Posts for December 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012

The Best of 2012 - Looking back at another great year of rugby

Another fantastic year of world rugby has passed and as we enjoy the holiday season and look forward to a big 2013, here is a quick look back at the best of 2012, a special year for the global game. MORE »

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Nick Evans and Jonathan Davies pick their British & Irish Lions starting XV

As this year comes to a close we look towards 2013, which is set to be one of the most significant chapters yet in the history of the British & Irish Lions, as they take on the Wallabies in search of their first series win since 1997. MORE »

Monday, December 24, 2012

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 12

An excellent top ten compilation of ten of the best tries from Round 12 of the French Top 14. MORE »

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Heineken Cup 2012/2013 - Best tries from Round 4

The holiday break is upon us but it's only a few weeks before Heineken Cup action resumes in the new year, with Round 5 kicking off on the weekend of 11 January 2013. MORE »

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ospreys vs Toulouse Highlights - Heineken Cup Round 4

Extended highlights of Ospreys' 17-6 victory over Toulouse in round 4 of the Heineken Cup MORE »

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Rugby Championship 2012 Highlights montage

This year, 2012, will be remembered as the year that Argentina joined the top three teams in the world as the Tri Nations became a thing of the past and the inaugural Rugby Championship was launched. Today we look back at some of the best bits from it. MORE »

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How To Scrum - With England tighthead prop Dan Cole

Three players that played key roles in England's famous upset win over the All Blacks have got together with QBE, title sponsor of the Autumn Internationals, to create a series of How To instructional videos. MORE »

Monday, December 17, 2012

Toulon turn it on at home with thrashing of Sale Sharks

Toulon delivered a nine try thrashing of Sale Sharks at Stade Felix Mayol on Saturday evening, handing the visitors their heaviest defeat in the history of the Heineken Cup. Oozing with local and foreign talent, the French side won the game 62-0. MORE »

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Biarritz beat Connacht in drenched conditions at the Parc des Sports Aguilera

Biarritz beat Connacht 17-0 on Friday night in Round 4 of their Heineken Cup return fixture, which took place in horrendous conditions. The field was drenched after heavy rains but both sides played to a decent standard considered how wet it was underfoot. MORE »

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Funnies - Possibly the best scrum celebration ever

While the flashy backs make headlines with hat-tricks, outrageous celebrations, and big dives over the tryline, it's the guys up front that often do the grunt work that allows those opportunities. Here's a quick look at a great moment from a few weeks back. MORE »

Thursday, December 13, 2012

LEGO Highlights of the 2012 Autumn Internationals

Canterbury teamed up with animator and Rugbydump regular Graham Love to put together this unique look at some of the highlights of the end of year tour matches that took place recently. MORE »

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

Below is a look at the man that many are calling the fastest rugby player on the planet. From track to rugby, the USA's Carlin Isles is making waves on the Sevens circuit. MORE »

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Heineken Cup Round 3 - Four of the bigger games

With so many games over the Heineken & Amlin Challenge Cup weekend's, it's not feasible to post highlights from all of them. At times like these site contributors come into play, which is the case here where we have some of the best bits from four of the bigger games of the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bhubesi Pride latest and exclusive interview with SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux

Bhubesi Pride is a growing initiative, with real momentum. When Rugbydump started reporting on this unique project back in 2010 we felt it was a massive undertaking and, to implement a sustainable programme, it was going to require some very careful planning. MORE »

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hooker Dylan Hartley cited for striking Ulster's Rory Best

Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley has been cited for an incident that took place in the Heineken Cup Pool 4 match at Franklin's Gardens on Friday night. If found guilty, his previous record would lead to one thinking he will receive a fairly hefty ban. MORE »

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Munster captain Doug Howlett chops Schalk Brits in two

Munster vs Saracens didn't disappoint, and it served up this great Doug Howlett big tackle on Schalk Brits MORE »

Monday, December 10, 2012

Bourgoin vs Agde all in brawl in France

It's fair to say that most of us enjoy seeing a good scrap from time to time, so today we look no further than France, which usually provides at least one chaotic punch-up a season. MORE »

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Zealand beat France to defend the South Africa Sevens 2012 title

The New Zealand Sevens team won their four successive Cup title in South Africa at the Port Elizabeth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series. They convincingly beat France 47-12 in the final, and you can view all the highlights from both day's action below. MORE »

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cardiff Blues' Lloyd Williams red carded for alleged dangerous tackle

Cardiff Blues scrumhalf Lloyd Williams was shown a straight red card for a dangerous tackle against Montpellier in their Heineken Cup third round clash on Sunday. Montpellier won 35-24 after having a numerical advantage for much of the match. MORE »

Friday, December 07, 2012

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 11 - 2012

Quick catch up on the latest Top 10 tries compilation from the French Top 14, as chosen by Canal Plus. MORE »

Friday, December 07, 2012

Racing Metro vs Stade Francais Highlights - December 2012

Highlights of Racing Metro's 23-15 win over Stade Francais MORE »

Friday, December 07, 2012

Toulouse hold off Clermont in another classic Top 14 tussle

Toulon secured the top sport on the table last weekend but it was Toulouse and Clermont that battled for second place as Toulouse came out victors 30-22 in a highly entertaining game on Saturday. MORE »

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Boris Johnson's amusing RWC 2015 draw speech

London Mayor Boris Johnson opened the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Allocation Draw on Monday with a typically unique speech that paid tribute to the founders of the game. MORE »

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

London Irish number eight Chris Hala'ufia has been banned for five weeks following a straight red card for a big tackle against London Welsh last weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Stephen Donald yellow card for shoving Dan Bowden in the face

Stephen Donald received a yellow card after the Television Match Official ruled that he had struck Dan Bowden with swinging arms. MORE »

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

CJ Stander scores 80m try vs Glasgow on home debut for Munster

Former Bulls flanker CJ Stander scored two tries on his first start for Munster as they beat Glasgow Warriors 31-3 in the RaboDirect PRO 12 at the weekend. Stander's first try was placed over a ruck, but for the second he had to sprint over 80 meters. MORE »

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

England vs New Zealand December 2012 - Full Match

Full match replay England vs the All Blacks at Twickenham MORE »

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Wales vs Australia December 2012 - Full Match

Full match replay of Wales vs the Wallabies at the Millennium Stadium MORE »

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Three red cards in heated Leicester Tigers vs Bath battle at Welford Road

Referee Tim Wigglesworth showed three red cards during Leicester Tigers' hard fought 17-12 win over Bath in the Aviva Premiership on the weekend. There were also two yellow cards in a second half at Welford Road that few could have predicted. MORE »

Monday, December 03, 2012

The Rugby World Cup 2015 Pools drawn and IRB awards given

The draw for the Rugby World Cup 2015 took place earlier today in London, which you hopefully watched live on our video stream. If not, here is a quick summary of what happened with the draw, and who won the IRB 2012 awards. MORE »

Monday, December 03, 2012

Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Allocation Draw - Live stream

Today is the all important draw for the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pools. You can view a live stream of the draw, as well as the presentation of the awards. MORE »

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Samoa beat New Zealand to win the Dubai Sevens 2012

Samoa beat New Zealand 26-15 to take their first ever Dubai Sevens title in yet another enjoyable series of the HSBC World Series Sevens. Flyer Paul Perez scored twice in the final, including a try directly from the kick off. MORE »

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Kurtley Beale late try snatches win for Wallabies over Wales

The Wallabies sent Nathan Sharpe out on a high as Kurtley Beale scored a last minute try to crush the hopes of a win for the Welsh fans at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The 14-12 win added to Wallaby tour victories over England and Italy. MORE »

Saturday, December 01, 2012

England upset the All Blacks with famous win at Twickenham

England shocked the rugby world with a highly impressive performance that blew the All Blacks off the Twickenham turf yesterday. The visitors made uncharacteristic errors and England punshed them, winning 38-21 and ending the 20-match unbeaten run. MORE »