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Sunday, January 14, 2018

James Haskell facing ban after flying into Jamie Roberts' head

Wasps flanker James Haskell has publicly apologised for the brutal tackle on Jamie Roberts that earned him a straight red card late in their Champions Cup clash with Harlequins. With Haskell off the field, 'Quins snatched a dramatic 33-28 victory. MORE »

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Joe Marler and TJ Ioane both suspended after double altercation

Harlequins prop Joe Marler and Sale Sharks flanker TJ Ioane have both been handed suspensions following altercations between the two players just minutes apart. Each will have to sit out for a few weeks, with Marler missing part of the Six Nations. MORE »

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

'Run it Straight Challenge' doesn't end well for this guy

The 'Run It Straight Challenge' has been around on social media for a while now, originating with Rugby League fans in Australia. This latest one-on-one submission comes from the UK, and was brutal to say the least. MORE »

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Joe Marler's dangerous shoulder puts his Six Nations campaign in doubt

Harlequins front rower Joe Marler will be in doubt for this year's Six Nations campaign after he received a straight red card in Saturday night's Aviva Premiership clash with Sale Sharks, which the latter edged 30-29 after a late referee decision. MORE »

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Sammy Arnold suspended after nasty high shot on Christian Lealiifano

Munster's Sammy Arnold faced a disciplinary hearing last night after being cited for this dangerous tackle on Ulster's Christian Lealiifano at the Kingspan Stadium on New Year's Day. He was issued a straight red card by referee Sean Gallagher. MORE »

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Dangerous 'chop tackle' causes bad knee injury, sparks debate

This tackle, that took place in Spain recently, has caused a large amount of debate on our social media pages after we shared it yesterday. The challenge, made by Alex Silvestre in the Spanish 2nd Division match in Valencia, unfortunately resulted in a bad knee injury. MORE »

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Edinburgh's Simon Berghan sent off for head stamp in 1872 Cup first leg

14-man Edinburgh produced the shock of the Pro14 season so far with an incredible last-minute victory over leaders Glasgow at Murrayfield. MORE »

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Clermont prop's brain explosion hands match to Pau seconds from time

Pau snatched victory from defending champions Clermont after replacement prop Beka Kakabadze lost his cool and effectively cost them the match. The 22-year-old Georgian lashed out in the final minutes of the game, earning a yellow card and giving away a crucial penalty. MORE »

Friday, December 22, 2017

Bizarre few seconds of WWE rugby with piledriver and headbutt leading to ban

Nothing declares you want to spend several weeks on the sidelines like head-butting an opponent. Racing 92 back Juan Imhoff will do just that after head-butting Castres scrum half Rory Kockott in their match this past weekend. MORE »

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Nigel Owens puts moaner in his place after Kahn Fotuali'i demolishes scrumhalf

Samoan scrumhalf Kahn Fotuali'i, who recently signed a new deal to stay on at Bath, made this cracking hit on his opposite number at the weekend. Bath claimed a 26-21 win, and this tackle was one of the many highlights of the match, and even included a trademark Nigel Owens comment. MORE »

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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 »

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 »

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