Posts for June 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

South Africa stun Scotland with eight-try romp in Port Elizabeth

South African handed debuts to six players en route to a 55-6, eight try victory over Scotland at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The win completes the Springboks' clean sweep in the June International window. MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Top 5 'Big Boppers' (130kg +) in World Rugby

Huge Wallaby lock Will Skelton is making waves in Australia at the moment (almost literally), so the guys at Rugby HQ thought it was a good time to bring out their list of the Top 5 Big Boppers in world rugby. That's Super Heavyweight status, so to get on the list a player must be over 130kg's. MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2014

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Earlier this week Wales prop Samson Lee was suspended for five weeks for a headbutt on Flip van der Merwe during the Springboks vs Wales second Test at the Mombela Stadium in Nelspruit. The incident occurred shortly before a Welsh try, but wasn't looked at. MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2014

European Beach Rugby Circuit 2014 Promo Teaser

European Beach 5's Rugby has been described as the fastest form of the game, and this summer fans can get involved as various European hotspots host action packed tournaments. Each stage of the circuit offers something new and entertaining for fans. MORE »

Monday, June 23, 2014

USA Eagles come from behind to beat Canada for first time in eight attempts

The USA Eagles ended a five year losing streak against neighbours Canada when they came from behind to beat them 38-35 in Sacramento on Saturday. Played in front of a sell-out crowd, it was the first time that the Eagles had won in this fixture since 2009. MORE »

Sunday, June 22, 2014

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

A dramatic late penalty try denied Wales a first ever win in South Africa, as the Springboks fought back twice to snatch victory at the death. It was an agonising 31-30 defeat for the Welsh, who led for 78 minutes before referee Steve Walsh's big decision. MORE »

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Samoa hang on to win in Fiji for the first time in sixteen years

Samoa's Tusi Pisi kicked six penalties to take them to a 18-13 Pacific Nations Cup victory over Fiji in Suva on Saturday. Fiji scored the only tries of the match but were let down by ill-discipline, as Samoa went on to finish top of the Pacific Conference. MORE »

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Australia complete clean sweep against France with Sydney win

The Wallabies achieved a clean sweep in their three-Test series with France as they beat them 39-13 in Sydney on Saturday. The win takes Australia to seven consecutive Test victories for the first time since 2000. MORE »

Saturday, June 21, 2014

New Zealand complete series whitewash as Savea gets hat-trick vs England

New Zealand completed a 3-0 whitewash of England as they stormed to a 36-13 victory in Hamilton earlier today. The damage was done in the first half as the All Blacks shot out to a 29-6 lead, but England held on to save too many blushes in the second. MORE »

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Scotland snatch win with late penalty against Argentina in Cordoba

Scotland's Duncan Weir slotted a late penalty in Cordoba to give them a 21-19 away win against Argentina and maintain new coach Vern Cotter's unbeaten run. They now head to South Africa where they will take on the Springboks in a one-off Test next weekend. MORE »