Monday, April 24, 2017

Ardie Savea puts in massive hit against the Brumbies

The Hurricanes managed to stay red hot in their round 9 match against the Brumbies, posting a 56-21 win against the visitors in Napier on Friday night. Ardie Savea was at his energetic best, putting in this shot on opposing fly-half Wharenui Hawera. MORE »

Friday, April 21, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 9 Highlights

The Southern Kings secured an unbelievable upset victory over the Waratahs in Sydney earlier today, as round nine of Super Rugby kicked into gear. The Brumbies scored a scorcher, but the Hurricanes continued their dominant form. All highlights posted here soon. MORE »

Gatland's Wales-heavy Lions squad flawed by simple numbers

After months of speculation Warren Gatland has announced his squad to tour New Zealand this summer and there have been many eyebrows raised at the absence of England lock Joe Launchbury and the inclusion of just two Scottish players. MORE »

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Brian O'Driscoll and Ben Kay react to 2017 British and Irish Lions squad

There has been plenty of reaction from Lions fans and opponents alike on the squad selected by head coach Warren Gatland on Wednesday. Whether for good or for bad, it has generated a debate that will rage on until the first game of the 10-match tour down under. MORE »

Simon Zebo's prank on Conor Murray during Lions 2013 tour match!

Conor Murray has had an interesting few days. Yesterday he was picked for the British & Irish Lions tour, and today is his 28th birthday. He is currently injured though, so could be in doubt. Recently he told this funny story about some of the banter on the previous Lions tour, where on one occassion his mate Simon Zebo stitched him up in a midweek match. MORE »

Martyn Williams describes Jamie Roberts' emotions as he missed the B&I Lions Tour cut

Former Wales and British & Irish Lions flanker Martyn Williams has said that Jamie Roberts has been through a rollercoaster of emotions. The Welsh centre, and Lions tourist in 2009 and 2013, was not included in the 41-man squad, despite rumours to the contrary. MORE »

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LIVE: British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Squad Announcement

Watch an official live stream of the 2017 British and Irish Lions squad announcement here, with more details to follow later. The Lions face 10 tough challenges in New Zealand, including three Tests against the All Blacks. MORE »

10 Classic British & Irish Lions Tries ahead of 2017 squad announcement

Warren Gatland will today announce the touring squad for the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. The Lions will embark on a 10-match campaign, beginning on 3rd June against New Zealand Barbarians in Whangerei, with the first test taking place at Eden Park on the 24th. MORE »

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Rampaging Danny Barrett at it again but Canada take Cup Final at Singapore 7s

Over the weekend, Barrett helped the USA to the 2017 Singapore final where team Canada won a thrilling match to claim their first ever Cup final. MORE »

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 8 Highlights

The Crusaders got round 8 of Super Rugby off to a flying start, knocking up 50 against the Sunwolves despite playing on an extremely wet surface in Christchurch. That was today's only game, with more to come tomorrow, with highlights updated here when available. MORE »

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday Funnies - The Lionel Cronje around the back dummy bamboozles defence

This unbelievable try is both amusing and awesome, as Southern Kings flyhalf Lionel Cronje executed a perfectly timed around the back dummy then nudge ahead, resulting in a lovely try against the Force last weekend. MORE »

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Damian McKenzie sparks incredible full field team try for the Chiefs

The Stormers versus Chiefs game last Saturday was one of the best games we've seen thus far this year, featuring numerous moments of high quality action, and one sensational pass in particular. There was also this incredible team try by the Chiefs, finished off by winger Toni Pulu. MORE »

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hooker Sean Cronin makes a mockery of Dan Biggar with a stunning try

Leinster Hooker Sean Cronin scored this superb try during victory over the Ospreys at the weekend, making a fine return from injury after missing out on the entire Six Nations. There have since been calls for his inclusion in the British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand. MORE »

Seven outstanding tries from the 2017 Hong Kong Sevens

The Hong Kong Sevens are over for another year and as expected, there were a myriad of unbelievable tries scored throughout the three-day showstopper tournament. View some of the best below, as well as highlights from the final day of action. MORE »

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A closer look at how Professionalism has changed Rugby

The latest in the series of Ricoh Rugby Change videos looks at arguably one of the most important events in the game, the dawn of professionalism. The series investigates the impact professionalism has had on rugby union since its conception in 1995, the fundamental changes in the way the sport is run and consumed as well as the future. MORE »