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Friday, October 20, 2017

Julian Savea on the rampage as Wellington reach final

Wellington advanced to the Mitre 10 Cup Championship final thanks to a six-try win over Northland at Westpac Stadium earlier today. Julian 'The Bus' Savea was back in fine form as be burned and bumped defenders to help Wellington's powerful second half charge. MORE »

Thursday, October 19, 2017

#ThrowbackThursday: Rupeni Caucau carving up Gloucester for Agen in 2007

Tonight Gloucester host Agen in round two of the European Challenge Cup, with the home side looking to bounce back from last week's defeat at Kingsholm. Back in 2007, they had the enigmatic Rupeni Caucau to contend with, as he carved them up in typical fashion. MORE »

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Russian side topple Stade Français to cause major Challenge Cup upset

Krasny Yar produced perhaps one of the biggest upsets in European Challenge Cup history as they beat defending championss Stade Français 34-29 in Siberia. MORE »

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Robbie Henshaw gets steamrolled by Nemani Nadolo, wins turnover anyway

Leinster centre Robbie Henshaw pulled off a feat of brilliance in Leinster's weekend Champions Cup win over Montpellier. After getting easily bumped aside by a streaking Nemani Nadolo, Henshaw managed to gather himself not only for the tackle, but the turnover as well. MORE »

Friday, October 13, 2017

Gloucester comeback shut down as crosskick goes horribly wrong

Former All Black Colin Slade scored 15 points as Pau saw off Gloucester 27-21 in the European Challenge Cup opening round on Thursday night. Gloucester made a late charge for a comeback, but were clinically shut down due to the intervention of winger Frank Halai. MORE »

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

5 Times Sportsmanship Prevailed after Brutal Hits

Recently, Wasps back-rower Nathan Hughes was commended for his display of sportsmanship after Exeter's Sam Simmonds was injured during the Chief's 31-17 victory. It reminded fans of the human side to rugby and that player welfare transcends the sport. MORE »

Friday, October 06, 2017

Taranaki claim Ranfurly Shield with sensational comeback against Canterbury

Taranaki came back from trailing 31-7 to win a thrilling clash with Canterbury 55-43 in Christchurch on Friday. With the win, Taranaki claimed the Ranfurly Shield, putting to an end Canterbury's 13-month custody of the traditional Log o' Wood. MORE »

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Sonny Bill Williams gives his sweaty socks and shorts to fans in Argentina

After the 36-10 All Blacks win over Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday, Sonny Bill Williams made at least one fan's day when he stripped off his shorts and socks and tossed them into the crowd. It's not the first time we've seen the cross-code superstar show his kindness to fans. MORE »

Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Zealand's monstrous schoolboys look ready to cause some damage

While the All Blacks show incredible form in the Rugby Championship, the next batch of stars are already making names for themselves, despite still being in school. Ahead of their upcoming internationals, here is a look at some of those players to watch out for. MORE »

Monday, September 25, 2017

Augustine Pulu rips pad off post, gets a scolding

In one of the more bizarre moments to come out of this weekend's Mitre 10 Cup, Counties Manukau scrumhalf Augustine Pulu inexplicably ripped the pad off the goal post during their draw with Bay of Plenty. Needless to say, it didn't go down well. MORE »

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Midweek Madness - Fritz Lee blows easy finish with terrible blooper

Clermont number eight Fritz Lee committed the ultimate rugby sin when he attempted to dot down for an easy try against Brive, but let the ball slip out of his hand. MORE »

Monday, September 18, 2017

James Haskell loses his cool with Joe Marler after water and choke incidents

Harlequins got the better of Wasps with a tight 24-21 win at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday, and in the first half it was Joe Marler getting the better of England teammate James Haskell, as he goaded him into a receiving a yellow card. MORE »

Friday, September 15, 2017

Inspirational story of Ed Jackson's fight with paralysis after nightmare accident

In April of this year, Dragons number 8 Ed Jackson suffered a debilitating spinal injury in a freak swimming accident, diving into the shallow end of the pool. This amazing video highlights his enormous struggle to recover and his will to never give up. MORE »

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The giant Kurt Baker drop kick restart that shocked Bay of Plenty

In case you missed this, Manawatu's Kurt Baker - best known for his 7s exploits with New Zealand - put in a mammoth drop kick restart in the Mitre 10 Cup on Friday. His huge kick turned what was a defensive position into an attacking one, no doubt knocking the wind out of the Bay of Plenty sails. MORE »

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Schalk Brits angered at cynical play by Kahn Fotuali'i

Over the weekend, Saracens hooker Schalk Brits was on the receiving end of a controversial penalty, being deliberately struck with a pass as he was attempting to avoid impeding play. The reaction and discussion around it will perhaps draw attention to this glitch in the law. MORE »

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rampaging Vaea Fifita makes astonishing All Blacks start vs Argentina

Vaea Fifita's first start for the All Blacks could not have gone better. Not only did he score one of the best loose forward tries you're likely to see, but he made countless big runs and showed himself as a physical threat in close quarters. MORE »

Friday, September 08, 2017

Disgusting attack on referee earns youngster 10-year-ban from rugby

The 18-year-old Australian rugby player who attacked a referee in a grand final match has been banned for 10 years. Footage of the incident has spread rapidly, disgusting rugby fans around the globe, who for the most part feel that the hefty ban is fully justified. MORE »

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Schalk Brits brilliance in Man of the Match performance for Saracens

Schalk Brits may be in his final season of rugby but he still put on a masterclass peformance when the Aviva Premiership kicked off this past weekend. He played his part in the 55-24 dismantling of Northampton Saints, and at 36, doesn't appear to be slowing down. MORE »

Thursday, August 31, 2017

New laws explained with two very informative pitch demos

With the World Rugby Global Law changes already in place in the southern hemisphere and about to kick into gear in the north, here is a helpful look at what they mean for rugby viewers. Both BT Sport and Supersport have put together great demonstrations. MORE »

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SANZAAR release statement on Sonny Bill Williams continuing to play despite being knocked out

Following a worrying head-knock incident in the opening minutes of the Rugby Championship clash between Australia and New Zealand, SANZAAR have released a statement saying that they have urgently reinforced the Head Injury Assessment (HIA) protocols. MORE »

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