Monday, June 15, 2015

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 18

Sean Maloney from Fox Sports Australia is back with another edition of The Wraparound for us, featuring all the weird and wonderful things that make the sport we all love so special. Here is a look at what went down in the last week or so. MORE »

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sonny Bill Williams issued warning for huge hit on Conrad Smith

Chiefs centre Sonny Bill Williams made his return to Super Rugby this weekend following a month off with a nagging back injury. He got right back into the swing of things, and made this massive crunching tackle on All Blacks teammate Conrad Smith in the first half. MORE »

Friday, June 12, 2015

A personal look into why Rugby Matters - An Aviva Documentary

Anyone who has played, watched and even refereed a rugby match will tell you that its more than just the game that keeps bringing people back. It's the community spirit and camaraderie both on and off the field that means rugby is more than just a sport. MORE »

Thursday, June 11, 2015

South Africa beat Australia to book Under 20's semi final spot - Day 3 Highlights

South Africa powered their way into the semi-finals of the Under 20s World Championship with a bonus point victory over Australia in Calvisano. They will face England in the semi finals, while New Zealand will take on France. MORE »

Former Wallaby Wendell Sailor breaks opponents arm in charity arm wrestle

Former Wallabies winger Wendell Sailor has broken the arm of fellow former NRL player, Ben Ross, on live TV during the rugby league show, The Footy Show. It took place as part of the Iron Arm Challenge, an arm wrestling challenge that was set up for charity. MORE »

Rugby HQ Plays of the Month for May 2015

The latest edition of Plays of the Month features some unbelievable tries from Super Rugby, as well as some of the best comic book super heros that Sean Maloney and the Rugby HQ guys could come up with. Here are the best bits from May, with this latest Plays of the Month. MORE »

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Special edition of Smashed 'Em Bro featuring Jerry Collins

There's no doubting the fact that Jerry Collins was one of the hardest hitting rugby players of the professional, or perhaps any, era. Often on the borderline of legal, and sometimes stepping over that line, Collins was the All Blacks and Hurricanes 'enforcer' for years. MORE »

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Touching Haka from Under 20's in honour of fallen hero Jerry Collins

In their U20 match against Argentina, the New Zealand juniors paid tribute to the late Jerry Collins, who tragically died in a car crash in France a few days ago. They performed a special prematch Haka, with direct reference to Collins and his family. MORE »

Sergio Parisse brilliant inside flick sets up try for victorious Stade Francais

Toulon's fantastic run of success came to a sudden halt as Stade Francais knocked them out of the Top 14 with a 33-16 Semi Final victory this past weekend. Leading from the front was Sergio Parisse, who produced a sensational pass for their first try of the game. MORE »

Monday, June 08, 2015

Top 5 Tries from U20 World Championship PLUS Highlights from Day Two

Round Two of the World Rugby U20 Championshop served up some outstanding tries as the juniors battled it out in the heat of Italy on Saturday. Above is a look at five of the best, with all the individual match highlights posted on page two of this post. MORE »

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 17 of Super Rugby

The top 6 places have been decided following round 17 of Super Rugby, but with one week of league action left, the final spots are still up for grabs with plenty to play for. Here is Sean Maloney's quick recap in The Shortball. MORE »

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The day Jerry Collins played for Barnstaple Rugby Football Club's 2nd XV

There are some stories that will live on in rugby folklore for all of time. The day Jerry Collins, who tragically died in a car crash yesterday, turned out for Barnstaple Rugby Football Club, in England's fifth tier, is one of those such tales. MORE »

Friday, June 05, 2015

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 17

The Wraparound from the guys at Rugby HQ was at its usual standard of greatness this week and with Sean Maloney as our guide we delved into the weird and wonderful side of rugby from the last weekend. MORE »

Former All Black Jerry Collins tragically killed in car crash

It's with deep sadness that today we've learned of the passing of the great All Black flanker, Jerry Collins. The 34-year-old, along with his partner Alana, died in a car crash in France last night. MORE »

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Top 5 Best Tries at the U20 World Championship on Day One

The opening round of the U20 World Championship didn't disappoint, as new records were set and plenty of running rugby was on display. MORE »