Friday, November 17, 2017

England defence under threat as Wallabies get set to pounce at Twickenham

This week former England Rugby journalist and performance analyst Shay Waterworth previews the autumn international match between England and Australia. MORE »

Thursday, November 16, 2017

#TBT - Tom Croft retires but this 2007 try will be remembered forever

Leicester Tigers, England and British and Irish Lions forward Tom Croft has today confirmed his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect. He has been forced to retire on medical grounds, after persistent concerns with a neck injury. MORE »

Mic'd up Adam Jones will make you smile, and definitely need subtitles

Welsh front row legend Adam Jones was mic'd up during Harlequins' recent A League match against Saracens Storm. The Quins player/coach was full of praise for his team sideline, with his excitable verbal diarrhea resulting in all sorts of Jonesisms. MORE »

Scotty and Mils on how France managed to get the 2023 RWC

Yesterday's announcement that France have been awarded the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been met with surprise, particularly after South Africa were named as the 'recommended' candidate recently, coming out on top on the official scorecard of requirements. MORE »

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

France XV narrowly miss out on All Black victory in Lyon

After their 38-18 loss at home, France faced New Zealand for the second time in four days in a tightly-fought match in Lyon's Groupama Stadium, which the visitors edged 28-23. MORE »

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Juan Martin Hernandez shows why he's still considered the ultimate Magician

Argentina's 'El Mago' is now 35-years-old but still showing glimpses of the magic touches he has become so famous for over the years. 'The Magician' pulled another one out the bag during the 21-8 loss to England on Saturday, as he flicked a floating ball on with consumate ease. MORE »

The Jonathan Davies blow that's ruled him out of the Six Nations

The Welsh Union have today conffirmed centre Jonathan Davies will require surgery on his ankle following Wales' clash with Australia this past Saturday. The surgery means Davies will be out of action for up to six months, effectively ruling him out of the Six Nations. MORE »

Monday, November 13, 2017

Soso Matiashvili incredible finish helps Georgia's big win over Canada

Georgia are doing their very best to put the rest of the rugby world on notice. This included a 54-22 demolition of Canada over the weekend. In addition to having a reliable pack, tries like this one from Soso Matiashvili highlight an attacking mindset that is making it harder and harder to ignore the rugby-mad nation. MORE »

Injured Coenie Oosthuizen inflicted further pain by clumsy medic

Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen is on the way home from Dublin after a nightmare start to a disastrous match at the Aviva Stadium, which the Springboks lost 38-3 to Ireland. Oosthuizen was dominated in a double tackle just 50 seconds in. MORE »

Saturday, November 11, 2017

RUGBYDUMP WEEKLY: Are the home nations ready?

The Autumn internationals kick-off today and it will be the first matches of the season for all four home nations. Shay Waterworth previews. MORE »

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Montauban let the fists fly in third division mass brawl

If there are three things we can be certain of in life, it's death, taxes and the occasional mass brawl in French club rugby. This one involved RC Montauban in the third division.. MORE »

World Rugby increase investment but you can still help Samoan players

The Samoa Rugby Union are in serious financial trouble ahead of their northern hemisphere tour, that includes Test matches against Scotland and England. Fundraising efforts have taken place both in Samoa and online, after calls from England players to help out. MORE »

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Ricky Januarie floored by below the belt kick from Semi Radradra

He hasn't been playing in the Top 14 for long but former League star Semi Radradra has already made a huge impact for Toulon. On this occasion the impact came in the form of a low blow with the boot, specifically to former Springbok Ricky Januarie's nether regions. MORE »

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Southern Kings edged out after thrilling contest with Ulster

The Southern Kings have had a rough start to their time in the Guinness PRO14, but on Saturday played their part in a thrilling contest, entertaining the local crowd at the Wolfson Stadium in Kwazakhele with a narrow 36-43 defeat to Ulster. MORE »

Kuridrani hat-trick helps Wallabies record comfortable win over Japan

Tevita Kuridrani scored a hat-trick of tries as Australia continued their unbeaten start to the end-of-year tour, beating Japan 63-30 in Yokohama at the weekend. MORE »