Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday Funnies - Billy Vunipola defuses tensions by suggesting it's time for a Kit Kat

In nine years of writing on Rugbydump it's safe to say that the term Kit Kat has never ever been used in a post. But there's a first time for everything, and thanks to Billy Vunipola's sharp comment last weekend, we now know the best thing to do when things get a bit heated. MORE »

The Jonah Lomu Smashed 'Em Bro Top 7 Special

Last week we lost a legend and while there have already been plenty of videos of the great Jonah Lomu shared online, this is another one that is worth watching, as it features some excellent footage you might not have seen yet, but will probably enjoy watching again anyway. MORE »

Conversion hits the posts an incredible four times before going over

St. Conleth's College played the quarter final of the Schools Cup in Dublin a few days ago, winning against Tullow CS. The thing that got our attention though was this unbelievable conversion that hit the posts no less than four times before going over. MORE »

Thursday, November 26, 2015

George Pisi demolishes opposite number Mark Bennett with huge hit

Northampton Saints centre George Pisi is building a reputation as being one of the hardest hitting centres in the game, and he's done it again, most recently against Glasgow Warriors in the European Champions Cup. It's probably the biggest hit of the weekend. MORE »

Rugby World Cup 2015 Extras

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Commentators unhappy after Billy Vunipola is sinbinned for 'shoulder charge'

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola was sent to the sinbin for this alleged no-arms tackle against Ulster in the European Champions Cup. Referee Romain Poite felt that there was no use of the arms, but Vunipola and the commentary team disagreed, clearly bemused. MORE »

Bernard Le Roux shown straight red card for petulant stamp

Racing 92 flanker Bernard Le Roux was shown a straight red card for a stamp on Scarlets prop Phil John at the weekend. Today he faces a disciplinary hearing, along with Matthew Rees, who was cited for the same offence, although both incidents are decidedly different. MORE »

Top 3 Best Tries chosen for New Zealand's Fans Try of the Year 2015

We recently posted 15 brilliant tries that were the nominees for the Sky Sport New Zealand's Fans Try of the Year for 2015, and told you that you can vote for your favourites. Here are the Top 3, with the winner to be decided on 11 December. MORE »

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rugby Tactics: Quick Ruck Ball Key to Wasps Success

Wasps have had an impressive start to their European Champions Cup campaign, dispatching two of the biggest teams in Europe in Leinster and an all star Toulon. Today The Deadballarea takes a look at a crucial facet of their play that allows them to attack so well. MORE »

Matthew Rees facing lengthy ban after red card for vicious stamp on Nick Easter's face

Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees will face a disciplinary hearing in London tomorrow (Wednesday 25 November) following the straight red card he received for stamping on the face of Harlequins number eight Nick Easter in round two of the European Challenge Cup. MORE »

Monday, November 23, 2015

Wasps thump Toulon in Champions Cup upset in Coventry

Wasps pulled off perhaps one of the biggest shocks of the European Champions Cup so far with a thumping 32-6 victory over three-time victors Toulon. Having beaten Leinster last weekend, Wasps came out all guns blazing... MORE »

Bakkies Botha's amusing conversion kick attempt for the Barbarians

Argentina beat the Barbarians 49-31 in an entertaining game, as Los Pumas scored seven tries at Twickenham. One of the funniest moments from the match came at the end though, as Bakkies Botha impersonated both Dan Biggar and Jonny Wilkinson.. MORE »

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Argentina unleash the talent to win entertaining Barbarians clash

Argentina scored seven tries to beat an ambitious Barbarians team 49-31 at Twickenham. The game was played in the spirit of Barbarians rugby, with both teams flinging the ball around when possible, resulting in some sensational play as Los Pumas in particular impressed. MORE »

Friday, November 20, 2015

A look at Jonah Lomu's 15 brilliant Rugby World Cup Tries

Jonah Lomu scored 15 sensational Rugby World Cup tries, a record that was recently equalled by Bryan Habana, although he did it in three tournaments, not two. With respect to the Springbok winger, Lomu's tries were from another planet, as you can see here MORE »

Kenya book Olympic place with superb last-minute try against Zimbabwe

Kenya became the latest side to qualify for next summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro s they came from behind to beat Zimbabwe in a thrilling African qualifier. MORE »

New England coach Eddie Jones apologises to Stormers fans for leaving

Eddie Jones has been named new England coach, not long after committing to Super Rugby team the Stormers in Cape Town. He has said that he was made an offer he couldn't refuse, but realises how fans must be feeling right now. Here is a look at what he had to say before leaving for England. MORE »