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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Find out what really makes Nick Cummins tick in this insightful feature with his ailing father

Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins is all for the family in a journey of love and discovery. Learn more about what makes him tick, and just how much he has sacrificed for his loved ones. MORE »

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

France's Fijian sensation Virimi Vakatawa rips up the Paris Sevens

Virimi Vakatawa has had a stunning World Sevens Series so far and it continued in front of a home crowd at the Paris Sevens this past weekend, as the French flyer picked up a spot in the Dream Team, as well as claiming the DHL Impact Player award. MORE »

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Beauden Barrett's younger brother Jordie set to star in U20 World Championship

Ahead of next month's Under 20 World Championship in Manchester, title holders New Zealand fired a warning shot in the Oceania Cup. Standing out was up-and-coming talent Jordie Barrett. MORE »

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Double World Cup winner Ben Franks on life after rugby and his time in the Premiership

Former All Black and current London Irish prop Ben Franks has experienced success at multiple levels, with a stellar career by anyone's standards. This World Rugby feature takes us behind the scenes as we get to see a Franks brother in its natural habitat - the gym. MORE »

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Evergreen George Smith still going strong at 35 - Aviva Premiership Player of the Month

George Smith is regarded as one of the best flankers to have ever played the game, and now at 35-years-old and after just one year in England, he has been named as the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for February. MORE »

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

True Grit: The David Pocock Story - Part 2

Last week we shared part one of this fascinating David Pocock documentary that gives us a look into the complex life of the Wallaby star that along with his family, was forced to pack up and leave Zimbabwe. Here is part two, completing the series. MORE »

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

True Grit: The David Pocock Story - Part 1

To most rugby fans, David Pocock is that Wallaby who cannot be moved off the ball. Dig a little deeper though, and you'll find that he's a unique individual with a fascinating story. In this enlightening film, we get to travel back to his former homeland to learn more. MORE »

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ma'a Nonu reflects on reaching 100 Test Caps, and how Tana Umaga was his idol

Ma'a Nonu played his 100th Test against Tonga this past weekend, scoring the seventh and final try in a 47-9 victory in Newcastle. He sat down to reflect on his career in this candid interview, where he talks about being starstruck by former mentor and teammate, Tana Umaga. MORE »

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika on when he played against the All Blacks in 1988

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has a fascinating back story, one that includes making millions in the fashion industry, speaking multiple languages and first arriving in Australia with his Lebanese migrant parents. He also played against the All Blacks in 1988. MORE »

Monday, August 03, 2015

Ma'a Nonu tells jokes on the couch while confessing his love for chocolate

Ma'a Nonu has a fearsome reputation on the rugby field, known his physicality and eye for the gap in particular. You wouldn't want to cross his path, but off the field he's actually incredibly laid back and has a dry sense of humour that might surprise some. MORE »

Friday, July 24, 2015

André Watson looks back on 1999 RWC final in Referee Perspective feature

In the latest Referees Perspective feature from World Rugby, South African AndrĂ© Watson takes a look back at the 1999 Rugby World Cup final between Australia and France at the Millenium Stadium. MORE »

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sensational Stepper Nehe Milner-Skudder's Tribute Video

Nehe Milner-Skudder has had such an impressive debut season for the Hurricanes that he has been called into New Zealand's Rugby Championship squad, and although not in Friday's team to face Argentina, the experience can only help him. MORE »

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Matt Giteau chats to Rugby HQ about his return to the Wallabies

A few months back we wrote about how Matt Giteau could yet prove to be a key ingredient in the Wallabies' World Cup campaign. Back then he wasn't eligible for selection, but a turnaround has meant that he is now in camp, four years since last wearing gold and green. MORE »

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Israel Folau's 2015 Video Tribute as he agrees to new three year ARU contract

Australia and Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has signed a fresh three year flexible contract with Australian Rugby this week. It is a deal that will keep the 26 year-old available for national selection until the end of 2018. MORE »

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fijian powerhouse winger Taqele Naiyaravoro signed by Glasgow Warriors

Glasgow Warriors have signaled their intent to once again challenge for next season's PRO12 title by signing big Fijian flyer Taqele Naiyaravoro. The 23-year-old has impressed of late, so here's a look at his impressive recent try, plus other highlights. MORE »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Damian de Allende's great form continues with big hit against the Brumbies

As far as textbook tackling technique goes, it doesn't get much more accurate than this monster hit from Stormers back Damian de Allende against the Brumbies. It's another highlight in an impressive season, so he must be firmly in the Springboks selectors sights. MORE »

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Flying Chiefs winger James Lowe on defying the odds with arthritis

Anyone who has watched Super Rugby this season will have sat up and taken notice of the Chiefs' backline, and in particular a young winger named James Lowe. MORE »

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Schalk Burger awarded Comeback of the Year at the 2015 Laureus Awards

Springbok and Stormers superstar Schalk Burger has won the 2015 Laureus Comeback of the Year award for his exceptional achievements on and off the rugby pitch. You can read more about his inspirational story below, then watch the a touching video documenting his incredible journey over the past few years, and his remarkable return to topflight rugby. MORE »

Friday, April 17, 2015

George Ford's skilful play for Bath against Leinster

Despite losing their European Champions Cup quarter-final to Leinster 18-15, George Ford put in a top flyhalf display, capped off by setting up a try and scoring one of his own. Here is a quick nod to his quality play as he looks likely to star in the upcoming World Cup. MORE »

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Tribute To big Brad Thorn, who will now retire aged 40

Leicester Tigers and former New Zealand second row Brad Thorn has announced his retirement from all forms of competitive rugby at the age of 40, after what can only be described as an outstanding career that has spanned an incredible 21 years. MORE »

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