Tuesday, April 05, 2016

David Pocock suspended after choking Chiefs number eight

Brumbies forward David Pocock has been suspended for three weeks for a dangerous bit of play againt the Chiefs at the weekend. Pocock was cited and has since pleaded guilty to the charge, after he basically put Michael Leitch in a choke hold in a maul. MORE »

Monday, April 04, 2016

Life ban for horrific deliberate kick to the head by club player in Argentina

A club rugby player in Argentina has reportedly been banned for 99 years after footage of this horrific piece of foul play emerged in the last few days. Prop Cipriano Martinez of Pucara club unleased a vicious right boot on defenseless lock Juan Masi of San Albano. MORE »

Anthony Watson furious after receiving straight red card vs Saracens

Anthony Watson received a straight red card in a fiery Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Saracens at the Rec on Saturday. Watson took Alex Goode out in the air, leaving the officials with little option but to apply the laws of the game. MORE »

Friday, April 01, 2016

Gilbert release the easier handling and far more visible Match XV Plus size ball

Gilbert have today released the all new, highly innovative Gilbert Rugby Match XV Plus ball, the largest of it's kind to date. Tested by the pros and now ready for launch, the Match XV Plus will be used when Saracens take on Harlequins at Wembley later this month. MORE »

Highlanders and Force bruising tussle kicks off round 6 of Super Rugby

The Highlanders and the Force went head to head earlier today, with the Force taking an impressive 14-0 lead before the Super Rugby champions came back into contention. Above are all the highlights from an entertaining opener to Round 6 of the competition. MORE »

Coaching Rugby in Africa 2016 | Part 1

Bhubesi Pride Foundation kicked off their 2016 African rugby expedition in January. This year 38 coaches from 16 countries are involved and we’ve even got some Rugbydump.com regulars as volunteers in the team. Today we catch up with the team in Kenya and Uganda. MORE »

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Aviva Premiership Tries of the Week for Round 18

Tim Visser scored a sensational solo effort for Harlequins, while Jackson Wray got on the end of a nice break for Saracens, and Chris Cook finished off after prop Henry Thomas created a lovely try for Bath. These and more in round 18's Aviva Premiership Tries of the Week. MORE »

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Matt Giteau joins Drew Mitchell in World Record attempt for most passes

Toulon and Wallabies backs Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau have been known to be some of the most laid back, biggest jokers in rugby. Both had their careers reignited last year with Test call ups, but their latest achievements are some of their proudest of all. MORE »

Damian McKenzie finishes off brilliant Chiefs team try in romp over Force

The Chiefs put in a thrilling performance to beat the Force 53-10 in Hamilton on Saturday, scoring some sensational tries, outscoring their opponents by nine to one. Damian McKenzie scored the opener after some great team play, while centre Charlie Ngatai picked up four. MORE »

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Quade Cooper's slick pass in dramatic Toulon win over Racing 92

Toulon snuck past Racing 92 this past weekend with a dramatic 21-20 win that left Italian prop Martin Castrogiovanni a little red-faced after he gave away a penalty with time up. Earlier in the match Quade Cooper pulled off this slick piece of skill while being tackled by Dan Carter. MORE »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Barnstorming Pierre Spies run sets up Bismarck du Plessis try

Montpellier moved up to third on the Top 14 table following a 45-21 victory over Agen on Saturday. Former Springbok number eight Pierre Spies had the run of the match, setting up a try for fellow South African Bismarck du Plessis with this powerful charge. MORE »

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Funnies - That time the referee pushed Greig Laidlaw

Players should quite obviously never place their hands on the referee, so it's always strange to see when some refs take it upon themselves to jump into the middle of a scuffle to attempt to break up something that other than their whistles, they are simply not equipped to take care of. MORE »

Graphic: The Most Popular Rugby Boots in the 2016 Six Nations

Following a research study conducted by rugby marketing consultancy Muddy Rhino, we now know that the most popular model of rugby boot worn in the 2016 Six Nations is the adidas Predator Incurza. The below graphic demonstates the most popular boots in each position. MORE »

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Stuart Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for 2016

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has been named the 2016 RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship, securing over 30% of the public vote since the tournament ended at the weekend, as well as being picked by the assigned panel. MORE »

Ugly fight erupts between French and British navies in annual clash

The Six Nations is over and England took the honours in the final match, beating France on Saturday, but last night in Toulon there was a beating of a different kind going on as both countries' respective navies went toe to toe, and its safe to say there was no love lost. MORE »