Posts for June 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Toulouse win the Top 14 final against Clermont

Seven years after their last championship title Toulouse lifted their 17th "Bouclier de Brennus" on Saturday. Toulouse won with a 26-20 victory over ASM Clermont Auvergne at the Stade de France. MORE »

Monday, June 30, 2008

Wallabies too strong for France in Sydney

Australia recovered from a sloppy start to crush an under-strength France team 34-13 in Sydney on the weekend. The Wallabies, in only their second match under a new coach, Robbie Deans, struggled to find cohesion before finally clicking into gear and running in four tries in the last 45 minutes at Olympic stadium. MORE »

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Italy stun Argentina with a last minute win in Cordoba

Italian replacement Leonardo Ghiraldini scored a last minute try that set up a dramatic 13-12 victory over Argentina in Cordoba, stunning the hosts who had led for the entire match. MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2008

Top 14 Final preview - Toulouse vs Clermont

The Stade de France in Paris will on Saturday play host to the climax of the French rugby season the final of the Top 14. Toulouse and MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2008

Daniel Carter signs with Perpignan in France

Perpignan have ended months of speculation about the imminent move of All Black flyhalf superstar Dan Carter to France. Carter will join the club in the approaching season under a sabbatical arrangement approved by the New Zealand Rugby Union. MORE »

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New TMO jurisdiction allows Sharks to seal a late win

Earlier this month a special IRB dispensation was made which allows the powers of the television match official (TMO) to be extended significantly. It is currently being trialled in South Africas Currie Cup competition, which kicked off on Friday, and saw the first games result being dramatically affected by the new ruling. MORE »

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Young Calum Clark red carded for a head butt - JWC

Young England flank Calum Clark let himself and his team mates down on Sunday as he was red carded for a head butt in the final of the Junior World Championship against the junior All Blacks in Swansea. MORE »

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

NZ Maori Haka vs Samoan Siva Tau - Pacific Nations Cup

The Pacific Nations Cup has thrown up some great encounters over the past few weeks, and not only during play, but more spectacularly - pre kick-off. MORE »

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

England Saxons beat Scotland A to win the Churchill Cup

After a very forgettable week for English rugby union, the country's second-string team at least provided a positive ending by beating Scotland A in Chicago to claim a second consecutive Churchill Cup title, their fourth in six years. MORE »

Monday, June 23, 2008

Napolioni Nalaga's two tries help Clermont to the Top 14 Final

Clermont have secured themselves another shot at the French Top 14 title after crushing Perpignan 21-7 in the first of the Semi-Finals this past weekend. The victory was in part due to the Fijian flyer Napolioni Nalaga, who scored two good tries on the day. MORE »

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Ryan Kankowski knocked out in big tackle by Carlo Del Fava

A tackle or a shoulder charge? The referee thought the latter, and proceeded to yellow card Italian second-row Carlo del Fava following his knock out hit on Springbok & Sharks star Ryan Kankowski. MORE »

Sunday, June 22, 2008

All Blacks vs England highlights from Christchurch

In their second clash in two weeks, England and New Zealand met once again, each with their own points to prove. Though both teams had plenty of opportunities to score, it was New Zealand's precision and execution that saw the All Blacks come out on top of with a convincing 44-12 score line. MORE »

Sunday, June 22, 2008

South Africa vs Italy highlights from Cape Town

It was a tight, often untidy affair as the world champion Springboks overcame the Azzurri 26-0 at a rain lashed Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. MORE »

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Richard Kahui and Matthew Tait's big headclash

The second New Zealand vs England Test was, despite the final score, a physically demanding game that left it's toll. One of the biggest clashes of the night, if not the biggest, was when star debutant Richard Kahui flew into Matthew Tait, head first. MORE »

Saturday, June 21, 2008

All Blacks Haka vs England - 2nd Test

All Black flyhalf Danier Carter has once again notched up 22 points as the home team marched on to defeat England 2-0 in the two test series in New Zealand, winning convincingly 44-12 on the night. MORE »

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday Funnies - Commentators ogling the Cheerleaders

A few years ago in the NPC while these lovely Auckland cheerleaders were entertaining the crowd pre-match, the New Zealand commentators obviously forgot that their microphones were still on. MORE »

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Why I Love Rugby

We come from different backgrounds, from different parts of the world. We're of different age groups and have different beliefs. We're all essentially very different. But one thing we do have in common, is that we all love rugby. MORE »

Thursday, June 19, 2008

NZ Maori Haka vs Fijian Cibi - Pacific Nations Cup

In atrocious conditions that came close to being unplayable, New Zealand Maori edged out Fiji 11-7 in their Pacific Nations Cup encounter at a drenched Churchill Park in Lautoka, Fiji, on Saturday. MORE »

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Midweek Madness - The Denis Leamy head tap

Denis Leamy, despite seeming pretty serious and all about the hard work on the field, must surely been one of those players who behind the scenes, is actually somewhat of a character and has quite a sense of humour. I dont know much about him personally, so those who know more will be able to confirm whether thats true or not. MORE »

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Maxime Medard's sublime solo effort vs Bourgoin

This superb piece of running comes from the recent Top 14 game between Toulouse and Bourgoin, in which the home side Toulouse came out overwhelming winners 57-14. MORE »

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lote Tuqiri smashes Jerry Flannery at the final whistle

If you watched Saturdays test between the MORE »

Monday, June 16, 2008

Simon Webster's spine tingling hit against Argentina

On the weekend we saw Scotland achieve a historic MORE »

Monday, June 16, 2008

Anthony Tuitavake big tackling against England

All Black winger Anthony Tuitavake has shown us on numerous occasions this season that besides his electric speed and stepping, something he's also quite lethal with is his tackling. MORE »

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Chris Paterson helps Scotland to a historic win over Argentina

Chris Paterson celebrated his record-breaking 88th cap by inspiring a young Scotland team to a historic 26-14 victory over Argentina in Buenos Aires on the weekend. The win, which avenged last week's 21-15 loss, tied the two-game Test series and was Scotland's first win over Argentina for 18 years, and their first on Argentinian turf. MORE »

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Springboks do enough to beat Wales and take the series

South Africa stuttered to a 37-21 victory over the Six Nations Champions at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria MORE »

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Australia pushed all the way by Ireland in Melbourne

The new era of Australian rugby has begun in positive fashion as coach Robbie Deans started his tenure in charge with a hard fought 18-12 victory over Ireland in Melbournes Telstra Dome on Saturday. MORE »

Sunday, June 15, 2008

New Zealand punish England 37-20 in Auckland

New Zealand outscored England by four tries to two in their 37-20 win in Auckland on Saturday. MORE »

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Final whistle fight after dramatic win by the Welsh under 20's

In the IRB Junior World Championships in Swansea, Wales, on saturday, the host nation scored a dramatic injury time try to break French hearts and put themselves through to the Semi Finals, but the victory was marred by a mass brawl after the final whistle. MORE »

Saturday, June 14, 2008

All Blacks Haka vs England - 1st Test

Dan Carter orchestrated a convincing 37-20 win for New Zealand over England at Eden Park, Auckland a little earlier today. MORE »

Friday, June 13, 2008

Random tries from the IRB Junior World Championship

The IRB Junior World Championship is currently taking place in Wales, with under 20 teams from all over taking part in a fantastic tournament that has had talent a plenty on show and has been highly enjoyable to watch. MORE »

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday Funnies - Os Du Randt dreaming of burgers

We like to have a bit of a laugh on Fridays here on Rugbydump. It's a nice way to end a busy week and let the good times commence ahead of a great weekend. MORE »

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mathieu Bastareaud red card - U20 World Championships

Powerful centre Mathieu Bastareaud was one of Frances most impressive players at the u20 Six Nations earlier this year, and is already a senior Stade Francais regular in the Top 14. Hes talented and elusive, and clearly throws his hefty 110kg frame around the field, which proved to be his downfall this a few days ago. MORE »

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Rugbydump Promo 2008

With Rugbydump having been around for two years now, our success relies on, as always, the support of the community. If you guys keep returning, well keep delivering the best rugby clips on the internet. MORE »

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Midweek Madness - Dan Carter's sneaky trip on George Gregan

This short comical clip comes to us from the Tri Nations game between the All Blacks & the Wallabies in 2005. MORE »

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

John Bentley wonder try vs Gauteng in 1997

Since I posted the British & Irish Lions Behind the Scenes clip, featuring Rob Howley's injury against Natal in 1997, there were a number of requests for this brilliant try that was scored by John Bentley on the same tour of South Africa. MORE »

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

England Saxons off to a good start at the Churchill Cup

A hat-trick from winger Matt Banahan ensured England Saxons began their Churchill Cup campaign with a convincing win over the USA in Ottawa on the weekend. MORE »

Monday, June 09, 2008

Epi Taione does it again - yellow card vs NZ Maori

Tongan international Epi Taione has been suspended for two weeks after being found guilty of committing a dangerous tackle during the Pacific islanders' rugby clash with New Zealand Maori on the weekend. MORE »

Monday, June 09, 2008

Australia A hold off late Japanese onslaught

Australia A won their opening IRB Pacific Nations Cup encounter against Japan, 42-21, in Fukuoka on Sunday. The Australians ran in six tries, including a brace to Brumbies lock Peter Kimlin, to overwhelm a gallant Japanese outfit and claim a bonus point in front of 7,493 fans. MORE »

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Argentina at home victorious over Scotland

Federico Todeschini broke Scottish hearts with a kicking master class as Argentina snatched a 21-15 victory over the Scots in Rosario. MORE »

Sunday, June 08, 2008

South Africa overpower Wales 43-17 in Bloemfontein

It was billed as the battle of the hemispheres, the world champions against the winners of the Six Nations, but at times it was like men against boys. That might sound a bit unfair to Ryan Jones' Grand Slammers, but their coach, Warren Gatland, offered no excuses after a tough day in Bloemfontein. MORE »

Sunday, June 08, 2008

All Blacks defeat Ireland in freezing conditions

The All Blacks say Saturday's 21-11 victory over Ireland in freezing, driving rain was the coldest weather they have ever played in. MORE »

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Fiji outpace Samoa in their Pacific Nations Cup clash

Debutant Timoci Nagusa scored two tries for Fiji as they outclassed Samoa 34-17 in front of 8,600 fans at Churchill Park in Lautoka, Fiji. MORE »

Friday, June 06, 2008

Friday Funnies - Punting for pain in Christchurch

For this weeks Friday Funnies we once again join the boys from Pulp Sport for a visit to Christchurch, New Zealand, to take up the old sport of punting. MORE »

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Tonderai Chavhanga's six try debut for the Boks in 2005

Zimbabwean born speed merchant Tonderai Chavhanga will make a welcome return to the Springbok jersey this weekend, against the Welsh in Bloemfontein. MORE »

Thursday, June 05, 2008

It's a dangerous time to be an English back

First, Jonny Wilkinson. Then Danny Cipriani. The replacements were named. Then come last weekend, it all went a little pear shaped again with Rob Andrew and Martin Johnson surely pulling their hair out as they watched three of their potential backline kingpins leave the field with facial injuries. MORE »

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Barbarians Brilliance - Phil Davies try from 1990

With a lot of focus on the under performing Barbarians side in the last two weeks, I thought it would be a good time to pull out a classic Baa Baa's moment from yesteryear. MORE »

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Midweek Madness - Mils Muliaina's rough night

I often feel for fullbacks. One of the most exposed positions on the field, any errors you make are clear for the world to see. Poor clearing kicks are scrutinised, and dropped high balls normally result in one thing - more up-and-unders heading your direction. MORE »

Monday, June 02, 2008

New Zealand hold off England in the Edinburgh Sevens Final

New Zealand held on in the face of a spirited England fightback in Scotland yesterday, to defend their Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens title 24-14, and finish their IRB Sevens World Series defence on a high. MORE »

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Try Savers & Rib Breakers 10

After many long hours of editing, decision making, and even technical difficulties at times, its finally here. Weve been promising it for a while now and what better time than after the biggest finals of the season. Try Savers & Rib Breakers 10 has arrived. MORE »