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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ball explodes in ITM Cup match between Northland and Southland

It is something that every rugby player has thought about at some point, but in this past weekend's ITM Cup game between Northland and Southland it finally happened, as a rugby ball exploded mid-game. MORE »

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Listen to Karmichael Hunt Mic'd up in Australia's NRC opening game

The guys are Fox Sports have provided us with another great bit of insight into what gets said on the rugby field during a professional match, as they mic'd up Brisbane City's Karmichael Hunt in the NRC. A few months back they did the same with Christian Lealiifano. MORE »

Monday, August 24, 2015

Jerry Collins' former club Narbonne perform emotional Haka before match

Narbonne players and fans have paid tribute to the late Jerry Collins in their opening game of the season in the PRO D2, the French second division. Collins was contracted to the club when he tragically died in a car crash two months ago. MORE »

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rayno Benjamin's sneaky trip gets cautioned before he commits a blooper of note

Here is an interesting clip from Superport's coverage of the Currie Cup in South Africa, and the game between the Cheetahs and Western Province. Rayno Benjamin attempted to kick/trip a player, but got spotted and was cautioned, which apparently means a yellow card. MORE »

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

All Blacks fined for waterboy Liam Messam joining on field scuffle

The All Blacks management have been fined for a 'technical zone breach' following their 41-13 win over the Wallabies at the weekend. Liam Messam, acting as waterboy, took to the field to join in on a scuffle, which is totally against SANZAR regulations. MORE »

Friday, August 14, 2015

James Schrader's sensational try saving tackle in the opening round of the ITM Cup

The ITM Cup, New Zealand's two-tier domestic competition, kicked off in Invercargill with Southland and Auckland battling to a 23-23 draw. Above is a quite extraordinary moment from the game, one of the best try-saving tackles you're likely to see this year. MORE »

Sunday, August 02, 2015

A look at the Top Three Try Saving Tackles ever, as chosen by Dewi Morris

As rugby fans, there's nothing we find more satisfying than a good try saving tackle. Sky Sports and Dewi Morris have come up with three superb efforts featuring Fiona Pocock, Alesana Tuilagi - this time on the receiving end - and George Gregan. MORE »

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hammers Club Recruitment video strikes a chord with rugby fans

Hammersmith & Fulham Rugby Club have released this recruitment video that has proved to be really popular with rugby fans. It features the inspirational words of former British & Irish Lions coach, Jim Telfer, set to footage of the hard work that goes into a rugby season. MORE »

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Toulon play the France '98 FIFA WC squad in Half Football, Half Rugby charity game

Two years ago Toulon played Olympique Marseille in a charity match that comprised of half football, half rugby. They've done it again, this time against France's 1998 FIFA World Cup winners, with the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Marcel Desailly and Didier Deschamps taking part. MORE »

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brilliant Richie McCaw lineout move first done vs Springboks by Samoa in 2013

Richie McCaw's winning try against the Springboks on Saturday was hailed as a moment of genius, while some have called it illegal, and it has had a fair bit of scrutiny this week. Technically legal or not, it was very well created, but it's not the first time we've seen it. MORE »

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Funnies - Sona Taumalolo fend looks like a right hook

Tongan prop Sona Taumalolo certainly stretched the boundaries of the law against Fiji last weekend. The former Chiefs prop, who now has grown out his hair and looks almost unrecognisable, attempted to fend a Fijian player, but appeared to do so with his fist. MORE »

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Levani Botia smashes Tonga to set up great Fijian try in Pacific Nations Cup

Powerfully built Fijian centre Levani Botia created this excellent try against Tonga in the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva at the weekend. His barnstorming run, and subsequent quality play with Waisea Nayacalevu, led to a well taken try by Henry Seniloli. MORE »

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Alesana and brother Vavae Tuilagi cause damage against the USA

Samoa edged the USA Eagles 21-16 in an entertaining Pacific Nations Cup match in San Jose, surviving a strong second half comeback. Alesana Tuilagi was his usual menacing self, while Vavae Tuilagi, the 6th Tuilagi brother, made his debut. MORE »

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Zealand Barbarians bring back The Wall during win over Maori All Blacks

The New Zealand Barbarians handed the Maori All Blacks their first home defeat in 12 years as they came up trumps 34-17 in Auckland. The weather conditions weren't condusive to a free-flowing match, but in the last ten minutes the Barbarians brought back an old classic, and scored a brilliant try from it. MORE »

Monday, July 13, 2015

Incredible backflip pass by Nathan Friend leads to great Rugby League Try

Yes it's not Union, but it is unbelievable, so we had to share it. Not only was the Nathan Friend flip out of this world, but there was a sneaky flick pass shortly after that too, and the shellshocked opposition leaked a Tuimoala Lolohea try in the process. MORE »

Friday, July 10, 2015

Brian O'Driscoll takes on Tim Henman in HSBC Skills Challenge at Wimbledon

Joining them on court was current World Freestyle Champion Andrew Henderson who showcased an array of tricks using tennis and rugby balls. Not to be outdone, the HSBC legends tried to match the freestyler, much to the enjoyment of the fans watching on. MORE »

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Josh Kronfeld and the Highlanders celebrate their Super Rugby Final win

This video from The Crowd Goes Wild shows former All Black and Otago Highlanders flanker Josh Kronfeld on hand at the Super Rugby Final, and celebrating with the team after their famous win over the Hurricanes. MORE »

Friday, July 03, 2015

Craig Joubert carding Jacques Potgieter riles commentator Phil Kearns

In case you missed it, this was the big call that referee Craig Joubert made in the Super Rugby semi finals that incensed commentator, and Waratahs fan, Phil Kearns. Joubert ruled that Jacques Potgieter's tackle was high, so not only awarded a penalty try, but chose to yellow card the flanker too. MORE »

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Midweek Madness - The Top 5 Slaps In Rugby

Right or wrong, there comes a time in the course of every rugby player’s life that the actions of an opponent require some sort of negative attention.  The player wants to let his opponent know that he has erred, and to warn him not to continue his unsavory behavior, but does not want to harm his team with a booking. MORE »

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Mic'd up league forward Ashton Sims is one fearless, inspiring leader

Last week we saw Brumbies back Christian Lealiifano mic'd up, giving us insight into what goes on during a professional rugby match. Well the BBC have stepped things up, placing a mic on courageous rugby league forward Ashton Sims of the Warrington Wolves. MORE »

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