Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pierre Spies dominates with first ever Test try against England in 2007

Former Springbok number eight Pierre Spies announced his retirement from rugby earlier this week, writing a heartfelt statement on his website. The 32-year-old physical specimen earned 53 Test caps and played for the Bulls, Montpellier and Japanese side, Kintetsu Liners. MORE »

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

BOOTS REVIEW: Canterbury's new range

Last week we gave away a pair of the all new Canterbury range of boots that features four different styles. There was a fair bit of interest, so here is a quick overview and review of what each boot is like and who it will be most suited to. MORE »

Monday, August 21, 2017

FANTASY RUGBY: Rugby Championship Round 1 Team of the Week

Week one of the 2017 Rugby Championship is in the books and those of you who made some good picks in our Rugbypass Fantasy Rugby will now be sitting pretty. If you're still on the fence about joining or need some tips for next week, here's a recap. MORE »

Rugby Championship 2017 - Round 1 wrap-up

The 2017 Rugby Championship got off to a flying start as New Zealand staked a claim for a fifth title in six years after a thumping 54-34 victory over Australia in Sydney. South Africa also got off to a winning start with a morale-boosting 37-15 win against Argentina in Port Elizabeth. MORE »

Christian Lealiifano continues recovery with loan spell at Ulster

Brumbies and former Wallabies star Christian Lealiifano will continue his incredible return to rugby with a loan spell at Irish Province Ulster in the newly reformed PRO14 competition. It's yet another milestone after a hard-fought battle with illness. MORE »

Thursday, August 17, 2017

#TBT to Australia's dramatic Bledisloe Cup triumph in 2000

The Rugby Championship begins again this weekend with Australia hosting New Zealand in the first of the Bledisloe Cup matches at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Today we look back at an iconic moment in Australian rugby, when a legend sealed a dramatic victory for the hosts. MORE »

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Join Rugbydump's Rugby Championship Fantasy league

We're well aware that we have a huge amount of knowledgeable rugby gurus that visit Rugbydump regularly, so this year we're a running a Fantasy League for the Rugby Championship that features a real statistical approach to the game. MORE »

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Epic 'Inches Speech' Wallabies preview ahead of Bledisloe clash with All Blacks

Excitement is building as kickoff for the 2017 Rugby Championship is just a few days away. Fox Sports Australia have released this epic preview video ahead of this weekend's Bledisloe opener between the Wallabies and All Blacks in Sydney. MORE »

Monday, August 14, 2017

Top 5 Tries from Round 2 of the Women's Rugby World Cup

Round two of the Women's Rugby World Cup took place on Sunday, with New Zealand racking up a 121-0 defeat of Hong Kong, while hosts Ireland came back from trailing Japan to win 24-14. Here are five of the best tries scored on the day, as the USA, England and France also picked up big wins. MORE »

Friday, August 11, 2017

LIVE STREAM: Toulon vs Clermont preseason friendly

Tonight's Top 14 preseason friendly between Toulon and Clermont will be streamed LIVE and for free around the globe via the above video player. Check in for a 7pm (France time) kickoff and enjoy. MORE »

Western Force axed from Super Rugby

It's a sad day for rugby union in Western Australia as the Force have been kicked out of Super Rugby, following months of speculation. Due to the tournament being reduced from 18 to 15 teams for 2018, the Australian Rugby Union will discontinue their Super Rugby licence. MORE »

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Women's World Cup - Opening day highlights

The Women's Rugby World Cup began in earnest on Wednesday with defending champions England cementing their status as favourites with a comfortable win over Spain while hosts Ireland downed Australia in a nail-biting finish in Dublin. MORE »

Jordie Barrett out for 'probably the rest of the year' with injury

Jordie Barrett will miss the Rugby Championship due to a shoulder injury that requires surgery. The 20-year-old Hurricanes back will undergo surgery after the injury he picked up in the Super Rugby semi-final against the Lions. Crusaders fullback David Havili has been called up as his replacement. MORE »

WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey

England's new home kit was unveiled by Canterbury earlier this week, and we're giving away a jersey to one lucky winner. It's also a good time to mention the new #RugbyFit campaign, a unique fitness and rugby challenge that features a Rugbydump XV. MORE »

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Big hitting Mouritz Botha retires from rugby on medical advice

Former England and Newcastle Falcons second rower Mouritz Botha has been forced to call time onhis rugby career at the age of 35. Botha made the decision following medical advice after failing to recover from a concussion suffered during the 2016-2017 season. MORE »