Friday, April 01, 2016

Coaching Rugby in Africa 2016 | Part 1

Bhubesi Pride Foundation kicked off their 2016 African rugby expedition in January. This year 38 coaches from 16 countries are involved and we’ve even got some Rugbydump.com regulars as volunteers in the team. Today we catch up with the team in Kenya and Uganda. MORE »

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Aviva Premiership Tries of the Week for Round 18

Tim Visser scored a sensational solo effort for Harlequins, while Jackson Wray got on the end of a nice break for Saracens, and Chris Cook finished off after prop Henry Thomas created a lovely try for Bath. These and more in round 18's Aviva Premiership Tries of the Week. MORE »

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Matt Giteau joins Drew Mitchell in World Record attempt for most passes

Toulon and Wallabies backs Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau have been known to be some of the most laid back, biggest jokers in rugby. Both had their careers reignited last year with Test call ups, but their latest achievements are some of their proudest of all. MORE »

Damian McKenzie finishes off brilliant Chiefs team try in romp over Force

The Chiefs put in a thrilling performance to beat the Force 53-10 in Hamilton on Saturday, scoring some sensational tries, outscoring their opponents by nine to one. Damian McKenzie scored the opener after some great team play, while centre Charlie Ngatai picked up four. MORE »

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Quade Cooper's slick pass in dramatic Toulon win over Racing 92

Toulon snuck past Racing 92 this past weekend with a dramatic 21-20 win that left Italian prop Martin Castrogiovanni a little red-faced after he gave away a penalty with time up. Earlier in the match Quade Cooper pulled off this slick piece of skill while being tackled by Dan Carter. MORE »

Monday, March 28, 2016

Barnstorming Pierre Spies run sets up Bismarck du Plessis try

Montpellier moved up to third on the Top 14 table following a 45-21 victory over Agen on Saturday. Former Springbok number eight Pierre Spies had the run of the match, setting up a try for fellow South African Bismarck du Plessis with this powerful charge. MORE »

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Funnies - That time the referee pushed Greig Laidlaw

Players should quite obviously never place their hands on the referee, so it's always strange to see when some refs take it upon themselves to jump into the middle of a scuffle to attempt to break up something that other than their whistles, they are simply not equipped to take care of. MORE »

Graphic: The Most Popular Rugby Boots in the 2016 Six Nations

Following a research study conducted by rugby marketing consultancy Muddy Rhino, we now know that the most popular model of rugby boot worn in the 2016 Six Nations is the adidas Predator Incurza. The below graphic demonstates the most popular boots in each position. MORE »

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Stuart Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for 2016

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has been named the 2016 RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship, securing over 30% of the public vote since the tournament ended at the weekend, as well as being picked by the assigned panel. MORE »

Ugly fight erupts between French and British navies in annual clash

The Six Nations is over and England took the honours in the final match, beating France on Saturday, but last night in Toulon there was a beating of a different kind going on as both countries' respective navies went toe to toe, and its safe to say there was no love lost. MORE »

Timoci Nagusa huge hit leads to Jesse Mogg try in Montpellier romp

Montpellier produced the shock result of the weekend in the Top 14 with a 60-7 thrashing of Racing 92, taking them up to fourth in the league standings. This try scored by Jesse Mogg was one of the more spectacular of the day, coming from a fantastic tackle by Timoci Nagusa. MORE »

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Billy Vunipola celebrates Grand Slam with classic Backstreet Boys lip sync video bomb

Billy Vunipola was one of the players that Eddie Jones has commented on numerous times during this Six Nations, impressed with his work ethic and ball carrying ability. He never got around to mentioning his lip syncing or dance moves though, which is a poor oversight. MORE »

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mat Luamanu throws his weight into Tom Heathcote with another massive tackle

Mat Luamanu has made yet another huge tackle in the Aviva Premiership, this time taking out Worcester Warriors flyhalf Tom Heathcote. The referee was right there to make a call, and he determined that there was 'an attempt to grasp', so waved play on. MORE »

Johnny Sexton blasted by fans and players for playacting

Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton has felt the full wrath of the media and fans, but more significantly current and former players after his playacting against Scotland on Saturday. Sexton was flipped illegally, but his football style theatrics did not go unnoticed. MORE »

Monday, March 21, 2016

Josh Mann-Rea punches earn him a red card and 1 week ban

It isn't often that we see punches thrown in professional rugby these days, but the Brumbies' Josh Mann-Rea changed the trend slightly, at his peril, when he unleashed against the Stormers on Saturday evening. He was red carded, and has since been suspended... MORE »