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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 »

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Former Wallaby Wendell Sailor breaks opponents arm in charity arm wrestle

Former Wallabies winger Wendell Sailor has broken the arm of fellow former NRL player, Ben Ross, on live TV during the rugby league show, The Footy Show. It took place as part of the Iron Arm Challenge, an arm wrestling challenge that was set up for charity. MORE »

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Touching Haka from Under 20's in honour of fallen hero Jerry Collins

In their U20 match against Argentina, the New Zealand juniors paid tribute to the late Jerry Collins, who tragically died in a car crash in France a few days ago. They performed a special prematch Haka, with direct reference to Collins and his family. MORE »

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The day Jerry Collins played for Barnstaple Rugby Football Club's 2nd XV

There are some stories that will live on in rugby folklore for all of time. The day Jerry Collins, who tragically died in a car crash yesterday, turned out for Barnstaple Rugby Football Club, in England's fifth tier, is one of those such tales. MORE »

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Perhaps the rarest and earliest video of Stuart Hogg in action, aged 16

Known for his searing pace and electric feet - and occasional lack of temperament, Stuart Hogg has become one of Scotland's most exciting and unpredictable assets. As this archive video from shows, Hogg has developed his attacking flair from a very young age. MORE »

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Midweek Madness - Christian Wade butchers hat-trick try against the Barbarians

England romped to a 73-12 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday, with the likes of Wade and Danny Cipriani piling on the points. Wade ended up with a hat-trick as England scored their highest ever win over the Baa-Baas. MORE »

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

VINE: Fight for ball results in US College rugby player slammed

So this happened. Mouse over and hit the volume icon for the full WWE effect. It's not clear exactly what is going on here, but one player gets dumped to the turf as both fight for the ball. The ref isn't too pleased, and the powerhoue doing the lifting is just as surprised. MORE »

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Worcester Warriors secure dramatic Premiership return with win over Bristol

Worcester Warriors were promoted to the Premiership following a hugely dramatic victory in the second leg of their Green King IPA Championship final against Bristol. View full highlights below, with press conference chats on page two. MORE »

Sunday, May 24, 2015

James O'Connor comes up with Blooper of the Season as he gifts the Sharks a try

Poor James O'Connor. Things just didn't go well for him against the Sharks on Friday night, including a bit of a halftime spat with a team mate, then late in the game with this absolute howler of a kick that landed square in the bread basket of Stefan Ungerer. MORE »

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kenyan Collins Injera celebrates milestone try by signing ball and camera

Collins Injera's 200th try celebration at the London 7s has gone viral, causing a bit of a stir around the globe for as much good as bad. While it was a classic celebration, with the marker stored in his sock until being needed, there were concerns about the damage to the camera. MORE »

Friday, May 15, 2015

Manu Tuilagi admits to assaulting police officers, won't be part of Rugby World Cup

Manu Tuilagi will play no part in the Rugby World Cup, England coach Stuart Lancaster has said. The explosive England back has been convicted of three charges of assault on police officers, and one of criminal damage. A joint statement was released today. MORE »

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Throwback Thursday - South Africa and Samoa show respect post match in 2003

Today's Throwback Thursday from World Rugby looks back at a beautiful moment that took place post match at the Rugby World Cup 2003 Pool C game in Brisbane. After thumping Samoa 60-10, South Africa's captain, Corne Krige, called both teams together for a quiet moment of respect and reflection. MORE »

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