Wednesday, April 15, 2015

David Pocock's Turnover Masterclass against the Blues

Watching round 9 of Super Rugby must have given Michael Cheika a headache, and not because his Waratahs side was well beaten at home by the Stormers. No, it was the game at Eden Park that will have left the Wallabies coach with the most thinking to do, in particular the performance of Brumbies flanker David Pocock. MORE »

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Top 5 Aviva Premiership Tries plus Highlights Wrap - Round 19

The race for a playoff and a top six finish heated up this week as the contenders faced off against each other in what is a crucial round of Premiership rugby and one that saw a lot of sin bins. View our highlights wrap on page two of this post, which includes some controversy and a record crowd at Wembley. Above, the Try of the Week contenders. MORE »

The Shortball highlights from Round 9 of Super Rugby

With slightly less controversy than Round 8, but no less excitement, Round 9 of Super Rugby was awash with great tries, more surprise results and as always some brutal hits to cap it all off. The guys at Rugby HQ, led by Sean Maloney, have put together another recap. MORE »

Huge Hit From Peter Kimlin Leaves Leigh Halfpenny with more injury woe

Grenoble welcomed the current European Champions, Toulon, to the Stade des Alpes for a Top 14 clash this past weekend. This big tackle that Australian flanker Peter Kimlin put on Leigh Halfpenny was far from welcoming however. MORE »

Monday, April 13, 2015

Guinness PRO12 Highlights and Wrap-up from Round 19

The Pro12 supplied another dose of high quality rugby as the regular season begins to come to a close. In arguably one of the most unpredictable weekends of the season, 9th placed Dragons shocked former champions Leinster at Rodney Parade while the Scarlets survived a scare with a last minute penalty to beat Zebre in Parma. MORE »

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mark Richards KO'd after colliding with the shoulder of Willem Alberts

Making his debut for the Lions in Round 9 of Super Rugby this weekend, winger Mark Richards' evening ended early when he was left unconscious after taking a heavy knock from the Sharks' flanker, Willem Alberts. MORE »

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Tribute To big Brad Thorn, who will now retire aged 40

Leicester Tigers and former New Zealand second row Brad Thorn has announced his retirement from all forms of competitive rugby at the age of 40, after what can only be described as an outstanding career that has spanned an incredible 21 years. MORE »

Massive schoolboy hit from new Edinburgh signing Nasi Manu in 2006

Highlanders co-captain Nasi Manu signed recently for Scottish side Edinburgh, and will join them at the conclusion of the Super Rugby season in July. To go with the signing, we've pulled out this massive hit he made when just a schoolboy years back in New Zealand. MORE »

Thursday, April 09, 2015

How will the Six Nations stars fare at RWC 2015? Conor O'Shea goes through them

Former Ireland international and current Harlequins head coach Conor O'Shea recently sat down with World Rugby to discuss the Six Nations stars who will impress when the Rugby World Cup rolls into England in 162 days. MORE »

Throwback Thursday - Rupeni Caucaunibuca hat-trick vs the Crusaders in 2004

Back in 2004 Rupeni Caucaunibuca was regarded by some as being the greatest attacking rugby player in the world. An opinion that is hard to disagree with upon evidence of this blast from the past clip of his hatrick against the Crusaders back in February 2004. MORE »

The Fearless Warrior of Irish mythology, Paul O'Connell

Paul O'Connell was named the Six Nations player of the tournament recently, receiving over 26% of the public vote. This cements his place as one of the very best players in the game right now, and although we posted about him recently, this video is better. MORE »

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 8 of Super Rugby

The Fox Sports Shortball highlights from Round 8 of Super Rugby are as exciting as ever, including a Beauden Barrett wonder try, more players seeing red, and some monster hits along the way. MORE »

Could Matt Giteau hold the key to Australian World Cup success?

Sometimes it takes a sea change to reinvigorate yourself. Toulon playmaker Matt Giteau knows this more than most. Giteau was in Australia recently following injury, but has since returned to France, playing for Toulon in their Champions Cup Quarter Final against Wasps. MORE »

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Marcelo Bosch last gasp Quarter Final penalty sinks Racing Metro

Saracens defeated Racing Metro 12-11 in the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup this weekend, but only found victory with the final kick of the match. MORE »

Monday, April 06, 2015

England beat South Africa to win the 2015 Tokyo Sevens

England beat the current series leaders, South Africa, 21-14 in the final of the Tokyo Sevens, round seven of the HSBC World Sevens Series. Check out all the highlights from Day 2 of the competition, including Canada's first ever sevens victory over New Zealand. MORE »