Friday, November 11, 2016

Scotsman's haunting Craig Joubert movie ahead of Wallabies rematch

Ahead of Scotland facing Australia again this weekend, one Scottish fan has put together this dramatic piece that tells the story of what it was like to live the drama of their 2015 Rugby World Cup knockout, and how referee Craig Joubert broke the hearts of a nation. MORE »

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Kiwi pundits rubbish Craig Dowd accusations of "Disrespectful" Haka vs Ireland

SKY Sport New Zealand's The Breakdown have taken issue with Craig Dowd's assessment that the All Blacks' pre-match 'Kapa O Pango' Haka was a sign of disrespect towards Ireland, claiming that it was in fact the complete opposite. MORE »

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Mat Luamanu's brutal tackle gets him a five week ban

Harlequins forward Mat Luamanu has been suspended for five weeks following an RFU disciplinary hearing in London last night. Luamanu was adjudged to have contravened law 10.4(e) for dangerous play after his big tackle against Exeter Chiefs at the weekend. MORE »

Barbarians flair earns them convincing win in historic clash with the Czech Republic

Following their draw with the Springboks, the Barbarians played the Czech Republic in Prague last night, with the home side keen to impress their passionate fans. While the 32-ranked team fought admirably, the Barbarians gulf in experience and skill showed, as they won 71-0. MORE »

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

World Rugby announces Player of the Year 2016 nominees

World Rugby have announced their six nominees for the 2016 Men's Player of the Year. The shortlist comprises three England players, two New Zealanders and and Irishman. The winner will be announced at the annual awards evening in London on November 13th. MORE »

Best Tries from week one of the End of Year Tests

After a remarkable weekend of international rugby, in which Ireland recorded their first win over New Zealand, the Barbarians and South Africa played out an entertaining draw at Wembley and Argentina put more than 50 points past Japan, it was nigh on impossible to feature just one of the 43 tries scored. MORE »

Monday, November 07, 2016

Barbarians and South Africa draw in entertaining Wembley fixture

South Africa scored late then missed the conversion kick so ended up with a 31-31 draw against a Super Rugby talent packed Barbarians team at Wembley. The Springboks fielded six uncapped players and showed some positives, but struggled to contain big winger Taqele Naiyaravoro. MORE »

Argentina score some lovely tries as they beat Japan in Tokyo

Argentina scored seven tries on their way to a 50-24 victory over Japan in Tokyo on Saturday. Flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez scored twice, adding to his total of 29 points on the day. It was Japan's first match under the guidance of new coach Jamie Joseph. MORE »

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Ireland break drought to upset New Zealand for the first time ever

It took them 29 attempts and 111 years but Ireland finally got their first win over the All Blacks, and it was well deserved. Chicago played host for the historic match, as Ireland played some thrilling rugby to beat the world champions 40-29. MORE »

Wallabies too strong for hapless Wales yet again

The Wallabies kicked off their end of year tour with an emphatic 32-8 victory over Wales in Cardiff. They scored five tries in a much improved showing after what has been a disappointing year so far. It was Australia's 12th successive win over the Welsh. MORE »

Friday, November 04, 2016

All Black legend's son makes crunching tackles vs Otago

You might remember the great All Blacks centre Walter Little, who played 50 times for his country between 1990 and 1998. Rugby runs in the family and while cousin Nicky Little played over 70 times for Fiji, son Michael is now forging his own rugby career, with North Harbour. MORE »

Looking at all the nominees on the World Rugby Awards 2016 shortlists

The shortlist for the 2016 World Rugby Awards was announced this week, encompassing seven different categories in an unprecedented year for the rugby community. MORE »

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Barbarians team to face Springboks features hungry South Africans

The Barbarians have named a formidable side to take on the Springboks at Wembley this coming weekend. The team features plenty of experience in the form of All Black Andy Ellis, and explosive talent such as Wallaby Taqele Naiyaravoro. MORE »

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

IRPA Try of the Year 2016 Nominees announced

World Rugby has unveiled the shortlists for a number of awards, all to be presented at the World Rugby Awards 2016 dinner in London on November 13th. The IRPA Try of the Year shortlist is presented above, with three great nominations. MORE »

Canterbury dominance continues with yet another New Zealand Provincial Championship title

Canterbury have won their eighth title in the last nine years to extend their dynasty over New Zealand's top provincial league. They scored early, then an excellent Richie Mo'unga brace of tries set them on their way. MORE »