Posts for March 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Racing Metro cruise to victory over Toulouse in Paris

Racing Metro eased to a 43-21 home win over rivals Toulouse in Paris on Saturday, scoring three unanswered tries and closing the gap at the top of the Top 14 table to just a single point. MORE »

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tim Visser runs around Tommy Bowe to score a great Edinburgh try

Dutch winger Tim Visser scored another excellent Magners League try for Edinburgh as they beat Ospreys 23-16 at Murrayfield on Saturday night. Edinburgh were trailing 13-3 at one stage. MORE »

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Three great tries, scored by James O'Connor, Deon Fourie, and Jaque Fourie

The Stormers maintained their unbeaten run in this years Super Rugby tournament as they steamrolled the Force with a 51-16 win at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. These are three of the best tries that were scored in the match. MORE »

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

School Of Hard Knocks 2011 - Episode 2

The first episode of this year's School of Hard Knocks seems to have gone down quite nicely here, so rather than delay things further, this is the second episode of the thoroughly watchable rugby show. MORE »

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Melbourne Rebels comeback upsets the Hurricanes

The Melbourne Rebels pulled off their second big upset in their short Super Rugby history, as they produced a stirring comeback to beat the Hurricanes 42-25 in front of their home crowd on Saturday. MORE »

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Zealand win the Hong Kong Sevens

New Zealand became kings of Hong Kong on Sunday as they beat England 29-17 in the Cup final at Hong Kong Stadium in the IRB World Series Sevens. This video shows their progress to the final, as well as one or two other nice tries. MORE »

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nick Abendanon's Tuilagi brothers nightmare at the Rec

Leicester Tigers gave Bath an almighty hiding in their Aviva Premiership meeting at the Rec on Saturday, scoring five tries to nil to come away 37-6 victors. There was one guy however who took the hammering more literally than others. MORE »

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Rounds 4 & 5

It's Monday morning and after another brilliant weekend of rugby, it's time to work out what you want to see on the site this week. While that happens, something that has been requested a lot is the Fox Sports Plays of the week, so here's weeks 4 and 5, mixed into one clip for you to enjoy. MORE »

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Crusaders show their class at Twickenham - Israel Dagg try

The Crusaders turned it on in the Twickenham sunshine earlier today as their dazzling backs and powerful front five proved too strong for a determined Sharks team. The Christchurch side won 44-28 despite a Sharks comeback. MORE »

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lolo Lui's smashing tackle at the Hong Kong Sevens

The Hong Kong leg of the HSBC World Series Sevens kicked off this weekend amidst much fanfare as the biggest rugby spectacle in the region continues to impress and entertain locals and visitors alike. MORE »

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Brian O'Driscoll's record breaking 25 Championship tries

A week ago England won the Six Nations Championship, despite a loss to Ireland in Dublin. The highlight of the game though, aside from the convincing Irish win, was Brian ODriscolls breaking of a record that has stood for over 70 years. MORE »

Friday, March 25, 2011

Super Rugby Pick of the Week - Round 5

This coming weekend of Super Rugby is a historical one, as we'll watch the first ever game played outside of the Tri Nations countries, on Sunday. For now we'll have a quick look back at some of the best tries from the last round. MORE »

Thursday, March 24, 2011

School Of Hard Knocks 2011 - Episode 1

The School of Hard Knocks is back this year with another thoroughly enjoyable series that is set to take you through the highs and lows of building a rugby team from scratch with a group of unemployed Londoners. This is episode one. MORE »

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Josh Lewsey talks about his Mount Everest experience

Earlier today it was announced that Josh Lewsey will be coming out of retirement to play for Wasps, two years after hanging up his boots. It seems a good time to learn a bit more about what he's been up to since then, namely with his Everest expedition. MORE »

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Multiple players suspended following Perpignan and Bayonne mass brawl

Five players have picked up suspensions for their part in a Top 14 mass brawl between Perpignan and Bayonne a few weeks back. Each club has been fined thousands of Euros for the fight, which included punches thrown after the final whistle at the Stade Aime Gira. MORE »

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu's fantastic try against the Newcastle Falcons

Gloucester were victorious at Franklin's Gardens on Sunday as they beat Newcastle Falcons 34-7 to win the LV= Cup at their third attempt. The try of the game was a classic, scored by the multi-talented Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu. MORE »

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ulster snatch victory from the Dragons with classic finish at Ravenhill

Ulster completed a dramatic 25-23 Magners League win over Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday night. The final few minutes included a drop goal apiece, with the decisive, match winning kick slotted by Ruan Pienaar. MORE »

Monday, March 21, 2011

France crush Wales' outside hope of Championship win

Lionel Nallet scored a brace of times as France brushed aside Wales 28-9 and leap-frogged the visitors into second place in the final 2011 Six Nations standings. MORE »

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bakkies Botha cited for dangerous clearout on Dewaldt Duvenage

Bulls lock Bakkies Botha finds himself in hot water yet again following an alleged act of dangerous play on Stormers scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenage during the Bull's 23-13 Super Rugby loss at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. MORE »

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ireland ruin England's Grand Slam ambitions with convincing win in Dublin

Englands Grand Slam dream became a painful nightmare at the hands of a ruthless Ireland team, who demolished the Red Roses 24-8 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this weekend. MORE »

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scotland avoid last place as they beat Italy at Murrayfield

Scotland escaped the dreaded Wooden Spoon and got their first 2011 Six Nations win, beating Italy 21-8. MORE »

Friday, March 18, 2011

Super Rugby Pick of the Week - Round 4

The Super Rugby Pick of the Week videos here on Rugbydump are basically a short compilation of what RD sees as the best tries in Super Rugby each round. It's proved quite popular, so before it's too late, here's the best from Round 4's games. MORE »

Friday, March 18, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Episode 10

It's time for the last episode of the O2 Inside Line show as we head into the all important final weekend of the championship, with a Grand Slam up for grabs, as well as avoidance of the wooden spoon on the agenda for two teams. MORE »

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Biarritz come back to beat Racing Metro in classic battle

Biarritz came back from being 16-3 down to record a great 36-32 victory over Parisians Racing Metro on day 21 of the French Top 14 this past weekend. MORE »

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Matt Banahan big charge knocks out Kelly Brown

Matt Banahan will be Mike Tindalls outside centre replacement when England face Ireland in Dublin this coming weekend. Against Scotland Banahan showed that despite his inexperience in Test rugby, he's capable of making an impact. MORE »

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Eoin Reddan hits the turf after Lee Byrne kick meets his face

Ireland scrumhalf Eoin Reddan must surely be a contender for the record of quickest injured in an international, as he was knocked out just 22 seconds into the much talked about Wales vs Ireland Six Nations game on Saturday. MORE »

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rupeni Caucau's wonder try for Toulouse against Brive

Rupeni Caucau scored Toulouse's only try as they narrowly beat Brive 23-22 in the French Top 14 a few days ago. As with most of his career, the try he scored was anything but regulation. MORE »

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chris Paterson's fantastic try saving tackle on Ben Foden

Without a doubt, for neutrals, the moment of England's Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday was this inspired, determined try saving chase and tackle by 33 year old Chris Paterson on flyer Ben Foden. MORE »

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu's outrageous dummy for Gloucester

Gloucester cruised into the final of the LV Cup with a convincing 45-17 win over Newport-Gwent Dragons at Kingsholm on Sunday. One of the more memorable moments of the game was this comical dummy by centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu. MORE »

Monday, March 14, 2011

Robbie Freuan's oustanding trysaver on Adam Ashley-Cooper

There were two outstanding try savers of note this weekend around the world of rugby. One of them took place in the England vs Scotland game, and the other was this beauty by up and coming Crusaders centre, Robbie Fruean. MORE »

Monday, March 14, 2011

England edge Scotland to take the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham

England are one win away from their first Six Nations Grand Slam in eight years, following an attritional 22-16 victory over Scotland at Twickenham this weekend. MORE »

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mike Phillips controversial try sets up Wales win over Ireland

Touch judge Peter Allan kept alive Wales slim hopes of lifting the Six Nations trophy by allowing Mike Phillips to charge in for a match winning score against Ireland this weekend at the Millennium Stadium. MORE »

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Italy shock France with upset victory in Rome

Italy rewrote the history books this weekend, coming from 18-6 down to claim a 22-21 victory and their first ever win over France in the Six Nations. MORE »

Friday, March 11, 2011

Danny Cipriani's great try for the Rebels against the Sharks

The Sharks beat the Rebels 34-32 in Melbourne on Friday night in what was a thrilling game that went down to the wire. One of the best tries on the night was this one scored by Danny Cipriani. MORE »

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Warm up!

We're into round four of Super Rugby so as it's a Friday and you should be heading into relax mode, here's a light hearted favourite from Fox Sports, as we catch up on the Rugby Club's Super Rugby Plays of the Week. MORE »

Friday, March 11, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Episode 9

England host Scotland at Twickenham tomorrow in what could be a tricky game for the hosts, as Andy Robinson and his troops will be aiming to derail the sweet chariot. It's time to catch up with the squad, with O2 Inside Line. MORE »

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Classic Encounters - Scotland vs England, Calcutta Cup 1990

In the lead up to this weekends game we take a look back to the 1990 Five Nations decider at Murrayfield, a classic match that will be remembered as much for the upset on the field, as for the pride achieved off it. MORE »

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lawrence Dallaglio answers your questions

Last week we asked you to submit your questions for World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio via the MORE »

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Rugbydump's Super Rugby Pick of the Week - Round 3

Last week there was no Pick of the Week as there simply wasn't time with so much going on behind the scenes. This week is no different, but we've made a plan so here you go, RD's choice of the best tries for Round 3 of Super Rugby. MORE »

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Republic of Telly - An Anthem for Rugby

Every now and then things get a little serious in the world of rugby. That usually happens after a weekend of controversial calls or closely fought games. Once in a while we need a poke in the ribs to put a smile on our faces, so this video will hopefully do just that. MORE »

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tana Umaga's big tackle on Jarrod Saffy of the Rebels

Tana Umaga played a full eighty minutes of rugby for the Chiefs on the weekend, making a large contribution towards their 38-10 Super Rugby win over the Melbourne Rebels. MORE »

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Bayonne stun Toulouse with upset win in San Sebastien

Bayonne upset league leaders Toulouse in Spain as they came out 19-13 winners in their Top 14 meeting in San Sebastien on Saturday. Toulouse managed to sneak a late bonus point though, which keeps them three points clear at the top of the table. MORE »

Monday, March 07, 2011

Rory Sidey suspended after red card spear on Odwa Ndungane

Force centre Rory Sidey has been suspended following his dangerous tackle on Sharks wing Odwa Ndungane in their Super Rugby game in Perth on Saturday. Ndungane has since been released from hospital after being stretchered off. MORE »

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Manu Tuilagi's powerful try against Saracens

Manu Tuilagi scored a fantastic try yesterday as his Leicester Tigers side had their nine-game winning run come to an end with a 15-14 loss to Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. Tuilagis try was quite special though, so thats featured here now. MORE »

Friday, March 04, 2011

Shane Williams sets the Brian Moore Big Mouth Challenge record

As we head into another big weekend of rugby, here's a quick look at something different, as Shane Williams set the record for the Brian Moore Big Mouth Challenge last weekend. MORE »

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Lets get excited

It's that time of the week again. Yep, time to look back at the best and worst of the weekend's goings on in Super Rugby down south. This week's Plays of the Week with Fox Sports is a roller coaster ride of the best bits from Round 2, squeezed into just two minutes. MORE »

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Prop Charlie Faumuina sidesteps wing Tu Umaga-Marshall

Yesterday we had a look at MORE »

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Mike Phillips vs Fabio Semenzato - The battle of the number nines

While Wales came out 24-16 victors over Italy in their Six Nations meeting on the weekend, there was a bit of a sub-plot as the two scrumhalfs on the day had quite the battle throughout the game. MORE »

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

BBC cameraman takes a tumble on the sideline

If you watched France take on England at Twickehham on the weekend you probably will have noticed this amusing moment from the second half of the game, where a sideline cameraman had a bit of a slip-up in front of 80 000 people. MORE »

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Super Rugby 2011 highlights - Round 2

Round two of Super Rugby got under way in the backdrop of the devastation in Christchurch, with the Canterbury vs Hurricanes game actually being called off. There were six other matches though, so here are highlights of each of those. MORE »