Thursday, October 06, 2016

Aaron Smith apologises for toilet romp as New Zealand media react

Aaron Smith has given a heartfelt apology following the latest New Zealand rugby off field scandal, which involved him and a lady - not his partner - engaged in an airport toilet tryst. Smith was sent home so will miss out on Saturday's Test against the Springboks. MORE »

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Midweek Madness - Referee Burns Tryscorer!

At a national Sevens tournament in Georgia recently this referee took up the challenge of outsprinting the breakaway tryscorer, and did so with ease. He got well into his sprinters stride and with no tacklers in sight, actually almost put off the tryscorer, who looked quite startled. MORE »

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Clinical Kiwis crush Argentina with 3 tries in five minutes

New Zealand have already won this year's Rugby Championship, but last weekend they cemented their dominance with a clinical 36-17 victory over Argentina in Buenos Aires. MORE »

Another serving of outstanding Mitre 10 Cup tries in New Zealand

The Mitre 10 Cup has been brilliant thus far. Week in and week out the comp has consistently produced great tries. Week seven was no exception, so here is a look at the best from the most recent round of action in New Zealand's premier domestic competition. MORE »

Monday, October 03, 2016

OCTOBER T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY - Win "Do you even lift?" rugby swag

It's the start of a new month so as we approach the festive season, we've decided to bring back our T-Shirt of the Month, giving you a chance of WINNING one of our great RD Store shirts. MORE »

New Zealand one step closer to record after beating Argentina

New Zealand beat Argentina 36-17 to make it five bonus-point victories from five and continue their fine run of unbeatable form in this year's Rugby Championship. A 29-3 halftime score blew away the hosts, despite them then putting up a second half fightback. MORE »

Morne Steyn kicks Springboks to victory over the Wallabies

Morne Steyn kicked South Africa to a 18-10 win over Australia in Pretoria on Saturday, breaking their string of successive defeats. The Wallabies scored the only try of the match, while Steyn returned to the starting lineup to kick four penalties and two drop goals. MORE »

Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Funnies - Falconed by his own teammate!

The end to the first half of Friday's Mitre 10 Cup match between Wellington and Southland didn't quite go to plan, as the ball was commically kicked directly into the face of young Peter Umaga-Jensen, by none other than his own teammate MORE »

Giant Nemani Nadolo grabs hat-trick in for his new club Montpellier

It's safe to say that this week has been a pretty good one for Montpellier in the French Top 14. They scored a comfortable 42-13 win over Brive to go third in the League before securing the services of former Clermont - and current Scotland boss - Vern Cotter for next season. MORE »

Thursday, September 29, 2016

How To Create "Mental Toughness" For Rugby?

Everyone wants to be tough in rugby. This week Rugbydump Academy's TJ Jankowski breaks down exactly how we can train to be "tough" on the rugby pitch and why we should all train that way. MORE »

Rieko Ioane knocking on All Blacks door with impressive hat-trick

Rieko Ioane is surely on the verge of a full-on international breakout as he scored a hat-trick against Bay of Plenty in week six action of the Mitre 10 Cup. MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Midweek Madness - The old SOMERSAULT over a tackle trick

There has been quite a bit of talk about jumping into the tackle recently, and then this happened in Western Australia. It took place in a Rugby League game of 9s and the footage has gone viral, so there has once again been a huge amount of debate around the laws. MORE »

Controversial red card sees Sergio Parisse suspended until further notice

Sergio Parisse will be out of rugby up until at least the 12 October, when he will appear before a LNR Disciplinary Committee to defend the red card that he received for a tip tackle against Toulouse this past weekend. The sending off was met with dismay in many corners. MORE »

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Danny Cipriani brilliance sets up outstanding Jimmy Gopperth try

Danny Cipriani was at the heart of a stunning Wasps try as they beat Northampton Saints 20-15 away at the weekend. While most players might have kicked from that position, it was the former England number ten's attacking instinct that kicked in, resulting in a length of the field score. MORE »

Monday, September 26, 2016

Five Sensational Tries from Round Six in France

The current Top 14 season has dished up some cracking rugby so far in 2016, and this past weekend's was no different, as this compilation of lovely tries proves. MORE »