Thursday, June 02, 2016

Rugby Ball Development: Passing and Kicking Performance

A look at how the shape and size of rugby balls have changed and why some balls are preferred for kicking or passing by players. MORE »

All Black legend Mils Muliaina scores first try in USA Pro Rugby with first touch

All Blacks legend Mils Muliaina managed to grab his first try for new club San Francisco at the weekend, with his first touch of the ball in USA Pro Rugby. While he has scored far more impressive efforts, it is nice to see a player of his calibre on a new stage. MORE »

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Connacht's HUGE defence against Leinster in PRO12 final

Connacht were superb on their way to their first ever PRO12 title triumph at the weekend, and a major part of their win came from a great defence, and some thumping hits. MORE »

Develop Elite Speed In Any Gym - Treadmill Push

We at Rugbydump Academy know that some guys simply don't have access to the amazing facilities that the pros do, this week S&C Coach TJ Jankowski shows us how to build effective power using a simple treadmill MORE »

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nemani Nadolo is back from his ban and looking as sharp as ever

Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo made his return to Super Rugby at the weekend following 4 weeks out after he was banned for a tip tackle on Tomas Cubelli. He returned in fine form, scoring a try, beating defenders and also showing that he is an intelligent footballer. MORE »

Hitoshi Ono suspended for reverse headbutt against the Brumbies

Sunwolves lock Hitoshi Ono has been banned for a week after he was yellow carded for a quite unique reverse-headbutt against the Brumbies at the weekend. Ono plead guilty to contravening Law 10.4.a. Striking with the Head during a SANZAAR Judicial Hearing. MORE »

Saracens win domestic and European double by clinching Aviva Premiership Final

On Saturday Saracens beat the Exeter Chiefs 28-20 to achieve a historic double, winning the Aviva Premiership to go along with the European Champions Cup a few weeks ago. It is the first time since Wasps in 2004 that an English side has achieved the feat. MORE »

Monday, May 30, 2016

Giant Bok teammates Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager come to blows

Springbok second row teammates Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager came to blows in Saturday's Super Rugby match between the Stormers and the Cheetahs in Cape Town, and while no punches were thrown, there was clearly some fire in the heavyweight encounter. MORE »

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 »