Monday, February 06, 2017

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

England and France scored a try a piece but a late try edged the hosts ahead for a 19-16 Six Nations opening weekend victory at Twickenham on Saturday. French prop Rabah Slimani went over for the visitors, while a late try by Ben Te'o set up an England win. MORE »

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Scotland leave it late to beat Ireland in thrilling Six Nations opener

Greig Laidlaw kicked two late penalties to see the Scots over the line in the first game of the 2017 Six Nations, but the star of the match was full back Stuart Hogg, who scored a superb brace in a spell-binding opening half. MORE »

Friday, February 03, 2017

2017 Womens Six Nations: Preview

History is set to be made at the Womens' Six Nations Championship this year with every match being broadcast live on TV for the very first time. Here is a preview of each team ahead of what is sure to be a landmark 2017 Womens' Six Nations. MORE »

2017 Under-20s Six Nations: Preview

The Under-20s Six Nations Championship offers a glimpse of the future as the Northern Hemisphere's most promising players showcase their talent and potential. We preview the teams ahead of a star-spotting tournament. MORE »

George North stars in emotive Gillette short film, The Honest Player

George North will start for Wales against Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday, and barring any major surprises, he'll be on tour with the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand later in the year. Inspired by the classic Jim Telfer speech, Gillette have put together this short film. MORE »

Life on the touchline: Harlequins mic up Team Manager

One of the most enjoyable aspects of modern day rugby television is the occasional player wearing a microphone during a match. It offers viewers the opportunity to get closer to the action and experience what it is like in the heat of the battle. MORE »

Thursday, February 02, 2017

#ThrowbackThursday: Remember when Courtney Lawes decapitated Plisson?

Here’s a quick throwback to the last time England played France at Twickenham and Courtney Lawes obliterated Jules Plisson in 2015. Early on in the game France were leading until the second row enforcer lined up the flyhalf and put in this monster hit, sending the Frenchman airborne. MORE »

Fantasy Six Nations: Opening Weekend Top Tips

The 2017 Six Nations launches this weekend so the time has come to pick your fantasy team from scratch, but how much can you rely on last year’s tournament? This quick guide should help you to beat your mates for bragging rights in round one. MORE »

Dylan Hartley pranks unsuspecting England fans

Canterbury have released this amusing video featuring Dylan Hartley with random England fans, who had their commitment to the cause tested when they were asked to look after his matchday shirt. In their way was a chocolate-fingered kid, a mischievous Will Greenwood and lobby security. MORE »

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Freddie Michalak hit the uprights four times in one match

Frederic Michalak is no stranger to collecting points in a match. However, he's probably never scored them in quite the way he did against Racing 92. The Lyon halfback managed to inexplicably hit the posts four times, with three of the four going through the uprights. MORE »

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Thierry Dusautoir blindesides Colin Slade with punishing tackle

Now retired from Test match rugby, former French captain Thierry Dusautoir is still making a big impact at domestic level, as seen here with this crunching tackle on former All Black, Colin Slade. The Toulouse captain caught him unawares, knocking the wind out of him for a second or two. MORE »

SKINS compression tights DISCOUNT for Rugbydump fans

Our friends at SKINS sent us a pair of these brand new K-Proprium compression tights and asked us to try them out. They also wanted us to do the #pistolsquatchallenge.. That was always highly unlikely, but the tights themselves are unique to any other compression tights you'll find. MORE »

Seven of the best tries from the 2017 Wellington Sevens

Wellington played host to the first World Sevens Series round of 2017, with South Africa comfortably seeing off Fiji 26-5 to take victory in the cup final. Predictably, there were a plethora of incredible tries throughout the weekend. MORE »

Monday, January 30, 2017

The 5 Biggest Hits from round 17 of the Top 14

While the excitement continues to build for the start of the Six Nations, there were some great contests and familiar names delivering powerful hits in France over the weekend. Here is a quick look at the best tackles from round 17 of the Top 14. MORE »

2017 Six Nations: The Journalists' Preview

Ahead of this year's Six Nations kickoff, we hear from a number of top northern hemisphere rugby writers, as Nick Heath gets their thoughts on various elements of the championship. It sets the scene nicely for what should be a fascinating month ahead. MORE »