Posts for May 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Alesana Tuilagi flattens Reddan in the Guinness Premiership Final

Big Samoan and Leicester Tigers wing Alesana Tuilagi today showed us another fine example of just how lethal he can be in full stride, when he absolutely flattened little Wasps scrum half Eoin Reddan in the Guinness Premiership final at Twickenham. MORE »

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Guinness Premiership Final preview - Wasps vs Leicester

This short clip is a bit of a build up for the game, and features a few of the better moments from this season that helped both sides get to this point. MORE »

Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Funnies - Justin Marshall's premature exit

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Best punches Visagie, Croft punches Best

On Tuesday night when the MORE »

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Midweek Madness - Cheeky scrumhalf Rory Kockott

Scrumhalf - one of the most vital positions on the field. As a scrum half, you're the link man between backs and forwards. You're the one calling the shots when it comes to distributing, whether it's the pop pass to a forward, a clearing kick, or a perfectly timed pass to your fly half. MORE »

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ali Williams plays superhero to break up a fight

All Black and Crusaders player Ali Williams, who is often seen as a villain on and off the field, is being hailed as a hero after breaking up a fight in Christchurch on the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Portugal upset Australia at the London Sevens

We'll keep bringing you highlights of the Sevens as we get them, so please be patient and if you have a specific request, please post it MORE »

Monday, May 26, 2008

Jerry Collins' shock retirement from New Zealand rugby

Former All Blacks captain Jerry Collins has ended his career in New Zealand. MORE »

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fabien Pelous sinbinned for silly kick on Alan Quinlan

With Munster sealing the victory over Toulouse in Cardiff on Saturday, there was a key moment that possibly changed the course of the game when the French giants endured 10 minutes without their captain, Fabien Pelous, after he was sent off following a foolish incident. MORE »

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Edwin Cocker hit from the London Sevens - NZ vs Argentina

The London leg of the IRB Sevens World Series kicked off today at Twickenham with a game that could have so easily gone wrong for champions New Zealand. MORE »

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Rob Howley's miraculous try to win the Heineken Cup 2004

Looking back on previous Heineken Cup Finals, the 2004 meeting between Wasps and Toulouse will forever be remembered for this moment of sheer brilliance by Rob Howley, but perhaps more significantly, the blunder by Clement Pointrenaud that ultimately divided the two best sides in Europe. MORE »

Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday Funnies - Refs, it's dangerous out there

A rugby referee is the most watched, listened to, and continuously criticised man on the field at any given time. Thirty guys, all much bigger normally, hang onto his every move in anticipation of what game changing decision is coming next. MORE »

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Behind the scenes - British & Irish Lions Tour 1997 vs Natal

The British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa in 1997 was remembered as being one of the best Lions tours to date. A victory over the Boks in their own back yard was achieved for only the second time in the century by the Lions, making it a tour that will always be remembered as a historic occasion for fans around the globe. MORE »

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Percy Montgomery's nightmare vs Clermont

With the ever increasing amount of Southern Hemisphere players plying their trade all across Europe, it's always interesting to follow up and see how they've been doing playing for their new club. MORE »

Monday, May 19, 2008

Ryan Kankowski gallops in for a great Sharks try

The Natal Sharks secured their place in this years Super 14 Semi Final on Saturday with a clinical 47-25 win over the Chiefs in Durban. MORE »

Monday, May 19, 2008

Wasps vs Bath Guinness Premiership Semi Final Highlights

London Wasps are through to the Guinness Premiership Final after a 21-10 victory over Bath in the first Semi Final on Sunday. MORE »

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Danny Cipriani suffers serious injury - out of NZ tour

Young Wasps and England flyhalf was very unfortunately injured in this afternoons Guinness Premiership Semi Final between Wasps and Bath, in which Wasps came out winners by 21 points to Bath's 10. MORE »

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cameron Shepherd knocks down big Mark Chisholm

In one of the best hits of the weekend, big Brumbies lock Mark Chisholm went for a barnstorming 40m run down field, only to be stopped dead in his tracks by covering Force fullback Cameron Shepherd. MORE »

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Shane Williams Testimonial Highlights - Welsh XV vs World XV

Justin Marshall last night hailed Shane Williamss high-scoring testimonial match as a fitting tribute to the Welsh wing wizard. MORE »

Saturday, May 17, 2008

17 Year old James O'Connor scores his first Super 14 try

On Friday night in Perth young James O'Connor sparked one of the most amazing comebacks you'll see as he got on the score sheet for his very first Super rugby try, remarkably at the age of just 17. MORE »

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tom Varndell late winning try for Leicester gets them into the Semis

Last weekend saw Leicester Tigers keep their Guinness Premiership title hopes alive with a dramatic 31-28 bonus point victory over Harlequins at Welford Road. MORE »

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Funnies - CJ van der Linde shows us why he's not a scrumhalf

Cheetahs and Springbok prop CJ Van Der Linde shows us all this fine example of why props are props, and scrum halfs are scrum halfs. MORE »

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Digby Ioane suspended for dangerous spear tackle

Queensland winger Digby Ioane has been suspended by the SANZAR judiciary for a spear tackle in the Super 14 this last weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New British & Irish Lions coach confirmed as Ian McGeechan

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Midweek Madness - The old ball in the jersey trick

A few weeks back in the fiercely contested match between Georgia and Spain at the Tbilisi National Stadium in Georgia, there was a hilarious incident from the big Lelos lock, the likes of which has never been witnessed on the international stage I'm sure. MORE »

Monday, May 12, 2008

John Smit tosses a player's boot and gets penalised

And now for something completely different. MORE »

Monday, May 12, 2008

'Freak' try from Rugby League Centenary Test

Rugby League clips on Rugbydump are a thing of rarity, purely because we're Rugby Union based. But, when the hit or the skill is of the level as was seen on the weekend, we think it's only fair to share it with the rugby fraternity who expect, demand, and appreciate the type of raw brilliance that was shown by Greg Inglis for Australia. MORE »

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Benson Stanley stops Fetu'u Vainikolo dead in his tracks

Young Blues center Benson Stanley has once again put in another impressive tackle in this years Super 14, this time on the Highlanders flying winger Fetu'u Vainikolo. MORE »

Friday, May 09, 2008

Ma'a Nonu puts in a huge hit on young Force center

Ma'a Nonu has once again made it onto Rugbydump, this time with this sensational tackle from this mornings Super 14 clash between the Hurricanes and the Force in Wellington. MORE »

Friday, May 09, 2008

Fijian flyer Napolioni Nalaga's Top 10 Tries

We've featured a a fair amount of brilliant tries from the French Top 14 of late, and coincidentally, a few of them have been from Clermont Auvergne wingers. That's possibly because they're blessed with some standout stars, namely flying Fijian MORE »

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Friday Funnies - Ma'a Nonu falls off his chair

From last week's game between the Hurricanes and the Lions in Wellington, this Friday Funny has been requested numerous times in the last few days, so we thought we'd better show it as despite it being short, it's well worth a laugh. MORE »

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Leinster win the Magners League


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Midweek Madness - Bok fan Piet Van Zyl attacks ref in 2002

In one of the most shameful incidents to be seen on a rugby field in the history of South African sport, August 10, 2002, will always be remembered as the day that a drunken Bok fan attacked Irish referee Dave McHugh in Tri Nations meeting between the All Blacks and South Africa in Durban. MORE »

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Juan Martin Hernandez crunching hit for Stade Francais

This crunching tackle from Argentinian and Stade Francais legend Juan Martin Hernandez comes to us by way of one of our regular contributors, who remembered seeing the hit, then dug up the footage to share it with the you, the Rugbydump regulars. MORE »

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

British & Irish Lions Tour 2001 - The Waratahs War

Against the NSW Waratahs on their 2001 tour of Australia, a near Test-strength Lions side took the field and won a bruising encounter, in which five yellow cards and one red were shown in a game that will forever be remembered for it's brutality. MORE »

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Amazing finish to Perth thriller between the Chiefs and the Force

The Western Force upset the Waikato Chiefs with the last play of the game to snatch a 22-21 win in their Super 14 clash at Subiaco on Saturday night. MORE »

Friday, May 02, 2008

Friday Funnies - Richie McCaw is a cheat

In this morning's game between the Sharks and the Crusaders in Christchurch we saw All Blacks and home captain Richie McCaw being yellow carded for a professional foul deep in his half with the Sharks on attack. MORE »

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Ben May comes within inches of scoring the greatest ever prop try

The Chiefs game against the Reds last weekend was one of the most entertaining games of the season. It was a great example of the ELV's working advantageously, with a spectacle of running rugby and great skill on display from both sides. MORE »