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Touching Haka from Under 20's in honour of fallen hero Jerry Collins

A wonderful tribute and a spine-tingling haka.

Couple of other observations:
- #3's haircut is just awful
- 0:26 - I reckon this guy must be pretty popular with the ladies.

3 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Sergio Parisse brilliant inside flick sets up try for victorious Stade Francais

Dreadful commentators. Dear God.

Lovely bit of skill from Parisse. Also that's a rudely long pass for a prop to be throwing, especially if he's right-handed - looked a mile forward to me on the first (overhead) view, but flattish on the replays.

Call me a boring old bar steward but I enjoyed the muted celebration from Parisse almost as much as the pass itself. Old school, real rugby player.

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 17 of Super Rugby

David Pocock needs to get off this ridiculous rich vein of form before September. He is starting to give me the heeby-jeebies.

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 17

Nadolo's salmon-leap plucking the ball from the air one-handed is on Shortball round 17. Incredible athleticism. Defending player didn't have a bloody chance.

I wonder who Bomber will end up putting against him in September. Watson may be our best option out of the current squad. If Ashton were to end up against him we are rogered!

If it were up to me I'd have Rokodoguni there. Fight Fijian with Fijian! He's the most impressive defensive winger around at the moment. In his one England game he defended very well indeed against Julian The Bus Savea - if you can keep him out, you're going to have a decent chance against anyone.

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Top 5 Tries from U20 World Championship PLUS Highlights from Day Two

I love that Samoan finish. Is it as reliable a way to finish a try as hitting the deck 4-5m out and sliding over? Probably not, but it looked awesome!

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

The day Jerry Collins played for Barnstaple Rugby Football Club's 2nd XV

I "got a bit of sun cream in my eyes" watching this. I think that would have happened even if he hadn't died, it's just such a great story.

Funny how one short word "bro" can sound so different in a Samoan/kiwi accent versus the Devon version.

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 17

Nadolo is a beast. I'm actually quite concerned about him playing against England in September - could single-handedly piss on our bonfire!

Can anyone explain the man-bra thing? Do all professional players wear these monstrosities?

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Former All Black Jerry Collins tragically killed in car crash

Very sad news.

A real shock to go on Rugbydump on a Friday afternoon expecting to laugh at something and to see this.

Only 34 too? Feels like he's been around in professional rugby for decades.

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Laurie Weeks sent off and banned for multiple punches on Jannie du Plessis

Yep. Fair point.

1 Month, 14 Hours ago

Midweek Madness - Christian Wade butchers hat-trick try against the Barbarians

He's got a set of wheels though hasn't he! Has to at least get a spot on the bench for the world cup. That sort of speed scares the shit out of defences.

1 Month, 21 Hours ago