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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Incredible stats illustrate how kicking has changed in rugby

The latest in the Ricoh Rugby Change Series focuses on kicking in the modern game and how relevant the practice has become in the face of better attacks. MORE »

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Israel Dagg marks his 100th Super Rugby match with some serious skill

Israel Dagg celebrated his 100th Super Rugby game over the weekend, and it appears that he's already in mid-season form after showing off some serious skill to help the Crusaders beat the Brumbies, 17-13. MORE »

Monday, February 27, 2017

Italy ruck tactics bemuse England and agitate coach Eddie Jones

England had a tough time adapting when Italy employed a breakdown tactic that we've seen used by a few teams before, namely the Chiefs in Super Rugby. It resulted in chaos for the halfbacks, and led Eddie Jones to state that it wasn't rugby being played out there. MORE »

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fascinating insight to technology's role in modern rugby

Modern-day rugby is a lot more than just 30 players on a pitch knocking ten bells out of each other and scoring tries. Technology now plays an increasingly large role in the preparation and recovery of teams. MORE »

Friday, February 17, 2017

Fraser McKenzies comes off second best in Tommy Bowe collision

During his side's narrow 24-18 defeat to Ulster last weekend, Edinburgh's Fraser McKenzie suffered a nasty looking injury after coming off second best in a collision with Tommy Bowe. MORE »

Friday, February 10, 2017

New Zealand Super Rugby 'BOOM BOOM' advert comes under fire ahead of tournament

This is the new Super Rugby advert that was launched yesterday in New Zealand, bringing a whole lot more colour to the tournament that is already known to be jam-packed with entertainment. The style of the video has been less than warmly received though, mainly for it's lack of.. rugby. MORE »

Thursday, February 09, 2017

#TBT: Peter Stringer's brilliant low tackle on Jonah Lomu in 2002

This week the world of rugby remembers former Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen, who died on Saturday after a long battle with Motor Neuron Disease. The scrumhalf is well known for, amongst other exploits, his heroic tackle on Jonah Lomu in the 1995 RWC. MORE »

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Joost van der Westhuizen scores within 16 seconds against Otago in 1994

As the rugby world mourns the loss of the great Joost van der Westhuizen, we've seen a number of emotive tributes online. While Joost scored 38 Test tries, he scored an impressive amount in tour games too. Here is a quick look at one such try from 1994. MORE »

Friday, February 03, 2017

Life on the touchline: Harlequins mic up Team Manager

One of the most enjoyable aspects of modern day rugby television is the occasional player wearing a microphone during a match. It offers viewers the opportunity to get closer to the action and experience what it is like in the heat of the battle. MORE »

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Freddie Michalak hit the uprights four times in one match

Frederic Michalak is no stranger to collecting points in a match. However, he's probably never scored them in quite the way he did against Racing 92. The Lyon halfback managed to inexplicably hit the posts four times, with three of the four going through the uprights. MORE »

Monday, January 23, 2017

Nemani Nadolo goes full beast mode to demolish Northampton Saints

Fiji and Montpellier winger Nemani Nadolo put in one of the performances of the weekend as he blasted through the Northampton Saints defence to help his side to a 26-17 victory on Friday night. He scored twice, and caused havoc whenever he had ball in hand. MORE »

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Rugby Viadana score one of the quickest ever tries from a restart

A few weeks back this great try was scored in the Campionato Nazionale Eccellenza (Italian Premiership) by Rugby Viadana 1970's Ignacio "Nacho" Brex against Rugby Mogliano. As you can see, the try came from a restart kick and it was scored within 8.60 (roughly) seconds! MORE »

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Luke Hamilton sings kids' song in unbelievable post match interview

North Harbour's Luke Hamilton has shown up the likes of Nick Cummins with one of the most amusing post match interviews ever seen. Hamilton was playing at the Bayleys National Sevens and after a win, he made this outstanding post match gesture for his kids. MORE »

Thursday, January 05, 2017

New directives under fire once more as Brice Dulin gets carded for challenge

A lot has been said about World Rugby's new law directives introduced this year to curb the amount of dangerous tackles. Last week saw Bristol's Tusi Pisi controversially sent off for a challenge in the air. This week, Racing 92 fullback Brice Dulin was shown yellow for a similar incident against Toulon. MORE »

Thursday, January 05, 2017

More Maro Itoje brilliance on display as he blocks a kick with his foot

Maro Itoje has produced another piece of wizardry, this time charging down a kick with his extremely large boot. Why not? Well referee JP Doyle needed to check the laws, but it turns out that the Saracens kingpin was well within his rights, and executed it perfectly. MORE »

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Midweek Madness - Referee accidentally trips flyhalf before kick at goal

Today on our social channels we shared a classic photo of a referee being accidentally tackled by Scotland scrumhalf Mike Blair, way back in 2006. With that in mind, here is a more recent clip from a few weeks back, with a referee being on the other side of it, as he comically tripped a goalkicker. MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2016

Connacht snatch win over Wasps after new law directive calamity

Naulia Dawai’s last-minute try secured a dramatic 20-18 victory for Connacht over Wasps in Galway on Saturday, but the circumstances that led to it have caused controversy over new World Rugby directives. MORE »

Monday, December 12, 2016

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

Edinburgh overcame a 17 point half-time deficit to beat Stade Français 28-23 at Murrayfield on Saturday to maintain their unbeaten start to the European Challenge Cup, despite losing Phil Burleigh to a controversial red card. MORE »

Monday, December 05, 2016

George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

George North's rugby future appeared to have taken another blow this weekend as he landed heavily after a challenge for a high ball against Leicester Tigers. It is yet another in a worrying string of knocks that the young Northampton Saints winger has suffered. MORE »

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

James Horwill has surgery to fix unbelievably gruesome finger injury

Harlequins lock James Horwill suffered a horrific finger injury this past weekend in the Aviva Premiership against Leicester Tigers, but his tough as nails attitude towards it has garnered him almost legendary status, as he appeared to want to continue playing. MORE »

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