Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Brian O'Driscoll Masterclass - Defensive play at the breakdown

Rugby Tonight have come up with another top quality masterclass video as we get a chance to learn from a legend, with Brian O'Driscoll talking Austin Healey through the best way to defend the breakdown in the midfield, or indeed in any tackle situation. MORE »

Compilation of the Biggest Hits in World Rugby in August

There have been some fantastic big tackles lately, so here is a look at the best of August from around the world. Featured are massive tackles from the Currie Cup in South Africa, the ITM Cup in New Zealand, the Top 14 in France, and of course the Rugby Championship. MORE »

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Catch up with MND sufferering Bok legend Joost Van Der Westhuizen

Motor Neuron Disease has been in the spotlight of late as the ALS Ice Bucket challenge has taken over social media, with celebrities and indeed rugby players taking part to raise money and awareness. One man who knows about it first hand is Springbok legend, Joost Van Der Westhuizen. MORE »

The Top 5 Australian Rugby Lookalikes of all time

Everyone loves a good lookalike, so the guys at Rugby HQ put together their selection of the Top 5 in Australian rugby. Actor Michael Rapaport comes to mind whenever Kieran Read is interviewed, but who has the most spot on doppelganger in your opinion? Let us know in the comments below. MORE »

Ben Tameifuna cited for big shove on referee Glen Jackson

Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna has been cited for pushing referee Glen Jackson during the ITM Cup round 3 match vs North Harbour on Saturday night. The charge is for acting against the spirit of good sportsmanship, and he looks likely to be found guilty. MORE »

Monday, September 01, 2014

Rugby World Cup 2015 advert featuring rousing team talk from Charles Dance

England Rugby 2015 launched the ticketing drive for next year's Rugby World Cup today with an advert that features actor Charles Dance of Game of Thrones fame. More significantly, it also includes Test players from some of the competing nations. MORE »

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cheslin Kolbe dazzling run and no look pass sets up Juan De Jongh try

Going back a few weeks, this is the excellent try that Wester Province scored against the Blue Bulls in Round two of the Currie Cup in Cape Town. Juan De Jongh was on hand to finish it, but it was all about little Cheslin Kolbe, who set it up with some dazzling footwork and a brilliant no look pass. MORE »

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tawera Kerr-Barlow sets up try with sensational behind the back pass

Waikato lost 46-17 to Taranaki in the ITM Cup on Wednesday, conceding six tries in Hamilton, but it was the home side that provided the moment of the match. Trailing and in need of something special, Tawera Kerr-Barlow delivered in the second half. MORE »

Friday Funnies - Joe Marler talks about the team bus and his unusual pets

Joe Marler is at his best in front of camera. He's a pretty good rugby player too, obviously, but as fans have picked up on, the guy has great banter. Here the Harlequins prop talks about what goes on in the team bus, and his amusing pets. MORE »

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The amazing story of Robins Tchale-Watchou and his rise to the Top 14

Total Rugby chats to Robins Tchale-Watchou to find out more about his rise from African basketball hopeful, to Top 14 rugby player. The 6ft 5 son of a weightlifter got involved in the sport after a chance meeting with some rugby enthusiasts. MORE »

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Top 5 Tries of the Week - August 22nd weekend

The rugby season is hotting up with the Top 14, ITM Cup and Currie Cup all complimenting the Rugby Championship, as plenty of quality tries are scored each weekend. Sky Sports have compiled what they view to be the Top 5 from the last week. MORE »

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Huge tackle on Wisconsin Rugby Club player after inside switch

We received this clip from the guy who got 'lit up', as he called it. His name is Alex Peasley of Wisconsin Rugby Club, and Alex likes switching inside off his flyhalf. Unfortunately for him, Metropolis D2 have a player named Kavika Peniata, and he reads play well. And hits really hard. MORE »

Scrumhalf Maxime Machenaud lifts and carries Heini Adams in big tackle

There's few things that we enjoy more than seeing dominant tackles on the rugby field, that's why fans went crazy for George North's pick up and carry of Israel Folau during the Lions series last year. A similar thing happened this past weekend in France. MORE »

Monday, August 25, 2014

Top 10 Best Tries from Round 1 of the Top 14

The Top 14 kicked off in France last weekend, so as has become commonplace with Canal+, they've put together their selection of the best tries from the first round. It's only broadcast a week later, during round two, so this is the latest, featuring all the best from the opening weekend. MORE »

All Blacks post match reaction after stunning Bledisloe Cup victory

New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw said that the yellow card he received vs the Wallabies in the second Bledisloe Cup Test was probably deserved., but he hated sitting in the naughty chair. See what he and the rest of the victorious AB's squad said in the changeroom post match. MORE »

 
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