Monday, May 30, 2016

England beat Wales in tour warmup match at Twickenham

England scored five tries to beat Wales 27-13 in a warmup match at Twickenham on Sunday. Wales led 10-0 early but the Six Nations champions came back through tries to Luther Burrell and Anthony Watson, before scoring another three in the second half. MORE »

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Connacht win the PRO12 for first time by beating Leinster at Murrayfield

Connacht completely out-played Leinster in the PRO12 final at Murrayfield, securing their first ever major trophy in their history in front of a record 34,550 fans. They scored three tries and ran out 20-10 victors. MORE »

Friday, May 27, 2016

Rugby Training Mistakes: Specificity - Not Training For Your Position

In this new series of articles, Rugbydump Academy's TJ Jankowski runs us through some common mistakes players make when they are training. Today we look at one component of specificity, and how each position requires different work. MORE »

Feathers V Fezzes: Chiefs and Saracens Go Head-to-Head for Aviva Premiership

Excitement is building ahead of the biggest game in English domestic rugby on Saturday. Twickenham stadium will play host to 80 000 fans and the Premiership’s number one and two table finishers; Saracens and Exeter Chiefs. MORE »

Preview of PRO12 Final between first timers Connacht and experienced Leinster

A look ahead to this year's Pro12 Final at Murrayfield, as fans make their way on planes, trains, automobiles and... ferries to Edinburgh to watch Connacht take on Leinster. MORE »

Lima Sopoaga's sensational reverse kick that almost led to a try

The Hurricanes hosted the Highlanders today in round 14 of Super Rugby, and shortly before halftime we got treated to this special bit of play by Highlanders number ten Lima Sopoaga, who channelled his inner Carlos Spencer in a move that very nearly led to a try. MORE »

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A look at the England vs Wales warmup Test and who should come out on top

Preview and Prediction of the England vs Wales game on Sunday the 29th of May. Both teams are are forced to field weakened teams, which should provide for a fascinating contest. MORE »

Rio Olympics Focus: Team USA and Perry Baker's sizzling tries

No longer a Dark Horse in Sevens, the Eagles look to keep their spot on the medal podium. Today we look at Perry Baker's sizzling form, and discuss their chances of retaining the Gold they won in 1924 MORE »

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rugbydump Training: Using Medicine Balls To Develop Ruck Power

We're joined by resident Rugbydump Academy S&C Coach TJ Jankowski today in a video to demonstrate how to develop great rucking power with the benefit of Medicine Ball Throws. MORE »

5 Awesome Tries from Round 13 of Super Rugby

A look at the five best tries scored in the latest round of Super Rugby - all outstanding efforts. They include Derek Carpenter's great try for the Sunwolves, as well as some long range efforts from the Lions, who are having a superb season. MORE »

Southland Boys upset Otago Boys as Hakas set the scene for stunning individual try

Southland Boys High School beat Otago Boys High School for the first time since 2008, in the process launching one young player in particular into the global spotlight. Here is a look at the stirring prematch Hakas, as well as a stunning breakaway try. MORE »

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Morgan Parra prevents try brilliantly by punching ball out of attacker's hands

Clermont beat Stade Francais 36-10 on Sunday, edging closer to reaching the Top 14 Semi Finals. Scrumhalf Morgan Parra collected a personal tally of 23 points, including denying the defending champions an early try with this outstanding piece of play over the tryline. MORE »

Scotland go into Beast mode with gymnastics flip ahead of Olympic 7s

A few years again Tendai 'BEAST' Mtawarira saved his teammate from flipping over by showing incredible strength to hold him up. He then did it again a year later. Well now Scotland 7s has shown us what happens when the player does actually flip over. MORE »

Monday, May 23, 2016

Julian Salvi reveals a little too much during cracking Exeter Chiefs effort

Exeter Chiefs beat Wasps 34-23 to reach the Aviva Premiership final, just six seasons after moving up from the Championship. In the second half the Chiefs pushed for forward dominance, and we got to see just a bit too much of flanker Julian Salvi. MORE »

Scotland pull off unbelievable comeback to win historic first ever Sevens title

Scotland came from behind to win a thrilling London Sevens Cup Final against South Africa, claiming their first ever World Rugby Sevens Series title. With just a minute left in the match, Scotland trailed 26-15 but miraculously score twice to win 27-26. MORE »