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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Beauden Barrett Tribute Montage from Remarkable 2016 Season

Beauden Barrett has had an exceptional 2016. From helping the Hurricanes lift the Super Rugby trophy for the first time to a test series win against Wales in the Summer, the 25 year-old is in the prime of his young rugby career. MORE »

Friday, July 29, 2016

Top 5 Centres: Jean de Villiers picks the best he's ever played against

Former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has picked the Top 5 best centres that he played against during his 109 international caps for South Africa. JDV led the Springboks to a third place finish at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and over a Test career that spanned 13 years, has played against some of the best ever. MORE »

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tevita Li all set to knuckle down with Highlanders move in 2017

Up-and-coming Kiwi winger Tevita Li played his final game for the Blues a fortnight ago after he announced he was joining defending champions the Highlanders for the 2017 Super Rugby season. He hopes the move will help him reach even greater heights. MORE »

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New Richie McCaw documentary CHASING GREAT looks epic

Richie McCaw, double World Cup winning captain and the most capped player of all time, is the arguably the greatest rugby player of his generation. In just over a month's time a new documentary will come out that will give us an inside look at what it takes to be a legend. MORE »

Friday, July 08, 2016

Georgia: Are rugby's Tier 1.5 nation ready for another step up?

Georgia are international rugby's dark horses. Big, scary, Soviet-oppressed horses, and they have shown consistently that they deserve to be taken more seriously. What next for the Lelos? MORE »

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 »

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