Sunday, August 23, 2015

France convincing winners over England despite late comeback in Paris

Yoann Huget scored a brilliant try as France battered England, then shut up shop as the visitors came back into contention late in the game. Key substitutions gave England heart and direction, as they pulled the score back to 25-20, but it was too little too late. MORE »

Saturday, August 22, 2015

RWC 2015 Players to Watch: England's Anthony Watson

In our latest Players to Watch post leading up to the World Cup, Rugbydump looks at the dangerous, lightning-fast speedster of the England team, Anthony Watson. MORE »

Friday, August 21, 2015

George Gregan's halfback masterclass with Justin Marshall

George Gregan is widely regarded as one of the best nines to ever play the game of rugby and in this informative clip for SKY SPORT NZ he gives some valuable pointers to anyone wanting to improve their game MORE »

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rayno Benjamin's sneaky trip gets cautioned before he commits a blooper of note

Here is an interesting clip from Superport's coverage of the Currie Cup in South Africa, and the game between the Cheetahs and Western Province. Rayno Benjamin attempted to kick/trip a player, but got spotted and was cautioned, which apparently means a yellow card. MORE »

Some of the greatest amateur rugby hits and collisions of all time

Above is a compilation of some of the biggest and baddest amateur rugby clips floating around online. They've been ripped from various clips on Youtube etc, and we realise that - for some reason - the video also includes a few professional clips from Rugby League and women's rugby. MORE »

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

All Blacks fined for waterboy Liam Messam joining on field scuffle

The All Blacks management have been fined for a 'technical zone breach' following their 41-13 win over the Wallabies at the weekend. Liam Messam, acting as waterboy, took to the field to join in on a scuffle, which is totally against SANZAR regulations. MORE »

The World XV run out convincing winners against Japan in Tokyo

A World XV beat Japan 45-20 in an entertaining Rugby World Cup warmup game in Tokyo on Saturday. The match gave Japan a chance to have a good run out before the tournament, and allowed some World XV players to impress their own country's selectors. MORE »

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Springboks bounce back from defeat to win comfortably in Argentina

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer praised his players for the way in which they bounced back against Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday, winning the Test by 26-12 at Vélez Sarsfield MORE »

Monday, August 17, 2015

England get the better of France with some great tries at Twickenham

England scored three top quality tries as they beat France 19-14 in their Rugby World Cup warmup match at Twickenham on Saturday. Anthony Watson scored a brace, while Sam Burgess had an impressive debut, despite being yellow carded. MORE »

Ireland edge impressive Scotland in tight RWC warmup match

Ireland secured their second World Cup warm-up victory in as many weeks after a hard-fought 28-22 victory over an experimental Scotland on Saturday. The hosts' out-scored their opponents by four tries to three as Luke Fitzgerald's late touchdown proved the only difference between the sides. MORE »

Sunday, August 16, 2015

New Zealand hold onto Bledisloe Cup with punishing win over Australia

The All Blacks put last week's defeat at the hands of the Wallabies well and truly behind them as they turned things on in emphatic fashion at Eden Park in Auckland, winning 41-13 to hold on to the Bledisloe Cup for yet another year. They have now held the trans-tasman trophy since 2003. MORE »

Friday, August 14, 2015

James Schrader's sensational try saving tackle in the opening round of the ITM Cup

The ITM Cup, New Zealand's two-tier domestic competition, kicked off in Invercargill with Southland and Auckland battling to a 23-23 draw. Above is a quite extraordinary moment from the game, one of the best try-saving tackles you're likely to see this year. MORE »

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 27

In this latest edition of the Wraparound, the final installment for the year, we see some great bits of play, Wallaby coach Michael Cheika up to no good, and Rod Kafer gets some live TV abuse from his own son. There is also a great big hit from the archives, featuring big Willie O. MORE »

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Toe to Toe against the Rugby Giants - Pacific Warriors Documentary Preview

Pacific Warriors is a fascinating new documentary that explores the history of the tiny Pacific Island nations of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. It documents their remarkable journies every four years at the Rugby World Cup, when against all odds they take on the rugby giants and at times, not only produce a scare, but even come out on top. MORE »

All Blacks and Wallabies make changes for Bledisloe Cup decider in Auckland

Both the All Blacks and the Wallabies have named their teams for this weekend's Bledisloe Cup decider in Auckland. New Zealand have made just three changes, while Australia have brought in Quade Cooper and Matt Tomua, despite winning last weekend. MORE »