Thursday, August 27, 2015

Stade Francais start title defence with win over new boys Pau

Stade Fran├žais kicked off their Top 14 title defence last weekend with an impressive, if hard-fought 34-18 victory over newly promoted Pau. The match caught the interest of media and fans as it was the Top 14 champions against the Pro D2 champions. MORE »

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ball explodes in ITM Cup match between Northland and Southland

It is something that every rugby player has thought about at some point, but in this past weekend's ITM Cup game between Northland and Southland it finally happened, as a rugby ball exploded mid-game. MORE »

Highlights feed from around the rugby world




Listen to Karmichael Hunt Mic'd up in Australia's NRC opening game

The guys are Fox Sports have provided us with another great bit of insight into what gets said on the rugby field during a professional match, as they mic'd up Brisbane City's Karmichael Hunt in the NRC. A few months back they did the same with Christian Lealiifano. MORE »

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Northland prop Matt Talaese red carded and banned for full time charge

Northland prop Matt Talaese has been suspended for three weeks following a dangerous charge that took place on full time in the ITM Cup second round match against Southland this past weekend. Talaese pleaded guilty to the offence. MORE »

Monday, August 24, 2015

Scotland grind out victory with late try against Italy in Turin

After suffering a narrow defeat to Ireland in their first World Cup warm up match last week, Scotland bounced back to beat Italy 16-12 in Turin in a nervy and uninspiring encounter. MORE »

Jerry Collins' former club Narbonne perform emotional Haka before match

Narbonne players and fans have paid tribute to the late Jerry Collins in their opening game of the season in the PRO D2, the French second division. Collins was contracted to the club when he tragically died in a car crash two months ago. MORE »

Pass Around The World with Allianz and Win Great Prizes!

Allianz are offering some great prizes for those that get involed in the Pass Around The World concept, something that the likes of Owen Farrell, Chris Wyles, Hayden Smith and the rest of the Saracens team have already taken part in. Enter today to stand a chance of winning. MORE »

Sunday, August 23, 2015

France convincing winners over England despite late comeback in Paris

Yoann Huget scored a brilliant try as France battered England, then shut up shop as the visitors came back into contention late in the game. Key substitutions gave England heart and direction, as they pulled the score back to 25-20, but it was too little too late. MORE »

Saturday, August 22, 2015

RWC 2015 Players to Watch: England's Anthony Watson

In our latest Players to Watch post leading up to the World Cup, Rugbydump looks at the dangerous, lightning-fast speedster of the England team, Anthony Watson. MORE »

Friday, August 21, 2015

George Gregan's halfback masterclass with Justin Marshall

George Gregan is widely regarded as one of the best nines to ever play the game of rugby and in this informative clip for SKY SPORT NZ he gives some valuable pointers to anyone wanting to improve their game MORE »

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rayno Benjamin's sneaky trip gets cautioned before he commits a blooper of note

Here is an interesting clip from Superport's coverage of the Currie Cup in South Africa, and the game between the Cheetahs and Western Province. Rayno Benjamin attempted to kick/trip a player, but got spotted and was cautioned, which apparently means a yellow card. MORE »

Some of the greatest amateur rugby hits and collisions of all time

Above is a compilation of some of the biggest and baddest amateur rugby clips floating around online. They've been ripped from various clips on Youtube etc, and we realise that - for some reason - the video also includes a few professional clips from Rugby League and women's rugby. MORE »

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

All Blacks fined for waterboy Liam Messam joining on field scuffle

The All Blacks management have been fined for a 'technical zone breach' following their 41-13 win over the Wallabies at the weekend. Liam Messam, acting as waterboy, took to the field to join in on a scuffle, which is totally against SANZAR regulations. MORE »

The World XV run out convincing winners against Japan in Tokyo

A World XV beat Japan 45-20 in an entertaining Rugby World Cup warmup game in Tokyo on Saturday. The match gave Japan a chance to have a good run out before the tournament, and allowed some World XV players to impress their own country's selectors. MORE »

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Springboks bounce back from defeat to win comfortably in Argentina

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer praised his players for the way in which they bounced back against Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday, winning the Test by 26-12 at Vélez Sarsfield MORE »