Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Absorb and Create On-Pitch Power with Multi-Direction Hops

In rugby training there is a lot of focus on creating power and exploding forward. This week Rugbydump S&C Coach TJ Jankowski looks at the opposite (and equally important!) side of the coin - absorbing the power. Do this drill and watch your speed on the pitch increase! MORE »

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Gio Aplon glides through Toulouse defence for stunning solo try

Former Springbok wizard Gio Aplon has been playing in France for the last few seasons and despite now being 33 years old, he is showing no signs of slowing down. He scored this stunning try against Toulouse at the weekend MORE »

5 Classic Moments from New Zealand vs Wales Clashes

Wales have arrived in New Zealand in anticipation of their three-Test summer tour so we thought it was high time we had a nostalgic look-back through some of the great moments between the two sides. Featuring big tackles, great tries and plenty of controversy. MORE »

Monday, June 06, 2016

Bayonne return to the Top14 after playoff win over Aurillac

Bayonne will make a welcome return to Top 14 action next season after they came out on top in their ProD2 (French second division) promotion play-off against Aurillac. They won 21-16 at the Stade Ernest Wallon in Toulouse. MORE »

Fox Sports Australia pull no punches in new promo mocking England ahead of series

Fox Sports have produced this scathing promo ahead of the three-Test series between the Wallabies and England. It features former Test stars having a full go at the RWC 2015 hosts. MORE »

Zee Ngwenya still has plenty of gas as he steps to score for San Diego

Zee Ngwenya is still alive and roasting defenders with blazing quickness and speed. For most of us, the first time we heard of Takudzwa Ngwenya was when he was roasting Bryan Habana at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. MORE »

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Rugby Tactics: The Key to Saracens' Wolf Pack Defence - Part One

This week, as part of our Rugby Tactics Series we take look at Saracens highly effective "Wolf Pack" defensive system and how the players within it make it function so well. MORE »

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Rugby Training Mistakes: Specificity - Not Doing YOU

Last week Rugbydump Academy trainer TJ spoke about how each position has different demands, and that we as rugby players should adapt our training to meet them. Today he looks at focussing your training on your own specific needs. MORE »

Friday, June 03, 2016

Quicker Scrums and No More Diving: The New Law Changes We All Wanted To See

After World Rugby's latest review of laws after the World Cup, a number of minor amendments that have been trialled and approved in the southern hemisphere will come into effect in the north. Amongst them, 'simulation' being specifically outlawed. Amen. MORE »

Christ's College score fantastic counter attack try with unbelievable pass

Last week a stunning try was scored in NZ schoolboy rugby as Southland upset Otago, and now we've got another scorcher to watch, this time from Christ's College. The special thing about this try is that it features two brothers and one unbelievable pass. MORE »

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Sonny Bill Williams signs with the Blues until 2019

Sonny Bill Williams has signed a new contract with New Zealand Rugby until 2019 and will play with the Auckland Blues in Super Rugby next season. MORE »

Rugby Ball Development: Passing and Kicking Performance

A look at how the shape and size of rugby balls have changed and why some balls are preferred for kicking or passing by players. MORE »

All Black legend Mils Muliaina scores first try in USA Pro Rugby with first touch

All Blacks legend Mils Muliaina managed to grab his first try for new club San Francisco at the weekend, with his first touch of the ball in USA Pro Rugby. While he has scored far more impressive efforts, it is nice to see a player of his calibre on a new stage. MORE »

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Connacht's HUGE defence against Leinster in PRO12 final

Connacht were superb on their way to their first ever PRO12 title triumph at the weekend, and a major part of their win came from a great defence, and some thumping hits. MORE »

Develop Elite Speed In Any Gym - Treadmill Push

We at Rugbydump Academy know that some guys simply don't have access to the amazing facilities that the pros do, this week S&C Coach TJ Jankowski shows us how to build effective power using a simple treadmill MORE »