We take a look at some of the best games from around the world and analyse the key areas in each teams performance, to help the reader better understand the game of rugby. Our aim is to help you think about why teams are doing what they are doing, and how they are winning (or losing!), so you can expand your rugby knowledge, or put it into practice on the field yourself.
At times it looked like the Lions had confounded their progress in this fixture with ill discipline, but they stayed strong to the last, securing an incredible victory that brings the test series level.
The Hurricanes and the Lions played out an often frantic, but ultimately exciting game of end-to-end rugby in Wellington that kept fans on the edge of their seat right through to the final whistle. Join us as we take a look at the key areas of the game.
The first round of the three test series falls in New Zealand’s favour after a dominant performance from the All Blacks pack allows them to control the game and finish comfortable winners. Join us as we analyse the key areas of a game that portrayed rugby at its finest.
Off the back of a defeat against the Blues, and against a side who have been scoring tries for fun this year, the Lions put in an incredible defensive display to come through and beat the Crusaders by twelve points to three.
After a laboured opening victory, the Lions would be hoping to set their mark on this second game of their tour with an improved performance. Having had time on the ground, and the opportunity to work alongside each other in earnest, fans could certainly expect a good game of rugby, with the hope of another Lions victory.
Having finished the regular season tied on points at the top of the table, Wasps and Exeter delivered one of the most exhilarating finals that the tournament has ever seen. Join us as we take a look at the highs and lows of the game and its climatic finish.
Both teams came into this game off the back of defeats, and both would be looking at this fixture as a key turning point for their respective seasons. An astute tactical game plan and strong defence from Gloucester went up against a Saracens team capable of beating anyone on their day.
A try in the dying moments of the game gave England a victory over Wales in a match that neither side ever really had control of. Dogged defence, hard work at the breakdown and plenty of mistakes made this one of the greatest fixtures in Six Nations history. Join us as we take a look at the key areas that defined the outcome of the game.
Bath and Northampton clashed at The Rec in one of their biggest matches of the season. Bath would be looking to cement their place in the top 4 and Northampton would be looking to usurp them. Previously low scoring affairs, this game broke the mould; a strong first half from Bath was matched by a change in tactics from Northampton in the second and combined to produce one of the Premiership games of the season.
A great display of defensive resilience and counter-attacking rugby brought Scotland their first opening day victory in the competition for over 10 years. Capitalising on their strengths and Ireland's weaknesses, they were able to deliver a win that many in Scotland will feel has been a long time coming.