Monday, November 13, 2017

Soso Matiashvili incredible finish helps Georgia's big win over Canada

Georgia are doing their very best to put the rest of the rugby world on notice. This included a 54-22 demolition of Canada over the weekend. In addition to having a reliable pack, tries like this one from Soso Matiashvili highlight an attacking mindset that is making it harder and harder to ignore the rugby-mad nation. MORE »

Injured Coenie Oosthuizen inflicted further pain by clumsy medic

Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen is on the way home from Dublin after a nightmare start to a disastrous match at the Aviva Stadium, which the Springboks lost 38-3 to Ireland. Oosthuizen was dominated in a double tackle just 50 seconds in. MORE »

Saturday, November 11, 2017

RUGBYDUMP WEEKLY: Are the home nations ready?

The Autumn internationals kick-off today and it will be the first matches of the season for all four home nations. Shay Waterworth previews. MORE »

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Montauban let the fists fly in third division mass brawl

If there are three things we can be certain of in life, it's death, taxes and the occasional mass brawl in French club rugby. This one involved RC Montauban in the third division.. MORE »

World Rugby increase investment but you can still help Samoan players

The Samoa Rugby Union are in serious financial trouble ahead of their northern hemisphere tour, that includes Test matches against Scotland and England. Fundraising efforts have taken place both in Samoa and online, after calls from England players to help out. MORE »

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Ricky Januarie floored by below the belt kick from Semi Radradra

He hasn't been playing in the Top 14 for long but former League star Semi Radradra has already made a huge impact for Toulon. On this occasion the impact came in the form of a low blow with the boot, specifically to former Springbok Ricky Januarie's nether regions. MORE »

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Southern Kings edged out after thrilling contest with Ulster

The Southern Kings have had a rough start to their time in the Guinness PRO14, but on Saturday played their part in a thrilling contest, entertaining the local crowd at the Wolfson Stadium in Kwazakhele with a narrow 36-43 defeat to Ulster. MORE »

Kuridrani hat-trick helps Wallabies record comfortable win over Japan

Tevita Kuridrani scored a hat-trick of tries as Australia continued their unbeaten start to the end-of-year tour, beating Japan 63-30 in Yokohama at the weekend. MORE »

Monday, November 06, 2017

Nikola Matawalu brilliance sets up outstanding length of the field try

In what will surely be considered among the tries of the year in the Pro 14, Nikola Matawalu produced this spectacular try against Leinster, showing his blistering pace as he ran straight through the defence and bolted the entire length of the field to set up Nick Grigg. MORE »

'Tongan Thor' racks up incredible stats after pulling off sensational no look pass

Just a week after representing the Barbarians against the Wallabies, Taniela 'Tongan Thor' Tupou played a huge role in Queensland Country defeating Fijian Drua 57-21 in Australia's National Rugby Championship. Here is a look at his impressive contribution. MORE »

Maori All Blacks dominate Canada with seven try win in Vancouver

The Maori All Blacks scored seven tries to romp to a 51-9 victory over Canada to start their Northern Hemisphere tour. Despite a yellow card, the Maori side took a 27-9 halftime lead, before piling on more points in a dominant second half. MORE »

Friday, November 03, 2017

All Blacks spare blushes with comeback against impressive Barbarians

The Barbarians got the game off to a perfect start, taking it too the All Blacks, but the power and experience of the touring side proved too strong in the end, as the World Champions turned a deficit around to win 31-22 at Twickenham. MORE »

Munster's Andrew Conway suspended after red card for reckless late tackle

Munster's Andrew Conway will be free to play against South Africa, should Ireland require his services, after he was red carded and suspended for one week for a late tackle against Connacht. Ireland face the Springboks in Dublin on November 11th. MORE »

Meet Tom Chaloba, Zambian Rugby Inspiration

Bhubesi Pride Foundation has been working with the charismatic Tom Chaloba since 2016 as part of their own delivery of coaching rugby to children and young people in nine countries through Africa, including Zambia. MORE »

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Emotive new short film shows Ireland players as you've never seen them before

Vodafone have released a creative new short film ahead of Ireland's end of year Tests. The #TeamOfUs film is called "Who We Are is How We Play" and takes an intimate look at the journeys of some of the Irish Rugby team. MORE »