England had recycled the ball 19 straight times. Wales was bending but not breaking in the inferno of Millennium Stadium. Each glimpse of the tryline by England was snuffed out in a blink by one or two Wales jerseys, whipped along by the sell-out crowd.
Then the ball was passed from
After some enthralling displays at the weekend, albeit without a huge amount of good running rugby, we look at who really stood out in the Northern Hemisphere.
A suffocating Welsh defence, a Scotland side still flattering to deceive and an Italian team who now seem to be on the ropes mean
So here we find ourselves, the 2015 6 Nations Championship not a month old and already the only two real contenders slug it out for glory and much-needed momentum before the curtain raises on the biggest prize in world rugby. At this stage of the tournament it's always customary to
After an exciting opening weekend of rugby with plenty of tries scored, here are the 15 players that stood out across the games:
1. Jack McGrath - For a man with less than 10 caps to his name and in the absence of one Cian Healy, Irish fans could be forgiven for
Stuart Lancaster has unveiled the eagerly awaited squad for this years November internationals, with some interesting inclusions and notable exclusions from the 33 man group.
Given more time with which to finalise the makeup of the squad than in previous years, Lancaster has once again backed youth as well as sticking
The rising star in the world of Rugby League admits that he never saw himself pulling on the green and gold of Australia this early, but many believe that Sione Mata’utia is more than ready to represent his country on the international stage.
“When opportunity comes knocking, you kick down the
While the European Challenge cup gave fans their fair share of blowouts, the European Champions Cup presented its following with closer games and greater level of play.
The weekend got off to a good start for the English-side Harlequins. The boot of Nick Evans and the lone try by Danny Care
Regardless of your opinions on the new European rugby tournament, you have to admit that this week brought us the excitement and skill that we rugby fans love about our sport.
Gloucester put on a clinic in the opening game of the Challenge Cup, beating their French rival, Brive, 55-0, on
How many times have we seen it? With only a few minutes to go in games where the All Blacks are behind they come back and win it in the dying embers of the game. Once again it was a converted try in injury time that got the Kiwis another
You could be forgiven for thinking that you were watching a match from 7 years ago upon reading today's team sheet for South Africa versus World XV, what with Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha starting in the second row once again, along with Schalke Burger on the bench.
The partnership that