Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Zealand's monstrous schoolboys look ready to cause some damage

While the All Blacks show incredible form in the Rugby Championship, the next batch of stars are already making names for themselves, despite still being in school. Ahead of their upcoming internationals, here is a look at some of those players to watch out for. MORE »

Two sent off after massive ProD2 brawl

Béziers wrapped up a comfortable 21-8 victory over Perpignan in the latest ProD2 round last weekend, but only after the match ended in violent scenes as both teams engaged in what the French dub, a bagarre générale. MORE »

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Michele Rizzo facing ban after this shoulder to Gareth Davies' face

Edinburgh front rower Michele Rizzo faces a disciplinary hearing in Neath today following the red card he received during the weekend's Guinness PRO14 match against Scarlets on Saturday. Rizzo was sent from the park after he was deemed to have charged into a ruck with his shoulder. MORE »

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nigel Owens warns all thirty players, as only Nigel Owens can do

Referee Nigel Owens was the center of attention yet again this past weekend, as he brought all the Munster and Glasgow Warriors players in for a telling off. It's not the first time we've seen him do that, as you'll remember way back in 2010 he did the same thing with Leinster and Scarlets. MORE »

Monday, September 25, 2017

Augustine Pulu rips pad off post, gets a scolding

In one of the more bizarre moments to come out of this weekend's Mitre 10 Cup, Counties Manukau scrumhalf Augustine Pulu inexplicably ripped the pad off the goal post during their draw with Bay of Plenty. Needless to say, it didn't go down well. MORE »

RUGBYDUMP WEEKLY: Billy Vunipola on surgery and player welfare

Rugbydump Weekly is a new series of features written by former England Rugby reporter and performance analyst Shay Waterworth. This week he looks at the latest injury setback to Billy Vunipola and its possible implications. MORE »

Young Asafo Aumua shows that he is a tackling beast too

Young Wellington Hooker Asafo Aumua was featured on RD last week when he scored that excellent solo try against Canterbury, skinning a fullback and beating the covering defence. This weekend he got some attention again for this cracking hit against Waikato. MORE »

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mikaele Mafi rocks Auckland with one of the biggest hits of the season

Otago took the physical battle to Auckland earlier today to claim a 34-26 Mitre 10 Cup win in Dunedin. This tackle by Mikaele Mafi in midfield was the biggest of the night, as he crushed flanker Blake Gibson in a crunching ball and all tackle. MORE »

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Midweek Madness - Fritz Lee blows easy finish with terrible blooper

Clermont number eight Fritz Lee committed the ultimate rugby sin when he attempted to dot down for an easy try against Brive, but let the ball slip out of his hand. MORE »

Cheetahs see off Zebre in first ever home PRO14 match in Bloemfontein

The Cheetahs overturned an 11 point deficit to record their first ever Guinness PRO14 victory by beating Zebre 54-39 in Bloemfontein. It is the first season that sees two South African sides taking part in the previously northern hemisphere only competition. MORE »

Monday, September 18, 2017

Wellington Hooker Asafo Aumua steps fullback to score incredible 60m try

Up and coming New Zealand hooker Asafo Aumua continues to make a name for himself with his freakish speed and scoring ability. Over the weekend, he scored another brilliant try against Canterbury in the Mitre 10 Championship. MORE »

James Haskell loses his cool with Joe Marler after water and choke incidents

Harlequins got the better of Wasps with a tight 24-21 win at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday, and in the first half it was Joe Marler getting the better of England teammate James Haskell, as he goaded him into a receiving a yellow card. MORE »

New Zealand crush the Springboks in shocking 57-0 demolition

South Africa suffered their worst ever defeat in New Zealand as the All Blacks put on a ruthless display to win 57-0 in Albany. The Springboks failed to score a point in a match that was competitive early on, but showed how crucial set piece stability and capitlizing on chances is. MORE »

Wallabies come right with strong second half to see off Argentina

The Wallabies won their first match of this year's Rugby Championship with a convincing 45-20 bonus point win over Argentina in Canberra on Saturday. They trailed Argentina 13-10 at the break, but turned things on in the second half for a much needed win. MORE »

Friday, September 15, 2017

Inspirational story of Ed Jackson's fight with paralysis after nightmare accident

In April of this year, Dragons number 8 Ed Jackson suffered a debilitating spinal injury in a freak swimming accident, diving into the shallow end of the pool. This amazing video highlights his enormous struggle to recover and his will to never give up. MORE »