Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WIN our latest limited edition Rugbydump jersey!

We recently ran a competition for our first ever official Rugbydump supporters jersey. Alongside partners Akuma Rugby, we deliberatly created just a handful, and the giveaway proved to be so popular that we've decided to do it again, this time with an all new design. MORE »

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Top 5 Aviva Premiership Tries plus Highlights Wrap - Round 20

With only 2 rounds left to go of this seasons Aviva Premiership things are really starting to heat up, both in the race for a top 4 finish and for the last European rugby spot. One things for sure though, this season is going to go right down to the wire. MORE »

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 11 of Super Rugby

The Shortball highlights from Round 11 are packed with some amazing clips, all wrapped up in a great video from the guys at Fox Sports. From terrible tackles to sensational scores, Sean Maloney leads the way through all the events from the past weekend. MORE »

Richie McCaw knocked out cold after getting his head on the wrong side of a tackle

All Black flanker Richie McCaw was left unconscious for a short period in the Crusaders Super Rugby match this weekend after taking a nasty knock to the head whilst making a covering tackle on Blues fullback, Lolagi Visinia. MORE »

Monday, April 27, 2015

Guinness PRO12 Highlights and Wrap-up from Round 20

It was another action packed round in the Guinness Pro12 last weekend, with much to play for at both the top and middle of the league. Wins for Glasgow, Munster, Ulster and Ospreys secured their play-off spots in May, while triumphs for Scarlets and Edinburgh set up a mouth-watering battle for European Champions Cup qualification. MORE »

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

Brumbies flanker David Pocock had another sensational game at the weekend, this time scoring a hat-trick of tries against the Highlanders, all in almost identical fasion, and all in the first half. The Brumbies led 31-6, were scoreless in the second, but won 31-18. MORE »

Sunday, April 26, 2015

La Rochelle defeat champions Toulon 32-29 with dramatic try in the final play

La Rochelle scored with the final play of the game to secure a historic and momentous victory over Toulon in the Top 14 this weekend. Watch the emotional last few minutes that show just what this triumph meant to all involved in the home side's setup. MORE »

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ali Williams controversially Sin Binned after colliding with Devin Toner in the air

Toulon defeated Leinster 25-20 in the second semi-final of the European Champions Cup this weekend, but they only achieved victory in extra time, and were forced to play 10 minutes of the added period with only 14 men as former All Black, Ali Williams, was yellow carded for his challenge in the air on Devin Toner. MORE »

Force scrumhalf Ian Prior red carded for ugly tip-tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams

Force scrumhalf Ian Prior received his marching orders in the first half of the round 11 Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs earlier today. Prior was shown a straight red card, so will face a disciplinary hearing, charged with Law 10.4 (j) Lifting a player from the ground. MORE »

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Dave Hodges HUGE hit against Japan in 2003

Last Friday marked exactly five months until the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. In what is predicted to be one of the most fiercely competitive tournaments for years, World Rugby have dived into the archives to remind us just why the RWC gets the adrenaline flowing. MORE »

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 11

Sean Maloney and the team down at Fox Sports have another cracking Wraparound for Week 11 of Super Rugby. Sit back and enjoy your regular dose of exciting, embarrassing and occasionally baffling events from the world of rugby this past week. MORE »

Schalk Burger awarded Comeback of the Year at the 2015 Laureus Awards

Springbok and Stormers superstar Schalk Burger has won the 2015 Laureus Comeback of the Year award for his exceptional achievements on and off the rugby pitch. You can read more about his inspirational story below, then watch the a touching video documenting his incredible journey over the past few years, and his remarkable return to topflight rugby. MORE »

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jocelino Suta penalised for MMA style chokehold on Richardt Strauss

Toulon second rower Jocelino Suta may consider himself lucky not to have seen a card for his wrestling inspired stranglehold on Leinster hooker, Richardt Strauss, in the eventful European Champions Cup semi-final on Sunday. Many people have voiced their displeasure with the event, so you can watch the incredible footage here and decide for yourself. MORE »

Midweek Madness - Marlie Packer takes Tyla Nathan-Wong for a ride

Remember George North's formidable show of strength and athleticism for the British & Irish Lions in 2013 when he picked up would be tackler, Israel Folau, and carried him over his shoulder for a few metres? Well check out this video of Marlie Packer from England emulating the Welsh winger at the Canada sevens over the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

France U18s win the European Championship and give hope to the future

France's Under 18 were recently crowned European champions with a convincing 57-0 victory over Georgia in Toulouse. Head coach Thierry Gatieneau's young side impressively saw off defending champions England 23-18 in the semi-final, before claiming the title. MORE »