Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016 Preview: Great Britain

Great Britain come into this year's Rio 2016 Olympic Games in a unque position in that they are the only entrant to be formed from a selection of individual unions. MORE »

Denver Stampede win inaugural 2016 USA Pro Rugby Championship

The Denver Stampede have come away as champions in the inaugural season of professional rugby in the United States. In a strange twist, the Stampede lost on the final day, but were ahead in overall points so were crowned champions of Pro Rugby USA for 2016. MORE »

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016 Preview: Fiji

This week's build up to the 2016 Olympic Games continues with a look at the style kings of Fiji. Their electric speed, skills and flair have charmed the Sevens circuit for decades and they look set to wow the Rio crowd on the biggest stage of all. MORE »

Former player Glen Jackson will ref the 2016 Super Rugby Final

Glen Jackson has been handed the responsibility of officiating the Super Rugby Final between the Hurricanes and the Lions at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on this coming Saturday. MORE »

Monday, August 01, 2016

TJ Perenara escapes ban after kicking Sam Cane in the face

Influential Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara has avoided sanction after an incident in the second half of the Super Rugby semi final against the Chiefs was missed by both officials on the day, and the citing commissioners. He is a free to play in the final as a result. MORE »

Rio Olympics 2016 Preview: South Africa

The 2016 Olympic Games kicks off on Friday, with rugby making its first appearance since 1924. We will feature different teams and players throughout the week, in the lead up to the historic 7s event, with the Women's kicking off on Saturday the 6th, and Mens on the 9th. MORE »

Maori All Blacks new jersey design embodies culture and free-flowing rugby

Today adidas released their new Maori All Blacks jersey, inspired by the natural elements of Aotearoa. Designed over 18 months, the complex jersey embodies the powerful, free-flowing rugby for which the team is famous, and pays respect to traditional Maori culture. MORE »

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lions light up Johannesburg as they knock Super Rugby champs out in semi final

The Lions continued their fine run of form with another dominant display against a New Zealand team, this time beating defending Super Rugby champions the Highlanders by 42-30, to go through to next weekend's final. They will travel to Wellington to take on the Hurricanes. MORE »

Hurricanes power into Super Rugby final with win over Chiefs

The Hurricanes cruised into this year's Super Rugby final after a 25-9 win over the Chiefs in Wellington. Above are quick highlights from the match, including that outstanding bit of play from brilliant Beauden Barrett. MORE »

Friday, July 29, 2016

Top 5 Centres: Jean de Villiers picks the best he's ever played against

Former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has picked the Top 5 best centres that he played against during his 109 international caps for South Africa. JDV led the Springboks to a third place finish at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and over a Test career that spanned 13 years, has played against some of the best ever. MORE »

Thursday, July 28, 2016

#Throwback Thursday: That time Sebastien Chabal knocked Marc Giraud out with a slap

Remember when Sebastian Chabal turned full Seabass and knocked out Marc Giraud with a right hook to the jaw? Here's a quick look back, as it was one of the most talked about incidents at the time, and the original video has since amassed 4 million views. MORE »

4 Popular Recovery Methods - Should You Be Using Them?!

In today's post Rubydump Academy Coach TJ discusses recovery, specifically the 4 most popular methods of recovery and whether you should be using them in your routine. If you want to get the most out of your training without feeling sore all the time, then read ahead! MORE »

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

TJ Perenara big bump on opposite number sets up great Hurricanes try

The Hurricanes blew the Sharks away in Wellington, scoring six tries to win 41-0 and set up a home Super Rugby semi final. Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara were outstanding, so here is a quick look at a stand out moment from Perenara, as he dominated his opposite number. MORE »

Referees and Technology: Better Decision making?

The world of technology moves at a rapid pace, so with all the developments taking place around the globe, resident engineer (and referee) Stephen Phillips takes a quick look at how current and future technology can help referees make better decisions on the pitch. MORE »

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Olympic flashback: USA grab second Olympic title in Paris 1924

In just under two weeks Rio de Janeiro will play host to the first ever Olympic Games to be held in South America. They will also be a particularly historic Games, as rugby union makes it long overdue comeback in the Sevens format. MORE »