Sunday, March 05, 2017

Nigel Owens with another first as he sinbins a ball boy!

We've seen it all now. In the Pro12 match between Leinster and Scarlets, much loved referee Nigel Owens got hit in the back by the ball when an overeager ballboy tossed it back into play. Always seeing the funny side of things, Owen's whipped out his yellow card. MORE »

Friday, March 03, 2017

Steven Luatua receives straight red card for dangerously high tackle

Blues loose forward Steven Luatua was shown a straight red card for this high tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams during the round two Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and Blues in Hamilton on Friday. MORE »

Springboks put policy in place to prevent losing players to overseas

South African rugby has today announced a new move to aid in the issue of home grown players playing rugby overseas, by implementing a similar system to that of what Australia put in place in 2015. MORE »

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 2 Highlights

Round two of Super Rugby started with an upset as the Western Force got one over the Reds, beating them 26-19 in Perth despite the visiting side's winger scoring a hat-trick. We will add highlights from each game shortly after they are played this weekend. MORE »

HSBC Las Vegas Sevens returns bigger and better to light up Sin City

This weekend the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series returns for the fifth leg of what has been an extremely entertaining and hard fought series so far. This year the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Women’s Series will also make an appearance in Las Vegas MORE »

What Rugby Gave Me, John Goldman

Rarely does sport produce such inspirational characters as John Goldman, a 76 year-old man who has beaten cancer twice, undergone a heart by-pass but continues to regularly play rugby for his club, Mill Hill RFC. This England Rugby details an extraordinary man. MORE »

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Incredible stats illustrate how kicking has changed in rugby

The latest in the Ricoh Rugby Change Series focuses on kicking in the modern game and how relevant the practice has become in the face of better attacks. MORE »

Israel Dagg marks his 100th Super Rugby match with some serious skill

Israel Dagg celebrated his 100th Super Rugby game over the weekend, and it appears that he's already in mid-season form after showing off some serious skill to help the Crusaders beat the Brumbies, 17-13. MORE »

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Best Tries from the opening round of Super Rugby 2017

Super Rugby is finally back in full swing and after an amazing weekend of matches, there is plenty to get excited about. There were plenty of high scoring matches and even individual players scoring more tries than some teams. Here's a look at the best tries from week one of the competition. MORE »

Monday, February 27, 2017

2017 Six Nations: Best of Social Media from round 3

Round three of the 2017 Six Nations was overcast by the 'Ruck Gate' scandal at Twickenham, but Scotland recorded their first win against Wales in a decade, and Ireland edged out a nervy game against France in Dublin. Aside from the on-pitch action, here is a round up from the best of social media throughout the weekend. MORE »

Italy ruck tactics bemuse England and agitate coach Eddie Jones

England had a tough time adapting when Italy employed a breakdown tactic that we've seen used by a few teams before, namely the Chiefs in Super Rugby. It resulted in chaos for the halfbacks, and led Eddie Jones to state that it wasn't rugby being played out there. MORE »

England get the win over innovative Italy side at Twickenham

Italy employed some unique, controversial tactics that helped them stay in the game for all of 70 minutes before England pulled away with a flurry of tries for a hard-earned 36-15 victory at Twickenham on Saturday. MORE »

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ireland get past France in Dublin round two battle

Ireland moved up to second on the Six Nations table after a 19-9 victory over France in Dublin on Saturday. Conor Murray scored the only try of the game, while Johnny Sexton and Paddy Jackson edged them ahead of Camille Lopez's efforts with the boot. MORE »

Scotland end 10 year drought with famous win over Wales

Scotland secured their second win in two games in the 6 Nations, and their first over Wales since 2007 after a stunning 29-13 victory at Murrayfield. MORE »

Friday, February 24, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 1 Highlights

Round 1 of Super Rugby 2017 is underway and we've had three matches already taking place in New Zealand and Australia. Below you'll find highlights from the games, and this post will be updated throughout the weekend so check back to catchup on highlights. MORE »