Sunday, March 22, 2015

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

England had the advantage of playing third on the final day of the Six Nations, so knew exactly what they needed to edge Ireland to the title - a 26 point winning margin over France. As it was, an epic match ensued, but England came up short when they won 55-35. MORE »

Ireland thump Scotland to set up second Championship title in succession

Ireland ran away with things at Murrayfield on Saturday, beating Scotland 40-10 to set them up to retain the Six Nations trophy and celebrate with their travelling fans just a few hours later. It was their first back-to-back Championship title win since 1949. MORE »

Wales cut loose in Rome for unbelievable second half against Italy

Wales produced an unbelievable second half performance against Italy as they chased the Six Nations title, attempting to rack up as many points as possible in Rome. Leading just 14-13 at halftime, they ended up winning 61-20, putting them in a strong position for the title. MORE »

Ireland take Six Nations 2015 title after dramatic day in tournament's history

Paul O'Connell and Ireland lifted the Six Nations trophy for the second year in succession as Wales and England couldn't quite do enough to get their points difference above that of the defending champions, despite convincing victories against Italy and France respectively. MORE »

Thursday, March 19, 2015

How the final round of the 2015 Six Nations will be decided

Wales' win against Ireland on Saturday coupled with England's victory over Scotland means that this years six nations will be a three-way race between those two and Ireland. MORE »

Highlights video of U15 flyer Tyrese Johnson-Fisher hits 1 Million viral views

Johnson-Fisher took the rugby world by storm when footage emerged of him playing for Oakham U-15's in the NatWest Schools Cup semi-final, a semi-final that they would win mostly thanks to the outstanding performance of this young man which sees Oakham reach the final for the first time in 10 years. MORE »

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Midweek Madness - Moldovan prop's drop goal attempt doesn't reach the tryline

A few days back you may have seen the impressive drop goal from Germany's hooker, which everyone seemed to really appreciate. Well this time around it's Sale Sharks prop Vadim Cobilas who shows how not to do it if you're a front rower. MORE »

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Inspirational leader Sergio Parisse on the Art of Number Eight

Roman history is awash with great leaders. Constantine, Caesar, Agrippa... and now Parisse. What separates a good team from the great? When do players become legends? This fascinating video gives us an insight into one of world rugby's most talented players, Italian captain Sergio Parisse, and the work he puts in behind the scenes. MORE »

Wallabies drop to lowest ever ranking as Wales climb - Results and Rankings recap

The Wallabies have dropped down to sixth place on the World Rugby Rankings as Wales moved up above them with victory over Ireland in Cardiff. It was a busy weekend of international rugby, with the Six Nations, European Nations Cup, Women's Six Nations and Under-20 Six Nations all taking place. MORE »

Monday, March 16, 2015

Jonathan Davies sends Johnny Sexton to the turf with a powerful hand-off

Wales kept their Championship hopes alive as they beat Ireland in a Six Nations classic. The game was a close fought and extremely physical affair with the home side putting in a masterclass in defence, but early on it was the Welsh attack that shocked Ireland the most. MORE »

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 5 of Super Rugby

Catch up on what went down in Round 5 of Super Rugby this past weekend, as the Shortball takes us through some try scoring highlights, then looks at the best of the bunch, shows us some of the biggest tackles of the round, and includes a wrestling move that probably shouldn't be repeated. MORE »

France ease to comfortable victory over Italy at wet Stadio Olimpico

Just a week earlier Italy were celebrating at Murrayfield, but their Rome homecoming didn't offer much to be delighted about, as a scrappy match went one way, with visitors France bouncing back to ease to a comfortable 29-0 victory. MORE »

Sunday, March 15, 2015

England part of three-horse race for the title after victory over Scotland

Scotland led at halftime in the Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham but a late try and ten points from the boot of George Ford gave England a 25-13 victory, taking them top of the Six Nations table going into a final weekend that will go right down to the wire. MORE »

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Wales dash Ireland's Grand Slams hopes in epic Cardiff battle

Wales put in a sensational defensive effort to end Ireland's unbeaten run with a 23-16 victory at the Millennium Stadium. Scott Williams scored a try and Leigh Halfpenny kicked five penalties for the home side, while Ireland picked up a penalty try. MORE »

Friday, March 13, 2015

Paul O'Connell stars in All it Takes short film ahead of his 100th Test

We recently posted a great video featuring Johnny Sexton, tracking his rise to prominence from schoolboy to Ireland's most valuable player. This lastest video from the popular All It Takes series sees the inspirational Paul O'Connell ahead of his 100th Test. MORE »