Monday, July 13, 2015

Rugby Championship 2015 Fixtures

The Rugby Championship kicks off in Christchurch this Friday night with New Zealand hosting Argentina, before Australia welcomes South Africa to Brisbane the following evening. MORE »

Springboks intensity too much for World XV at wet Newlands

The Springboks had an impressive first showing of the season as they proved too strong for a World XV at Newlands on Saturday. Willie le Roux scored a hat-trick, while Jean de Villiers made his return. The touring squad for the Rugby Championship has since been chosen. MORE »

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Maori All Blacks edge Fiji to extend winning run with comeback in Suva

The Maori All Blacks had a strong second half to come from behind and beat Fiji 27-26 in a hard fought contest in Suva on Saturday. Fiji had led 26-10 at the break but failed to score a point in the second half, as the Maori side scored 17 points in an impressive effort. MORE »

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Funnies - Clearing kick lands directly on touchjudge's head

You might not have seen this a few days ago if you only caught up on the highlights of Samoa vs New Zealand, but it was a pretty funny moment in the first half. More so because referee Jaco Peyper found it absolutely hilarious to see his touch judge get hit on the bead by the ball. MORE »

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Ruck Clean Out Drill trains players how to dominate the breakdown

We're working with a new partner to supply the rugby community with the best possible resources available when it comes to both coaching, and training. Today we're pushing out the latest offer for coaches, giving you access to over 2500 drills and plays featuring elite coaches. MORE »

Flying 18-year-old Rieko Ioane rapidly heading towards All Black stardom

There must be something in the water down in New Zealand. First "Tongan Thor" came out of the woodwork (but now plays his rugby in Australia), then another diamond prospect appeared, first emerging aged 17, and looks set to be fast tracked into international rugby. MORE »

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

WIN a new All Blacks Rugby World Cup 2015 Jersey

The All Blacks launched their new World Cup jersey recently, which pays homage to the 1905 originals with some neat touches from adidas. You now have a chance to win one, so enter above by quickly logging in with your social account, then selecting your method. Good luck! MORE »

All Blacks beat determined Samoa in historic first ever Test in Apia

The All Blacks were made to work hard for a 25-16 victory over Samoa in the first ever Test between the two sides in Apia earlier today. A late comeback gave the hosts a chance, but Dan Carter kept the world champions ahead with the boot. MORE »

Monday, July 06, 2015

Five classic underdog tries at the Rugby World Cup

Throughout the history of the Rugby World Cup, we have seen plenty examples of top tier nations being dutifully undone by their supposed minnow opponents. As ardent supporters of underdogs, we thought it apt to relive some of the best 'giant slaying' tries of tournaments past. MORE »

Recap from Highlanders' historic Super Rugby title victory over Hurricanes

The Highlanders have arrived back in Dunedin and the celebrations will no doubt continue throughout the week, as they take in what was a historic and well deserved 21-14 Super Rugby final win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. View Match Highlights now MORE »

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Dixon try proves crucial as Highlanders beat Hurricanes to Super Rugby title

The Highlanders earlier beat the Hurricanes 21-14 in a sensational Super Rugby Final that featured brilliant offloads and an incredibly high tempo of play throughout. One of the tries of the match was scored by flanker Elliot Dixon, or was it? MORE »

Inside the Pride - Rugby in Africa 2015 - Part 2

The Pride is just about finishing up this year's impressive 5-month rugby coaching mission, which has taken them through nine countries. The current volunteer team are enjoying much-deserved downtime along the Garden Route of South Africa, surfing in J-Bay, trekking in Wilderness and bungee jumping off Bloukrans Bridge. MORE »

Friday, July 03, 2015

Super Rugby Hits of the Season 2015 from Sky Sport NZ

Sky Sport New Zealand have put together this quick compilation featuring some of the biggest tackles of the 2015 Super Rugby season. Most of the big ones were featured here on RD, but they're all worth another look. Enjoy MORE »

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Super Rugby 2015 Final preview

The Super Rugby final between Highlanders and Hurricanes kicks off tomorrow and it promises to be an exciting, fast-paced, high-intensity, full-blooded affair. MORE »

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Israel Folau's 2015 Video Tribute as he agrees to new three year ARU contract

Australia and Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has signed a fresh three year flexible contract with Australian Rugby this week. It is a deal that will keep the 26 year-old available for national selection until the end of 2018. MORE »