Posts for December 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nick Abendanon crunches Lee Dickson then gets smashed by George Pisi

Another fantastic rugby year has come and passed as we now look forward to 2012, which has many big things in store for loyal Rugbydump followers. For now though let's end 2011 with two big hits from a few days back in the Aviva Premiership. MORE »

Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Funnies - Romain Poite and other refs take some big knocks

A few week's back we shared a video of three refs taking a tumble and just before it was actually posted, another two incidents occurred. Here's a look at three of the latest, including one of the bigger tackles on a ref in recent times. MORE »

Friday, December 30, 2011

Highlights of Montpellier vs Toulouse, including the cards

Despite New Years Eve approaching rapidly, this weekend the rugby continues up north with action across France, the UK, and Ireland. Here's an extended look at one of the more entertaining Top 14 games from the last round. MORE »

Friday, December 23, 2011

Exclusive interview with Richie McCaw, featuring Don't Drop The Egg

World Cup Winning All Black captain Richie McCaw was in London last week for an adidas promotion at Harrods, so we sent a crew along, including the boys from the brilliant Don't Drop the Egg, to have a catch-up chat with him. MORE »

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Will Skinner red carded from the bench as Harlequins beat Toulouse

Will Skinner of Harlequins faces a disciplinary hearing today following the red card he received during Quins' Heineken Cup victory over Toulouse on Sunday. It was the second similar incident of the game, prompting the swift 'sending off'. MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chris Hala'ufia suspended internally for six weeks after citing for dangerous tackle

Tongan forward Chris Hala'ufia was cited recently following a hit he made against Racing Metro in a Pool two match in the Heineken Cup. London Irish have decided to impose a six week ban after holding an internal disciplinary hearing. MORE »

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Schalk Brits inside flick pass for Chris Wyles try

On Friday night Saracens achieved their second consecutive win over Ospreys in the Heineken Cup with a 16-13 victory, following on from their 31-26 win a week ago at Wembley. One of the highlights from the Round 3 win was this great try they scored. MORE »

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Francesco Minto red carded for head-butt on Yann Lesgourgues

Biarritz eased to a comfortable 29-12 win over a fourteen man Beneton Treviso side that suffered following the sending off of flanker Francesco Minto for a headbutt. Treviso had led 12-0 at one stage before Biarritz turned things around. MORE »

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mathieu Bastareaud breaks Agen scrumhalf Alexis Bales

Toulon center Mathieu Bastareaud was yellow carded late in the game on Tuesday night as his team beat Agen 34-12 in the Top 14. The tackle itself didn't look too bad but the fact that Agen replacement Alexis Bale was injured seemed to force the officials into showing the yellow card. MORE »

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Morgan Parra vs George Chuter, and Manu Tuilagi simultaneous yellow

Morgan Parra was destroyer in chief as Clermont got the better of Leicester Tigers in round 3 of the Heineken Cup, winning the game 30-12 following two yellow cards for the visitors. Here's a look at what happened as Alain Rolland sent two to the sin-bin. MORE »