Friday, July 31, 2015

Mammoth tackle as two giant Polish forwards meet in Cup Final

A few weeks back this huge collision took place in the final of the Ekstraliga, Poland's top league for rugby. You may have come across it but we haven't featured it yet, and it really is a must see hit. It's been described as the 300kg clash, as these two giant men met in midfield. MORE »

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Michael Hooper suspended for one week for striking Nicolas Sanchez

Wallaby flanker Michael Hooper has received a one week suspension for striking Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez during their Rugby Championship match at the weekend. The argument that is was open handed, not a punch, was accepted. MORE »

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Toulon play the France '98 FIFA WC squad in Half Football, Half Rugby charity game

Two years ago Toulon played Olympique Marseille in a charity match that comprised of half football, half rugby. They've done it again, this time against France's 1998 FIFA World Cup winners, with the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Marcel Desailly and Didier Deschamps taking part. MORE »

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brilliant Richie McCaw lineout move first done vs Springboks by Samoa in 2013

Richie McCaw's winning try against the Springboks on Saturday was hailed as a moment of genius, while some have called it illegal, and it has had a fair bit of scrutiny this week. Technically legal or not, it was very well created, but it's not the first time we've seen it. MORE »

Alesana Tuilagi crunches big winger in thrilling Samoa and Fiji draw

Samoa and Fiji played out an extremely entertaining 30-30 draw in their Pacific Nations Cup clash in Sacramento, California at the weekend. There were plenty of big collisions, but none more enjoyable than this trademark Alesana Tuilagi tackle. MORE »

Inside the Pride - Rugby in Africa 2015 - Part 3

Bhubesi Pride Foundation has been running projects in Africa for the last four years. The latest video showcases these very goals. Featuring Malawi, Botswana and Zambia, a new team member with a great back story has had his life changed through the charity. MORE »

Monday, July 27, 2015

Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

Wallaby Michael Hooper has been cited for striking following an off the ball incident during Australia's 34-9 Rugby Championship second round victory over Argentina in Mendoza. Hooper will appear before a SANZAR disciplinary hearing on Wednesday this week. MORE »

Wallabies set up crunch clash with All Blacks following win in Mendoza

The Wallabies defeated Argentina 34-9 in Mendoza on Saturday evening, ensuring a blockbuster Rugby Championship showdown against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday 8 August, following the All Blacks' victory over South Africa. MORE »

Sunday, July 26, 2015

All Blacks score late to deny Springboks in another Ellis Park classic

Richie McCaw scored the winning try in his last ever international on South African soil, as New Zealand came from behind to claim a 27-20 victory in another classic, dramatic Test between the two great rivals at Ellis Park. MORE »

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Two Greatest Teams in the History of Rugby Face Off on Saturday

Tomorrow the Springboks host the All Blacks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, in what has been described by Sky Sports UK as a clash between the greatest two teams in the history of the sport. It's top ranked vs second ranked in week two of the condensed Rugby Championship. MORE »

Friday Funnies - Sona Taumalolo fend looks like a right hook

Tongan prop Sona Taumalolo certainly stretched the boundaries of the law against Fiji last weekend. The former Chiefs prop, who now has grown out his hair and looks almost unrecognisable, attempted to fend a Fijian player, but appeared to do so with his fist. MORE »

André Watson looks back on 1999 RWC final in Referee Perspective feature

In the latest Referees Perspective feature from World Rugby, South African AndrĂ© Watson takes a look back at the 1999 Rugby World Cup final between Australia and France at the Millenium Stadium. MORE »

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Levani Botia smashes Tonga to set up great Fijian try in Pacific Nations Cup

Powerfully built Fijian centre Levani Botia created this excellent try against Tonga in the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva at the weekend. His barnstorming run, and subsequent quality play with Waisea Nayacalevu, led to a well taken try by Henry Seniloli. MORE »

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Awkward interview with 'Honey Bear' Nick Cummins in the USA

Nick Cummins has been in the USA this week to promote the Wallabies fixture against the USA Eagles in Chicago on September 5th. This live TV interview didn't go all to plan, as the host introduced Cummins as the Honey Bear, rather than the fierce Honey Badger. MORE »

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Alesana and brother Vavae Tuilagi cause damage against the USA

Samoa edged the USA Eagles 21-16 in an entertaining Pacific Nations Cup match in San Jose, surviving a strong second half comeback. Alesana Tuilagi was his usual menacing self, while Vavae Tuilagi, the 6th Tuilagi brother, made his debut. MORE »