Monday, May 21, 2018

James Lowe dominates Simon Zebo for great try en route to win over Munster

Former Chiefs winger James Lowe was in dominant form against Munster at the weekend, bouncing then stepping Simon Zebo to set up an excellent try on the way to a tense 16-15 Pro 14 semi final victory in Dublin. Leinster will face Scarlets in the final. MORE »

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Tevita Nabura sees red for shocking flying kick to Cam Clark's face

Highlanders winger Tevita Nabura was sent off fairly early against the Waratahs on Saturday night for this crazy act of foul play. As it turns out, it's still illegal to kick opposing players in the face with studded boots. MORE »

Rory Arnold walks after attempting to take Elton Jantjies' head off

Brumbies lock Rory Arnold has been suspended following his red card for a dangerous tackle against the Lions on Saturday. Arnold had already been yellow carded so knew that any on field sanction would lead to a sending off, so he walked before waiting for the referee. MORE »

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ma'a Nonu sensational as Chris Ashton blows chances in Lyon thriller

Lyon advanced to their first ever Top 14 semi-final after knocking out Toulon on Friday night, scoring two tries to one in the 19-19 extra time thriller from Stade Félix Mayol. In spite of the elimination, Ma'a Nonu showed that he remains at top form. MORE »

Friday, May 18, 2018

Prop Taniela Tupou gets past two All Blacks as he flies down the wing for Reds try

The Hurricanes edged the Queensland Reds earlier today with a hard-fought 38-34 win in Wellington. Both sides scored some top quality tries, but fan-favourite Taniela Tupou caught the eye with this impressive effort in the second half. MORE »

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Vincent Clerc OR Frédéric Michalak to hang up boots after Top 14 play-off

This weekend's Top 14 play-off match between Toulon and Lyon will mark the final professional game for one of two French international stalwarts, Vincent Clerc or Frédéric Michalak. MORE »

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

These monstrous hits between Grenoble and Oyonnax will make you wince

As we saw with Nigel Hunt's big hit, the Top 14 relegation/promotion play-off match between Grenoble and Oyonnax featured a number of brutal tackles. Here is a quick compilation showing the best of them, including that monster from Hunt, and a thumping hit by Lolagi Visinia. MORE »

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Joe Moody elbow that sparked biggest comeback in Super Rugby history

Crusaders front rower Joe Moody was suspended after he was cited for this incident that led up to his try against the Waratahs in the first half of Saturday's Super Rugby clash in Christchurch. Moody pleaded guilty to the charge. MORE »

Monday, May 14, 2018

Second row Geoff Parling attempts grubber, hilarity ensues

Former England and British and Irish Lions lock Geoff Parling attempted something that can only be described as "ineffectual" against the Brumbies in their Super Rugby clash in Canberra. The result was comedy gold, and the boys in the box made no small effort to hide their glee at the attempt. MORE »

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Nigel Hunt delivers huge hit as Grenoble win playoff to return to Top 14

It was all smiles for Grenoble at the Stade des Alpes on Saturday evening. With their chance of promotion on the line, they smashed Oyonnax in a match characterized by big shots from both sides. MORE »

Friday, May 11, 2018

Fullback runs straight into a brick wall in new US rugby competition

It's just three rounds into the inaugural MLR season and there is already a contender for hit of the season after Glendale Raptors' Number 8 ended a Utah Warrior with a monster tackle. MORE »

Try of the Year candidates for Aviva Premiership rugby have been unveiled

The shortlist for Citizen's Try of the Year has been revealed. Eight of the best tries from the Aviva Premiership have been selected as the standouts among their peers. In an added twist with the voting, for the first time ever, the general public will determine the winner. MORE »

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Eddie Jones reflects on Brad Shields and other England squad selections

England's 34-man squad to tour South Africa was named today, with New Zealander Brad Shields making the cut after he was cleared to be released by the New Zealand Rugby Union. Shields has never played rugby in the UK but has English parents. MORE »

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Recap of World Series Rugby's launch as the Force took on Fiji

The Western Force kicked off the all-new World Series Rugby against Fiji Warriors, launching the new initiative that gives them a lifeline. The tournament, driven forward by Billionaire Andrew Forrest, features plenty of razzle-dazzle and some interesting law changes. MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Emotional scenes as Aurélien Rougerie calls time on extraordinary 19-year career

Former France internationalist Aurélien Rougerie, now 37-years-old, has played his final game for Clermont Auvergne before calling time on an extraordinary 19-year career. MORE »