Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tevita Li all set to knuckle down with Highlanders move in 2017

Up-and-coming Kiwi winger Tevita Li played his final game for the Blues a fortnight ago after he announced he was joining defending champions the Highlanders for the 2017 Super Rugby season. He hopes the move will help him reach even greater heights. MORE »

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s signals the start of the NH season

Four weeks after the summer tours brought down the curtain on the 2015/16 Northern Hemipshere season, the 2016/17 version started in earnest this weekend with the staging of Groups A and B of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s tournament. MORE »

Monday, July 25, 2016

All Blacks World Cup winning coach Steve Hansen signed on until 2019

Today the New Zealand Rugby (NZR) confirmed that All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen will be with the team until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, extending his contract from 2017. Hansen won the World Cup as assistant in 2011, then head coach in 2015. MORE »

Chiefs thrash the Stormers in quarter final playoff in Cape Town

The Chiefs destroyed Schalk Burger's Newlands farewell as they ran in eight tries for a punishing 60-21 win to book their place in the semi finals, where they will play the Hurricanes next weekend. MORE »

Lions go up a level to beat the Crusaders and reach a home semi final

The Lions have proved to be the unlikely shining light for the South African Super Rugby teams as they defeated the Crusaders 42-25 in a highly entertaining game at Ellis Park. MORE »

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hurricanes masterclass in the wet sets up home semi final

TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett were in impeccable form as the Hurricanes blew away the Sharks 41-0 in the wind and wet of Wellington. MORE »

Friday, July 22, 2016

Highlanders edge Brumbies to semi final spot after tense finish in Canberra

The Highlanders held off a late Brumbies onslaught to win their Super Rugby Quarter Final clash 15-9 in the rain of Canberra earlier today. The visitors scored through Waisake Naholo and Liam Squire either side of halftime, becoming the first team to quality for the semi finals. MORE »

Friday Funnies: James Haskell and Owen Farrell Best Mates Compilation

A month ago, while England were on their successful tour of Australia, we were treated to some behind the scenes footage in the form of James Haskell winding up northerner Owen Farrell. The first video proved to be really popular, so here is a compilation of all of them together. MORE »

Blues fan just misses out on $5,000 in kicking competition... twice!

We all love a good half-time penalty kick competition. It provides a bit of light comic relief in the heat of a bruising encounter, but this Blues fan may be having nightmares for a while after he coughed up $5,000 NZD not only once, but twice. MORE »

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cardiff Schools U15 throw ridiculous offloads for a great try

A lot has been spoken in recent times about Wales' new style of play, with coach Warren Gatland looking for the team to start playing a more open, running brand of rugby. There were glimpses of it during the 3-0 defeat to New Zealand, particularly from the likes of Liam Williams. However, if they're looking for inspirations, they need look no further than this Cardiff Schools U15 try. MORE »

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Three stars to watch out for as the USA 7s squad for Rio is announced

The USA Sevens squad for the Olympics has been announced, featuring a great mix of star power, experience and a whole lot of speed to burn. Here is a look at three players who we think will give the USA their very best chance of defending their Gold medal. MORE »

Rugby Conditioning - High Intensity Training: The Hill

This week we bring you part two of our conditioning series, following last week's look at the need for rugby players to work on their aerobic conditioning. Today S&C coach TJ looks at why so many get their high intensity training wrong, and one brilliant way to do it right - the hill. MORE »

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Former League star Timana Tahu judo-throws big Langilangi Haupeakui

Denver Stampede winger Timana Tahu decided the best way to stop a hard-charging number 8 Langilangi Haupeakui was a headlock and body-throw, MMA style. MORE »

Te Aute and Wanganui produce superb NZ schools encounter

Everyone knows how good New Zealand is at harnessing rugby talent. Three times world champions, they certainly know a thing or two about playing. But perhaps the reason why this rugby mad country is so good, is because of the love of the grassroots game. MORE »

Monday, July 18, 2016

Aaron Cruden gets stuck in Highlanders celebration after brilliant try

The Highlanders scored one of the tries of the weekend against the Chiefs, and apparently it was so good that opposition flyhalf Aaron Cruden couldn't help getting in on the celebrations. MORE »