Thursday, June 16, 2016

New World Rugby video unveils insight into anti-doping procedures

In the wake of recent sporting controversies, World Rugby has produced an insightful behind the scenes video looking at the sport's anti-doping procedures. MORE »

Georgian flanker sent off for kicking Irish player in U20s match

Georgian U20 player Ilia Spanderashvili saw red at the weekend after lashing out at an Irish counterpart with his boot in the run up to a lovely Irish try. MORE »

UPDATE: Bans dished out for filthy club rugby fight in Argentina

After deliberation, some very serious bans - including one for life - have been issued after this horrendous brawl in Argentina. Here's an update MORE »

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jaguares turn into Argentina to beat Italy in once off Test

Argentina beat Italy for the sixth time in succession as they held on for a 30-24 win in a once off Test in Santa Fe on Saturday. It was new Italian coach Conor O'Shea's first match in charge, but he opted to rest regular captain Sergio Parisse. MORE »

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Rugby Training Mistakes: Training Like A Bodybuilder

Continuing our series of Rugby Training Mistakes, this week Rugbydump Academy Strength Coach TJ Jankowski discusses what is probably the most common mistake amongst amateur rugby players in the gym: Training like a bodybuilder. He discusses why you shouldn't do this and what to do instead. MORE »

Racing and Montpellier through to Top 14 Semi Finals

Racing 92 and Montpellier both advanced to the French Top 14 semi-finals at the weekend as they came out on top in their respective playoffs (barrages). MORE »

The Chiefs score six tries to thump Wales in midweek match

Wales were handed a 40-7 thumping earlier today, leading to questions over the merit of such a fixture in the middle of a very tough three-Test series against the world champions. The Chiefs weren't full strength, but there was a top performance by Stephen Donald. MORE »

Monday, June 13, 2016

CJ Stander banned for 1 week after red card for knocking out Pat Lambie

Ireland flanker CJ Stander had to wait anxiously to find out his fate after he was red carded for this challenge on Springbok Pat Lambie during Ireland's famous win in Cape Town on Saturday. Lambie was knocked out cold and will not be able to take part in the second Test. MORE »

James Haskell humble after smashing tackle on David Pocock

James Haskell put in arguably the best performance of his career as he helped England to a famous victory over the Wallabies in Brisbane. The veteran flanker started the match with huge intent, making a crushing tackle on David Pocock within minutes of kick off. MORE »

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Courageous Ireland beat Springboks in South Africa for first time ever

Ireland achieved a famous victory away from home, beating the Springboks in South Africa for the first time ever, and did so with just 14 men following a controversial red card. If Ireland win at Ellis Park next weekend, they win the three-match series. MORE »

England start series on a high with first ever win over Wallabies in Brisbane

England avenged their Rugby World Cup 2015 loss with an impressive 39-28 first Test win at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday. The Wallabies led early but England came back strongly and with the boot of Owen Farrell claiming 24 points, they claimed the ascendancy in the series. MORE »

New Zealand composure leads to 27th consecutive win over Wales

The All Blacks scored 21 unanswered points in a dominant second half display that cancelled out the visitors' solid first half performance. Waisake Naholo scored a brace as New Zealand won comfortably 39-21 in the end, maintaining the winning record since 1953. MORE »

England Saxons score great tries to win on tour vs South Africa 'A'

England Saxons scored some stunning tries on their way to a 32-24 victory over a South Africa 'A' team on Friday evening. The visitors led 22-3 at halftime but a second half fightback saw the South African team get within a point, before conceding a late try. MORE »

Friday, June 10, 2016

South Africa vs Ireland preview and look back at explosive 1998 Test

We continue our previews of the upcoming Summer Tours by taking a look at Ireland's match against South Africa in Cape Town. We also look back at an unsavoury clash back in 1998, when a Keith Wood punch in the first Test set the tone for a fiery second. MORE »

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Warren Gatland's entertaining interview in hilarious Crowd Goes Wild segment

The Crowd Goes Wild has fun at the expense of Warren Gatland and Gareth Anscombe ahead of the first test in the New Zealand vs Wales series. Wales has not beaten New Zealand for a very long time. MORE »