Thursday, September 22, 2016

Three year countdown to RWC 2019 for giant killers Japan

This week has marked two very special World Cup anniversaries for Japanese rugby. A year ago on Monday saw arguably the greatest upset in world rugby when the Brave Blossoms stunned South Africa on that famous day in Brighton. MORE »

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Double BITING allegations get Chris Ashton banned for 13 weeks

Chris Ashton has been banned for no less than 13 weeks following two biting incidents that took place in the Aviva Premiership this past weekend. The Saracens winger appeared before a RFU disciplinary panel last night, charged with acts contrary to good sportsmanship. MORE »

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Springboks and Eben Etzebeth perplexed by 'technical' lineout law

During Saturday night's Rugby Championship clash in Christchurch the Springboks found themselves on the receiving end of a seldomly sanctioned lineout penalty, as Eben Etzebeth was found to have committed an early, or dummy, jump. MORE »

Juan Imhoff bags top quality hat-trick as Racing beat Toulon

Reigning Top 14 champions Racing 92 bounced back from their heavy defeat to Clermont Auvergne last week by beating Toulon 41-30 in Paris at the weekend, with Argentinian winger Juan Imhoff impressing with a hat-trick of tries. MORE »

Monday, September 19, 2016

Best tries of the Mitre 10 Cup - Round 5

A short collection of the best tries scored in round five of the Mitre 10 Cup in New Zealand, with some classic moments and brilliant bits of play. MORE »

Wallabies get off to flying start to claim convincing win over Argentina

As New Zealand wrapped up the Rugby Championship title with a convincing win over South Africa, Australia overpowered Argentina 36-20 to go second on the table. MORE »

Saturday, September 17, 2016

All Blacks too strong for error-ridden Springbok challenge in Christchurch

New Zealand were too good for a spirited Springbok challenge on Saturday, picking up an emphatic 41-13 victory after leading just 15-10 at halftime. The final score was the third heaviest losing margin in 92 years of Tests between the two sides. MORE »

Friday, September 16, 2016

Billy Vunipola tries to keep ball in play with near disastrous result

Here's a funny moment from last weekend as Billy Vunipola attempted to keep a Lachlan Turner kick infield, but instead threw it metres forward and almost had it intercepted for what would have been a gift of a try courtesy of the Saracens number eight. MORE »

Special report on World Rugby's plans to tackle concussion

Concussion plays an ever increasing role in rugby these days, and the sport’s governing body World Rugby has taken yet more pro-active measures to reduce the occurrences of such injuries. MORE »

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Should You Take Time Off Rugby To Focus On The Gym?

A growing trend at the minute is people taking time away from rugby to focus solely of strength and conditioning. Is this a good idea? Well this week we have Rugbydump Strength and Conditioning Coach TJ to answer that very question. MORE »

Taranaki lock produces best around the corner offload you're likely to see

Taranaki's Leighton Price collects spilled ball and produces show-stopping offload to Sean Wainui for the score, in round five of Mitre 10 Cup action on Wednesday. MORE »

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Eben Etzebeth's giant frame revealed after jersey rip in scuffle

In a fairly amusing moment during the clash between the Wallabies and Springboks in Brisbane this past weekend, fiery lock Eben Etzebeth had his jersey ripped apart after a scuffle with Wallabies Quade Cooper and Allan Alaatatoa. MORE »

U9 kid goes into BEAST MODE and nobody can do a thing about it!

Yesterday we received a video from a guy in Australia, Moroni Martin, who was filming at an Under 9's tournament in Canberra and happened to see this little beast in action. The guys at USA7s put a quick video together, and that has since gone epicly viral. MORE »

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Eye Gouge denied by Brive's Mathieu Ugalde despite incriminating footage

Brive flyhalf Mathieu Ugalde has been cited for the alleged eye-gouge that was seen during the weekend's ugly battle with Grenoble in the Top 14, the same match that saw three players red carded for fighting. Ugalde has since denied the committing the offence. MORE »

Wallabies get elusive win with great comeback victory over the Springboks

The Wallabies picked up a much needed win as they beat the Springboks 23-17 in Brisbane on Saturday, coming back from trailing 14-3 early on in the match. They now turn their attention to Argentina, while South Africa will face an even bigger challenge in the impressive All Blacks. MORE »