Posts for July 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The British Lions' famous 1989 series win in Australia

The 1989 British Lions tour of Australia will be remembered as one of the most confrontational battles to be seen in Lions rugby history. More importantly though, it was a tour that produced a historic Series victory for the Down Under. MORE »

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Midweek Madness - The Dan Carter freak conversion

A lot of you will have seen this incredible kick by Dan Carter from last years Super 14 match between the Crusaders and the Highlanders. Until now though, we haven't added it to RD for whatever reason, so it is long overdue. MORE »

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

David Smith brilliant individual try - 2007 Air NZ Cup

New Zealand's premier provincial rugby competition, the Air New Zealand cup, gets under way tomorrow as the weekend sees an assortment of matches, with no less than seven games taking place. MORE »

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Chris Rossouw knocks himself out with this no arms tackle

Former Western Province, Stormers, and more recently Toulon flyhalf Chris Rossouw is now at the Cheetahs, plying his trade in the Currie Cup in South Africa. MORE »

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

George Smith's rib breaking tackle on Andy Ellis

Since the weekend I've received a few emails from guys wanting to see how New Zealands's number nine Andy Ellis bruised his ribs in the epic Wallabies vs All Blacks test in Sydney. MORE »

Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday Mayhem - Bringing back the biff in the NRL

For the League fans out there, and those who just enjoy watching a good scrap, heres a clip weve come across from last weekend in the NRL in Australia. The match saw the Melbourne Storm and the St George Illawarra Dragons go head to head in a brawl that had three players sent off, and another just three minutes later. MORE »

Monday, July 28, 2008

Brad Thorn yellow carded for high tackle on Matt Giteau

All Blacks lock Brad Thorn was again in hot water as he was sent from the field in the fifth minute of the classic match between the MORE »

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wallabies sink All Blacks 34-19 in Sydney

Australia stormed to a stunning 34-19 triumph over New Zealand in an exciting Tri-Nations encounter in Sydney. MORE »

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sonny Bill Williams leaves the Bulldogs & League, goes to Toulon

Sonny Bill Williams has sensationally walked out on the Canterbury Bulldogs NRL club to try to secure a contract with a French rugby union club according to media reports. MORE »

Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Funnies - George Gregan ruins Jeff Wilson's 1994 holiday

The first clash of this years Bledisloe Cup gets under way in Sydney tomorrow night, as old rivals Australia and New Zealand do battle in the first of four meetings that will decide who gets the Trans-Tasman bragging rights for the next year. MORE »

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Jerry Collins smashes Nathan Sharpe in 2003

Hard hitting former All Black Jerry Collins is known for being somewhat of an enforcer, and has over the years put in a few famous tackles that have MORE »

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Spears & Dumps galore - Falcons vs Western Province

Western Province have once again fallen at the hands of a so called minnow of South Africas Currie Cup, this time losing 38-32 in nice try thriller in Brakpan on the weekend. The Gauteng Falcons claimed the scalp of the boys from Cape Town to record a famous victory for a small union who were very much the underdogs in this one. MORE »

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Christian Cullen ripping through Scotland in 1996

When twenty year old Christian Cullen made his debut for the All Blacks back in 1996, few could have predicted what was to come from the young flyer. MORE »

Monday, July 21, 2008

The BEAST flying down the wing in Perth

One player that provided a glimpse of excitement for disappointed South African fans in Perth on Saturday night was Tendai Mtawarira, affectionately known simply as, The Beast. MORE »

Monday, July 21, 2008

Lote Tuqiri tackle on Jean De Villiers in Perth

As South Africa struggled to create an attacking opportunity that would bring them back into the match MORE »

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wallabies triumph 16-9 over the Springboks in Perth

The Wallabies won their fourth straight game under New Zealand coach Robbie Deans to open their Tri-Nations campaign with a 16-9 victory over South Africa in Perth on Saturday. MORE »

Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Funnies - George Gregan clearing up who the ref is

As the Wallabies and the Springboks prepare to face off against each other in Perth on Saturday, weve pulled out a funny clip from their meeting at the same stadium, Subiaco, four years ago. MORE »

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Riaan Viljoen's 62m monster penalty for Griquas

As we saw earlier in the week with the big hits on Ross Skeate, giant killers Griquas pulled off a memorable win against the much fancied Western Province (Stormers in the Super 14) on the weekend in Kimberley MORE »

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wayne Barnes laying down the law to Corry & Borthwick

This amusing and impressive clip is from earlier in the Guinness Premiership season, and is basically a nice example of the referee taking complete control of matters, and speaking to two of the hardest men in rugby as if they're disobedient little children. MORE »

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Ali Williams clash with Schalk Burger

A defining moment in the recent Springbok victory over the All Blacks in Dunedin was possibly in the 11th minute of the match when New Zealand lock Ali Williams ran into South African brick wall Schalk Burger. MORE »

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ross Skeate smashed twice by Heinrich Stride

Western Province narrowly lost to Griquas in a tough Currie Cup encounter at Kimberley's Absa Park on Saturday. The game brought with it a number of crunching tackles, most of which would have had the boys from Cape Town missing the perfectly manicured green turf of Newlands. MORE »

Monday, July 14, 2008

James O'Connor - Australia, South Africa, or New Zealand?

Young Western Force centre James OConnor made history in this years Super 14, becoming the youngest ever player in the tournament. He's recently re-signed with the Force in Perth, and will continue to play in Australia for now. But, he has the unique option of choosing to play for either one of the Tri Nations teams Australia, South Africa, or New Zealand. MORE »

Monday, July 14, 2008

Bok victory marred by three week suspension for Du Plessis

The Springboks historic victory over the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday night has been marred by the three week suspension of hooker Bismarck Du Plessis, the replacement for injured captain John Smit. MORE »

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Springboks end All Black home winning streak in Dunedin

South Africa ended a 10-year wait for a win in New Zealand with a 30-28 victory over the All Blacks in their Tri-nations test on Saturday. Scrumhalf Enrico Januarie scored the winning try with four minutes remaining after the Springboks had been reduced to 14 men by captain Victor Matfield's yellow card. MORE »

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tana Umaga leads the first ever Kapa O Pango Haka in 2005

When the Springboks lined up to face the All Blacks in Dunedin three years ago, as they will tomorrow, there was something very different about to happen that changed the face of the traditional New Zealand Haka forever. MORE »

Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday Funnies - Lote Tuqiri try line blunder

This week's Friday Funnies clip is an absolute shocker from the Super 12, as it was known back in 2005, as Lote Tuqiri commits the ultimate blunder over the line against the Bulls in Sydney. MORE »

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Zinzan Brooke's 1996 drop goal secures the series win in South Africa

A year after his famous MORE »

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Midweek Madness - The old ball in the jersey trick - Pacific Edition

When Tonga and Fiji met in their Pacific Nations Cup match at Teufaiva Stadium in Tonga on Saturday, we got to see a pretty funny moment in the 54th minute. MORE »

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Viliame Satala hit on John Roe - Brisbane Sevens 2000

As you all know by now, here on Rugbydump we love showing the big hits from recent games. If there's one thing better than seeing a big hit live though, it's watching a big hit that's been dug up from a while back, and would probably never have been seen again otherwise. MORE »

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

NZ Maori snatch Pacific Nations Cup from Australia A

New Zealand Maori clinched the Pacific Nations Cup rugby championship with a match-winning try three minutes from time for a 21-18 win over Australia A in Sydney on Sunday. MORE »

Monday, July 07, 2008

Shannon Paku incredible finish from 2007 Air NZ Cup

With the Air New Zealand Cup, New Zealand's premier domestic rugby competition, kicking off in only a few weeks time, we thought it would be a good idea to randomly feature a few of the better tries scored in recent times in the tournament, which used to be known as, and is still referred to as, the NPC. MORE »

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Harinordoquy and Boyoud suspended after big Australia vs France punchup

French forwards Renaud Boyoud and Imanol Harinordoquy have been suspended for three weeks for ugly punches on Wallabies second-rower James Horwill at Suncorp Stadium. MORE »

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Wallabies rampant against the French in Brisbane

Australia beat France by a record-breaking 30-point margin in Brisbane on Saturday - just one week after delivering a 34-12 thumping to Les Bleus in Sydney. The Wallabies can now concentrate on preparing for their Tri-Nations opener against South Africa in two weeks time, while France end their season with both bodies and egos bruised. MORE »

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Brad Thorn gets one week suspension for spear on Smit

Brad Thorn has been banned for one week and will miss New Zealand's second Tri-Nations Test against South Africa next weekend. The 33-year-old lock was cited by citing commissioner Tim Harland for a tackle he made on South African hooker John Smit in the sixth minute of Saturday's 19-8 Tri-Nations win in Wellington. MORE »

Saturday, July 05, 2008

All Blacks beat Springboks in Tri Nations opener

It was an intense night in Wellington as the All Blacks put an end to the Springboks 14 match winning streak as they triumphed MORE »

Friday, July 04, 2008

Friday Funnies - Justin Marshall over the advertising boards

It's not the first time that former All Black Justin Marshall has made it into our Friday Funnies slot. He's single handedly featured in more Friday laughs than any other player. Here's another quick clip of him in action, in another short but amusing clip. MORE »

Friday, July 04, 2008

Tri Nations 2008 Preview

The biggest tournament in the Southern Hemisphere kicks off tomorrow as the World Champion Springboks take on the mighty All Blacks in the opening game of the 2008 Tri Nations series. MORE »

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Paddy Wallace puts in a nice hit on Berrick Barnes

Ulsterman Paddy Wallace put in this great hit on Wallaby center Berrick Barnes in the recent test between Ireland and Australia in Melbourne. MORE »

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Gordon Tallis' famous slingshot tackle on Brett Hodgson

Rough day for RD. Been really busy and had some personal issues to deal with, but here we go with another interesting and slightly comical clip to add to the archive. MORE »

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Nili Latu's big hit on the Cherry Blossom's Shaun Webb

Reminiscent of the crunching tackle he made MORE »

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Kelleher the Frenchman and his Haka on top of the Toulouse bus

Byron Kelleher has had a great season for Toulouse and despite their agonising loss to Munster in the Heineken Cup Final, has said that the winning of the Top 14 on the weekend has eased that pain quite significantly. MORE »

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Semisi Naevo huge hit on Hugh McMeniman

Australia A beat Fiji 50-13 this past weekend in the Pacific Nations Cup, outscoring their opponents by seven tries to two at Ballymore in sunny Brisbane. MORE »

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Rocky Elsom and Wycliff Palu gang tackle sends Pepito Elhorga packing

French fullback Pepito Elhorga will be missing out on the second test against the Wallabies this coming weekend after damaging his shoulder in a heavy tackle from powerful Australian loose forwards Rocky Elsom and Wycliff Palu. MORE »