Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Funnies: James Haskell and Owen Farrell are best mates on tour, really

James Haskell is back to his tricks with camera in hand, as he sets out to make new mates when put together on tour with players from different clubs, and different parts of England. It's clearly a great concept for a show. Until that is made, we've got the trusty old Haskell Cam. MORE »

Rugby Training Mistakes: Training Muscles Not Movements

This week Rugbydump Academy S&C Coach TJ discusses the difference between training muscles and training movements, and the 11 movements that you need to do in the gym as a rugby player to get better. MORE »

The 5 Best Tries from Round 3 of the World Rugby U20 Championship

The group stages of the World U20 Rugby Championships are over, and we now know the make-up of the Semi-Finals. Here’s a quick round-up of the upcoming fixtures, along with a look at five of the best tries from round three. MORE »

Gethin Jenkins still a tackling machine as he makes BIG hit on Aaron Cruden

Just as we thought Gethin Jenkins' career was winding down, he reminded us that there is still life in the old dog yet with a HUGE hit on All Blacks fly half, Aaron Cruden. MORE »

Thursday, June 16, 2016

New World Rugby video unveils insight into anti-doping procedures

In the wake of recent sporting controversies, World Rugby has produced an insightful behind the scenes video looking at the sport's anti-doping procedures. MORE »

Georgian flanker sent off for kicking Irish player in U20s match

Georgian U20 player Ilia Spanderashvili saw red at the weekend after lashing out at an Irish counterpart with his boot in the run up to a lovely Irish try. MORE »

UPDATE: Bans dished out for filthy club rugby fight in Argentina

After deliberation, some very serious bans - including one for life - have been issued after this horrendous brawl in Argentina. Here's an update MORE »

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jaguares turn into Argentina to beat Italy in once off Test

Argentina beat Italy for the sixth time in succession as they held on for a 30-24 win in a once off Test in Santa Fe on Saturday. It was new Italian coach Conor O'Shea's first match in charge, but he opted to rest regular captain Sergio Parisse. MORE »

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Rugby Training Mistakes: Training Like A Bodybuilder

Continuing our series of Rugby Training Mistakes, this week Rugbydump Academy Strength Coach TJ Jankowski discusses what is probably the most common mistake amongst amateur rugby players in the gym: Training like a bodybuilder. He discusses why you shouldn't do this and what to do instead. MORE »

Racing and Montpellier through to Top 14 Semi Finals

Racing 92 and Montpellier both advanced to the French Top 14 semi-finals at the weekend as they came out on top in their respective playoffs (barrages). MORE »

The Chiefs score six tries to thump Wales in midweek match

Wales were handed a 40-7 thumping earlier today, leading to questions over the merit of such a fixture in the middle of a very tough three-Test series against the world champions. The Chiefs weren't full strength, but there was a top performance by Stephen Donald. MORE »

Monday, June 13, 2016

CJ Stander banned for 1 week after red card for knocking out Pat Lambie

Ireland flanker CJ Stander had to wait anxiously to find out his fate after he was red carded for this challenge on Springbok Pat Lambie during Ireland's famous win in Cape Town on Saturday. Lambie was knocked out cold and will not be able to take part in the second Test. MORE »

James Haskell humble after smashing tackle on David Pocock

James Haskell put in arguably the best performance of his career as he helped England to a famous victory over the Wallabies in Brisbane. The veteran flanker started the match with huge intent, making a crushing tackle on David Pocock within minutes of kick off. MORE »

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Courageous Ireland beat Springboks in South Africa for first time ever

Ireland achieved a famous victory away from home, beating the Springboks in South Africa for the first time ever, and did so with just 14 men following a controversial red card. If Ireland win at Ellis Park next weekend, they win the three-match series. MORE »

England start series on a high with first ever win over Wallabies in Brisbane

England avenged their Rugby World Cup 2015 loss with an impressive 39-28 first Test win at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday. The Wallabies led early but England came back strongly and with the boot of Owen Farrell claiming 24 points, they claimed the ascendancy in the series. MORE »