Wednesday, June 03, 2015

England begin Under 20 World Championship title defence in style

England got the defence of their Under 20s World Cup title off to an impressive start this week with an emphatic 59-7 victory over returnees Japan, while Ireland secured a dramatic last minute win over Argentina. MORE »

Midweek Madness - Christian Wade butchers hat-trick try against the Barbarians

England romped to a 73-12 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday, with the likes of Wade and Danny Cipriani piling on the points. Wade ended up with a hat-trick as England scored their highest ever win over the Baa-Baas. MORE »

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 16 of Super Rugby

It was another jampacked weekend of rugby, so if you missed any of the Super Rugby action, the guys at the Shortball have stepped up to put together their recap of all the best action. As always, there's the Try of the Week, which is a beauty from the Hurricanes, some big hits and a few funnies. MORE »

England run riot to rack up their highest ever score against the Barbarians

Following a one-point victory over Ireland, the Barbarians took on England at Twickenham on Sunday, but it was an entirely different affair. The home side ran in ten tries as coach Stuart Lancaster was afforded the luxury of trying out a few combinations on the Premiership Final weekend. MORE »

Monday, June 01, 2015

Saracens defeat Bath to win the 2014-2015 Aviva Premiership title

Saracens proved victorious in this year's Aviva Premiership final as the London based side put on a dominant display to beat a Bath, who cruised to victory in their semi-final against Leicester, 28-16 at Twickenham. MORE »

Laurie Weeks sent off and banned for multiple punches on Jannie du Plessis

Melbourne Rebels prop Laurie Weeks has been banned for three weeks following a red card for multiple punches on Sharks tighthead Jannie du Plessis at the weekend. While Du Plessis struck first, Weeks' retaliation and flurry of punches is what got him sent off. MORE »

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Highlights of the Barbarians' midweek win over Ireland at Thomond Park

The Barbarians edged Ireland 22-21 in a non-cap international at Thomond Park on Thursday evening, with Wales winger Alex Cuthbert grabbing a brace as the invitational side claimed a win over Ireland by one point for the third time in succession MORE »

Glasgow Warriors beat Munster to win historic first ever Guinness PRO12 title

Glasgow Warriors created history last night as they became the first Scottish club to win the Guinness PRO12 with a convincing 31-13 victory over Munster in Belfast. MORE »

Friday, May 29, 2015

Yoann Huget's horrific looking face stamp against Bordeaux Begles

Yoann Huget could find himself in trouble after footage emerged of what appears to be the Toulouse winger stamping on Bordeaux Begles lock Jan Andre Marais' head/face. MORE »

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Weeks 15 & 16

Rugby HQ's Sean Maloney gives us the run down on some of the more bizarre bits of play that took place in the world of rugby last weekend. This is the latest edition, round 16, and you can also view last week's video, round 15, on page two of this post. MORE »

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WIN Tickets to the Aviva Premiership Final between Saracens and Bath

The Aviva Premiership Final is fast approaching as fans gear up for an epic showcase, as Saracens edged Northampton and Bath ran riot in Leicester in the semi finals. Today we're letting you know about a way to get your hands on tickets for the big day at Twickenham. MORE »

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

Dylan Hartley will appear before a RFU Disciplinary panel later today, charged with striking an opponent with the head in the Aviva Premiership semi final between Northampton Saints and Saracens. If found guilty, Hartley could jeopardise his position with England. MORE »

Jonny May starts and finishes brilliant length of the field try against Connacht

Gloucester scored twice in extra time to beat Connacht 40-32 in a thrilling European Champions Cup playoff match. The Irish side led with a minute left to play, but Gloucester took the game to extra time, then Jonny May settled it with a brilliant 75-meter try. MORE »

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Get Two Months Free of Professional Rugby Strength & Conditioning

Most young rugby players fail hard in the gym because they use crap workouts meant for bodybuilders and not rugby-specific training. Any amount of training is going to help, but it will be boys against men when you face players who are properly trained for rugby. MORE »

Monday, May 25, 2015

Waratahs Will Skelton and Tolu Latu both suspended for double lifting tackle

Waratahs tight forwards Will Skelton and Tolu Latu have been suspended for two and four weeks respectively following a lifting tackle against the Crusaders on Saturday. In a repeat of last year's Super Rugby final, the Waratahs won the match 32-22. MORE »