Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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 »

Springboks and Wallabies thriller ends in another disappointing draw

For the second time in this year's Rugby Championship, South Africa and Australia could not be separated as they played out an entertaining 27-27 draw on Saturday. The lead changed hands four times in the second half, as both teams treated Bloemfontein to some expansive rugby. MORE »

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ambitious Eddie Jones reveals all in fascinating two part interview

Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has had an eventful few years, and now holds one of the most scrutinized positions in world rugby. It's gone well so far, but he is just getting started. Jones recently sat down for this candid interview for England Rugby Club members. MORE »

Friday, September 29, 2017

PREVIEW: South Africa must redeem themselves against Australia

South Africa were embarrassed 57-0 by New Zealand in the previous round of the Rugby Championship, but the next challenge for the Springboks is Australia in Bloemfontein on Saturday. The previous clash between the sides ended a 23-23 draw, but let’s look at what South Africa need to do if they want to overturn the Wallabies. MORE »

Jack Goodhue's sneaky intercept sets up incredible Northland try

Northland beat Otago 32-20 in an entertaining Mitre 10 Cup match on Wednesday, with this try standing out as the most amusing we've seen for a while. It featured the ever impressive Jack Goodhue with a neat bit of play that is sure to bring a smile to your face. MORE »

Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Zealand's monstrous schoolboys look ready to cause some damage

While the All Blacks show incredible form in the Rugby Championship, the next batch of stars are already making names for themselves, despite still being in school. Ahead of their upcoming internationals, here is a look at some of those players to watch out for. MORE »

Two sent off after massive ProD2 brawl

Béziers wrapped up a comfortable 21-8 victory over Perpignan in the latest ProD2 round last weekend, but only after the match ended in violent scenes as both teams engaged in what the French dub, a bagarre générale. MORE »

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Michele Rizzo facing ban after this shoulder to Gareth Davies' face

Edinburgh front rower Michele Rizzo faces a disciplinary hearing in Neath today following the red card he received during the weekend's Guinness PRO14 match against Scarlets on Saturday. Rizzo was sent from the park after he was deemed to have charged into a ruck with his shoulder. MORE »

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nigel Owens warns all thirty players, as only Nigel Owens can do

Referee Nigel Owens was the center of attention yet again this past weekend, as he brought all the Munster and Glasgow Warriors players in for a telling off. It's not the first time we've seen him do that, as you'll remember way back in 2010 he did the same thing with Leinster and Scarlets. MORE »