Monday, January 19, 2015

A look at the Top International Try Scorers of 2014

The IRB, now known as World Rugby, have put together a video featuring some of the top tryscorers of 2014. It's been named the Top 5 International Try Scorers of 2014, but there are actually a bonus two in there, including those from other tiers of Test rugby. MORE »

Thursday, January 15, 2015

French rugby shows solidarity after Charlie Hedbo terror attacks in Paris

Following the tragic events that took place in Paris last week, the rugby fraternity came together to pay respect to those that lost their lives in the series of terror attacks. Here is a look at how right the way across the Top 14 weekend, moments of silence were observed. MORE »

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sam Burgess big tackles on Ben Jacobs plus first try for Bath

Sam Burgess had a solid run out against Wasps this past weekend, scoring his first ever league try as well as making these two big tackles. He's fast becoming a fan favourite and with play like this, you can understand why. Bath won the game 39-26. MORE »

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Braam Van Straaten catches Blues unaware with quick tap in 1999

Last weekend Leinster's Ian Madigan scored a sneaky try by feigning to kick for touch, but instead quick tapped and dived over. Years back in the 1999 Super 12, former Springbok flyhalf Braam Van Straaten did something very similar, also with success. MORE »

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Ian Madigan's sneaky quick tap try against Ulster

Leinster flyhalf Ian Madigan scored the sneakiest of tries to help the Irish powerhouse side to a 24-11 win over Ulster in the Guinness Pro12 at the weekend. It's been called the oldest trick in the book, but somehow he executed it well enough to drive over. MORE »

Monday, January 05, 2015

The Aviva Premiership Best Tries of 2014

A few days back we posted the biggest hits from the 2014 Aviva Premiership year, so here is a look at some of the best tries. They are all excellent and rather than focused on individual efforts, these are great team tries for the most part. Which is your favourite? MORE »

Friday, January 02, 2015

Friday Funnies - Gillies Kaka high-fives himself after try in PE Sevens knockouts

Here's a quick Friday Funny clip from the Port Elizabeth Sevens in South Africa a few weeks back, as New Zealand flyer Gillies Kaka was left hanging by the referee after scoring a try. It happened in the Cup Quarter finals, as the Kiwis romped to victory over the USA. MORE »

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Aviva Premiership Biggest Hits of 2014

As we head into the highly anticipated Rugby World Cup year, here is a quick recap of some of the biggest and baddest tackles made in the Aviva Premiership in England in 2014. If you're a regular visitor you will have seen some of these before, but here they are as the best of the season. MORE »

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Samu Manoa's huge blindside shot on Leicester's Julian Salvi

Northampton lock Samu Manoa made another bone crunching hit in the Aviva Premiership this past weekend, this time on Julian Salvi. The blindside shot took the flanker by surprise, but anyone who has watched the USA Eagles star over the years will have seen it coming. MORE »

Romulo Acosta banned following Edinburgh vs Treviso brawl at Murrayfield

Treviso prop Romulo Acosta faced a disciplinary hearing today after he was red carded for his part in an ugly brawl during Edinburgh's 48-0 bonus point win over Treviso at Murrayfield. Two other players were also cited following the weekend's action. MORE »

Monday, December 22, 2014

Dylan Hartley facing hefty ban after red card for elbowing Matt Smith

Dylan Hartley will find out on Tuesday if his England career is in doubt following a straight red card he received in Northampton Saints' 23-19 win over Leicester Tigers this past weekend. Hartley struck Matt Smith with his elbow for his second red card in 18 months. MORE »

Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Funnies - Prop Adam Jones' drop goal masterclass

Wales and Cardiff Blues prop Adam Jones got together with Sky Sports this week to shoot together a video that quite frankly is long overdue. Ever since front rowers the world over saw his miraculous attempt at goal, they've been wondering how he does it. Now, he shares his knowledge. MORE »

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dan Carter signs huge 2015 deal with Racing Metro in France

Dan Carter's career with the All Blacks will come to an end post Rugby World Cup 2015 as he has signed a three-year deal with Racing Metro in France, reportedly worth in excess of £1million per year. It will be his second stint in France, after time with Perpignan in 2008. MORE »

Nick Evans and Brian O'Driscoll give a great phase play pitch demo

The guys at BT Sport's Rugby Tonight are doing an excellent job of creating quality content for everyone from the armchair enthusiast, to youngsters that are still learning the game. Last week on the show their Masterclass demo featured a few backs that know a thing or two about rugby. MORE »

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Seven of the Best Tries from the South Africa Sevens

There were some brilliant team and individual tries scored at the Port Elizabeth Sevens this past weekend. Here is a recap of Seven of the Best, as chosen by World Rugby (formerly the IRB). It includes efforts from Portgual, England, New Zealand, Australia and champions South Africa, with three tries. MORE »