Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dylan Hartley cleared to play after bizarre encounter with Rabah Slimani

Dylan Hartley has been cleared to play following a citing for a 'reckless act' that sore his flailing hand connect with the face of Clermont prop Rabah Slimani during a European Champions Cup match on Saturday. Northampton Saints have released a scathing statement on the citing. MORE »

Independent review finds Parra was fit to return from suspected concussion

While much of the attention from Clermont Auvergne's Champion Cup victory over Northampton rightly focused on Camille Lopez's horrific ankle injury, there has been just as much talk over the apparent concussion, and return to play of scrum-half Morgan Parra. MORE »

Midweek Madness: Andy Farrell's priceless reaction as SIRI interrupts Lions team meeting

The much anticipated 2017 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand DVD, UNCOVERED, comes out soon and is no doubt filled with a number of gems from behind the scenes. Here is a previously unreleased clip, showing a team meeting that didn't quite go to plan for Andy Farrell. MORE »

RUGBYDUMP WEEKLY: Michael Cheika proving to be the real deal?

Following the Wallabies' impressive 23-18 win over the All Blacks in Brisbane at the weekend, Shay Waterworth looks at the progress of Michael Cheika after three years in charge as head coach. MORE »

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Ofa Tu'ungafasi hits that were felt around the world

The All Blacks lost to the Wallabies this past weekend, and in a game that was riddled with ridiculous physicality, the biggest of the hits was from replacement prop Ofa Tu'ungafasi. He has been included in the New Zealand squad for the November tour. MORE »

South Africa release powerful video in the fight to host Rugby World Cup 2023

South Africa has backed up their bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup with a rousing video showcasing the country and it's passion and love that exists for the sport. It's part of a lengthy process that sees them competing with France and Ireland for the tournament. MORE »

Monday, October 23, 2017

Former Parramatta Eels star Semi Radradra impresses for Toulon

Playing in only his third match for Top 14 powerhouse Toulon, recent League convert Semi Radradra had a match to remember, scoring on his first touch and then impressively fending off two defenders later in the match. MORE »

Camille Lopez out for roughly 5 months after awful ankle break

Flyhalf Camille Lopez will miss France's upcoming autumn internationals and Six Nations campaign after suffering a horrible ankle break during Clermont's 24-7 European Champions Cup win over Northampton Saints. WARNING: The injury can be seen in the video. MORE »

Three incredible talents nominated for Breakthrough Player of the Year 2017

World Rugby have announced their three nominees for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year 2017 award. The list includes a young All Black superstar, plus two others who if they are not already, will soon be household names. MORE »

Young 110kg centre demolishes flyhalf with brutal hit in the NRC

Round eight of Australia's National Rugby Championship came to a close with a NSW Country Eagles seven tries to three bonus point win over Melbourne Rising, moving them up to fourth on the table. The tackle of the match came late in the game, due to an unforgiving hospital pass. MORE »

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Scarlets' Steff Evans finishes sensational team try in heavy rain

Rhys Priestland kicked Bath to an 18-13 win over his former team, but it was Scarlets that scored one of the tries of the weekend, as winger Steff Evans went over in the first half in wet and windy conditions. MORE »

Wallabies upset All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup thriller in Brisbane

The Wallabies stunned the All Blacks with a 23-18 upset victory in Brisbane, breaking a seven-match losing streak against the World Champions. The Bledisloe Cup had already been claimed by New Zealand, but the win was hugely important for Australian rugby. MORE »

Friday, October 20, 2017

Is the All Blacks and Wallabies Bledisloe Cup rivalry dead?

Can New Zealand vs Australia still be called a rivalry, what with the dominance New Zealand have shown for so long now? On Saturday the two sides meet again, in what some are calling a dead rubber, despite the fighting talk from both sides. MORE »

#FlashbackFriday: 10 years since South Africa won the 2007 Rugby World Cup

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of South Africa's Rugby World Cup 2007 victory, when they beat England 15-6 in a tense final in Paris. Bryan Habana was one of the stars of the tournament, matching Jonah Lomu's record for scoring eight tries in a Rugby World Cup. MORE »

Julian Savea on the rampage as Wellington reach final

Wellington advanced to the Mitre 10 Cup Championship final thanks to a six-try win over Northland at Westpac Stadium earlier today. Julian 'The Bus' Savea was back in fine form as be burned and bumped defenders to help Wellington's powerful second half charge. MORE »