Posts for September 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Kevin the Tipster - England vs Scotland & Ireland vs Italy

We've just witnessed a massive game from Pool D and this weekend are another two huge matches, as England and Scotland meet in Pool B, while Italy take on Ireland in Pool C. Kevin The Tipster has had another go at predicting the results. MORE »

Friday, September 30, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Haskell Cam shears some sheep

It's Friday so time for our regular O2 Inside Line feature with James Haskell and the England team as they explore some of the more interesting regions of New Zealand. Today they're sheep shearing. MORE »

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - SA vs Samoa preview & IRB progress

There weren't any matches in the World Cup today so the focus shifts to tomorrow's big game between Samoa and South Africa, a match that has all sorts of permutations for the group. RWC Daily also chats to John Kirwan, and looks at rugby development around the world. MORE »

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Taking Down of Jamie Roberts - Part 3

The third and final part of our exclusive series featuring the man that all the guys want to be like, and all the girls want to be with, Jamie Roberts. He's a great player, an honest bloke, and a nice guy, and Tim Warwood has had enough. MORE »

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Samoa's road to the Rugby World Cup 2011

A look at how a team like Samoa still struggle to get the funds needed to prepare for the Rugby World Cup MORE »

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Lynx Rules to Rugby Union

Every now and then we come across a viral video that is an absolute must to be shared here on the RD. At other times, we find one with half naked girls in it. That's the case today, and anything that's written after this becomes irrelevant. MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Standing out from the crowd

There was only one RWC game today, as the first ever meeting between rivals Georgia and Romania at the World Cup took place at Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North. RWC Daily covers the match, as well as chats to bearded Canadian Adam Kleeberger, and vistis the Samoa side as they play some golf. MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

RWC Questions - Round 2

Some amusing questions from the next round, from Reunion on the Rugby Channel in New Zealand MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Russia's Valery Tsnobiladze suspended for headbutt on Sean O'Brien

Russian hooker Valery Tsnobiladze has been suspended for three weeks for a headbutt on Sean O'Brien during their 62-12 loss to Ireland on Sunday. It's the third suspension of the 2011 Rugby World Cup so far. MORE »

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dominiko Waqaniburotu suspension upheld for tackle on Pat Lambie

Fijian Dominiko Waqaniburotu had an appeal against a three match ban dismissed earlier this week following his suspension for a dangerous tackle against South Africa. His World Cup is effectively over. This is the tackle if you haven't seen it yet. MORE »

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ireland's Damien Varley provides some airport entertainment

Ireland's replacement hooker Damien Varley put on an impromptu performance at Rotorua Airport yesterday. Brian O'Driscoll posted the video on twitter, and said the following. MORE »

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Thrilling repeat draw

Two good games of rugby took place earlier today in New Zealand as Japan and Canada ended level on 23-23, and Italy beat the USA 27-10. RWC Daily takes a look at both matches, features the world's first Rugby museum, and updates you on injury news. MORE »

Monday, September 26, 2011

Gethin Jenkins' fantastic solo effort against Namibia

Welsh prop Gethin Jenkins scored a wonderful solo effort as Wales beat Namibia 81-7 earlier today in New Plymouth, scoring 12 tries as they produced a strong second half performance against the fatigued African outfit. MORE »

Monday, September 26, 2011

Halfback Andy Ellis interviews flyhalf Colin Slade

Andy Ellis interviewed Colin Slade recently, discussing such things as childhood heros, favourite music, and which of the other All Blacks to avoid first thing in the morning. MORE »

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thomas Waldrom back in New Zealand, with England

Former Crusaders loose forward Thomas Waldrom talks about his return to his native New Zealand, the shock at being called up for England, and getting over jetlag. Thanks to @rugbymedia MORE »

Monday, September 26, 2011

WIN a Toshiba NB550D Netbook with Toby Flood's Top 5 RWC Moments

The Rugby World Cup is now past the halfway mark and each and every day of play produces some wonderful, memorable moments. Flyhalf Toby Flood spoke about his favourite World Cup moments recently, so check it out, and we also have a brilliant Toshiba Netbook to give away. MORE »

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Damp

It's been another fascinating day in New Zealand as three matches took place around the country, as Samoa faced Fiji, Russia took on Ireland, and Argentina and Scotland went to battle in Wellington. Today's Rugby World Cup Daily features the three, and a bit extra. MORE »

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lucas Amorosino late try sets up famous win for Argentina over Scotland

Argentina came from behind to record a famous win over Scotland in the driving rain in Wellington. Scotland seemingly had the game in control, but a brilliant solo effort from Lucas Amorosino caught them off guard, before Felipe Contepomi converted for a 13-12 win. MORE »

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - RWC Week 2

We've had another great week of World Cup rugby with plenty happening both on and off the park. This latest edition of Plays of the Week from Fox Sports in Australia covers some of the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. MORE »

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Blackout

Rugby World Cup Daily features the USA team after their loss to Australia, and today's matches between England and Romania and New Zealand and France. It also previews Ireland vs Russia. MORE »

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Zealand beat France for Richie McCaw's 100th Test cap

All Black captain Richie McCaw notched up his well earnt 100th Test Cap earlier today when New Zealand beat France 37-17 in Auckland, to take the top place in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup. Before that, England ran riot against Romania, winning 67-3 in Dunedin. MORE »

Friday, September 23, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Haskell Cam takes a plunge

Last week O2 Inside Line kicked into gear with James Haskell's behind the scenes videos from New Zealand. This week we see more of the same as we've got more Queenstown madness, the usual banter, and a weetabix eating contest. MORE »

Friday, September 23, 2011

Kevin the Tipster - France vs New Zealand & Argentina vs Scotland

Last week we posted Kevin the Tipsters predictions and yet again, he's come up with more interesting calls, this time for two of the weekend's biggest matches, France vs New Zealand game, and Argentina vs Scotland. MORE »

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Wallaby rout

The Wallabies beat the USA 67-5 in Wellington earlier today but picked up a few injuries that will be a major concern for coach Robbie Deans. RWC Daily takes a quick look at the game, and we get a preview of New Zealand's big match against France. MORE »

Friday, September 23, 2011

France's killer blow against New Zealand - RWC 2007

The Yannick Jauzion try that broke New Zealand's heart, knocking the All Blacks out of the 2007 Rugby World Cup quarter final in Cardiff. This weekend the two sides meet again, in Auckland, with revenge in mind for the hosts. MORE »

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Record score

RWC Daily took a quick look at the SA vs Namibia game, featured the city of Wellington, and previewed France vs New Zealand. MORE »

Thursday, September 22, 2011

James Pritchard penalised for off the ball push on Vincent Clerc

On Sunday France and Canada played an intriguing game of rugby with many talking points, with one in particular bringing back memories of an infamous incident in the 1995 World Cup. Here's another look at what happened a few days back though. MORE »

Thursday, September 22, 2011

England lock Tom Palmer returns to his old school in New Zealand

England second rower Tom Palmer visits the school he attended in Otago. He was there for two years as a teen, and was teamates with All Blacks captain Richie McCaw. MORE »

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kenny Logan on Scotland and their upcoming game with Argentina

Kenny Logan discusses Scotland's upcoming match against Argentina, calls for coach Andy Robinson to make some changes to the back division, and calls for Sean Lamont to be brought back into the centre from the wing. MORE »

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Josh Lewsey's thoughts on England at the RWC 2011

The 2003 Rugby World Cup winner calls on the team to enjoy themselves on the pitch, talks about the team enjoying themselves off the pitch, and predicts that England will be the favourites come World Cup 2015. MORE »

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Taking Down of Jamie Roberts - Part 2

On the weekend we posted the first in the three part series of The Taking Down of Jamie Roberts, a short feature that serves as a bit of a tribute to the Welshman who, by all accounts, barely puts a foot wrong. Tim Warwood sets out to find out the truth. MORE »

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Tonga beat Japan

Tonga and Japan provided another entertaining World Cup game earlier today as the Tongan fans finally got something to cheer about, as their side came away 31-18 winners in Whangarei. MORE »

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Danie Rossouw's big hit on opposite number Luke Charteris

South Africa came into the World Cup with an ageing squad and many critics. While they scraped home against Wales, the way they dismissed Fiji - and the style of rugby they played - has made many sit up and take notice. Danie Rossouw in particular was one that impressed. MORE »

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cian Healy's hit on Quade Cooper in Auckland

Eden Park on Saturday was the scene of the biggest shake up of this year's World Cup as Ireland famously beat Australia 15-6, elevating them into group winner hopefuls, and affecting other teams as a result. Prop Cian Healy was immense on the night, so here's another look at a moment that many of you wanted to watch over again. MORE »

Monday, September 19, 2011

Don't Drop the Egg - Rugby World Cup Special

A few weeks back we featured the brilliant mokumentary Don't Drop the Egg, which took us on a fascinating journey into the lives of three Clapham Falcons rugby heros. Today, they're back, with their Rugby World Cup special exclusively for Rugbydump. MORE »

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - RWC Week 1

Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club is back with a Rugby World Cup edition for the first round of the tournament. We're treated to the rhythmic movements of Jonah Lomu at the opening ceremony, some great tries, and of course, some of the biggest hits. MORE »

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Christchurch revisted

It was an early start for rugby fans in Wales today as their team took on somewhat of a RWC bogey side in Hamilton today. Here is the Rugby World Cup Daily show with a summary of all three of today's matches, as well as a look at the All Blacks on their visit to Christchurch. MORE »

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Taking Down of Jamie Roberts - Part 1

Wales play Samoa tomorrow in what should be fascinating battle following their narrow loss last weekend. One player in particular that stood out in that game was British & Irish Lions center and Mr nice guy, Jamie Roberts. He's making the rest of us look bad, so it's time to take him down. MORE »

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Ireland upset the Wallabies

 While Argentina and South Africa both looked very impressive as they picked up big wins in their earlier games, the story of the day is without a doubt the Irish victory over Australia at Eden Park. Today's Rugby World Cup Daily show features those matches. MORE »

Friday, September 16, 2011

RWC Questions - Round 1

Some amusing questions from the first round of the World Cup, thanks to Reunion on Sky NZ MORE »

Friday, September 16, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Easy peasy Japanesey

Today's RWC Daily focuses on NZ vs Japan, today and back in '95, brings us closer to the Russian team, and previews tomorrow's big meeting between Australia and Ireland. MORE »

Friday, September 16, 2011

Todd Clever cited for off the ball hit against Russia

USA Eagles captain Todd Clever has been cited for 'dangerous tackling and dangerous charging' MORE »

Friday, September 16, 2011

Kevin the Tipster - Australia vs Ireland, Wales vs Samoa

 There's a big weekend of Rugby World Cup matches ahead, starting early tomorrow so rugby's answer to Paul the Octopus is back with his insightful predictions. He's had a pretty good run of form so far, so let's see how well he does this time around. MORE »

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Zealand vs Japan - Match stats

New Zealand just gave Japan an almighty thumping. Here's some stats to muse over, courtesy of our friends at Ruggerblogger. View match highlights now at Rugbyworldcup.com MORE »

Friday, September 16, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Haskell Cam in Queenstown

O2 Inside Line is back this week with another brilliant episode of Haskell Cam, as we go behind the scenes and into the England camp as the squad explore the sights and sounds of New Zealand. Expect to see plenty of banter, some bungee jumping, and Dylan Hartley's new car. MORE »

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Funnies - The Steve Thompson kiss of death

England's win over Argentina last weekend wasn't as much a spectacle as it was a battle, with some poor kicking, execution, and plenty of niggle. It took a streaker and that kiss to lighten the mood. MORE »

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sonny Bill Williams - One Day in All Blacks camp

A day in the life with Sonny Bill Williams, thanks to AllBlacks.com MORE »

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Classic Encounters - Toulouse vs Racing Metro

The Rugby World Cup is definitely the biggest thing happening on the world stage at the moment, but try telling that to French Top 14 supporters. They packed out Stadium Municipal de Toulouse on the weekend for what turned out to be an absolute classic. MORE »

Thursday, September 15, 2011

USA grind out a win over Russia in New Plymouth

The USA Eagles put their loss to Ireland behind them as they beat RWC debutants Russia 13-6 in New Plymouth earlier today. The only try of the match was scored by halfback Mike Petri. MORE »

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Midweek injury updates

It's been a long, and good day of rugby at the World Cup as three matches took place earlier with two of them being close fought affairs. Rugby World Cup daily takes a look at the results, and we get a short injury update on the man who can, Dan Carter. MORE »

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Paul Williams yellow carded for huge hit on Theuns Kotze

Alesana Tuilagi scored a hat-trick of tries as Samoa powered through Namibia to win their Pool D clash 49-12 in Rotorua. The hit of the match was this monster from Paul Williams, which resulted in ten minutes on the sideline. MORE »

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

WIN a fantastic Slingbox SOLO in the spirit of RWC 2011

By Sunday evening we will have seen a total of 48 Rugby World Cup matches, some of which you may have missed due to being away from the TV. You can now make sure you never miss another big event, with the brilliant Slingbox SOLO. Today we've got one to give away for a lucky Rugbydump fan. MORE »

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Player numbers around the world

After a few days break, we're heading into the next round of the World Cup, as three games take place in New Zealand tomorrow. The latest Rugby World Cup Daily show catches up with some of the teams, and previews the games. MORE »

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

England's Courtney Lawes suspended for two weeks

England will be without lock Courtney Lawes for their next two Pool B games in the Rugby World Cup after he was cited and subsequently suspended for two weeks after he was found guilty of kneeing Argentina's Mario Ledesma. MORE »

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hero Mark Bingham's legacy lives on after 9/11

As you know, yesterday marked the ten year anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the United States. One of the perhaps lesser known stories, especially outside of the US, is that one of the heroes of the United 93 flight takeover was actually a rugby player. MORE »

Monday, September 12, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Injuries, citings, and fans

The first week of Rugby World Cup 2011 has passed, and it's time for a short break, so we now have a few days to catch our breaths, catch up on sleep, and reflect on what's taken place in the opening round. MORE »

Monday, September 12, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Heartbreak for the Welsh

Yesterday three matches took place in the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, with the pick of them being Wales' great effort against the reigning champion Springboks. Here is the daily show with short recaps of what went down. MORE »

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Super Saturday

Super Saturday kicked off in the early hours of Saturday morning for most of us, with four matchestaking place on what has been dubbed as Super Saturday. There were nearly a couple of upsets, but overall things ended the way most would have expected. MORE »

Friday, September 09, 2011

Friday Funnies - The Ben Broster chip kick

So the World Cup is in full swing and the eyes of the world are on New Zealand, but we shouldn't forget that in other parts there are still very healthy domestic competitions taking place. Here's a quick funny from the Avivia Premiership, and last weekend's match between Wasps and Saracens. MORE »

Friday, September 09, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Kickoff

 The day everyone has been eagerly anticipating for so long has now come and gone, and the hosts have got their Rugby World Cup off to a positive start. In this edition of the Rugby World Cup Daily show, the opening ceremony is feature, we hear from the captains, and the next round of games are previewed. MORE »

Friday, September 09, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Haskell Cam Exclusive

O2 Inside Line is back today, and with a slightly new twist. The one and only James Haskell is now officially in charge of the player cam as the England team attempt to find their feet over in New Zealand, as they lead up to the first game with Argentina. MORE »

Friday, September 09, 2011

All Blacks beat Tonga in opening match of Rugby World Cup 2011

The Rugby World Cup 2011 kicked off in New Zealand with a fantastic opening ceremony, followed by the host nation beating a determined Tonga 41-10 at Eden Park in Auckland. Fullback Israel Dagg scored the opening try of the tournament. MORE »

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Nearly there

If you're in New Zealand, or on that time zone, today is the day. If not, it's just a few hours of sleep then an exciting morning for the rest of us, as we've got New Zealand vs Tonga to look forward to. In today's RWC Daily show the match is previewed. MORE »

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Rugby World Cup Winners - New Zealand 1987

On the eve of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, we take a nostalgic look back to the last time the All Blacks won the tournament, which is incidentally also the last time they hosted it, way back in 1987. MORE »

Thursday, September 08, 2011

All Blacks Haka vs Tongan Sipi Tau at the 2003 Rugby World Cup

As you will have noticed with the way the site is now organised (and still being organised), you can now access and browse archives in a much easier fashion. With that in mind, this classic video from the 2003 RWC needs to be added to RD, so now is a good time to do it. MORE »

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Doping prevention

In today's RWC Daily show, a feature that is going to be posted throughout the tournament, the focus shift to Pool C and the Wallabies, as Robbie Deans and a few of the players talk about their preperation. There's also a closer look at how doping is regulated. MORE »

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Rugby World Cup - The Arena Test

The count down is well and truly on, as it's just a matter of days before the big kick off. The twittersphere and everywhere else online and off is hotting up, big time, as everyone gears up for 2 months of rugby bliss. Here's something different to the norm, submitted earlier today by the guys who made it. MORE »

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Rugbydump relaunches on new platform

Last month marked five years since Rugbydump was first launched. It wasn't so much of a launch back then, it was more of a tinkering. Today however sees the relaunch of the site on a new platform, which will make a significant improvement to your daily RD experience. MORE »

Monday, September 05, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - The first of many

With just under a week to go before the Rugby World Cup kicks off, the hype is building as today we take a look at the first of the official Rugby World Cup Daily updates from the IRB, a feature they will continue throughout the tournament. MORE »

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Rugbydump fans feature in Rugby Nations 2011 mobile game

A while back we ran a contest with our friends Distinctive Developments for you to win a chance to get your name in the game, the game being their latest mobile offering, MORE »

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Romana Graham headbutt on Sean Maitland in ITM Cup Final

Canterbury claimed their fourth consecutive New Zealand provincial championship title as they won the ITM Cup Final, beating Waikato 12-3 in a tense affair on Saturday. Here's one of the games's more controversial moments. MORE »

Friday, September 02, 2011

David Smith scores off rebound, and Olivier Missoup big hit then try

While the French Top 14 season kicked off last weekend in the shadow of the upcoming World Cup, Toulon got things off to a good start. They beat Biarritz 30-5, scoring some nice tries. Here's two of the better efforts. MORE »

Friday, September 02, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Episode 15

Most of the teams attending the World Cup have now arrived in New Zealand, so in this episode of O2 Inside Line Austin Healey and Abi Griffiths are joined by Mike Catt to discuss the tournament, and England's prospects. MORE »

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Robbie Fruean threatened with Ben Smith's spear

On Friday last week in the Plays of the Week segment you may have noticed a funny ending to the clip, with a quite hilarious bit of theatre from wing Ben Smith. Here's the full incident. MORE »

 
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