliant try and then making an unbelievable defensive stop in extra time with his resounding tackle on Jack Maddocks. MORE »

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Brutal shoulder charge gets Johnny Fa'auli red card and hefty suspension

Johnny Fa'auli smashed Hurricanes centre Wes Goosen with a nasty shoulder charge to the head. In what is becoming a recurring event for the Chiefs star, he was once again sent from the field. MORE »

Friday, July 13, 2018

Tough schools centre bounces right back up after clothesline tackle

Victorian Schools centre Mosese Tu'ipulotu was on the receiving end of this dangerous clothesline tackle in a match against Queensland II a few days ago at the Australian Schools Rugby Championships. MORE »

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Ireland future a possibility for Billy Burns after signing deal with Ulster

Billy Burns could be set for an international career with Ireland after penning a deal to play for Ulster for the coming two seasons. MORE »