Posts for May 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

South Africa win the Edinburgh Sevens in dramatic fashion

The final leg of the IRB World Series Sevens took place in Edinburgh this past weekend, with New Zealand being crowned champions, and South Africa pulling off an incredible last few seconds win over Australia in the final. Here's a wrap-up of all the action. MORE »

Monday, May 30, 2011

Munster take the Magners League title after beating Leinster in Grand Final

One of the bigger games of the weekend was the all Irish Magners League Grand Final, contested by bitter rivals Munster and Leinster. This time around, Munster took the title 19-9. MORE »

Monday, May 30, 2011

Siale Piutau lets fly on Michael Rhodes after dangerous headlock

A handful of citings took place this weekend in Super Rugby, with one of the most talked about being this incident from the Lions' great 26-22 away win at the Highlanders on Saturday. Both players are in the dock. MORE »

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Toulouse cruise into the Top 14 final with win over Clermont

Toulouse eased to the Top 14 final with a 29-6 win over current champions Clermont at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Rupeni Caucaunibuca scored both the tries. MORE »

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rugby Club Plays of the Week Round 13 & 14

The mood has been quite sombre over the last day or so here, as you will have noticed with the previous post. We do need to keep on keeping on however, so to lighten the mood, here's two weeks worth of Super Rugby Plays of the Week. MORE »

Friday, May 27, 2011

Kobus Engelbrecht, paralysed playing rugby in 2007, murdered

It's with great sadness, and a huge amount of shock, that this post is to inform you of the untimely passing of young Kobus Engelbrecht, who was paralysed playing rugby at school in 2007. A few hours ago, he was murdered in his home. MORE »

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Three refs taste the dirt in one weekend of rugby

While the Super Rugby Picks of the Week for the last two rounds is still being prepared, it's a good time to get this amusing clip up that shows a quite rare occurrence from last weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gloucester Rugby show off their tricks and talent at training

Just as the hype surrounding the All Blacks tricks at training videos has died down a little, out comes another one, from a different team, that is sure to get you scratching your head while asking the question, 'How did they do that?' MORE »

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Stormers edge the Blues in another dramatic game

Following a bit of a trend this past weekend in world rugby, the Stormers traveled to Auckland and pulled off a last ditch 28-26 win against the Blues, in yet another game of two halves. MORE »

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Harlequins take the Amlin Challenge Cup final in dramatic fashion

The Heineken Cup final wasn't the only big game that took place in Cardiff on the weekend, as the Amlin Challenge Cup final produced a classic finish, with Harlequins snatching the silverware from counterparts Stade Francais. MORE »

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

South Africa win the London Sevens as NZ are crowned series champions

Record crowds turned out for the penultimate leg of the HSBC IRB Sevens World Series in London, with Twickenham bathed in sunshine for a fantastic weekend of top quality rugby action. MORE »

Monday, May 23, 2011

Leinster fight back to win a classic Heineken Cup Final in Cardiff

Its been called one of the greatest European cup finals weve seen, and it probably wasnt far off as Leinster came back from the dead to pull off an inspired Heineken Cup tournament win over Northampton Saints in Cardiff on Saturday. MORE »

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Questions from Round 13 of Super Rugby

It's the Heineken Cup final this evening, as the biggest game in European rugby takes place in Cardiff. And I'm in Edinburgh. But this is life, things don't always go according to plan, as you'll see in the short video below. MORE »

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Cheetahs upset victory over the Crusaders in Bloemfontein

The Cheetahs produced one of the results of round 13 of Super Rugby as they upset the Crusaders 33-20 in front of a passionate home crowd, taking their third consecutive win of the tournament. MORE »

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vote now for the RPA Sunday Times Try of the Year 2011

Today is your last chance to vote for the RPA/Sunday Times Try of the Year, as voting closes at midnight tonight. The tries are a selection from the Aviva Premiership, and span from October till as recently as the end of April. MORE »

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Brock James scores a sneaky try against Biarritz in the Top 14

Clermont progressed to the Top 14 semi finals after coming back from being 14 points down, to beat Biarritz 27-17. This quick piece of thinking by Brock James contributed to the effort. MORE »

Monday, May 16, 2011

Brian O'Driscoll's air punch at Ulster's Chris Henry

Brian O'Driscoll is fairly lucky that his arms aren't an inch longer, as he appeared to swing a punch at loose forward Chris Henry in Leinster's Magners League semi final against Ulster on Friday night. MORE »

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Round 12

It's been quite the weekend of rugby. As you will have hopefully seen already, probably the biggest talking point was the punches from Manu Tuilagi on Chris Ashton. Elsewhere though some great rugby was played, and that will all be covered soon. Until then, lets catch up with last week's best plays in Super Rugby. MORE »

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gio Aplon's brilliant individual try against the Chiefs

Gio Aplon scored this sensational solo effort against the Chiefs on Saturday in their Super Rugby meeting in Hamilton. The home side won 30-23 however, coming back from being 20-3 down. MORE »

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Manu Tuilagi likely to be cited after flurry of punches on Chris Ashton

It's clearly the most talked about incident of the weekend in the Premiership, so if you missed it, here is the moment that Manu Tuilagi lost his cool and unleashed on Chris Ashton, landing one devastating blow in particular. MORE »

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ryan Cross shows why you should always chase a penalty kick

It's the weekend and a big one for rugby around the planet. Unfortunately there's been a few delays on here in terms of updates and previews, but we're back at it now, with this great try from last weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WIN your team an ultimate rugby kit and laundry package from AEG

AEG have a fantastic competition on the go whereby grassroots rugby teams in the UK can win themselves an all inclusive new kit, as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer to clean up the mud after wearing it. Watch the video and read below to find out how you can change the fortunes of your clubs team. MORE »

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Crusaders prove too strong for the Stormers at Newlands

The Crusaders came away from Newlands on Saturday with a hard fought 20-14 win over the much fancied Stormers in front of their capacity home crowd in Cape Town. It was only the second defeat in ten games for the Stormers. MORE »

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rupeni Caucau try and nice assist against Clermont

Recently we saw a clip of Rupeni Caucau making somewhat of a flip against Bourgoin, messing up a runaway try with a somersault that might have impressed, had he grounded the ball. This weekend he showed what he's capable of though. MORE »

Monday, May 09, 2011

Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Rounds 10 & 11

You'll be pleased to know that there's lots happening behind the scenes here with Rugbydump. Unfortunately that's meant updates are a little slow at times, but we're working on it. MORE »

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Super Rugby Pick of the Week - Rounds 9, 10, & 11

You might have noticed that there's been quite a lack of Super Rugby tries on here in the past week or two. There's a few reasons for that, but most importantly, it changes today as we've got all the recaps, with RD's Pick of the Week videos. MORE »

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Northampton Saints beat Perpignan to make the Heineken Cup Final

Northampton Saints cruised through their Heineken Cup semi final against Perpignan on Saturday with a 23-7 win, setting them up for a final showdown with Leinster in Cardiff on Saturday, May 21. MORE »

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Harlequins upset Munster in Thomond Park Amlin Cup semi

Harlequins shocked Munster in Limerick on the weekend as they beat the home side 20-12 at Thomond Park to progress to the Amlin Challenge Cup final, where they will face Stade Francais. MORE »

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Sean O'Brien's backhand strike on Yannick Nyanga

Leinster's Sean O'Brien should consider himself lucky to avoid a citing following his backhand to the face of Yannick Nyanga during Leinster's Heineken Cup semi final on Saturday. MORE »

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Julien Candelon's reckless tackle on Lee Dickson

One of the big talking points of the second Heineken Cup semi final, Northampton Saints against Perpignan, was the dangerous tackle that Julien Candelon made on Lee Dickson in the first half. MORE »

Monday, May 02, 2011

Riaan Viljoen's huge drop goal against the Brumbies

While it was a huge weekend for European rugby, here's a quick clip from down south that is worth seeing, as Cheetahs fullback Riaan Viljoen slotted a massive drop goal against the Brumbies. MORE »

Monday, May 02, 2011

Leinster through to the Heineken Cup final after beating Toulouse

Leinster are through to another Heineken Cup final, their second in three years, after they beat defending champions Toulouse 32-23 in a fast-paced semi final in Dublin on Saturday. MORE »