Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Ulster score stunning tries to start PRO12 with strong performance

With round two of the Guiness PRO12 right around the corner, we look back at some great action from round one in the match that saw Ulster defeat Newport Gwent Dragons 29-8. Lovely play from Ruan Pienaar and Rob Lyttle. MORE »

Referee lauded for letting mouthy scrumhalf know that it's time to show respect

Referee Jaco van Heerden has been praised for the way that he dealt with a chirpy scrumhalf in the weekend's Currie Cup clash between the Cheetahs and EP Kings in Bloemfontein. Van Heerden, an Advocate by trade, had no time for Ricky Schroeder, who was firmly put in his place. MORE »

Fijian Gold Medal Winner Semi Kunatani makes emotional return to village

Fijian Gold Medal Winner Semi Kunatani makes first return trip to his home village since winning the Gold Medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics. What followed was an emotional journey that nobody quite expected. MORE »

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Prop Alec Hepburn flies into hooker Tommy Taylor to make huge tackle

Cracking hit from Exeter Chiefs in their Aviva Premiership season opener versus Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, as Alec Hepburn flew off the line to perfectly time this crunching tackle on hooker Tommy Taylor, stopping him dead in his tracks. MORE »

Stade Fran├žais and Clermont share the spoils in Top 14 epic!

Stade Fran├žais and Clermont produced an early candidate for the game of the season after drawing 30-30 at the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris. We've got extended highlights plus a shorter recap if you don't have the time (we'd highly recommend the longer video though). MORE »

Monday, September 05, 2016

Aviva Premiership Tries of the Week - Round 1

The Aviva Premiership is back so here is a look at some of the best tries that were scored over the course of the weekend, with five great efforts finished off or created by tryscorers Matt Scott, Ben Spencer, Jimmy Gopperth, Will Chudley and Dan Robson. MORE »

Best tries of the Mitre 10 Cup - Round 3

Another brilliant weekend of NPC rugby took place in New Zealand's Mitre 10 Cup (formerly ITM Cup/AirNZ Cup), so here is a look at some of the very best tries scored, including two classics from the Ioane brothers that we featured here on Friday. MORE »

Top 5 Tackles from the Top 14 - Round 3

After another weekend of Top 14 action in France, here is a quick look at five of the best tackles that took place across the country. The video features four hits and an ankle-tap. MORE »

Friday, September 02, 2016

The Ioane Brothers tear up the turf in incredible win over Southland

Young Rieko Ioane scored twice and his brother Akira once as Auckland put on a second half blitz to beat Southland 51-16 in round three of the Mitre 10 Cup. Both brothers scored stunning tries, showing the kind of prospects they are for New Zealand rugby. MORE »

Gregor Townsend talks coaching methods ahead of Scotland role

It will be a return to the Scotland coaching setup for 82 capped Townsend. The Galashiels native was in charge of the backs in 2009 before being appointed as attack coach in 2012. MORE »

Compilation of the unpunished Teboho Mohoje high tackles against Argentina

Springbok flanker Teboho 'Oupa' Mahoje made a number of high tackles against Argentina in Salta but suffered no consequences on the day. He has since been issued a warning, which frustrated fans as they felt he deserved to at least be penalised on more than one occasion. MORE »

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Aviva Premiership 2016/17 Season Preview club by club

Ahead of the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership season, we take a quick look at what the clubs have been up to over the summer, and how they look going into the season, with some key signings and big ambitions. MORE »

Further discussion and angles on Owen Franks' finger in eye of Wallaby

Here are a few more viewpoints, and another angle, on the Owen Franks eye-gouging incident this past weekend. In the above video we get to see things from a New Zealand perspective, then below is a discussion from the Fox Sports crew in Australia. MORE »

Quade Cooper back in Australia until 2019 with new Reds deal

Quade Cooper has officially put pen to paper, signing with the Queensland Reds until 2019. The former Toulon playmaker heads back to Brisbane, where his career began in 2006, in a quest to add to his 107 Queensland appearances and 59 Wallaby Test caps. MORE »

Best tries of Mitre 10 Cup - Round 2

Round two of the New Zealand provincial tournament has provided another dazzling highlight reel of quality tries. MORE »