Wednesday, May 18, 2016

France's Fijian sensation Virimi Vakatawa rips up the Paris Sevens

Virimi Vakatawa has had a stunning World Sevens Series so far and it continued in front of a home crowd at the Paris Sevens this past weekend, as the French flyer picked up a spot in the Dream Team, as well as claiming the DHL Impact Player award. MORE »

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Wasps signing Kurtley Beale sidelined after freak injury at kickoff

On Friday it was announced that Kurtley Beale had signed by Wasps for the 2016/2017 season, reportedly on a hugely rewarding contract. A day later, as the Waratahs hosted the Bulls in Sydney, it took just 26 seconds for his world to be flipped upside down. MORE »

80m try helps Vannes secure ProD2 promotion

Vannes became the first team from Brittany to secure a place in France's second division ProD2 after they beat RC Massy 57-44 in the Fédérale 1 play-off on Saturday. MORE »

Adam Zaruba's unbelievable one handed catch to score for Canada!

We've probably all dreamt of pulling off slick one-handed catches in a match, and while there have been a few who have done it in the lineout occasionally, it's safe to say that we've never seen it done quite like this before! Enter Canada's Adam Zaruba at the Paris 7s. MORE »

Monday, May 16, 2016

Jarryd Hayne set to compete with Fiji's superstars in a bid for an Olympic spot

Last night huge news broke as Jarryd Hayne left the NFL, opting to have a crack at the Fiji Sevens team. The former Rugby League star has called time on an NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers, citing the chance of playing in the Olympics as too good to refuse. MORE »

Samoa come from behind to upset Fiji in epic Paris Sevens Final

Samoa upset South Africa then came from behind to beat Fiji in an unbelievable day of Rugby Sevens in Paris on Sunday. Fiji shot out the gates in typical fashion but Samoa somehow turned around a 26-7 deficit to lead 29-26, and hang on in the dying seconds. MORE »

Leonardo Senatore banned for 10 weeks after biting Keegan Daniel

Jaguares loose forward Leonardo Senatore has been banned for biting Sharks forward Keegan Daniel during their 25-22 loss on Saturday. It is not the first time Senatore has been in trouble for biting, after he was banned for the same offence three years ago. MORE »

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ben Botica inexplicably kicks the ball away as Harlequins attempt late comeback in final

Ben Botica had a nightmare ending to his Harlequins career as Montpellier won the European Challenge Cup Final 26-19. Quins had mounted a comeback but with ball in hand and time up, Botica kicked it away, rather than keeping possession to go for the draw. MORE »

Friday, May 13, 2016

Lima Sopoaga creates Waisake Naholo try with one of the flattest crosskick's you will ever see

The Highlanders beat the Crusaders in a thrilling game in Dunedin earlier today. The try of the match was scored by winger Waisake Naholo, though he would be the first to admit that flyhalf Lima Sopoaga deserved the plaudits for the moment of magic. MORE »

Rugby Training: 2 Simple Speed Tips For Rugby Players

Today's training post from Rugbydump Academy S&C coach TJ Jankowski explores the myth that if you're not born fast, you never will be. TJ provides us with two simple steps that if done correctly, should make a noticeable difference to your outright speed. MORE »

Six Outstanding Tries on Shortlist for Premiership Try of the Season

The shortlist for the best try of the 2015-2016 Premiership season has been announced. Whether you're a fan of line breaks, busted tackles, the chip and chase or long distance gallops, there are plenty of mouth-watering offerings to choose from. MORE »

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Luke McAlister creates two Gael Fickou tries with superb little chips

Toulouse eased past Agen with a commanding 52-19 victory on Sunday, helping them into the top six of the Top 14. While there were a number of good tries, flyhalf Luke McAlister showed two superb touches of class with neatly placed kicks for French centre Gael Fickou. MORE »

Beauden Barrett's younger brother Jordie set to star in U20 World Championship

Ahead of next month's Under 20 World Championship in Manchester, title holders New Zealand fired a warning shot in the Oceania Cup. Standing out was up-and-coming talent Jordie Barrett. MORE »

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sila Puafisi red carded after clearing out Kieran Marmion with his head

When Glasgow Warriors and Connacht faced off recently in their top-of-the-table clash, you would think that both sets of players would keep their cool for such an important match. Try telling that to Warrior Sila Puafisi, who received a straight red for a senseless clearout. MORE »

Fans and players involved in crazy fight at full time in Argentina

These chaotic scenes took place in Argentina recently as a match between Huazihul San Juan Rugby Club and Personal Bank Mendoza ended in violence, with supporters from both sides getting involved, resulting in two players being sent to hospital. MORE »