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Midweek Madness - Tendai Mtawarira goes into Beast Mode yet again!

I respect the need as a rugby news outlet to report these happenings... but I'm personally bored of seeing this activity. It's a great show of strength, but it's also bloody dangerous....

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Phil Kearns has some interesting theories about All Blacks success

Well it is and it isn't "old", especially when it's true. As mentioned, it's not saying it's a bad thing, every prop has their 'techniques', however unlike a prop, NZ adjusts quickly to the referee.

However, that being said, the reason it IS old, is that it is not the only reason that NZ are killer. As you quite rightly said, they play a 'standard' game that is much superior to most other nations, couple that with the fact that rugby is like another meal in the day to most kiwis, throw in a dabble of the dark arts as well as a mix of high standards to upkeep, some great coaches and you have yourself a team that is second to none.

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Phil Kearns has some interesting theories about All Blacks success

Yeh, tbh, I don't know why a low of kiwi fans get so uppity when offside is mentioned... it's rarely mentioned in a "I hate kiwis" manner... it's more done in a "is the referee blind?" manner...

Rugby has become so similar between teams... very large players from 1-8, then a further large players from 9-15, all fast, all strong... the game really is won or lost in the darker areas of the game, so if NZ can 'get away' with being offside, then credit to them, they've done their homework and they know the limits....

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Elton Jantjies boots the ball directly into his captain's face!

Who is Elton Jantjies? Where does he rank in the set up of bok 10's?

Was this simply blooding new players or is he the new bok go to man? or are they injury plagued?

As for Strauss... can we really call him tough? Or has he just had a few too many head knocks to really notice whats going on...

1 Month, 3 Days ago

The Rugby Championship is back as Wallabies host All Blacks, Boks host Pumas

Yikes, something must have seriously bugged the kiwis for them to come out all guns blazing like that!

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Comeback kid Brad Thorn discusses coming out of retirement at 41

41 or older, I still would rather not run into, or have him run into me!

Welcome back Brad, hope all goes well!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Fiji brush aside Great Britain to take Gold in first ever Olympic Rugby Sevens

A gold medal for a coach from GB ;) haha, the master holding the strings :D

Fiji made a heck of a statement with that final scoreline! The scoreline itself doesn't look like it was the result of the top two teams facing each other and that is not to GB's discredit, it's to Fiji's immense playing.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Fiji brush aside Great Britain to take Gold in first ever Olympic Rugby Sevens

Fiji have always had that natural flair for 7's, without being unkind, the Samoans are real battering rams, but something silky happens when the Fijians play, they appear to have a bit more finesse, and I get visions of Rokocoko-esque players who have size and a bit of weight, but nothing that makes them too bulky so they become running lumps of muscle...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Ben May and Loni Uhila warned for flipping Warren Whiteley in lineout

Surprising there was no card/cards/bans....

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Rugbydump Academy official sponsor of Rugby Nations 16 ‘Career Mode’

Shame it's not on PS4.....

Give me a reason to go spend more money and buy a ps4 >.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago