Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Regan Ware's huge hit on Seabelo Senatla stops South Africa dead in their tracks

New Zealand pulled off a miraculous escape in the Cup Final of the Wellington 7s, thanks in part to this crucial big tackle made by Regan Ware. The hit not only resulted in an end to the attack, but also gave the All Blacks Sevens team a shot at victory. MORE »

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Rodrigo Capo Ortega's sneaky push in the face, with his fist

Castres forward Rodrigo CapĆ³ Ortega wasn't too pleased with being tackled heavily after the whistle, so reacted with this short jab to the face of Bordeaux Begles lock Jan Andre Marais. MORE »

Monday, February 01, 2016

World Rugby introduces world rankings for Women's 15s game

World Rugby has announced details of the first-ever official global ranking system for women's test rugby, with New Zealand the first team to top the rankings.The rankings were introduced after a comprehensive process of obtaining and analysing every result from the first official women's international matches.. MORE »

Dan Carter bags first Top 14 try with lovely chip in Racing win

As the Top 14 takes a brief pause ahead of the start of the 6 Nations, Racing 92 consolidated their place at the top of table with a convincing 26-3 win over Oyonnax in Colombes. MORE »

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sonny Bill Williams begins 7s career with brilliant offload to beat South Africa in pool stages

Sonny Bill Williams started his 7s career on a high when he scored against Russia with his first touch of the ball, then did this in the dying stages of the pool match against rivals South Africa. His pass, after drawing three players, allowed Joe Webber to trot in untouched. MORE »

Friday, January 29, 2016

Rugby Tactics: Try Analysis of Ulster's neatly executed score against Oyannax

This week we take a look at Rory Scholes' score for Ulster in their Eight try demolition of Oyannax in the European Rugby Champions Cup. MORE »

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday - When Sebastien Chabal took on the All Blacks

A quick look back to 2007 and Sebastien Chabal making an impact against the All Blacks, who he couldn't wait to get stuck into. During the Haka he made it clear that he was baying for blood, and after putting in a huge tackle on Chris Masoe in the first Test, he then took out Ali Williams. MORE »

WIN our awesome new limited edition Rugbydump Jersey

We've teamed up with our good friends at Akuma Rugby to bring out yet another official, limited edition Rugbydump jersey that we are sure you're going to love. This is the third in the line of RD jerseys we've made and we think it could just be the best yet. MORE »

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Jacques Burger lines up and nails Luke McAlister with textbook tackle

While we all love to see big, spectacular hits, there is something special about seeing a beautifully executed, technically perfect tackle. And while Jacques Burger is not often known for his finesse, this tackle is right up there as one of the best we've seen this season. MORE »

Midweek Madness - U18 player scores after kicking intercept

This unique try was scored by Archie Maclean in the Currie vs Highland game in the Scottish National U18's Cup on Saturday. After the ball was turned over, the number eight spotted a chance at an intercept. MORE »

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Maurie Fa'asavalu makes a punishing big hit on Ian Humphreys

Oyonnax loose forward Maurie Fa'asavalu made this crunching hit on Ulster's Ian Humphreys on the weekend, further adding to his reputation as one of the hardest hitting players in the game today. Humphreys was visibly shaken and had to leave the field due to the impact. MORE »

Superb Ben Spencer try helps Saracens to Euro quarters

Saracens maintained their 100% unbeaten run this year's European Champions Cup with a 28-17 victory over former champions Toulouse in the south of France. MORE »

Monday, January 25, 2016

Dramatic finish to Japanese Top League final as result goes down to last conversion kick

The Panasonic Wild Knights and Toshiba Brave Lupus battled it out for the Japanese Top League title this past weekend, and the match ended in thrilling fashion, with Panasonic able to hang on for a 27-26 victory and their third consecutive Top League title. MORE »

Steffon Armitage massive fend on George Ford as Toulon beat Bath

Toulon secured their place in the Champions Cup quarter final with victory over Bath on Sunday, ending in second place in Pool 5 after Wasps snuck ahead to top the group. Steffon Armitage finished off a well deserved try with a huge fend on Bath number ten George Ford as he went over. MORE »

Owen Farrell coughs up certain try with howler over the line

Saracens beat Toulouse 28-17 on Saturday but flyhalf Owen Farrell committed an absolute howler in the second half, denying his side of a chance to extend their lead further as they piled the pressure on the French giants. MORE »