Friday, January 12, 2018

Proof that Lima Sopoaga leaving is a massive loss to New Zealand rugby

Highly talented All Black fly half Lima Sopoaga will leave New Zealand at the end of the coming season to join Wasps. Following Aaron Cruden, this makes him the second world class All Black 10 to leave for the greener financial pastures of Europe in the last 12 months. MORE »

Friday Funnies: After a powerful maul, he had just one job

After a well executed lineout maul that must have gone all of 30 meters, Harpenden Rugby Club set up a perfect opportunity to claim a well deserved try. What followed was comedy gold, much to the relief of Letchworth Rugby Club! MORE »

Thursday, January 11, 2018

WATCH: Dragons Lair - Behind the Scenes at the Dragons

Go behind the scenes with Welsh PRO14 side the Dragons in this all access RugbyPass documentary that gives us an exclusive look at preseason preparatons, and life under hard-nosed Irish coach, Bernard Jackman. MORE »

Gerbrandt Grobler set for Munster debut two years after failing drugs test

Former Stormers and Western Province lock-forward Gerbrandt Grobler is in the news again this week as he looks set to make his debut for Munster against Racing 92 in Paris. MORE »

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Joe Marler and TJ Ioane both suspended after double altercation

Harlequins prop Joe Marler and Sale Sharks flanker TJ Ioane have both been handed suspensions following altercations between the two players just minutes apart. Each will have to sit out for a few weeks, with Marler missing part of the Six Nations. MORE »

Five of the best tries from Round 13 of the PRO14

The Guinness PRO14 served up another entertaining round of fixtures last weekend with a total of 48 tries scored. Here are five of the best from the weekend. MORE »

Presenter Alex Payne falls during live broadcast

Always the professional, much loved Sky Sports rugby presenter Alex Payne never takes himself too seriously, as we've seen before here on Rugbydump. This time it wasn't his words in a tangle, but his feet, as he lost his footing just before closing out a broadcast. MORE »

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

'Run it Straight Challenge' doesn't end well for this guy

The 'Run It Straight Challenge' has been around on social media for a while now, originating with Rugby League fans in Australia. This latest one-on-one submission comes from the UK, and was brutal to say the least. MORE »

Monday, January 08, 2018

Clermont debutant Samuel Ezeala recovering in hospital after brutal tackle

Clermont winger Samuel Ezeala has had a rough start to his club rugby career. The teenager was knocked out cold after a nasty head clash with Racing 92's Virimi Vakatawa. Thankfully, he seemed fine on Monday, flashing a smile and a thumbs-up from his hospital bed. MORE »

Sinoti Sinoti step from another planet helps Newcastle to victory

Newcastle Falcons winger Sinoti Sinoti showed how to step at a right angle on his way to scoring in their 28-20 win over Premiership leading Chiefs on Sunday afternoon. The win was Newcastle's sixth in a row and moves them into the sixth spot on the table. MORE »

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Joe Marler's dangerous shoulder puts his Six Nations campaign in doubt

Harlequins front rower Joe Marler will be in doubt for this year's Six Nations campaign after he received a straight red card in Saturday night's Aviva Premiership clash with Sale Sharks, which the latter edged 30-29 after a late referee decision. MORE »

Friday, January 05, 2018

The 5 Best Tries of the Month: December 2017

December closed off a fantastic year of rugby and with it came a selection of the month's finest tries across the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and European scenes. Here is a fan-made round-up of the pick of the bunch. MORE »

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Austin Healey offers sharp criticism of Hartley's England captaincy

There's never a dull moment when Austin Healey is tossing around opinions. Such was the case on BT Sport's Rugby Tonight when Healey threw current England hooker and captain Dylan Hartley under the bus, saying he shouldn't make the Saints or the England national squad. MORE »

Josh van der Flier's record breaking 34 tackles against Connacht

In case you missed it, Leinster's Josh van der Flier made a record breaking 34 tackles during their PRO14 clash with Connacht. That's officially a tournament record, the highest number of tackles made in a PRO14 match since stats began to be tracked by Opta in 2010. MORE »

Sammy Arnold suspended after nasty high shot on Christian Lealiifano

Munster's Sammy Arnold faced a disciplinary hearing last night after being cited for this dangerous tackle on Ulster's Christian Lealiifano at the Kingspan Stadium on New Year's Day. He was issued a straight red card by referee Sean Gallagher. MORE »