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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Craig Joubert breaks silence on THAT decision against Scotland in the 2015 World Cup

Referee Craig Joubert has spoken about the infamous decision that effectively cost Scotland a place in the 2015 Rugby World Cup semi finals, saying that he made an honest mistake, but under protocol he had no way of referring to the TMO for help. MORE »

Monday, June 27, 2016

Willie le Roux gets one week ban after another midair contest goes wrong

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux pleaded guilty to breaching Law 10.4 (i) - tackling a player in the air - after he was cited following his yellow card. Here is another look at it, PLUS some other similar incidents. MORE »

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Spain shock Samoa to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics 7s

Spain won a dramatic Monaco Sevens final to secure qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, upsetting Samoa 22-19 to cap off an outstanding weekend of performances in the qualifying tournament. MORE »

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ma'a Nonu knocked out cold by Anthony Tuitavake, who was clearly upset by it

It's fairly rare to see Ma'a Nonu on the receiving end of a big knock, but against Montpellier in Toulon's Top 14 Semi Final the All Black legend was knocked out cold, and it was due to a big charge by a former teammate and clearly, a close friend. MORE »

Monday, June 06, 2016

Fox Sports Australia pull no punches in new promo mocking England ahead of series

Fox Sports have produced this scathing promo ahead of the three-Test series between the Wallabies and England. It features former Test stars having a full go at the RWC 2015 hosts. MORE »

Friday, May 27, 2016

Lima Sopoaga's sensational reverse kick that almost led to a try

The Hurricanes hosted the Highlanders today in round 14 of Super Rugby, and shortly before halftime we got treated to this special bit of play by Highlanders number ten Lima Sopoaga, who channelled his inner Carlos Spencer in a move that very nearly led to a try. MORE »

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Morgan Parra prevents try brilliantly by punching ball out of attacker's hands

Clermont beat Stade Francais 36-10 on Sunday, edging closer to reaching the Top 14 Semi Finals. Scrumhalf Morgan Parra collected a personal tally of 23 points, including denying the defending champions an early try with this outstanding piece of play over the tryline. MORE »

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Scotland go into Beast mode with gymnastics flip ahead of Olympic 7s

A few years again Tendai 'BEAST' Mtawarira saved his teammate from flipping over by showing incredible strength to hold him up. He then did it again a year later. Well now Scotland 7s has shown us what happens when the player does actually flip over. MORE »

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Jarryd Hayne ankle tap saves a certain France try at the London Sevens

Jarryd Hayne came on late in Fiji's Cup Quarter Final against France and was shown up on defence straight away, as he overshot and had to turn to chase a break down the right wing. He managed to save face though, putting in an excellent ankle tap that proved to be a try saver. MORE »

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Wasps signing Kurtley Beale sidelined after freak injury at kickoff

On Friday it was announced that Kurtley Beale had signed by Wasps for the 2016/2017 season, reportedly on a hugely rewarding contract. A day later, as the Waratahs hosted the Bulls in Sydney, it took just 26 seconds for his world to be flipped upside down. MORE »

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Adam Zaruba's unbelievable one handed catch to score for Canada!

We've probably all dreamt of pulling off slick one-handed catches in a match, and while there have been a few who have done it in the lineout occasionally, it's safe to say that we've never seen it done quite like this before! Enter Canada's Adam Zaruba at the Paris 7s. MORE »

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ben Botica inexplicably kicks the ball away as Harlequins attempt late comeback in final

Ben Botica had a nightmare ending to his Harlequins career as Montpellier won the European Challenge Cup Final 26-19. Quins had mounted a comeback but with ball in hand and time up, Botica kicked it away, rather than keeping possession to go for the draw. MORE »

Monday, May 09, 2016

Referee checks TMO twice for Chris Henry's controversial try

Ulster sealed their place in the Guinness PRO12 Semi Finals for the fourth consecutive year following a crucial bonus point try scored by Ireland flanker Chris Henry. It was anything but a clear cut decision however, with the referee turning to his TMO twice to confirm it. MORE »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Midweek Madness - Referee stops counter attack when instinct kicks in

Alex Ruiz found himself perfectly positioned to take the pass when New Zealand faced Canada at the Singapore Sevens recently. The only problem? He was the referee.only problem? He was the referee. MORE »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jaguares' Emiliano Boffelli shows brilliant aerial skills against the Sunwolves

The Sunwolves won their first ever Super Rugby game when they beat the Jaguares 36-28 on Saturday. It was a competitive game and while the Japanese side deserved their win, one player that stood out was Argentina Jaguares' Emiliano Boffelli, who was outstanding in the air. MORE »

Monday, April 25, 2016

Gala score try within 11.14 seconds of match kick off!

Gala scored one of the fastest tries in Scottish Rugby history on Saturday when they crossed the whitewash after just 11.4 seconds from the match kickoff againt Marr. Frankie Robson was the tryscorer after collecting, feeding his number eight, then taking the return pass. MORE »

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Silvère Tian banned for MORE THAN A YEAR after Referee abuse

After seeing red for his verbal tirade (and subsequent post-match actions) against referee Romain Poite earlier this month, Oyonnax's Silvère Tian probably thought things couldn't get any worse. But they have. MORE »

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sonny Bill Williams' sister Niall makes a stunning flick pass for a great try

If you're a fan of Sonny Bill Williams, you already know about the amazing skill set that he possesses. Well it seems the Williams family have plenty of athletic genes to go around, as his sister is now making a name for herself on the Women's 7s curcuit. MORE »

Monday, April 18, 2016

Flanker Liam Gill slots 41 meter drop goal with plenty to spare

The Bulls were comfortable 41-22 winners over the Queensland Reds in Pretoria but at the end of the first half, the visitors had the final say with a stunning 41m drop goal by flanker Liam Gill. MORE »

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Referee Nigel Owens puts stroppy Sergio Parisse in his place

Leicester Tigers gave Stade Francais an almighty wallop in the Champions Cup quarter final this past weekend, winning 41-13 in front of their home crowd at Welford Road. Sergio Parisse was clearly a frustrated man, and referee Nigel Owens needed to put him in his place, twice. MORE »

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