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Monday, February 16, 2015

Sean O'Brien's monster ruck cleanout against France

Sean O'Brien made his return to international rugby at the weekend, pleasing Ireland rugby fans after the disappointment of his withdrawal due to a warmup session injury the weekend prior. On this occasion he took to the field, and made his presence known in no uncertain terms with this huge cleanout. MORE »

Friday, February 13, 2015

TJ Perenara slots conversion with neat training ground trick

This is a nicely done trickshot from Hurricanes number nine TJ Perenara ahead of their Super Rugby round 1 clash against the Lions in Johannesburg. We don't know how many times they tried it, but it's a pretty impressive trick nonetheless. MORE »

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Midweek Madness - Kristen Thomas dropped ball blows great try

Poor Kristen Thomas. The USA were all set to score a fantastically well-worked try against New Zealand in Sao Paulo, but then this happened. The New Zealand ladies went on to win the tournament, the second leg of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. MORE »

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Belgian rugby club scores over 350 points in bizarre club fixture

If you've ever thought about how many tries could actually be scored in a if one team steps aside and allows the others to do their thing, wonder no more. Royal Kituro in Belgium's top club rugby league has won a match 356-3. MORE »

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Sneaky quick restart from Bayonne's Santiago Fernandez vs Toulon

Here's a quick look at Bayonne's sneaky restart against Toulon in the Top 14 at the weekend. This is the type of thing that gets attempted at school or lower grade rugby fairly often, but it's not all that common with the pros. It was well executed on this occasion by Argentine Santiago Fernandez. MORE »

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jamie Roberts excellent pick up off his toes in top Racing Metro performance

Jamie Roberts was named Man of the Match in Racing Metro's 32-8 victory over Northampton Saints at the weekend. Roberts carried well and showed superb handling skills, particularly on this occasion when he got down low to pick up a low pass. MORE »

Friday, January 23, 2015

Yoann Huget gets official warning for faking injury against Bath

With Oscar season just around the corner, Yoann Huget has made his best effort to scoop the coveted statuette with a best actor in a leading role performance that simply cannot be beaten. Sense has since prevailed, as he received an official warning. MORE »

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bakkies Botha not too concerned about horrible fractured finger

This is a quick look at what happened to lock Bakkies Botha in last weekend's 32-23 Toulon victory over Racing Metro in the Top 14. Botha, renowned as one of the toughest men in world rugby, had to leave the field with a horribly fractured, and clearly bent, finger. He didn't look too bothered. MORE »

Friday, January 16, 2015

Brian O'Driscoll and Rory McIlroy take part in some trickshots

Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and World Number 1 golfer Rory McIlroy met up at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship recently to take part in a quick challenge set up by HSBC. They competed against each other in a drop kicking challenge, then McIlroy upped the ante, bringing out an iron. MORE »

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Braam Van Straaten catches Blues unaware with quick tap in 1999

Last weekend Leinster's Ian Madigan scored a sneaky try by feigning to kick for touch, but instead quick tapped and dived over. Years back in the 1999 Super 12, former Springbok flyhalf Braam Van Straaten did something very similar, also with success. MORE »

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Ian Madigan's sneaky quick tap try against Ulster

Leinster flyhalf Ian Madigan scored the sneakiest of tries to help the Irish powerhouse side to a 24-11 win over Ulster in the Guinness Pro12 at the weekend. It's been called the oldest trick in the book, but somehow he executed it well enough to drive over. MORE »

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Match winning try scored by boy with Down Syndrome goes viral

Last week we shared this heartwarming story on our social media pages, only to then be blown away by the incredible response from the rugby loving public. The story has since gone viral, so today we're archiving it here for those of you who missed it. MORE »

Saturday, December 13, 2014

USA 7's player Perry Baker kicks pitch invader after thuggish tackle

There was an ugly incident at the South African 7's earlier, as an idiot took to the field during the South Africa vs USA game and tackled a player. The madness didn't end there as Perry Baker got up, took a second to think about it, then kicked the guy. MORE »

Monday, December 08, 2014

Hairy f*cking Italian Martin Castrogiovanni rants about c*nt Richard Cockerill

Former Leicester Tiger's fan favourite Martin Castrogiovanni lashed out at the club following Toulon's 25-21 loss on Sunday. On his first return to Welford Road since leaving for France, the Italy prop gave an incredibly frank account of why he left last year. His comments are now being investigated by the EPCR authorities. MORE »

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Great sportsmanship from 19 year old Portuguese 7's player vs Fiji

This is a lovely bit of action from the World Sevens Series last season, as young Portuguese player João Bello owned up to something that he could so easily have got away with. It's a short clip but it's worth seeing this display of great sportsmanship. MORE »

Friday, November 21, 2014

Toulon DVD Trailers - En Route Vers Le Doublé

Two weeks ago the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Toulon DVD was released, and went viral pretty quickly, thanks in part to the bit that shows Jonny Wilkinson giving an inspirational, and very sweary, teamtalk (see below). Since then two official trailers have come out, and it looks epic. MORE »

Monday, November 17, 2014

This is what Springbok Willem Alberts does when alone in the gym

Willem Alberts is not on tour with the Springboks and has been sorely missed of late, particularly against Ireland in Dublin. While he's currently out injured, it looks like things are healing well as he showed in this clip that has gone viral. MORE »

Friday, November 07, 2014

Friday Funnies - Prop Adam Jones' audacious drop goal attempt

If you missed this, here is a look at Welsh prop Adam Jones' drop goal attempt in the Guinness Pro 12 match against Munster recently. With scores tied and time running out, the Cardiff Blues front rower found himself in front of goal with a perfect opportunity, so gave it a shot. MORE »

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Barbarians run riot in entertaining midweek clash against Leicester Tigers

While the dust was still settling the thrilling Barbarians vs Wallabies game, the famous black and white hoops were at it again last night, against Leicester Tigers. The match wasn't televised, but the Tigers have put this great package together. MORE »

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Australian Sevens star Pama Fou shows off neat skill at training

Here's a great bit of skill from Sevens star Pama Fou at training with the Australian 7's side. In a one-on-one training exercise, he produces some kind of reverse, wrong-footed grubber to kick the ball ahead, regather and dot it down for the score. Impressive stuff and almost too quick to see it. MORE »