Friday, September 04, 2015

Zac Guildford suspended for four weeks for bad lifting tackle

Zac Guildford has pleaded guilty after he was cited for a dangerous tackle in an ITM Cup match against Counties Manukau last Friday. Guildford picked up and dropped the opposition player, but it wasn't actually spotted by officials at the time. MORE »

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Are You the Next Rugby Great? Get Signed by Under Armour

Do you want to get SIGNED BY UNDER ARMOUR and get the same treatment given to professional rugby players including gear, visiting professional clubs, free tickets, and more? The Under Armour and "Earn your Armour" Challenge is now live. MORE »

Dave Dennis Mic'd up in the National Rugby Championship in Australia

Last week we got to hear Karmichael Hunt wearing a microphone in Australia's National Rugby Championship, so as it was so popular with fans, Fox Sports have done it again. This time it's Dave Dennis, the Sydney Stars forward who gave great insight, and tested their censorship. MORE »

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Midweek Madness - Sprinklers interupt Barbarians vs Samoa match in London

By now you've no doubt heard all about the sprinklers that went off during the Barbarians 27-24 win over Samoa at London's Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Some great photos emerged, so now you can see some footage too, mixed in with some of those classic snaps. MORE »

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Top 8 Biggest Fends ever in New Zealand rugby

The guys at the sports show The Crowd Goes Wild have been mourning the exclusion of Cory Jane from the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad, so in honour of the fend master, they've put together this awesome compilation of some of the best hand-offs by New Zealanders. And one Aussie. MORE »

Harlequins beat the USA Eagles in historic once off game in Philadelphia

The United States hosted Harlequins this past weekend in a World Cup warmup match in Philadelphia. The experience of 'Quins paid off in the end, as they prepared for the upcoming Premiership season, while the Eagles get ready for Pool B at the RWC. MORE »

Monday, August 31, 2015

Mass Brawl between Perpignan and Carcassonne in French second division

Midway through the first half of Friday's Pro D2 second round match a little push and shove ensued between Perpignan and Carcassonne. It all looked fairly innocuous, but when something was said in close quarters, David Marty took things to another level. MORE »

Wales avenge heavy loss by beating Ireland in Dublin RWC warmup

Ireland came within inches of beating Wales in the closing minutes of a tense Rugby World Cup warmup game in Dublin on Saturday. Wales coach Warren Gatland has since praised tryscorer Justin Tipuric, who contributed to the 16-10 victory. MORE »

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Scotland cruise to record win over Italy in Edinburgh

Scotland cruised to a commanding 48-7 victory over Italy at BT Murrayfield, scoring seven tries in front of a nearly 44,000 strong crowd. Vern Cotter rung 14 changes to the starting squad that beat Italy 16-12 in Turin last week for the clash in Edinburgh. MORE »

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Barbarians edge Samoa in physical battle at the Olympic Stadium

The Barbarians got the better of Samoa in a closely fought contest at the Olympic Stadium in London earlier today. Kane Thompson needed to be cooled off, so the sprinklers came on mid match, as fans weren't impressed with the venue that will host five RWC matches. MORE »

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Funnies - Bollywood's violently dramatic take on Rugby

This week some videos surfaced featuring clips from a ten year old Indian movie that had a rugby back story. Above is one such video, and it's fascinating to say the least. With kicks to the face, extreme rucking and WWE style bodyslams, Bollywood rugby is a must watch. MORE »

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Stade Francais start title defence with win over new boys Pau

Stade Fran├žais kicked off their Top 14 title defence last weekend with an impressive, if hard-fought 34-18 victory over newly promoted Pau. The match caught the interest of media and fans as it was the Top 14 champions against the Pro D2 champions. MORE »

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ball explodes in ITM Cup match between Northland and Southland

It is something that every rugby player has thought about at some point, but in this past weekend's ITM Cup game between Northland and Southland it finally happened, as a rugby ball exploded mid-game. MORE »

Listen to Karmichael Hunt Mic'd up in Australia's NRC opening game

The guys are Fox Sports have provided us with another great bit of insight into what gets said on the rugby field during a professional match, as they mic'd up Brisbane City's Karmichael Hunt in the NRC. A few months back they did the same with Christian Lealiifano. MORE »

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Northland prop Matt Talaese red carded and banned for full time charge

Northland prop Matt Talaese has been suspended for three weeks following a dangerous charge that took place on full time in the ITM Cup second round match against Southland this past weekend. Talaese pleaded guilty to the offence. MORE »