Thursday, April 14, 2016

Brazilian players create a try that their neighbours would be proud of

This lovely try was scored by Pasteur Athletique Club in the Regional Championship in Brazil recently, as flyhalf Victor De Luca showed the ball then flicked it inside behind his back for winger Ronaldo Silva to swoop in, sidestep the covering defence, and go over to score. MORE »

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Referee Nigel Owens puts stroppy Sergio Parisse in his place

Leicester Tigers gave Stade Francais an almighty wallop in the Champions Cup quarter final this past weekend, winning 41-13 in front of their home crowd at Welford Road. Sergio Parisse was clearly a frustrated man, and referee Nigel Owens needed to put him in his place, twice. MORE »

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Seven Brilliant Tries from the 2016 Hong Kong Sevens

Fiji retained the Hong Kong Sevens title with a 21-7 Cup Final win over New Zealand, extending their lead at the top of the World Rugby Sevens Series table. There were some brilliant tries scored throughout the weekend, so here is a look at seven of the best, including two from the champs. MORE »

Courtney Lawes demolishes Owen Farrell with another trademark tackle

Exactly two years ago, almost to the day, Northampton Saints second rower Courtney Lawes made a thumping hit on Saracens flyhalf Owen Farrell at Allianz Park. This past weekend in their Champions Cup Quarter Final Lawes got Farrell again. MORE »

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sunwolves lock Tim Bond suspended for 4 weeks for dangerous tackle

Sunwolves lock Tim Bond has been banned for four weeks following a sending off against the Stormers in Round 7 of Super Rugby on Saturday. Bond tackled Cheslin Kolbe slightly late but more significantly, hit him in the face with his shoulder. MORE »

Toulon knocked out by Racing 92 in Champions Cup Quarter Final

Racing 92 will face Leicester Tigers in the European Champions Cup Semi Final after they beat reigning champions Toulon 19-16 on Sunday. Scores were tied with three minutes left, but a late Maxime Machenaud penalty secured the win. MORE »

Friday, April 08, 2016

Morocco shock Tonga as tryscorer flies over advertising boards!

Moroccon playmaker Adil Achahbar scored a well taken try in their upset win over Tonga, but got a bit too close to the deadball line and as a result, flew over the advertising hoardings. MORE »

Melani Nanai scorching try not enough as Blues go down to Chiefs

Blues fullback Melani Nanai scored a classic 55m solo try but it wasn't enough as the Chiefs rallied to claim a 29-23 victory in another classic New Zealand derby thriller in Hamilton. The win sees the Chiefs extend their lead atop the Super Rugby standings. MORE »

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Rugby Tactics: The Counter Attack Kings of New Zealand

This week we look at the prevalence of counter attacking in the modern game. How it's used to beat a defence before it's set and how it's become one of the primary strike weapons for teams such as the Chiefs, Hurricanes and Crusaders. MORE »

Hong Kong Sevens Preview: The World Sevens season so far

The final stretch in this season's World Sevens Series begins in earnest this weekend with the 41st staging of the world-famous Hong Kong Sevens. Today we look back at some of the best moments from the series so far. MORE »

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Joe Marler fined £20,000 and banned for two matches for Gypsy comment

The Joe Marler 'Gypsygate' saga has finally come to an end, with World Rugby flexing their muscles to impose a whopping £20,000 fine and two match suspension on the England prop, who infamously insulted Samson Lee in the Six Nations last month. MORE »

Pukke fullback launches HUGE dropgoal in Varsity Cup Semi Final

Pukke stormed through to South Africa's Varsity Cup Final after beating University of Johannesburg (UJ) 35-7 in Johannesburg on Monday night. Fullback Rhyno Smith picked up 16 points with the boot, including a mammoth dropgoal early in the second half. MORE »

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Silvère Tian red carded for insulting referee Romain Poite

There were ugly scenes in the closing stages of Oyonnax's 27-20 defeat to Grenoble in the Top 14 last weekend, with full back Silvère Tian seeing red for insulting referee Romain Poite. MORE »

David Pocock suspended after choking Chiefs number eight

Brumbies forward David Pocock has been suspended for three weeks for a dangerous bit of play againt the Chiefs at the weekend. Pocock was cited and has since pleaded guilty to the charge, after he basically put Michael Leitch in a choke hold in a maul. MORE »

Monday, April 04, 2016

Life ban for horrific deliberate kick to the head by club player in Argentina

A club rugby player in Argentina has reportedly been banned for 99 years after footage of this horrific piece of foul play emerged in the last few days. Prop Cipriano Martinez of Pucara club unleased a vicious right boot on defenseless lock Juan Masi of San Albano. MORE »