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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Toby Arnold absolutely floors Josua Tuisova as Toulon power to victory

Toulon moved into seventh place on the Top14 table this weekend following a commanding 34-11 victory over fourth-placed Lyon. One of their star players took a big knock early in the second half though, raising some questions from the fans. MORE »

Monday, December 04, 2017

South Africa victorious after vicious high tackle in Dubai Sevens final

South Africa were able retain the Dubai Sevens title but not before All Blacks 7s player Joe Ravouvou delivered some drama in the final with this WWE clothes-line tackle to Branco du Preez. MORE »

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

UPDATE: Sekope Kepu banned for that shoulder charge on Hamish Watson

Wallabies tight head prop Sekope Kepu appeared in front of an independant World Rugby-appointed Disciplinary Committee today, following the red card he received for charging with his shoulder during Australia's 53-24 loss to Scotland on Saturday. MORE »

Monday, November 27, 2017

The bizarre moment coach Christophe Urios slapped Fabien GalthiƩ

Toulon's troubles in the Top14 grew deeper on Saturday afternoon as the French giants lost 20-19 to Castres at the Stade Pierre-Antoine yet that was not what had people talking after the game. MORE »

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Shocking footage of vicious kick during college rugby match leads to arrest

Vile footage of a cowardly act from a rugby player has been released by authorities in the States as part of their investigation into assault charges. MORE »

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sekope Kepu sent off for shoulder charge as Scotland thrash Wallabies

Scotland claimed their largest ever victory over a Tier 1 nation by thumping 14-man Australia 53-24 at BT Murrayfield. The visitors had prop Sekope Kepu sent off late in the first half for a dangerous clear-out of Hamish Watson. MORE »

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Waisake Naholo escapes card after taking Stuart Hogg out in the air

While this week there has been a fair bit of discussion about Kieran Read's illegal play, New Zealand winger Waisake Naholo was also lucky not to be yellow carded during his side's narrow 22-17 victory over Scotland, after he took Stuart Hogg out in the air. MORE »

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Rob Horne's high shot and tip tackle combo leads to two yellows and a ban

Former Wallaby back Rob Horne was last night banned for a week after two dangerous tackles in the same match. There was an offence in each half, with the second challenge coming in the final seconds of Northampton Saints' loss to Worcester Warriors on Saturday. MORE »

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

HUGE Fijian tackles result in early exit for young Joey Carbery

Up and coming Ireland fly half Joey Carbery got a proper introduction to Fijian rugby on Saturday night, as first centre Jale Vatubua put a massive shot on him in the opening minutes, then in the second half prop Peni Ravai made another, that time resulting in injury. MORE »

Monday, November 20, 2017

Michael Hooper makes unwanted history with record breaking yellow card

As Australia fell to a 30-6 loss to England on Saturday, one man in particular may find the load harder to bear. When Michael Hooper received a yellow card on the half-hour mark he officially claimed the record for most yellow cards received in international rugby. MORE »

Monday, November 20, 2017

French centre goes unpunished after doing this to lucky Springbok

French centre Geoffrey Doumayrou should be taking out a lottery ticket after Saturday's match in Paris. While the home side narrowly lost 18-17 to South Africa, it could have been worse if the officials had spotted what he did to Francois Venter off the ball. MORE »

Monday, November 20, 2017

Courtney Lawes lays into Kurtley Beale as England run rampant over Australia

In torrid conditions, amidst some contentious calls, England overcome Australia, scoring four tries in a 30-6 hammering at Twickenham on Saturday. The intensity from the home side was felt early on with this massive hit from Courtney Lawes on Australian full-back Kurtley Beale. MORE »

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Montauban let the fists fly in third division mass brawl

If there are three things we can be certain of in life, it's death, taxes and the occasional mass brawl in French club rugby. This one involved RC Montauban in the third division.. MORE »

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Ricky Januarie floored by below the belt kick from Semi Radradra

He hasn't been playing in the Top 14 for long but former League star Semi Radradra has already made a huge impact for Toulon. On this occasion the impact came in the form of a low blow with the boot, specifically to former Springbok Ricky Januarie's nether regions. MORE »

Friday, November 03, 2017

Munster's Andrew Conway suspended after red card for reckless late tackle

Munster's Andrew Conway will be free to play against South Africa, should Ireland require his services, after he was red carded and suspended for one week for a late tackle against Connacht. Ireland face the Springboks in Dublin on November 11th. MORE »

Monday, October 30, 2017

Wycliff Palu smashes Jordan Uelese as Australia edge the Barbarians

In typicial fashion, the Barbarians displayed their entertaining brand of rugby against the Wallabies over the weekend. There were several memorable moments from the match, perhaps none more so than the thunderous demolition of young hooker Jordan Uelese by former Wallaby number eight, Cliffy Palu. MORE »

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dylan Hartley cleared to play after bizarre encounter with Rabah Slimani

Dylan Hartley has been cleared to play following a citing for a 'reckless act' that sore his flailing hand connect with the face of Clermont prop Rabah Slimani during a European Champions Cup match on Saturday. Northampton Saints have released a scathing statement on the citing. MORE »

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Ofa Tu'ungafasi hits that were felt around the world

The All Blacks lost to the Wallabies this past weekend, and in a game that was riddled with ridiculous physicality, the biggest of the hits was from replacement prop Ofa Tu'ungafasi. He has been included in the New Zealand squad for the November tour. MORE »

Monday, October 23, 2017

Young 110kg centre demolishes flyhalf with brutal hit in the NRC

Round eight of Australia's National Rugby Championship came to a close with a NSW Country Eagles seven tries to three bonus point win over Melbourne Rising, moving them up to fourth on the table. The tackle of the match came late in the game, due to an unforgiving hospital pass. MORE »

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Suspension down under shows that recklessness will always be punished

Sydney Rays flanker Gareth Bautz has been suspended for three weeks following the red card he picked up during the NRC Round 7 match against the Canberra Vikings at the weekend. Bautz showed remorse immediately but will still sit out for the next few weeks. MORE »

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