Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Chiefs edge the Crusaders in classic Super Rugby Semi Final

The Chiefs will defend their Super Rugby title against the Brumbies in Hamilton after they beat the Crusaders 20-19 in a semi final thriller on Saturday night. They scored 17 points in the second half to turn around a 9-3 deficit at the break. MORE »

Friday, July 26, 2013

Plays of the Week - Super Rugby Qualifiers and final round

Ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby semi finals, here are two week's worth of Plays of the Week from Rugby HQ. The latest episode features a mini-tribute to the great Radike Samo, who is leaving Australia to play rugby in Japan. MORE »

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Rugby HQ's Top 5 Ridiculous Passes of All Time

This week's Top 5 from Rugby HQ features some of the most 'ridiculous' passes ever attempted on a rugby field, by some of the most flamboyant players. Quade Cooper was in studio to watch first hand, and unsurprisingly, he made it onto the list. MORE »

Brumbies ready for Bulls challenge after late scare against the Cheetahs

The Brumbies survived a late scare to beat the Cheetahs 15-13 in Canberra in their Super Rugby playoff game at the weekend. They face another big challenge this coming weekend as they take on the Bulls in Pretoria for a place in the final. MORE »

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Crusaders look ahead to another Semi Final after crushing the Reds

The Crusaders finished the Super Rugby regular season on a high with a dominant 38-9 victory over the Reds, sealing their place in the semi finals, where they will face the Chiefs. It is their 12th straight semi final appearance, aiming for their 8th title. MORE »

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Toulon play Olympique Marseille in half rugby-half football charity match

A crazy game took place in France earlier in the week as Toulon hosted football club Olympique Marseille for a half football-half rugby match in aid of charity. Eric Cantona was on hand to ref and play as things got a bit strange in the second half. MORE »

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bhubesi Pride project update, chat with founder and how to apply

Another hugely successful rugby coaching mission in Africa has come to an end for Bhubesi Pride, as they now look ahead to the 2014 recruitment process. We caught up with founder Richard Bennett to learn more about this year's ground breaking trip. MORE »

The Fastest Man In Rugby: Carlin Isles short documentary

A lot has already been said about USA Sevens speedstar Carlin Isles, but thanks to an excellent new short feature by Grantland, we get to learn a bit more about the former track athlete, including a first hand account of his humble upbringing. MORE »

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Prop Ben Tameifuna's big charge against the Blues

There's nothing better than seeing a 137kg+ prop in full flight, and we were treated to it by Ben Tameifuna against the Blues at the weekend. He took on a few smaller backs but it was his acceleration that was probably the most impressive thing. MORE »

Rene Ranger shows the finger after high tackle by Bundee Aki

The Blues bid farewell to three key players at the weekend but it wasn't the fairytale they'd planned as they lost 26-16 to the Chiefs. In the first half Rene Ranger was on the receiving end of a high shot that wasn't carded, and showed his disgust at the decision. MORE »

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sharni Williams dubbed Woman of Steel after brutal double knock

Here's a clip from the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow that we've been meaning to post and add to the archive for a while. So rather late than never, if you haven't seen this collision yet, it's well worth watching but not for the faint hearted. MORE »

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia, plus WIN a 2013 Lions jersey

A week is a long time in world sport, as British & Irish Lions fans might already feel like the historic Test series win happened ages ago. Since then, Andy Murray has won Wimbledon, and this afternoon England won the first Test in the Ashes series. MORE »

Kane Barrett gets straight red card but cited for separate stamp

Blues flanker Kane Barrett was red carded against the Chiefs after appearing to have made contact with the head of lock Craig Clarke. Blues coach John Kirwan was incensed at the decision, but Barrett has since been cited for a separate incident. MORE »

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Super Beach 5's Rugby in Lignano, Italy - Live streamed on Rugbydump

Next weekend sees the 2013 Super Beach 5's hit stunning Lignano in Italy, as teams from around the world converge on a beautiful part of Europe to play the fastest version of the sport. This year we'll be live streaming direct from the tournament. MORE »

Wilhelm Steenkamp suspended for two weeks for head charge on Butch James

Earlier in the week we showed a clip of Butch James being yellow carded for a high tackle against the Bulls, and mentioned that just before that he was involved in a scuffle. We've now got a clip of that, including the bit the TMO didn't see. MORE »

 
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