Monday, July 18, 2016

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 »

Olympic Sevens: An insight into Argentina's training camp

The Rio Olympic Games kicks off in just less than a month's time with Rugby making its first appearance since 1924. In what is sure to be a hotly contested competition, World Rugby takes a look at the preparations of a team on the rise on the Sevens circuit, Argentina. MORE »

Highlanders and Elliot Dixon score superb team try against the Jaguares

The Highlanders score a brilliant try in the 31st minute on their way to a 34-8 victory and a spot in the Super Rugby playoffs. Outstanding team try, with mostly forwards involved. MORE »

Monday, July 11, 2016

Taqele Naiyaravoro banned for taking out Beauden Barrett in the air

Giant Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro has been suspended for one week following the yellow card he received for a dangerous challenge against the Hurricanes. When compared with recent incidents, Naiyaravoro was lucky that Beauden Barrett landed the way he did. MORE »

Friday, July 08, 2016

Nick Frisby yellow carded for kicking ball out of tryscorer's hands

The Chiefs gave the Reds an almighty 50-5 hiding in Brisbane on Friday, somewhat aided by the hosts going down to 13 men after two yellow cards in the first half. Flanker Lachlan Boshier came close to scoring, but had the ball kicked out of his hands by Nick Frisby. MORE »

Super Rugby Highlights feed - Round 16

Round 16 of Super Rugby kicked off a little earlier today and has already seen 110 points scored, and that is just from the first two matches. The Blues vs Brumbies and Reds vs Chiefs produced an incredible 55 points each, setting the tone for the rest of the round. MORE »