Embarrassed Joe Launchbury on MOTM

One week ban for Michael Hooper

Ireland edge Italy to reach quarters

South Africa beat Scotland to go top

New Zealand get scrappy win over Georgia

WIN a copy of Rugby Nations 16!

Tim Nanai-Williams and Samoa beat USA

Gareth Thomas features in emotive ads

Top Three Try Saving Tackles ever!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009



Striving to bring you a more enjoyable and informative rugby experience here on Rugbydump, we thought it would be handy to experiment with a new feature that will be a great way for us to share interesting rugby titbits we come across.

LinkDump will be posted sporadically throughout the week, and will feature hand-picked links to topical and informative rugby articles, funnies, and sometimes videos.

While this format may not work for everyone, we have a lot to share and hope that some will enjoy the random, interesting links that you may not have come across otherwise.

Click the link, view the pages, but don't forget to come back here and comment and discuss. Please also leave feedback via email or comments as to whether you enjoy this feature or not. We'll work on it as time goes by, improving, tweaking, and ultimately, perfecting.

Michael Lipman requiring brain surgery?
Bath and England flanker Michael Lipman has had an astonishing five concussions in six months, leading to serious concerns that he may need surgery to prevent further damage.

Super 14 Team of the Week
Week two of the Super 14 has just passed, with a few stand out names and performances from Cape Town to Canberra. PlanetRugby have taken a look at who they see as the top 15 players of the past weekend.

Tana Umaga makes his comeback
Toulon coach and former All Black Tana Umaga made his comeback this weekend as Toulon took on Stade Francais. Umaga, now 35, played alongside Sonny Bill Williams. Short video of the moment of his return is linked.

Rugby Hulks
Since professionalism kicked into gear after the 1995 World Cup, we've seen a tremendous change in the way the modern day rugby player looks physically. Bigger, faster, stronger. Or are they?

Pic of the Day
Here's a nice looking pic we threw together of Welsh flyer Leigh Halfpenny evading English workhorse Joe Worsley in their recent meeting in the Six Nations. We'll share more interesting pics as we come across them.

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