Saturday, June 25, 2016

New Zealand romp to victory against hapless Wales to take series clean sweep

Highlights of New Zealand's 46-6 romp against Wales in Dunedin, where they scored six tries to zero to blow the visitors off the park. They win the series 3-0 and extend their unbeaten run against Wales to 29 matches, since 1953. MORE »

Friday, June 24, 2016

Jonathan Davies' HUGE hand off on Seta Tamanivalu brings back 1987

Here's a look at Jonathan Davies' massive hand off on All Black replacement Seta Tamanivalu in last weekend's 2nd Test, as Davies went over for a second consolation score for the boys in red. New Zealand won the game 36-22. MORE »

Thursday, June 23, 2016

South Africa U20s skipper Jeremy Ward suspended for two weeks after dangerous challenge

South Africa's Under-20 side have not been very impressive at this year's U20 World Championship, culminating in a 39-17 loss to England in the semi finals earlier this week. To make things worse, captain Jeremy Ward has now been banned for an ugly looking challenge. MORE »

Dan Carter's winning conversion seals dramatic Top 14 semi final win

With all the drama of the international rugby the past few weekends, its easy to forget about club-level, namely the Top 14 semi-finals. Racing '92 and Clermont provided plenty of excitement, going all the way to extra-time, with an unbelievable ending. MORE »

England Rugby in a good place as U20s defeat South Africa in Championship Semi-Final

There's no escaping the grey skies wherever you are in the world; whether that's Australia, South Africa or Manchester. What you will find though, are winning England sides. Here is a look at the match highlights from the semi final MORE »

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Spain shock Samoa to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics 7s

Spain won a dramatic Monaco Sevens final to secure qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, upsetting Samoa 22-19 to cap off an outstanding weekend of performances in the qualifying tournament. MORE »

England Saxons win in George to take South Africa 'A' series 2-0

The England Saxons won the series against South Africa 'A' when they beat them 29-26 in the second of the two match series in George on Friday. Here is a quick highlights catchup if you missed the game, plus a more extensive look for those who fancy it. MORE »

France slip in rankings as Argentina lock scores great try in Tucuman

Flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez led Argentina to a 30-19 win over France in Tucuman, in the first of two tests. The experimental French team trailed 17-3 at halftime before coming back into the contest, but 15 points from the boot of Sanchez and a stunning try by lock Guido Petti secured the win. MORE »

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rugby Tactics: How Saracens Wolf Pack Defence is Influencing England

This week, as part of our ongoing collaboration with TheDeadBallArea, we continue our look at Saracens' highly effective defensive system, focusing on their use of Exit Strategies and how their Wolf Pack defence is now influencing England under Paul Gustard. MORE »

Should Waisake Naholo have been yellow carded for taking out Liam Williams?

This incident caused a fair bit of discussion during New Zealand's 36-22 second Test win over Wales on Saturday, as winger Waisake Naholo collided with opposite number Liam Williams in the air. Welsh fans were incensed, adament that Naholo should have been yellow carded. MORE »

Monday, June 20, 2016

Bok-lash earns South Africa an incredible comeback victory

At 19-3 up at half time in Johannesburg Ireland were on the brink of something very special. After a heroic 14-man victory over South Africa in the first test they were 40 minutes away from wrapping a first ever series win.. MORE »

Scotland maintain winning streak over Japan in first Test on tour

Scotland beat Japan 26-13 in the first of their two-match series in Toyota City on Saturday. Greig Laidlaw kicked four penalties and two conversions for the visitors. They picked up a penalty try and also scored through WP Nel, who powered over. MORE »

Ma'a Nonu knocked out cold by Anthony Tuitavake, who was clearly upset by it

It's fairly rare to see Ma'a Nonu on the receiving end of a big knock, but against Montpellier in Toulon's Top 14 Semi Final the All Black legend was knocked out cold, and it was due to a big charge by a former teammate and clearly, a close friend. MORE »

Sunday, June 19, 2016

England win in Melbourne to take first ever series victory in Australia

England's comprehensive 23-7 victory over the Wallabies in Melbourne sealed their first ever series win in Australia. It was built on an incredible defensive performance after the Wallabies had dominated possession but couldn't break an impenetrable English wall. MORE »

New Zealand seal the series as Wales drop off in second half

New Zealand wrapped up the Wales series with another comfortable win, despite the visitors being in the game for roughly 50 minutes, after the scores were tied at 10-10 at the break. MORE »