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Video: Sharks’ Anthony Tupou Breaks Jaw

The Warriors defeated the Sharks this weekend on a scoreline of 20-16, but the game was marred by this ugly incident, involving Konrad Hurrell and Anthony Tupou. Viewer discretion is advised.   23 year-old Hurrell had built up big momentum, but did raise a knee as he entered contact. It all resulted in Tupou with a broken jaw and an impending …

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ICYMI: Iain Henderson Red Card Vs Munster

Munster and Ulster clashed in what was the tie of the weekend, as the sides could not be separated at Ravenhill. A last minute conversion from Paddy Jackson leveled it at 23-23, but the main talking point was Iain Henderson’s red card. Was Nigel Owens correct to dismiss the Ireland international? Going by the letter of the law, Henderson can …

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Taqele Naiyaravoro Proves You Don’t Need Pace When You’ve Got Power

Beast mode! Taqele Naiyaravoro has zero time for your tackles.    Unfortunately for Naiyaravoro the Warratahs succumbed to defeat against the Western Force, but a great try is a great try all the same. Naiyaravoro goes full beat mode evading three tacklers who literally bounce off him, as well as one further last ditch attempt as he powers over the line. The …

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Blues Score Team Try That Is Downright Too Smooth

Guys, have you been practising? Great try from the Blues as the went down in style to the Melbourne Rebels in Round 13 of Super Rugby. Melani Nanai takes the ball over the line to finish the move. But in truth it’s all about that  Mealamu’s back to the opposition, inside ball. Defying all common convention that you should never have …

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It’s The Weekend, So Here Are Some Try Of The Season Contenders

The Premiership Rugby Try of the season shortlist has been announced and there are some really beauties in the mix.  Each beautiful in their own way. Whether you appreciate Kyle Eastmond’s try that came about from some serious hardwork, right from under Bath’s own posts, or perhaps it’s the individual brilliance of Joe Simpson against Exeter Chiefs, there’s a try …

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TBT: 20-Year-Old Jonah Lomu Castrates England’s WC Hopes (1995)

“He’s a freak, and the sooner he goes away the better.” This week’s Throwback Thursday looks back on the time a 20-year-old by the name of Jonah Lomu obliterated England and reaffirmed his position as the sport’s hottest young star. The 1995 Rugby World Cup will forever be remembered as one of the greatest in the sport’s history. Hosted in South Africa, …

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The Battle For A Home Semi-Final: Munster vs Ulster

It’s second against third in the league table and with a single point separating these two sides, Munster and Ulster is sure to be a thriller this weekend. Kick-off is at 14:40 tomorrow in Kingspan Stadium. Ulster have been the most successful home side this season. They remain unbeaten at the newly-refurbished Kingspan Stadium and have totalled 44 points from …

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Rugby: Dangerous Tackle After The Whistle…Still Not A Red Card

Dangerous. Check. Throwing the player on to his head. Check. After the whistle had gone. Check. Tyrone Peachley you are one very lucky boy. Dreadful tackle. The NRL’s Brisbane Broncos can be rightly aggrieved after Tyrone Peachey’s tackle. Can we even call it a tackle considering the whistle had well and truly gone? Adam Blair is lucky not to have …

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Now, Now! Haymakers Rain Down In French Rugby Game

It only took thirty seconds for these French Rugby players to cause, start, participate in and end a brawl. Talk about efficiency.  The fight itself between Pays d’Aix Rugby Club and CO Berre resembles the violent cousin of a ruck. They’re moving downfield. But they’re swinging while they’re at it. Nobody appears to have much appetite apart from Pays d’Aix (in black) …

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VIDEO: Cornell Du Preez’s Outstanding Ankle Tap On Jonny May

South African Cornell Du Preez pulled off an outstanding tackle on Gloucester’s Jonny May during the Challenge Cup Final. Friday night saw the Cherry and Whites lift the European Rugby Challenge Cup following a 19-13 victory over Edinburgh. Billy Twelvetrees’ first half try, coupled with 14 points from Greig Laidlaw saw Gloucester to victory. However, an outstanding tackle from Cornell …

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Carl Hayman Speaks Out Against International Selection Restrictions

Former All Blacks prop Carl Hayman has spoken out against players being barred from test rugby on account of the club they represent. Hayman retired from the professional game last weekend by captaining French club Toulon to their third consecutive European title. The French club defeated Clermont at Twickenham by 24 points to 18 in a Leigh Halfpenny inspired masterclass. …

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EPCR Champions Cup Gets OWNED By Pissed Off Fan

He’s just saying what we were all thinking. The official Champions Cup Facebook page walked itself straight in to this one last week.  _____ There’s something beautiful about organisations, created more or less solely to extract money from normal people sleep walking itself in to a witty retort. In the case it was the EPCR Champions Cup page in the …

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