Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Polish skipper launches opposition flyhalf with devastating charge

Polish number eight and skipper Piotr Zeszutek well and truly lead from the front in their recent Europe Trophy clash with Moldova. He picked up a loose ball and charged straight into the number ten channel, picking out the flyhalf - who went too high - destroying him in the process. MORE »

Nick Abendanon sin-bin puts inconsistency in the spotlight yet again

A late Scott Spedding penalty helped Clermont Auvergne grind out a narrow 24-21 European Champions Cup victory over Saracens, but the officiating was somewhat of a talking point, as inconsistency reared it's ugly head again. MORE »

Cian Healy leads with shoulder but somehow escapes red card

In their Champions Cup match on Saturday, Leinster came from behind to beat Exeter and remain at the top of Pool 3. However, they were lucky to finish at full-strength as prop Cian Healy was only shown a yellow card for this reckless shoulder charge. MORE »

Monday, December 18, 2017

Referee knocked over then spat out of Montpellier and Glasgow Warriors brawl

Montpellier and Glasgow Warriors came to blows late in Saturday's European Champions Cup clash, with Springbok Bismarck Du Plessis at the center of it. Referee JP Doyle was also in the middle of the melee, as he was knocked over then spat out as multiple players joined in. MORE »

Vincent Koch loses shirt then does what any honourable prop would do

Clermont snatched a 24-21 win over Saracens on Sunday, their second in succession, as a late penalty sealed the victory. Late in the game fans were treated to an amusing few minutes of play, as former Springbok prop Vincent Koch lost his shirt. MORE »

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Season: Fascinating Documentary on Nudgee College's First XV

A few years back The Code came out, a documentary that gave us an intimate insight into the Waratahs in Super Rugby. Code Red featured the Queensland Reds. Now, this is an inside look at one of Australia's most prestigious schools. MORE »

Brian O'Driscoll drops some serious defensive wisdom

The guys over at BT Sport have put together this gem of a video, with legendary centre Brian O'Driscoll giving a brilliant break-down of defensive strategies. MORE »

Thursday, December 14, 2017

WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game

We're giving away copies of the latest version of Distinctive Developments new mobile rugby game, Rugby Nations 18. To enter, visit our facebook page and follow the instructions. Below is a bit more about the enjoyable new game. MORE »

The rise and rise of sensational Black Ferns winger Portia Woodman

New Zealand's Portia Woodman has made quite a stir in the women's game in the past few seasons and her rise to fame was topped off last month when she was named World Rugby Women's Player of the Year. MORE »

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

These must see moments from the Cape Town 7s will make you smile

Following another eventful Cape Town leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series, Sean Maloney gives us a run down of all the must see moments from the tournament. New Zealand came away winners, but there were plenty of great moments from all sides, as well as a few bloopers of note. MORE »

Fan casually strolls through Cape Town 7s security with home made VIP pass

A South African 7s fan scammed his way into the Cape Town 7s all access areas this past weekend with nothing more than a lanyard and home made VIP pass. Sydney Lanyard, as he likes to be called, walked through security in plain sight, getting to mingle with players and celebrities. MORE »

Chiefs preseason video gives you an inside look at their gruelling preparation

As the year winds to a close, Super Rugby teams are already in preparation for the upcoming season. Here is an interesting look at what the Chiefs have been up to in the Waikato region, as they mix training with community involvement as they build towards season kickoff. MORE »

Monday, December 11, 2017

Alivereti Raka almost single-handedly destroys Saracens

Clermont's Fijian winger Alivereti Raka went to town against Saracens, scoring a hat-trick in the first 25 minutes of last night's clash. Raka wasn't done, however, and assisted in a brilliant try to Flip van der Merwe. MORE »

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Carlin Isles inexplicably fails to score what would have been a great try

With the HSBC Sevens World Series kicking off this weekend in Cape Town we have already been treated to some quality action but one man who might want to avoid any replays will be Carlin Isles after his horrendous blooper. MORE »

Teddy Thomas makes a howling error as Racing 92 slip to defeat in Europe

In what was a pretty scrappy affair Castres were able to walk away with a 16-13 victory over Racing 92 on Saturday. However, it will be Racing winger Teddy Thomas who will feel the worst, after botching what should have been a certain five-pointer. MORE »