Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The giant Kurt Baker drop kick restart that shocked Bay of Plenty

In case you missed this, Manawatu's Kurt Baker - best known for his 7s exploits with New Zealand - put in a mammoth drop kick restart in the Mitre 10 Cup on Friday. His huge kick turned what was a defensive position into an attacking one, no doubt knocking the wind out of the Bay of Plenty sails. MORE »

Rising star Anthony Belleau impresses in latest Toulon victory

Toulon recorded their second Top 14 win in three matches last weekend as they beat Toulouse 20-16 at the Stade FĂ©lix Mayol. At the centre of much of what Toulon did well was new fly-half Anthony Belleau, who put in another impressive performance. MORE »

The 2017 Lions tour documentary looks epic

Since the iconic 1997 Living with Lions first came out, the post British & Irish Lions tour DVD has become a staple part of every Lions fans post-tour reminiscing. The traditional behind the scenes package for the 2017 edition - LIONS UNCOVERED - is now available for pre-order. MORE »

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Schalk Brits angered at cynical play by Kahn Fotuali'i

Over the weekend, Saracens hooker Schalk Brits was on the receiving end of a controversial penalty, being deliberately struck with a pass as he was attempting to avoid impeding play. The reaction and discussion around it will perhaps draw attention to this glitch in the law. MORE »

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rampaging Vaea Fifita makes astonishing All Blacks start vs Argentina

Vaea Fifita's first start for the All Blacks could not have gone better. Not only did he score one of the best loose forward tries you're likely to see, but he made countless big runs and showed himself as a physical threat in close quarters. MORE »

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Australia and South Africa reach stalemate after tense Test in Perth

Australia and South Africa played out a hard fought 23-23 draw, as neither side could edge ahead as full time approached. The Wallabies had a ten point lead before the Springboks fought back, amidst a unique atmosphere in Perth, following the Western Force axing from Super Rugby. MORE »

New Zealand second half too strong for courageous Argentina

New Zealand picked up their third win in succession in this year's Rugby Championship as they held off a gallant fight from Argentina for the 39-22 bonus point victory. The visitors led at halftime in New Plymouth, but the All Blacks power and experience showed in the second half. MORE »

Friday, September 08, 2017

Disgusting attack on referee earns youngster 10-year-ban from rugby

The 18-year-old Australian rugby player who attacked a referee in a grand final match has been banned for 10 years. Footage of the incident has spread rapidly, disgusting rugby fans around the globe, who for the most part feel that the hefty ban is fully justified. MORE »

Thursday, September 07, 2017

FANTASY RUGBY: Rugby Championship Round 3 Preview

Round 3 of the 2017 Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend. For those of you who are wrapped up in our Rugbydump fantasy league over at, it's time to set your fantasy lineups. For those who may be on the fence, here's a quick preview and some players to look out for. MORE »

Anthony Tuitavake sent off after reckless spear tackle for Racing 92

Racing 92's Anthony Tuitavake copped a straight red card in his side's 23-19 defeat away to Agen in the Top 14 for a spear tackle on Julien Heriteau. Tuitavake will face a disciplinary hearing next week due to the sending off. MORE »

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Schalk Brits brilliance in Man of the Match performance for Saracens

Schalk Brits may be in his final season of rugby but he still put on a masterclass peformance when the Aviva Premiership kicked off this past weekend. He played his part in the 55-24 dismantling of Northampton Saints, and at 36, doesn't appear to be slowing down. MORE »

Monday, September 04, 2017

Ma'a Nonu gives his own version of Nigel Owens' "This is not soccer"

Never shy with his use of the shoulder, Ma'a Nonu has once again been shown a yellow card for his late shoulder charge in Toulon's loss to Clermont. Perhaps fed up with what he sees as a softening of the game, he lets fly with his own version of "This is not soccer". MORE »

70m wonder try scored by 18 year old Gervais Cordin

One of the best tries scored this weekend was done so by a player still young enough to be playing age group rugby. 18-year-old Grenoble fullback Gervais Cordin scored this scorcher in the French ProD2 league, stepping his way through the Stade Montois defenders with ease. MORE »

Biting claim gets Fijian hooker Samu Suguturaga cited in Brisbane

The opening round of Australia's National Rugby Championship has been marred by an alleged bite to the ear by Fijian Drua hooker Samu Suguturaga against Brisbane City at Ballymore Stadium on Saturday. Suguturaga has since been cited. MORE »

Friday, September 01, 2017

Lelia Masaga POWER sets up impressive sprint try for young Glasgow Warriors lock

Glasgow Warriors start their PRO 14 campaign on Saturday against Connacht, following on from a successful 40-23 away pre-season win over the Dragons last weekend. Young second rower Scott Cummings scored a fantastic try as part of the win, set up by veteran flyer, Lelia Masaga. MORE »