Wednesday, May 04, 2016

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 »

Team GB Rugby 7s kit ready to make debut at 2016 Olympics

Yesterday adidas unveiled the new Great Britain kit that will be used to represent Team GB's Rugby 7s teams when the sport makes its return to the Olympics in a few months time. While rugby was last in the Olympics in 1924, there has never been a Team GB taking part in it. MORE »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Midweek Madness - Referee stops counter attack when instinct kicks in

Alex Ruiz found himself perfectly positioned to take the pass when New Zealand faced Canada at the Singapore Sevens recently. The only problem? He was the referee.only problem? He was the referee. MORE »

Jaguares' Emiliano Boffelli shows brilliant aerial skills against the Sunwolves

The Sunwolves won their first ever Super Rugby game when they beat the Jaguares 36-28 on Saturday. It was a competitive game and while the Japanese side deserved their win, one player that stood out was Argentina Jaguares' Emiliano Boffelli, who was outstanding in the air. MORE »

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Nemani Nadolo banned for four weeks for tip tackle on Tomas Cubelli

Crusaders wing Nemani Nadolo will be out of action for four weeks following a dangerous tackle that he made against the Brumbies in round nine of Super Rugby this past weekend. The Fijian giant pleaded guilty to the charge following a citing. MORE »

Rib crunching tackle from French star at the recent Atlanta 7s

Marjorie Mayans made this crunching tackle on Ireland's Stacey Flood at the Atlanta Women's 7s in the USA a few weeks back. The hit looked to have caused some real damage, leaving Flood wincing on the floor as the ball was turned over and a try was scored. MORE »

Monday, April 25, 2016

Jason Emery suspended for 4 weeks for dangerous challenge on Willie le Roux

Highlanders back Jason Emery has been suspended for four weeks for the dangerous challenge he made on Willie le Roux during the Super Rugby champions' meeting with the Sharks on Friday. Emery was given a 6 week ban, but it was reduced due to mitagating factors such as his admission of guilt and exemplary disciplinary record. MORE »

Gala score try within 11.14 seconds of match kick off!

Gala scored one of the fastest tries in Scottish Rugby history on Saturday when they crossed the whitewash after just 11.4 seconds from the match kickoff againt Marr. Frankie Robson was the tryscorer after collecting, feeding his number eight, then taking the return pass. MORE »