Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rugby Tactics: Box Kicking

The box kick is an essential skill in modern rugby. But before you go ahead and say to your scrum half, “Right, let’s start box kicking!” it’s important to be understand all the different situations in which this tactic can be used. MORE »

Canterbury win another ITM Cup Final, as Hawkes Bay get promoted in thriller

While the World Cup nears a close, New Zealand's provincial domestic competition, the ITM Cup, culminated with two sensational finals at the weekend. MORE »

A look at some of the Best Moments from Rugby World Cup 2015

This year's Rugby World Cup has been full of some quite unforgettable drama, surprises and disappointment. And as the competition nears its end this Saturday, Sky Sport New Zealand has taken their chance to reflect on some of the stand-out moments from the past six weeks. MORE »

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Most Memorable Tries of the 2015 Rugby World Cup

With just two matches left in the World Cup, Sky Sport NZ have put together this great compilation of some of the very best and most memorable tries scored at this year's tournament. MORE »

Monday, October 26, 2015

Nigel Owens picked to referee the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final

Welsh referee Nigel Owens will take charge of this year's Rugby World Cup Final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham this coming Saturday. MORE »

Nominees named for new World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Award

World Rugby has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Breakthrough Player of the Year 2015 award, for players who have played less than one year of senior international rugby. The winner will be revealed at the World Rugby Awards dinner in London on 1 November. MORE »

AUDIO: Post Match Press Conference reactions from All Blacks and Springboks

Full audio from the post match press conferences following the All Blacks 20-18 victory over the Springboks. Steve Hansen and Richie McCaw of the All Blacks, and then Heyneke Meyer and Schalk Burger for the Springboks. MORE »

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Wallabies remain unbeaten to reach Rugby World Cup 2015 Final with win over Argentina

The Wallabies got their Rugby World Cup Semifinal against Argentina off to a dream start as lock Rob Simmons scored the fastest try of this year's tournament, an intercept, coming within a minute and eight seconds of kickoff. MORE »

All Blacks through to another World Cup Final after tense battle with the Springboks

The defending champions are through to their fourth Rugby World Cup final after holding off South Africa in another epic battle between the two sides. New Zealand scored two tries to win 20-18, despite the Boks pushing them all the way at a rainswept Twickenham stadium. MORE »

Friday, October 23, 2015

Stars David Pocock and Israel Folau return for Wallabies RWC Semifinal vs Argentina

The Wallabies are boosted by the return of David Pocock and Israel Folau for their Rugby World Cup Semi Final showdown with Argentina at Twickenham on Sunday. They have both been declared fully fit after Friday's training session, and will take their place in the starting XV. MORE »

AUDIO: Hear from coaches and players ahead of Rugby World Cup Semifinals

Ahead of this weekend's big Rugby World Cup semifinals, below is a chance for you to catch up on the latest press conferences featuring three of the four teams that will be taking part. MORE »

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Acrobatic referee shows us how to smoothly recover from an embarrassing fall

There has been a lot of talk about refereeing of late, so here is a look at a ref at a lower level showing us exactly what to do when something goes wrong on the field - just play it cool. If you have acrobatic ability like this guy clearly does, even better. MORE »

Update: Recent Draw and Competition Winners

We’ve been running a number of draws and competitions on Rugbydump over the past few months. There have been plenty of winners that we want to announce below. MORE »

All Blacks make just one change to team to face Springboks in RWC Semi-Final

The All Blacks have made just one change for the Rugby World Cup semifinal against the Springboks at Twickenham on Saturday. Prop Joe Moody comes in to the starting XV for injured Wyatt Crockett, who is out with a hamstring injury, as Ben Franks takes up a place on the bench. MORE »

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wallaby great George Smith welcomed to the Premiership by huge Harlequins double hit

Wallaby legend George Smith made his debut for new club Wasps on Friday night, after earlier this year signing from Lyon in France. The 111 Test veteran was part of a losing cause against Harlequins, and got his bell rung with this massive double tackle from the 'Quins forwards. MORE »