Posts for October 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Western Province beat the Sharks to win dramatic 2012 Currie Cup Final

Western Province upset the Sharks with a well deserved 25-18 victory in a dramatic Currie Cup Final at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday. It was their first title since 2001, and came about through some gutsy play and well taken opportunities. MORE »

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Elvis Vermeulen yellow carded for huge hit on Zee Ngwenya

Clermont Auvernge kept up their impressive unbeaten home record with a 19-12 victory over Biarritz at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Friday night. They did so despite losing two players to the sin-bin, with one in particular carded for a massive tackle. MORE »

Monday, October 29, 2012

Juan De Jongh scores great try vs Sharks, celebrates with Gangnam Style

Here is a quick look at Juan De Jongh's fantastic try in the Currie Cup final against the Sharks on Saturday. Western Province beat the Sharks 25-18 to end their 11-year drought and win the title for the first time since 2001. MORE »

Monday, October 29, 2012

Canterbury claim fifth successive title with ITM Cup Final win over Auckland

Canterbury claimed their fifth successive New Zealand Provincial Championship win as they beat Auckland 31-18 in the ITM Cup Premiership final in Christchurch. Referee Glen Jackson came under fire though for two decisions in particular. MORE »

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Rugby Club Test Rugby Plays of the Year for 2012

Yes, the year isn't quite over yet but in terms of Australia's home games are concerned, they're a thing of the past. With that in mind the guys at the Rugby Club put together the Test Rugby Plays of the Year, featuring the best bits from recent months in Test rugby. MORE »

Friday, October 26, 2012

Francois Trinh-Duc creates magical try for Julien Tomas vs Sale

Flyhalf Francois Trinh-Duc was instrumental in Montpellier's 33-18 pool six Heineken Cup win over Sale last weekend. He scored their opening try and later set up this classic with a delicate chip and chase and then a brilliant inside pass. MORE »

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Rugby Club Super Rugby Plays of the Year for 2012

It's been two months since the Chiefs lifted the Super Rugby trophy and today, thanks to the great work from the crew at the Rugby Club in Australia, we look back at the best, worst, and most bizarre from what was another fantastic tournament. MORE »

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Christopher Tolofua cited following red card for tip-tackle against Treviso

Toulouse hooker Christopher Tolofua received a red card and has been cited for a dangerous tackle he made on Treviso's Fabio Semenzato in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. Tolofua made his Test debut for France earlier this year. MORE »

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Heineken Cup 2012 Best Tries - Round 1

The Heineken Cup is in full swing as Round 2 of matches across Europe were completed this past weekend. We're catching up with that and all the other rugby that's gone on, but for now here is a look at some of the best tries that were scored in Round 1. MORE »

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scott Higginbotham cited twice for knee and head-butt on Richie McCaw

Australia's Scott Higginbotham has been cited twice following an incident in the first half of the third Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane on Saturday. The Reds flanker could miss a large chunk of the Wallabies end of year tour of the UK and Europe as a result. MORE »

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wallabies vs All Blacks 2012 - 3rd Bledisloe Cup Test - Full Match

Watch the entire third Bledisloe Cup game between the Wallabies and the All Blacks, including the Haka, post match interviews, and 100th Test cap ceremony for Keven Mealamu. MORE »

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wallabies hold All Blacks to dramatic draw as record goes begging

The All Blacks came within inches of equalling the top-tier world record of 17 consecutive Test wins as they drew 18-18 with a determined Wallaby side at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Dan Carter's drop goal attempt deep in added time sailed wide. MORE »

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pieter Dixon's red card after TMO recommendation rules kick to face

Before yesterday’s Currie Cup semifinal, the last time the Natal Sharks and the Blue Bulls met was on a miserably wet day in Durban last month. On that occasion the Sharks ended with 14 players after former Bath stalwart Pieter Dixon was red carded. MORE »

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Southland's Hoani MacDonald in induced coma following on-field collapse

Southland and former Newport-Gwent Dragons lock Hoani MacDonald is in critical but stable condition following cardiac arrest suffered during the Stags' ITM Cup Championship semifinal against Counties Manukau in Pukekohe earlier today. MORE »

Friday, October 19, 2012

England forward Tom Croft discusses his team-mates

Find out what Leicester Tigers and England flanker Tom Croft thinks of his rugby team-mates. MORE »

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Groovy Baby

We're catching up on Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club, so here are the two latest clips combined as one, focussing on the Rugby Championship, ITM Cup, and Dr Evil. Enjoy. MORE »

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ulster vs Castres Highlights - Heineken Cup 2012/2013 Round 1

Highlights of Ulster's 41-17 victory over Castres Olympique in the opening round of the Heineken Cup MORE »

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Rugby Riviera - A glimpse into the lives of English players at Toulon

We recently featured an interview with Jonny Wilkinson talking about life and rugby in France, but here is an extended look at not only Wilkinson, but a few of the other English stars plying their trade at table topping Toulon. MORE »

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sonny Bill Williams in Japan - Panasonic Wild Knights vs Yamaha

Many of you have been curious about Sonny Bill Williams is doing in Japan, so from time to time we'll post a video featuring him in action. Above is a look at the Panasonic Wild Knights' latest game from Round 6 of the Top League, against Yamaha. MORE »

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thierry Dusautoir's hit on Jordan Crane as Toulouse beat Leicester

It was a big weekend in Europe as the Heineken Cup kicked off with twelve matches, and the Amlin Challenge Cup with ten. We're sifting through the best of what took place to bring you some good clips, but for now here is a nice hit from the French captain. MORE »

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fiji beat New Zealand to win the 2012 Gold Coast Sevens - Day 1 & 2 Highlights

Fiji retained their Gold Coast Sevens title as they beat New Zealand 32-14 in the first leg of this season's HSBC Sevens World Series, in Australia. South Africa claimed third place by beating Kenya 41-7 in a one-sided third place playoff. MORE »

Friday, October 12, 2012

Gloucester's Andy Hazell sees red following alleged eye-gouge

Andy Hazell unleashed against Mont De Marsan in their Amlin Challenge Cup match last night after he was allegedly eye-gouged and had a 'severely sore' eye. He was banned for the fight, that included a punch and knee. MORE »

Friday, October 12, 2012

Andy Hazell UFC fighting vs Mont de Marsan - animated gif

Gloucester's Andy Hazell unleashed against Mont De Marsan in their Amlin Challenge Cup match last night after he was allegedly eye-gouged and had a 'severely sore and very red' eye. Banned for fight MORE »

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stirring Toulouse comeback ends with incredible late penalty-try victory

Toulouse came from behind to record a 34-32 injury-time win over Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday, following an incredible series of reset scrums. The referee eventually awarded a penalty try, which was casually converted by Luke McAlister for the win. MORE »

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jonny Wilkinson keeps hope alive for 2013 British & Irish Lions tour

As you have probably heard, Jonny Wilkinson has said that he is definitely interested in heading over to Australia on the British & Irish Lions tour next year. He is hoping to contribute towards making right the wrongs of the last time they played there, in 2001. MORE »

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Aviva Premiership Highlights - Round 6

Official highlights of all six matches from Round 6 the Aviva Premiership can be found below with individual clips, while a handy wrap-up of some of the main news bits in the first video. MORE »

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Brian O'Driscoll try in the corner sets up Leinster win over Munster

Brian O'Driscoll scored a lovely try in the corner to help Leinster to a 30-21 victory over arch rivals Munster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Since the game there has been talk of injury concerns, and also speculation about a switch to Super Rugby. MORE »

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Danny Grewcock backs England coaching setup ahead of Autumn internationals

World Cup winner Danny Grewcock is backing Stuart Lancaster's new-look England to achieve positive results when they face the giants of the Southern Hemisphere. MORE »

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

WIN Heineken Cup tickets for the opening weekend!

It's not long to go now until the much anticipated Heineken Cup gets under way, so we've got tickets for two matches up for grabs today. Ospreys host Benetton Treviso, while Northampton Saints welcome Glasgow Warriors. MORE »

Monday, October 08, 2012

Rugbydump chat with Harlequins & England captain Chris Robshaw

Following the questions that the RD community submitted via our Facebook page, we sent Dave along to have a chat with Chris Robshaw to see how he is enjoying the season so far, and find about more about his nutrition, views on the game currently, and goals and ambitions for England and the 2013 British & Irish Lions tour. MORE »

Monday, October 08, 2012

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 7 - 2012

Ten of the best tries from the French Top 14 in Round 7, as chosen by Canal Plus. MORE »

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Brodie Retallick issued off-field yellow card for tip tackle on Andries Bekker

New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick was handed an off-field Yellow card following his team's 32-16 win over South Africa in Soweto on Saturday. The dangerous tackle was made on opposition second rower Andries Bekker, but was not penalised at the time. MORE »

Sunday, October 07, 2012

The Wallabies hold on for victory over Argentina in Rosario

The Wallabies ended the Rugby Championship in second place following their 25-19 victory over Argentina in Rosario on Saturday. They will now move up to second in the World Rankings, overtaking South Africa, who lost to the All Blacks earlier in the day. MORE »

Sunday, October 07, 2012

All Blacks remain unbeaten with strong win over Boks in Soweto

New Zealand finished the inaugural Rugby Championship with six wins out of six games as they put on a strong second half performance to crush the Springboks 32-16 in Soweto on Saturday. The home side had led 16-12 at halftime. MORE »

Friday, October 05, 2012

Friday Funnies - Sione Kalamafoni penalised for hurdling a tackler

Whether it's a strong hand-off, sidestep, or raw speed, there are various ways to beat a tackler. Gloucester number eight Sione Kalamafoni had another idea last weekend against London Welsh, but it didn't go down too well with the official. MORE »

Friday, October 05, 2012

Guinness - Arthur's Day 2012 celebrations

Never before had Arthur’s Day celebrations reached the UK. Boasting a multi-national cast, including Europe, the Caribbean nations and South East Asia, Great Britain was but one of 55 countries celebrating St Arthur’s Day with Guinness on a global scale. MORE »

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Honey Badger Nick Cummins smashes Nick Reily in the Shute Shield

Western Force wing Nick Cummins is set for a great birthday as he's been called up to the Wallaby squad for their match against Argentina this weekend. A month back he made this cracking hit in a Shute Shield match while playing for Southern Districts. MORE »

Thursday, October 04, 2012

DTH van der Merwe beats defender, pulls hamstring, sets up try

Glasgow Warriors beat Italian side Zebre 22-19 in Friday night's RaboDirect PRO12 game, but suffered another two injuries and both DTH van der Merwe and Moray Low limped off. Van Der Merwe did it in style though, setting up a try in the process. MORE »

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Max Evans and friends take on 'Call Me Maybe'

Scotland back Max Evans, along with girlfriend Katy Johnson and a few friends, put together a nicely made Call Me Maybe parody a few months back. MORE »

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Four players sent from the field in Agen vs Bordeaux mass brawl

We've seen a few dust-ups of late, with two Western Province players shown straight red cards, while Luke Charteris and Pascal Pape were given yellows in the Top 14. This past weekend Agen and Bordeaux-Bengles were involved in a messy scrap too. MORE »

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Johan Goosen with hero Jean De Villiers - Live the Dream

Twenty-year-old Johan Goosen made his first Test start on the weekend, playing alongside hero Jean de Villiers. Johan Goosen and Jean De Villiers, then and now. MORE »

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Tim Payne banned for two weeks for knee to Vasily Artemyev's head

London Wasps front rower Tim Payne has been suspended for two weeks after he was yellow carded for dropping his knee onto the head of Northampton Saints' Vasily Artemyev on the weekend. Payne was shown a fairly lenient yellow card at the time. MORE »

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Tom Croft on the comeback trail after neck injury

England flanker Tom Croft will not be considered for selection for England's autumn internationals despite being close to a return from injury.Croft has been out since April with a neck injury. MORE »

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Aviva Premiership Highlights - Round 5

Below is a quick wrap-up of what took place in the Aviva Premiership over the weekend, and if you'd like to watch slightly extended versions, below that are official match highlights from each of the games. Feel free to leave feedback, and if you find this handy, please share it. MORE »

Monday, October 01, 2012

All Blacks win the Rugby Championship with Argentina thumping

The All Blacks secured the Rugby Championship title with a 54-15 rout of Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday. The hosts scored first, but it was one way traffic after that as the World Champions silenced the crowd with some clinical finishing. MORE »