Monday, July 03, 2017

The most controversial moments from All Blacks vs Lions 2nd Test

Last Saturday's test match between the All Blacks and the Lions has certainly provided a heightened level of drama. Conditions were appalling in Wellington and the Lions came from behind to claim an epic, hard-fought victory to level the series 1-1. Almost from the outset, referee Jerome Garces had a very challenging night. Here is a quick look at the most contentious moments from the match. MORE »

Sonny Bill Williams says he 'let his brothers down' after red card and ban

Sonny Bill Williams has said that he let his brothers down following a red card and subsequent four week suspension after the second Test against the British and Irish Lions. Williams will miss the all important decider this coming weekend, as the series is tied at 1-1. MORE »

HIGHLIGHTS: British & Irish Lions beat All Blacks to keep series alive

The British and Irish Lions achieved a historic 24-21 win over the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday. The Lions scored two tries to zero, as Conor Murray and Taulupe Faletau crossed, after New Zealand were down to 14 men thanks to a dangerous challenge by Sonny Bill Williams. MORE »

Thursday, June 29, 2017

New All Black Ngani Laumape finishes brilliant Hurricanes try against the Lions

Outstanding young Hurricanes centre Ngani Laumape has been rewarded for his impressive form with a call up to the All Blacks bench for the second Test against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday. Laumape finished this excellent try for the Hurricanes on Tuesday. MORE »

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

South Africa 'A' round off series with comfortable win over French Barbarians

The South Africa 'A' recorded their second victory over the French Barbarians in as many weeks with a 48-28 win at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto last weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hurricanes and British & Irish Lions play out thrilling draw in Wellington

The Hurricanes fought back twice to draw 31-31 with the British and Irish Lions in a thrilling game of tour rugby earlier today. The Lions had led 23-7 at halftime before the hosts came back into the contest, thanks in part to a yellow card to impressive second rower Ian Henderson. MORE »

South Africa complete 3-0 series sweep against France

For the first time, South Africa made it a clean sweep of visiting France in their Summer international series. Surprisingly, this was also the first time the Springboks have beaten Les Bleus at Ellis Park. With the Rugby Championship looming, it's certainly the result Springbok fans will be excited about. MORE »

Monday, June 26, 2017

LIONS WATCH: Dangerous Davies

Liam Williams has been praised by pundits following his performance at full back for the Lions during the opening test match of the series against the All Blacks. However, there were lots of encouraging individual performances – especially from outside centre. MORE »

Georgia score stunning try during lost to Argentina

Argentina beat Georgia 45-29 in San Salvador de Jujuy to end their five match losing run, but it was this Georgia try that stood out for it's high quality finishing. MORE »

All Blacks cruise to victory in bruising first Test with British & Irish Lions

The Lions scored one of the best tries ever seen against the All Blacks, but the hosts were too good at Eden Park and took the first Test fairly comfortably in the end, winning 30-15. MORE »

Friday, June 23, 2017

Christian Lealiifano makes unbelievable comeback after Leukaemia diagnosis

Brumbies number ten Christian Lealiifano has made an incredible return to rugby after being out of action for ten months after being diagnosed with Leukaemia. It was an emotional comeback, as he played against the Asia Pacific Dragons in Singapore. MORE »

Thursday, June 22, 2017

David Halaifonua destroys Cory Allen with huge LEGAL hit

David Halaifonua delivered one of the more powerful tackles you're likely to see as he nearly knocked the boots off Cory Allen when Tonga and Wales met in Auckland. While the hit was reviewed, the TMO ruled that it was completely legal and play resumed. MORE »

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Zealand demolish England in the World Rugby U20 Championship final

New Zealand ran in an astounding 10 tries as they soundly beat England 64-17 in the World Rugby U20 Championship final in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday afternoon. Dynamic hooker Asafo Aumua continued his brilliance scoring a hat trick in the win for the Baby Blacks. MORE »

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

British & Irish Lions thump the Chiefs with commanding performance

The Lions recorded their most impressive victory of the tour so far as they beat the Chiefs 34-6 in Hamilton on Tuesday. Jack Nowell scored twice as the tourists grabbed another warmup win ahead of the first Test against the All Blacks. MORE »

Monday, June 19, 2017

LIONS WATCH: Ben Te’o the unlikely hero

Ireland and Munster flanker Peter O’Mahony was voted man of the match by the Sky Sports poll for the win against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday, however England’s Ben Te’o also deserves credit for his direct running and strong carries at inside centre. MORE »