Friday, October 21, 2016

Believe it or not, RUGBY GOLF is now a real thing

Most of us would consider rugby the best sport on the planet, but for some, golf might just be a near second. So why not combine the two? It's happened, and now there are a set of rules and everything. It looks like fun! MORE »

Thursday, October 20, 2016

#ThrowbackThursday: That time New Zealand broke Irish hearts (twice)

The end-of-year internationals are just around the corner and Ireland in particular start with a fascinating clash. They kick their matches off in the unfamiliar territory of Soldier Field in Chicago, where they will face the All Blacks. MORE »

Special Strength Training for Rugby - Why, What and How?

Special Strength Training is a very advanced method of training for sports. It's what makes the biggest difference between just going to the gym and working out and using the gym to improve your rugby performance. If you really want to become a better rugby player, you need to be doing this. MORE »

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Brumbies sign Jonah Lomu's hard hitting nephew, Lolo Fakaosilea

The Brumbies have signed hard-hitting former Australia Schoolboys and U20s representative Lolo Fakaosilea on a one-year deal. We first saw Fakaosilea here on Rugbydump late last year when he made a massive tackle against Samoa at the U20 World Championship. MORE »

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Southern Hemisphere stars added to Barbarians squad to face Springboks

Another batch of Super Rugby stars have been added to the Barbarians squad that will take on South Africa, Fiji and the Czech Republic. Today a group of up and comers were picked to join the squad for the opening match against the Springboks on November 5th. MORE »

Nigel Owens unimpressed by naughty Francois Steyn shouting at goalkicker

Montpellier back Francois Steyn was given a telling off by referee Nigel Owens after he shouted "MISS" when Northampton Saints' Stephen Myler attempted a conversion kick during their European Champions Cup match on Saturday. MORE »

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rugby community in shock following sudden death of Munster legend Anthony Foley

While the start of the European Champions Cup weekend was met with excitement, it ended in tragedy on Sunday as news broke of the shock passing of Munster legend, Anthony Foley. The former player and coach died suddenly in his Paris hotel room overnight. MORE »

Connacht score brilliant length of the field try as they upset Toulouse

Connacht scored one of the tries of the weekend as they upset Toulouse 23-21 at the Sportsground in the opening round of this season's European Champions Cup. The hosts were trailing 21-11 at halftime MORE »

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Matt Toomua escapes red card decision after dumping Finn Russell

Leicester Tiger's new man Matt Toomua was fortunate to escape with just a yellow card when he picked up and dumped Glasgow Warriors' Finn Russell during last night's European Champions Cup clash at Scotstoun Stadium. MORE »

Friday, October 14, 2016

Brilliant flick infield by Adam Knight saves Otago try

Otago flanker Adam Knight produced a sensational piece of play against Manawatu earlier today, helping his side to a 21-14 victory in the Mitre 10 Cup. It's the type of skill we've seen in Rugby League's NRL before, most notably in 2008 when Greg Inglis set up Mark Gasnier. MORE »

Fiji team set to play in Australia's domestic championship in 2017

The Australian Rugby Union, Fiji Rugby Union and World Rugby have today announced that a Fiji-based team will enter Australia's National Rugby Championship (NRC) competition in 2017. MORE »

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Functional Gym Training for Rugby - Why It Makes No Sense

In today's article Rugbydump Academy Strength Coach TJ discusses why searching for "functional" exercises may not be in your best interest. He talks about what may be a better way of looking at things as well as what Functional Training actually is. MORE »

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Maro Itoje performs some sort of wizardry to steal ball

What can't this man do? Here is yet another brilliant bit of play from Maro Itoje, England's next superstar forward, if he isn't already. If you don't know much about him yet, you will soon because the Saracens lock is pure class, and at such a young age. MORE »

Johnny Leota banned for dangerous judo throw on Aled Brew

Sale Sharks back Johnny Leota has been suspended for two weeks after he was yellow carded late in the Aviva Premiership match against Bath for flipping and 'judo throwing' Aled Brew to the floor. MORE »

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

HUGE hits from menacing midfielders Johnny Fa'auli and Hunter Paisami

Johnny Fa'auli went on a rampage for Taranaki against Wellington making three huge hits, while Hunter Paisami put in a monster hit during a schoolboys clash with New Zealand. MORE »