Thursday, September 29, 2016

How To Create "Mental Toughness" For Rugby?

Everyone wants to be tough in rugby. This week Rugbydump Academy's TJ Jankowski breaks down exactly how we can train to be "tough" on the rugby pitch and why we should all train that way. MORE »

Rieko Ioane knocking on All Blacks door with impressive hat-trick

Rieko Ioane is surely on the verge of a full-on international breakout as he scored a hat-trick against Bay of Plenty in week six action of the Mitre 10 Cup. MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Midweek Madness - The old SOMERSAULT over a tackle trick

There has been quite a bit of talk about jumping into the tackle recently, and then this happened in Western Australia. It took place in a Rugby League game of 9s and the footage has gone viral, so there has once again been a huge amount of debate around the laws. MORE »

Controversial red card sees Sergio Parisse suspended until further notice

Sergio Parisse will be out of rugby up until at least the 12 October, when he will appear before a LNR Disciplinary Committee to defend the red card that he received for a tip tackle against Toulouse this past weekend. The sending off was met with dismay in many corners. MORE »


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Danny Cipriani brilliance sets up outstanding Jimmy Gopperth try

Danny Cipriani was at the heart of a stunning Wasps try as they beat Northampton Saints 20-15 away at the weekend. While most players might have kicked from that position, it was the former England number ten's attacking instinct that kicked in, resulting in a length of the field score. MORE »

Monday, September 26, 2016

Five Sensational Tries from Round Six in France

The current Top 14 season has dished up some cracking rugby so far in 2016, and this past weekend's was no different, as this compilation of lovely tries proves. MORE »

Sunday, September 25, 2016

CJ Stander player mic captures comment about opposition flanker

Player Mic has proven extremely popular over the years and Sky Sports have got on board, doing a great job with Munster flanker CJ Stander this weekend. Stander was part of the 28-14 win over Edinburgh in the PRO12, and fans loved hearing him up close and personal. MORE »

Friday, September 23, 2016

Rugby Nutrition - 5 Rules For Carbohydrates and Rugby

So what's the deal with carbs? Do we need them or are they just going to make us fat? This week Rugbydump Academy's TJ Jankowski discusses the importance of carbs and how you can use them to perform, look and feel better. MORE »

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Quade Cooper sinbinned for off the ball shoulder on Nicolas Sanchez

In Saturday's clash against Argentina, Wallabies Flyhalf Quade Cooper was shown a yellow card after his shoulder charge on Nicolas Sanchez was deemed to be an illegal tackle. MORE »

Three year countdown to RWC 2019 for giant killers Japan

This week has marked two very special World Cup anniversaries for Japanese rugby. A year ago on Monday saw arguably the greatest upset in world rugby when the Brave Blossoms stunned South Africa on that famous day in Brighton. MORE »

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Double BITING allegations get Chris Ashton banned for 13 weeks

Chris Ashton has been banned for no less than 13 weeks following two biting incidents that took place in the Aviva Premiership this past weekend. The Saracens winger appeared before a RFU disciplinary panel last night, charged with acts contrary to good sportsmanship. MORE »

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Springboks and Eben Etzebeth perplexed by 'technical' lineout law

During Saturday night's Rugby Championship clash in Christchurch the Springboks found themselves on the receiving end of a seldomly sanctioned lineout penalty, as Eben Etzebeth was found to have committed an early, or dummy, jump. MORE »

Juan Imhoff bags top quality hat-trick as Racing beat Toulon

Reigning Top 14 champions Racing 92 bounced back from their heavy defeat to Clermont Auvergne last week by beating Toulon 41-30 in Paris at the weekend, with Argentinian winger Juan Imhoff impressing with a hat-trick of tries. MORE »

Monday, September 19, 2016

Best tries of the Mitre 10 Cup - Round 5

A short collection of the best tries scored in round five of the Mitre 10 Cup in New Zealand, with some classic moments and brilliant bits of play. MORE »

Wallabies get off to flying start to claim convincing win over Argentina

As New Zealand wrapped up the Rugby Championship title with a convincing win over South Africa, Australia overpowered Argentina 36-20 to go second on the table. MORE »