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Monday, March 23, 2015

Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins makes a popular return to Super Rugby

Rugby fans across the world will be all to familiar with Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins, mostly due to his outstanding interviews coining such phrases as 'sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage' and 'going off like a bag of cats'. The good news is he's back. MORE »

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Inspirational leader Sergio Parisse on the Art of Number Eight

Roman history is awash with great leaders. Constantine, Caesar, Agrippa... and now Parisse. What separates a good team from the great? When do players become legends? This fascinating video gives us an insight into one of world rugby's most talented players, Italian captain Sergio Parisse, and the work he puts in behind the scenes. MORE »

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Johnny Sexton stars in All it Takes short film that tracks his rise to the top

Ireland's Johnny Sexton put in another inspired performance this past weekend, showing yet again why he's considered one of the top number tens on the planet. This mini-documentary tracks his rise from schoolboy prodigy to international star. MORE »

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Get to know more about Gloucester and England wing Jonny May

Jonny May has been selected for England against Wales in this weekend's Six Nations opener on Friday night. Here is a great video put together by LV= that is an intimate look at how he rose to prominence, from his days at Wotton Basset rugby club, to scoring against the All Blacks. MORE »

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meet World Rugby Player of the Year 2014 nominee, Willie le Roux

Wille le Roux has had a great start to his Test career, often exceeding expectations. The dynamic fullback was recently named a nominee for the IRB World Rugby Player of the Year 2014. Learn more about him with this nice Total Rugby feature. MORE »

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Behind the scenes with Nick Cummins and the Barbarians

We all saw how well the Barbarians played against both Australia and the Leicester Tigers recently, and that was due in part to the kind of characters and talent they had in the multicultural squad. One of the most colourful of those characters was of course Nick Cummins, the Honey Badger. MORE »

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Tuilagi and Vunipola brothers talk mums, crossdressers and big hits

Samoan brothers Manu and Alesana Tuilagi appeared on the Clare Balding Show this week, along with Tongan brothers Billy and Mako Vunipola. If you missed the show or aren't able to watch the repeat, here are some clips featuring a few funny moments and interesting bits from the guys. MORE »

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

All Black Conrad Smith on record midfield partnerships and what the future holds

Total Rugby caught up with All Black centre Conrad Smith recently to speak about his life as an All Black, his midfield partnership with Ma'a Nonu, and what the future holds as we head into another Rugby World Cup year. He'll be 33 next month, but hopes to be in England to defend the title. MORE »

Friday, September 12, 2014

Prolific tryscorer Julian Savea on his debut, being starstruck and his recent tries

Few players have had the kind of impact that Julian Savea has since scoring a hat-trick on debut for the All Blacks two years ago against Ireland. For his size and power, the Jonah Lomu comparisons are always there, and for the try-scoring, it's Joe Rokocoko that comes up. MORE »

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The amazing story of Robins Tchale-Watchou and his rise to the Top 14

Total Rugby chats to Robins Tchale-Watchou to find out more about his rise from African basketball hopeful, to Top 14 rugby player. The 6ft 5 son of a weightlifter got involved in the sport after a chance meeting with some rugby enthusiasts. MORE »

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Learn more about Brad Thorn, one of the most decorated men in rugby

Yesterday it was confirmed that 39-year-old All Blacks World Cup winner Brad Thorn has signed for Leicester Tigers. The guy who has won just about everything now has an Aviva Premiership title in his sights. Below is a brilliant piece on the great man. MORE »

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Shane Williams discusses life in Japan and that British & Irish Lions call up

Welsh legend Shane Williams spoke to Total Rugby recently about how he's enjoying life in Japan, touching on language challenges, the level of play and the Rugby World Cup. He also spoke about the unbelievable phonecall he received that prompted his 2013 British and Irish Lions call up. MORE »

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Catch up with Wales captain Sam Warburton on Total Rugby

Total Rugby caught up with injured Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton recently, to discuss recovery, home life and coach Warren Gatland. The 25-year-old also touched on the unfinished business with the Lions, and next year's Rugby World Cup. MORE »

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Eddie Butler sums up Jonny Wilkinson career with rousing tribute

Jonny Wilkinson's career comes to an abrupt end very soon, but in the past few years he's managed to get the best out of a body that has suffered with injury throughout. Rugby writer and commentator Eddie Butler pays tribute to the great flyhalf, who is ending his career on a high with Toulon. MORE »

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

James O'Connor on life in the UK and Wallaby ambitions - Total Rugby

James O'Connor left Australia to seek greener pastures at London Irish and is clearly enjoying life in the Northern Hemisphere. Total Rugby put together this feature on the former Wallaby, where he speaks about rugby abroad, tactics and playing for his country. He needs to find a team in Australia though, which appears to be a challenge. MORE »

Monday, December 02, 2013

Sonny Bill Williams on Rugby League vs Rugby Union and life in general

New Zealand dual international Sonny Bill Williams spoke to CNN recently about what it is like to play both Rugby Union and Rugby League for his country, which is the better sport and what makes him happy. MORE »

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Rupeni Caucaunibuca looking slim, trim and determined at Northland

As we reported a month back, former Auckland flyer Rupeni Caucau is back in New Zealand, plying his trade with Northland in the hopes of finding the form he showed in the early days. Total Rugby caught up with him for some insight into his world. MORE »

Monday, August 19, 2013

Wesley Fofana feature on Total Rugby

This is a nice in-depth interview with Clermont and France star Wesley Fofana, who openly admits that growing up in Paris, rugby wasn't his first love. He also talks about how he almost packed things in at one stage, even after making it professionally. MORE »

Friday, February 08, 2013

Carlin Isles speaks out on fame, finding his feet, and being the fastest

Late last year Carlin Isles broke onto the scene after a video of him scoring some great tries on the Sevens circuit shot to over a million views in a week. Since then, he's been widely touted as the fastest rugby player on the planet. MORE »

Monday, May 14, 2012

Georgian Mamuka Gorgodze on Total Rugby, and Highlights vs Russia

A look at the great story of Mamuka Gorgodze, the Georgian player who is now one of the best in the French Top 14. Included are highlights of Georgia's recent match against Russia. MORE »