Monday, October 09, 2017

Damian de Allende apologises but should not have been sent off

Springbok replacement centre Damian de Allende has been issued a warning after the controversial red card that he was shown in the closing stages of the Springbok vs All Blacks thriller on Saturday. It was effectively ruled that the red card was incorrect. MORE »

Hodge not satisfied despite huge contribution to Wallabies win in Mendoza

The Wallabies leapfrogged South Africa to finish in second place overall in this year's Rugby Championship after a 37-20 victory over Argentina on Saturday. Scores were tied with twenty minutes left, but a strong finish and a late try sealed the win. MORE »

Rieko Ioane calls Springboks and All Blacks classic toughest Test he's played

Winger Rieko Ioane has said that Saturday's epic 25-24 Test win over South Africa in Cape Town was the toughest he's played so far in his young career. Ioane, who had a try disallowed in the first half, scored a crucial intercept try in the second. MORE »

Friday, October 06, 2017

Taranaki claim Ranfurly Shield with sensational comeback against Canterbury

Taranaki came back from trailing 31-7 to win a thrilling clash with Canterbury 55-43 in Christchurch on Friday. With the win, Taranaki claimed the Ranfurly Shield, putting to an end Canterbury's 13-month custody of the traditional Log o' Wood. MORE »

Stunning pass overshadowed by Augustine Pulu red card for brutal hit

Counties Manukau halfback Augustine Pulu was sent off on Thursday with just five minutes left in their Mitre 10 Cup contest with Manawatu. The former All Black was given his marching orders by referee Glen Jackson after he flew in with a high swinging arm on Jade Te Rure. MORE »

Thursday, October 05, 2017

All Blacks team named ahead of rematch with hungry Springboks

The New Zealand team has been named to take on South Africa in Cape Town this Saturday, with the five All Blacks who arrived early all having been named in the matchday 23. The visitors will be looking to maintain the same kind of form that saw them win 57-0 in Albany. MORE »

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Team Rugbydump win first ever Canterbury #RugbyFit Experiment

Canterbury's Rugby Fit Experiment came to an end recently as Team Rugbydump took on Team RugbyLad in the final after 6 weeks of preparation. We're pleased to say that Rugbydump came out victorious, winning the match 60-14 at Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club. MORE »

Tasman wing receives ban for repeating same offence twice in one match

Tasman Makos winger Viliami Lolohea has been suspended from all rugby for three weeks following two yellow cards for foul play, which were both cited, in his team’s match against Taranaki in New Plymouth last week. Both incidents were near-identical, resulting in a red card. MORE »

Kyle Sinckler handed seven week ban for making contact with the eyes

Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler was last night handed a 7-week ban after a RFU disciplinary panel found him guilty of making contact with the eye and/or eye area of Michael Paterson during the Aviva Premiership clash with Northampton Saints last weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Sonny Bill Williams gives his sweaty socks and shorts to fans in Argentina

After the 36-10 All Blacks win over Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday, Sonny Bill Williams made at least one fan's day when he stripped off his shorts and socks and tossed them into the crowd. It's not the first time we've seen the cross-code superstar show his kindness to fans. MORE »

RUGBYDUMP WEEKLY: Coetzee's stroke of genius?

Rugbydump Weekly is a new series of features written by former England Rugby reporter and performance analyst Shay Waterworth. This week he looks at the positive changes made by Springbok coach Allister Coetzee against Australia. MORE »

Monday, October 02, 2017

Nemani Nadolo rampages for impressive hat-trick

Giant Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo scored a hat-trick over the weekend, scoring enough points to take down Brive by himself in Montpellier's emphatic 54-10 win. Oddly enough, he did the exact same thing to Brive one year ago. MORE »

Israel Folau pulls Dillyn Leyds down by hair, coach Michael Cheika denies it

While the Springboks and Wallabies Bloemfontein Test ended in a 27-27 stalemate, it wasn't without controversy as this hair-pulling incident in particular fired up mans, and one coach in particular. Michael Cheika called it a non-issue, but 'the vision' shows otherwise. MORE »

Kyle Sinckler ban looks likely after citing for alleged eye gouge

England and Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler has an anxious wait to see if he will be found guilty of making contact with the eye area of Northampton Saints second rower Michael Paterson. Paterson made the claim during their Aviva Premiership clash this past weekend. MORE »

New Zealand seal Rugby Championship title with strong first half vs Argentina

The All Blacks scored five tries to one to beat Argentina 36-10, and therefore retain the Rugby Championship title, in Buenos Aires on Saturday. The title was secured before kickoff, after South Africa and Australia drew in Bloemfontein. MORE »