Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rugby HQ Plays of the Month for February PLUS the Wraparound, week 2

Many of you have been vocal about missing the Plays of the Week features that have pretty much been an institution at Fox Sports for the last however many years, so the good news is that today they've brought out a special Plays of the Month, featuring the best, worst and ugliest from February. Look out for massive hits, great tries and of course some random titbits. MORE »

Six Nations 2015: The Journalists' Midterm Report

Before the Six Nations started we posted a Journalists preview piece that proved fairly popular, so here is a follow up, as some of the top UK and Ireland rugby writers discuss which teams have impressed, and how things are poised ahead of this coming weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby

It has been an eventful few days for Kiwi forwards, as three were suspended following striking and punching incidents in round two of Super Rugby. Owen Franks, Kane Hames and Hayden Triggs will all be out of action for a few weeks. MORE »

Monday, February 23, 2015

Rynard Landman red carded for elbow to face against Connacht

Newport Gwent Dragon's skipper Rynard Landman is likely to receive a heavy ban after being red carded and cited for elbowing an opponent during his side's 30-25 Guinness Pro12 defeat to Connacht. Landman will face a disciplinary hearing this week. MORE »

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Waratahs lock Dave Dennis makes two brutal hits against the Rebels

Waratahs skipper Dave Dennis made two ferocious tackles as his side bounced back from opening round defeat to beat the Rebels 38-28 in Melbourne on Friday night. Hits below, plus you can also see the blooper that resulted in a League convert being yellow carded. MORE »

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 1

Super Rugby is back which means that it's that time of year when the Fox Sports guys put in the long hours to bring us all their weekly serving of random titbits from the week gone by. According to Sean Maloney there will be no more Top 5's so this new format is set to replace those segments. MORE »

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jamie Heaslip accepts cited Pascal Pape's apology but is out injured

Jamie Heaslip has accepted the apology offered to him by Pascal Pape on Twitter last night. The French lock faces a disciplinary hearing today to judge whether he will be banned or not for the knee to the back that has possibly ended the tournament for both. MORE »

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

USA Sevens 2015 Wrap - Wonder tries, Highlights, Fiji's victory and more

Fiji stunned Wellington Sevens winners New Zealand with a convincing 35-19 cup final rout at the USA Sevens on the weekend. There were some sensational tries scored over the course of the tournament, so here is a look at the best, plus highlights and more. MORE »

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sean O'Brien's monster ruck cleanout against France

Sean O'Brien made his return to international rugby at the weekend, pleasing Ireland rugby fans after the disappointment of his withdrawal due to a warmup session injury the weekend prior. On this occasion he took to the field, and made his presence known in no uncertain terms with this huge cleanout. MORE »

Wales edge Scotland in tense Test at Murrayfield

Wales picked up their first win of this year's Six Nations with a gritty 26-23 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield. Both sides scored two tries each, but the boot of Leigh Halfpenny is ultimately what separated them come the final whistle. MORE »

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ireland hang on against France to stay on track for title defence

Ireland are well placed overall following their 18-11 Six Nations win over France in Dublin on Saturday. Their ninth successive Test victory is their second tournament win, placing them in good stead for a Championship defence. MORE »

England lack early intensity but pile points on Italy in second half

Italy gave England an early scare after a Sergio Parisse try early on at Twickenham, but in the second half the hosts took control to come away with a 47-17 win. Coach Stuart Lancaster felt that the previous week's match might have affected them. MORE »

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Martin Castrogiovanni says every day is Valentines Day with him

As we already know, Italian prop Martin Castrogiovanni is all about peace and love (he just doesn't like c*nts). In this quick video ahead of Italy's Six Nations match with England, we hear his thoughts on Valentines Day, and his general recipe for love. MORE »

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A quick preview to get you in the mood for Super Rugby 2015

It feels like just yesterday that Bernard Foley slotted the match winning penalty to give the Waratahs their Super Rugby title. Tomorrow, the season kicks off again, and we cannot wait. This Sean Maloney, Fox Sports preview should get you in the mood too. MORE »

WIN a copy of Rugby Nations 15 and play the new LIVE GAME mode

As you may already know, we partnered with Rugby Nations 15 mobile game recently. As you play you'll see Rugbydump branding on the ad hoardings, which hopefully gives you a warm, fuzzy, familiar feeling. Today we want to share that with you, so we're giving away 10 free copies. MORE »