Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lions light up Johannesburg as they knock Super Rugby champs out in semi final

The Lions continued their fine run of form with another dominant display against a New Zealand team, this time beating defending Super Rugby champions the Highlanders by 42-30, to go through to next weekend's final. They will travel to Wellington to take on the Hurricanes. MORE »

Hurricanes power into Super Rugby final with win over Chiefs

The Hurricanes cruised into this year's Super Rugby final after a 25-9 win over the Chiefs in Wellington. Above are quick highlights from the match, including that outstanding bit of play from brilliant Beauden Barrett. MORE »

Friday, July 29, 2016

Top 5 Centres: Jean de Villiers picks the best he's ever played against

Former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has picked the Top 5 best centres that he played against during his 109 international caps for South Africa. JDV led the Springboks to a third place finish at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and over a Test career that spanned 13 years, has played against some of the best ever. MORE »

Thursday, July 28, 2016

#Throwback Thursday: That time Sebastien Chabal knocked Marc Giraud out with a slap

Remember when Sebastian Chabal turned full Seabass and knocked out Marc Giraud with a right hook to the jaw? Here's a quick look back, as it was one of the most talked about incidents at the time, and the original video has since amassed 4 million views. MORE »

4 Popular Recovery Methods - Should You Be Using Them?!

In today's post Rubydump Academy Coach TJ discusses recovery, specifically the 4 most popular methods of recovery and whether you should be using them in your routine. If you want to get the most out of your training without feeling sore all the time, then read ahead! MORE »

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

TJ Perenara big bump on opposite number sets up great Hurricanes try

The Hurricanes blew the Sharks away in Wellington, scoring six tries to win 41-0 and set up a home Super Rugby semi final. Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara were outstanding, so here is a quick look at a stand out moment from Perenara, as he dominated his opposite number. MORE »

Referees and Technology: Better Decision making?

The world of technology moves at a rapid pace, so with all the developments taking place around the globe, resident engineer (and referee) Stephen Phillips takes a quick look at how current and future technology can help referees make better decisions on the pitch. MORE »

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Olympic flashback: USA grab second Olympic title in Paris 1924

In just under two weeks Rio de Janeiro will play host to the first ever Olympic Games to be held in South America. They will also be a particularly historic Games, as rugby union makes it long overdue comeback in the Sevens format. MORE »

Police called as beach Touch Rugby tournament descends into boxing match

The Beach Rugby Wales touch rugby tournament in Swansea returned for its 11th instalment on the weekend, and was as fun and competitive as ever. Tempers boiled over though, as this year's tournament was marred by two brawls, with the police called to alleviate the situation. MORE »

Tevita Li all set to knuckle down with Highlanders move in 2017

Up-and-coming Kiwi winger Tevita Li played his final game for the Blues a fortnight ago after he announced he was joining defending champions the Highlanders for the 2017 Super Rugby season. He hopes the move will help him reach even greater heights. MORE »

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s signals the start of the NH season

Four weeks after the summer tours brought down the curtain on the 2015/16 Northern Hemipshere season, the 2016/17 version started in earnest this weekend with the staging of Groups A and B of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s tournament. MORE »

Monday, July 25, 2016

All Blacks World Cup winning coach Steve Hansen signed on until 2019

Today the New Zealand Rugby (NZR) confirmed that All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen will be with the team until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, extending his contract from 2017. Hansen won the World Cup as assistant in 2011, then head coach in 2015. MORE »

Chiefs thrash the Stormers in quarter final playoff in Cape Town

The Chiefs destroyed Schalk Burger's Newlands farewell as they ran in eight tries for a punishing 60-21 win to book their place in the semi finals, where they will play the Hurricanes next weekend. MORE »

Lions go up a level to beat the Crusaders and reach a home semi final

The Lions have proved to be the unlikely shining light for the South African Super Rugby teams as they defeated the Crusaders 42-25 in a highly entertaining game at Ellis Park. MORE »

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hurricanes masterclass in the wet sets up home semi final

TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett were in impeccable form as the Hurricanes blew away the Sharks 41-0 in the wind and wet of Wellington. MORE »