Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Spain shock Samoa to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics 7s

Spain won a dramatic Monaco Sevens final to secure qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, upsetting Samoa 22-19 to cap off an outstanding weekend of performances in the qualifying tournament. MORE »

England Saxons win in George to take South Africa 'A' series 2-0

The England Saxons won the series against South Africa 'A' when they beat them 29-26 in the second of the two match series in George on Friday. Here is a quick highlights catchup if you missed the game, plus a more extensive look for those who fancy it. MORE »

France slip in rankings as Argentina lock scores great try in Tucuman

Flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez led Argentina to a 30-19 win over France in Tucuman, in the first of two tests. The experimental French team trailed 17-3 at halftime before coming back into the contest, but 15 points from the boot of Sanchez and a stunning try by lock Guido Petti secured the win. MORE »

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rugby Tactics: How Saracens Wolf Pack Defence is Influencing England

This week, as part of our ongoing collaboration with TheDeadBallArea, we continue our look at Saracens' highly effective defensive system, focusing on their use of Exit Strategies and how their Wolf Pack defence is now influencing England under Paul Gustard. MORE »

Should Waisake Naholo have been yellow carded for taking out Liam Williams?

This incident caused a fair bit of discussion during New Zealand's 36-22 second Test win over Wales on Saturday, as winger Waisake Naholo collided with opposite number Liam Williams in the air. Welsh fans were incensed, adament that Naholo should have been yellow carded. MORE »

Monday, June 20, 2016

Bok-lash earns South Africa an incredible comeback victory

At 19-3 up at half time in Johannesburg Ireland were on the brink of something very special. After a heroic 14-man victory over South Africa in the first test they were 40 minutes away from wrapping a first ever series win.. MORE »

Scotland maintain winning streak over Japan in first Test on tour

Scotland beat Japan 26-13 in the first of their two-match series in Toyota City on Saturday. Greig Laidlaw kicked four penalties and two conversions for the visitors. They picked up a penalty try and also scored through WP Nel, who powered over. MORE »

Ma'a Nonu knocked out cold by Anthony Tuitavake, who was clearly upset by it

It's fairly rare to see Ma'a Nonu on the receiving end of a big knock, but against Montpellier in Toulon's Top 14 Semi Final the All Black legend was knocked out cold, and it was due to a big charge by a former teammate and clearly, a close friend. MORE »

Sunday, June 19, 2016

England win in Melbourne to take first ever series victory in Australia

England's comprehensive 23-7 victory over the Wallabies in Melbourne sealed their first ever series win in Australia. It was built on an incredible defensive performance after the Wallabies had dominated possession but couldn't break an impenetrable English wall. MORE »

New Zealand seal the series as Wales drop off in second half

New Zealand wrapped up the Wales series with another comfortable win, despite the visitors being in the game for roughly 50 minutes, after the scores were tied at 10-10 at the break. MORE »

International Rugby Results - June 17th/18th/19th Weekend

There have been a number of Test matches this weekend, on another busy few days for international rugby. Here is a quick look at the scores to keep you up to speed with everything that's going on. MORE »

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Funnies: James Haskell and Owen Farrell are best mates on tour, really

James Haskell is back to his tricks with camera in hand, as he sets out to make new mates when put together on tour with players from different clubs, and different parts of England. It's clearly a great concept for a show. Until that is made, we've got the trusty old Haskell Cam. MORE »

Rugby Training Mistakes: Training Muscles Not Movements

This week Rugbydump Academy S&C Coach TJ discusses the difference between training muscles and training movements, and the 11 movements that you need to do in the gym as a rugby player to get better. MORE »

The 5 Best Tries from Round 3 of the World Rugby U20 Championship

The group stages of the World U20 Rugby Championships are over, and we now know the make-up of the Semi-Finals. Here’s a quick round-up of the upcoming fixtures, along with a look at five of the best tries from round three. MORE »

Gethin Jenkins still a tackling machine as he makes BIG hit on Aaron Cruden

Just as we thought Gethin Jenkins' career was winding down, he reminded us that there is still life in the old dog yet with a HUGE hit on All Blacks fly half, Aaron Cruden. MORE »