Monday, May 09, 2016

Ma'a Nonu and Quade Cooper combine for awesome Toulon try vs Castres

Toulon beat Castres 17-7 on Sunday, staying on course for the Top 14 playoffs despite having a rough week with injuries. Ma'a Nonu and Josua Tuisova both scored excellent tries, while Quade Cooper had a fairly mixed night, and we saw an uppercut get punished. MORE »

Friday, May 06, 2016

Jone Macilai hat-trick helps Crusaders breeze past Reds

The Crusaders made short work of the Reds in round 11 of Super Rugby earlier today, with winger Jone Macilai stealing the show with a fine hat-trick. He wasn't the only player streaking down the wing though, as you will see in the highlights. MORE »

Tighthead vs Tighthead as props Kieran Brookes and David Wilson collide

We've seen a few seismic collisions over the years and this one between two of the biggest props in the game was epic. Clearly Northampton Saints tighthead Kieran Brookes got the better of it, and Bath's David Wilson might reconsider his approach, as it simply won't work on such a big man! MORE »

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Prop Kyle Sinckler scores Harlequins match winner from 45m out

Harlequins beat London Irish 32-25 in an entertaining match at the Madejski Stadium at the weekend, with prop Kyle Sinkler scoring a vital try with fifteen minutes to spare. The win for Quins meant that the Exiles would be relegated from the Premiership for the first time. MORE »

Quade Cooper will not be playing 7s for Australia at the Olympics

Quade Cooper will not be going to the 2016 Rio Olympics, an Australian Sevens statement announced today. He will also not be considered for the final two rounds of the HSBC Sevens World Series. MORE »

Passing tips from the world's best scrumhalf, Aaron Smith

There's no doubt that New Zealand and Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith is the best in the world in his position. Here is a quick look at some passing tips that he did for the Breakdown show on Sky Sports New Zealand. MORE »

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Double World Cup winner Ben Franks on life after rugby and his time in the Premiership

Former All Black and current London Irish prop Ben Franks has experienced success at multiple levels, with a stellar career by anyone's standards. This World Rugby feature takes us behind the scenes as we get to see a Franks brother in its natural habitat - the gym. MORE »

Harlequins confirm departing players following Ruaridh Jackson signing

Yesterday it was confirmed that flyhalf Ruaridh Jackson will be leaving Wasps for Harlequins at the end of the season. Today Harlequins have confirmed who will be leaving the club, as Ben Botica moves to Montpellier in France. MORE »

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Rugbydump Training: 5 Nutrition Basics for Rugby Players

To get the best out of yourself as a rugby player, you already know that you need to pay attention to diet. But what should you eat? Today Rugbydump Academy coach TJ Jankowski takes you through the best ways to fuel your body for rugby. MORE »

Highlights from the Army vs Navy classic clash at Twickenham

Navy won the Inter Services Championship title for the first time since 2010 after they drew 29-29 with the Army in a thrilling match at Twickenham on Saturday. Bath flyer Semesa Rokoduguni scored twice, but it wasn't enough as Navy won due to having beaten the RAF, who themselves edged the Army. MORE »

Monday, May 02, 2016

Rugby Tactics: The Art of Attacking the Transition Zone

The Transition Zone is widely regarded as the area where the ruck defence links with the wider defensive formation. It's a particular area of weakness as it's the one point in modern Defensive Systems where teams essentially have two focuses of attention. MORE »

Leolin Zas red carded and banned after Bernard Foley's awful landing

Stormers back Leolin Zas was shown a straight red card for this challenge on Bernard Foley on Saturday prompting discussions over the decision, as both players appeared to be making a fair attempt at claiming the ball. However, Zas has been banned for 2 weeks. MORE »

Friday, April 29, 2016

Namibian warrior Jacques Burger announces he will play his final game of rugby

Namibian and Saracens legend Jacques Burger has announced that it's time to hang up his well worn boots, playing his final game this coming Sunday. Burger, now 32-years-old, has played in three World Cups and forged a reputation as one of the hardest players around. MORE »

Friday Funnies - 3 BUTCHERED Tries you might have missed

With its first Summer Olympics showing for 92 years just around the corner, the eyes of the world are rightfully on Rugby 7s. The timing is right: 2016 has displayed some of the best action in recent years, however we have also seen some of the worst. MORE »

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Harry Robinson's blistering debut try vs the Barbarians

Today young Welsh winger Harry Robinson announced that he is retiring from rugby with immediate effect due to injury. Robinson, now just 23 years old, made his debut for Wales against the Barbarians in 2012, scoring a blistering try down the right wing. MORE »