Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Three stars to watch out for as the USA 7s squad for Rio is announced

The USA Sevens squad for the Olympics has been announced, featuring a great mix of star power, experience and a whole lot of speed to burn. Here is a look at three players who we think will give the USA their very best chance of defending their Gold medal. MORE »

Rugby Conditioning - High Intensity Training: The Hill

This week we bring you part two of our conditioning series, following last week's look at the need for rugby players to work on their aerobic conditioning. Today S&C coach TJ looks at why so many get their high intensity training wrong, and one brilliant way to do it right - the hill. MORE »

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Former League star Timana Tahu judo-throws big Langilangi Haupeakui

Denver Stampede winger Timana Tahu decided the best way to stop a hard-charging number 8 Langilangi Haupeakui was a headlock and body-throw, MMA style. MORE »

Te Aute and Wanganui produce superb NZ schools encounter

Everyone knows how good New Zealand is at harnessing rugby talent. Three times world champions, they certainly know a thing or two about playing. But perhaps the reason why this rugby mad country is so good, is because of the love of the grassroots game. MORE »

Monday, July 18, 2016

Aaron Cruden gets stuck in Highlanders celebration after brilliant try

The Highlanders scored one of the tries of the weekend against the Chiefs, and apparently it was so good that opposition flyhalf Aaron Cruden couldn't help getting in on the celebrations. MORE »

Super Rugby 2016 Quarter Finals Confirmed

Another weekend has come to a close and after a grand total of 17 rounds and 135 matches, we now know the quarter-finalists for Super Rugby 2016, as the four Conference winners will host the four wildcard teams. MORE »

Friday, July 15, 2016

Super Rugby Highlights - Round 17

The opening games of Friday's round 17 Super Rugby matches were a far cry from a week ago, as today we saw far tighter matches, while there was still plenty of entertainment. Just two matches have been played so far, with many more to come. MORE »

Friday Funnies: Clearance kick knocks referee clean off his feet

Referee Anthony Moyes will be heading to Rio for the Olympic Sevens, but last weekend he found himself on the wrong end of a Manly Marlins clearance kick that clipped him straight in the face, sending him to the turf. MORE »

Thursday, July 14, 2016

#ThrowbackThursday: Will Skelton's dangerous aerial challenge on Anthony Watson

Australian second-row Will Skelton was lucky to avoid a yellow card in the third Test match against England last month following a huge aerial collision with Anthony Watson. MORE »

Bryan Habana misses out on Olympics as Springbok 7s final squad is picked

Rugby World Cup winner Bryan Habana has not made the cut for South Africa Sevens 12-man squad that will be heading to Brazil for the 2016 Rio Olympics next month. He is one of three Test capped fifteens players that didn't make it. MORE »

Daniel du Plessis awkwardly sent to the sinbin whilst knocked out

We've seen a lot of players carded recently for taking players out in the air, but things took a new twist at the weekend when Daniel du Plessis was sent to the bin whilst unconscious. MORE »

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Beast Mtawarira open handed slap earns him ten minutes in the cooler

The Sharks beat the Cheetahs 26-10 in Durban on Saturday night, taking a step towards the Super Rugby playoffs, but had to contend with being a man down for ten minutes after skipper Tendai Mtawarira was yellow carded early on in the first half. MORE »

New Richie McCaw documentary CHASING GREAT looks epic

Richie McCaw, double World Cup winning captain and the most capped player of all time, is the arguably the greatest rugby player of his generation. In just over a month's time a new documentary will come out that will give us an inside look at what it takes to be a legend. MORE »

A look back at the career of Nicky Robinson, including THAT penalty shootout and some brutal hits

Nicky Robinson announced his retirement from rugby on Tuesday, bringing the curtain down on a 15-year career. We're going to take a look back, including a trip down memory lane to the memorable Heineken Cup Semi-Final shootout between Cardiff Blues and Leicester in 2009. MORE »

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Rugby Conditioning - Aerobic or Anaerobic?

Conditioning is many players’ least favourite part of training for rugby. There are many different ways to do it but each method can always be classed as either aerobic or anaerobic, so what should you do? Today Rugbydump Academy coach TJ answers this and explains why it might not be what you think MORE »