Friday, October 23, 2015

Stars David Pocock and Israel Folau return for Wallabies RWC Semifinal vs Argentina

The Wallabies are boosted by the return of David Pocock and Israel Folau for their Rugby World Cup Semi Final showdown with Argentina at Twickenham on Sunday. They have both been declared fully fit after Friday's training session, and will take their place in the starting XV. MORE »

AUDIO: Hear from coaches and players ahead of Rugby World Cup Semifinals

Ahead of this weekend's big Rugby World Cup semifinals, below is a chance for you to catch up on the latest press conferences featuring three of the four teams that will be taking part. MORE »

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Acrobatic referee shows us how to smoothly recover from an embarrassing fall

There has been a lot of talk about refereeing of late, so here is a look at a ref at a lower level showing us exactly what to do when something goes wrong on the field - just play it cool. If you have acrobatic ability like this guy clearly does, even better. MORE »

Update: Recent Draw and Competition Winners

We’ve been running a number of draws and competitions on Rugbydump over the past few months. There have been plenty of winners that we want to announce below. MORE »

All Blacks make just one change to team to face Springboks in RWC Semi-Final

The All Blacks have made just one change for the Rugby World Cup semifinal against the Springboks at Twickenham on Saturday. Prop Joe Moody comes in to the starting XV for injured Wyatt Crockett, who is out with a hamstring injury, as Ben Franks takes up a place on the bench. MORE »

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wallaby great George Smith welcomed to the Premiership by huge Harlequins double hit

Wallaby legend George Smith made his debut for new club Wasps on Friday night, after earlier this year signing from Lyon in France. The 111 Test veteran was part of a losing cause against Harlequins, and got his bell rung with this massive double tackle from the 'Quins forwards. MORE »

Springboks name unchanged starting XV to face All Blacks in RWC semi-final

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer on Wednesday named an unchanged starting XV to face New Zealand in the first Rugby World Cup semi-final, on Saturday at Twickenham in London.The only change to the match-day squad is at replacement lock, where Victor Matfield has overcome his hamstring injury MORE »

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

RWC Daily: Habana's 15 tries and a Semi Final preview

As the controversy surrounding Sunday's final Rugby World Cup quarter final between Australia and Scotland has thankfully died down, attentions are now appropriately turned towards the last four encounters this weekend. MORE »

WIN Beast Mtawarira signed Springbok jersey and ASICS boots

In the lead up to the first Rugby World Cup 2015 Semi Final, we're giving away a Beast Mtawarira signed pair of ASICS Lethal Tight 5 boots, as well as a signed Springbok Rugby World Cup 2015 jersey. To stand a chance of winning, simply enter the draw below to put your name in the hat. MORE »

Rugby Tactics: Screened Passing Analysis

Screened passing is one of those tactics that, since being imported from Rugby League, has become “as common as a missed pass or switch”. MORE »

Joe Marler explains to referee that early RWC exit is reason for late tackle against Wasps

England's players have returned for the start of the Aviva Premiership following their early exit from the World Cup, and while it's mostly back to business, for some the pain and frustration is clearly still just under the surface. Here's a look at a great bit of chat between prop Joe Marler and referee Luke Pearce! MORE »

Monday, October 19, 2015

'Penalty was the wrong call' says World Rugby review of Craig Joubert decision

Following a review of the match officials' performance, as is standard protocol, World Rugby have confirmed that the decision made by Craig Joubert to award a penalty for Australia in the 78th minute against Scotland was in fact incorrect. MORE »

World Rugby CEO confirms full investigation into Craig Joubert behaviour will take place

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper has confirmed that there will be a full review of the final minutes, and indeed entire match, following the highly controversial ending to the Scotland vs Australia quarter final. Referee Craig Joubert made a big call at the end, giving the Wallabies a kick at goal, then sprinting off the field after it was taken. MORE »

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

Bernard Foley showed nerves of steel to slot a match winning penalty at the death of a thrilling encounter between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham. The dramatic 35-34 win came down to a highly controversial refereeing decision off the back of a lineout. MORE »

Argentina knock Ireland out with convincing Quarter Final win

Argentina stunned Ireland with a convincing 43-20 victory to book their place in the Semi Finals, where they will face Australia next weekend. MORE »