Monday, April 11, 2016

Sunwolves lock Tim Bond suspended for 4 weeks for dangerous tackle

Sunwolves lock Tim Bond has been banned for four weeks following a sending off against the Stormers in Round 7 of Super Rugby on Saturday. Bond tackled Cheslin Kolbe slightly late but more significantly, hit him in the face with his shoulder. MORE »

Toulon knocked out by Racing 92 in Champions Cup Quarter Final

Racing 92 will face Leicester Tigers in the European Champions Cup Semi Final after they beat reigning champions Toulon 19-16 on Sunday. Scores were tied with three minutes left, but a late Maxime Machenaud penalty secured the win. MORE »

Friday, April 08, 2016

Morocco shock Tonga as tryscorer flies over advertising boards!

Moroccon playmaker Adil Achahbar scored a well taken try in their upset win over Tonga, but got a bit too close to the deadball line and as a result, flew over the advertising hoardings. MORE »

Melani Nanai scorching try not enough as Blues go down to Chiefs

Blues fullback Melani Nanai scored a classic 55m solo try but it wasn't enough as the Chiefs rallied to claim a 29-23 victory in another classic New Zealand derby thriller in Hamilton. The win sees the Chiefs extend their lead atop the Super Rugby standings. MORE »

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Rugby Tactics: The Counter Attack Kings of New Zealand

This week we look at the prevalence of counter attacking in the modern game. How it's used to beat a defence before it's set and how it's become one of the primary strike weapons for teams such as the Chiefs, Hurricanes and Crusaders. MORE »

Hong Kong Sevens Preview: The World Sevens season so far

The final stretch in this season's World Sevens Series begins in earnest this weekend with the 41st staging of the world-famous Hong Kong Sevens. Today we look back at some of the best moments from the series so far. MORE »

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Joe Marler fined £20,000 and banned for two matches for Gypsy comment

The Joe Marler 'Gypsygate' saga has finally come to an end, with World Rugby flexing their muscles to impose a whopping £20,000 fine and two match suspension on the England prop, who infamously insulted Samson Lee in the Six Nations last month. MORE »

Pukke fullback launches HUGE dropgoal in Varsity Cup Semi Final

Pukke stormed through to South Africa's Varsity Cup Final after beating University of Johannesburg (UJ) 35-7 in Johannesburg on Monday night. Fullback Rhyno Smith picked up 16 points with the boot, including a mammoth dropgoal early in the second half. MORE »

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Silvère Tian red carded for insulting referee Romain Poite

There were ugly scenes in the closing stages of Oyonnax's 27-20 defeat to Grenoble in the Top 14 last weekend, with full back Silvère Tian seeing red for insulting referee Romain Poite. MORE »

David Pocock suspended after choking Chiefs number eight

Brumbies forward David Pocock has been suspended for three weeks for a dangerous bit of play againt the Chiefs at the weekend. Pocock was cited and has since pleaded guilty to the charge, after he basically put Michael Leitch in a choke hold in a maul. MORE »

Monday, April 04, 2016

Life ban for horrific deliberate kick to the head by club player in Argentina

A club rugby player in Argentina has reportedly been banned for 99 years after footage of this horrific piece of foul play emerged in the last few days. Prop Cipriano Martinez of Pucara club unleased a vicious right boot on defenseless lock Juan Masi of San Albano. MORE »

Anthony Watson furious after receiving straight red card vs Saracens

Anthony Watson received a straight red card in a fiery Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Saracens at the Rec on Saturday. Watson took Alex Goode out in the air, leaving the officials with little option but to apply the laws of the game. MORE »

Friday, April 01, 2016

Gilbert release the easier handling and far more visible Match XV Plus size ball

Gilbert have today released the all new, highly innovative Gilbert Rugby Match XV Plus ball, the largest of it's kind to date. Tested by the pros and now ready for launch, the Match XV Plus will be used when Saracens take on Harlequins at Wembley later this month. MORE »

Highlanders and Force bruising tussle kicks off round 6 of Super Rugby

The Highlanders and the Force went head to head earlier today, with the Force taking an impressive 14-0 lead before the Super Rugby champions came back into contention. Above are all the highlights from an entertaining opener to Round 6 of the competition. MORE »

Coaching Rugby in Africa 2016 | Part 1

Bhubesi Pride Foundation kicked off their 2016 African rugby expedition in January. This year 38 coaches from 16 countries are involved and we’ve even got some Rugbydump.com regulars as volunteers in the team. Today we catch up with the team in Kenya and Uganda. MORE »