Posts for February 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

France too strong for Wales in Paris

Wales were defeated on Friday night in Paris 21-16 as hosts France destroyed their hopes of achieving a back-to-back Grand Slam, which would have been the first time since 1909. MORE »

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 2

Round 3 of the Super 14 is already under-way so better late than never, we've got a pick of the best tries for you from Round 2. MORE »

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mathieu Bastareaud try after great step by Mark Gasnier

There was plenty of focus on the much anticipated Tana Umaga return on Friday night, but it was overshadowed slightly by a 22-13 win for Stade Francais over Umagas Toulon. MORE »

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. MORE »

Monday, February 23, 2009

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 16

We have another Best Tries of the Top 14 video for you today, this time from last weekend's Round 16 in the star studded top league of France. MORE »

Friday, February 20, 2009

Argentina beat England to win the San Diego Sevens

Argentina produced a fantastic win at the USA Sevens tournament in San Diego this past weekend. Beating England 19-14 in the final, they won only their second ever Sevens World Series title. MORE »

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 1

The 2009 Super 14 got underway this past weekend with matches in Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. With much anticipation for this years tournament, the first round produced some exciting encounters. MORE »

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Midweek Madness - The Ebersohn Tumble

With the San Diego leg of the IRB Sevens having ended this past weekend in the USA, weve come across a quick funny that we thought would be well worth sharing for those of you who like to see some of the more unique goings on in the rugby world. MORE »

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Andrea Masi's reckless high challenge on Rob Kearney

Italy signaled their intent early on against the Irish in Rome this past weekend. In order to compete, they needed to be pumped up and take the physical battle to the opposition. MORE »

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuilagi and Leo fight & Rabeni huge hit on Waldouck

Theres been a six week break in the Guinness Premiership, but action got back under way this weekend as last years finalists, Wasps and Leicester, met in a fiery Adams Park clash on Sunday. MORE »

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ireland go top of the Six Nations after win over Italy

Ireland secured a scrappy win over Italy at the Stadio Flamino on the weekend, taking them to the top of the Six Nations table. MORE »

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wales overcome the threat of the English in Cardiff

Reigning Six Nations champions Wales stayed on course for successive grand slams with a nail biting 23-15 victory over a much-improved England at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. MORE »

Sunday, February 15, 2009

France win at home against a determined Scotland

Flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo's second-half try and five penalties by flyhalf Lionel Beauxis gave a sluggish France a 22-13 victory over Scotland at the Stade de France on Saturday. MORE »

Friday, February 13, 2009

Scott Gibbs and that famous win over England in '99

The Five Nations of 1999 will forever be remembered for the day that Wales beat England at Wembley in the most dramatic of circumstances. Welsh and Lions centre Scott Gibbs wrote his name in the history books, as a few seconds of brilliance turned him into a legend for all of time. MORE »

Friday, February 13, 2009

Super 12 highlights 1999 - 2000

As the 2009 Super 14 kicks off today, weve got another video for you from a past tournament that featured some fantastic tries and close encounters. MORE »

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Midweek Madness - Davit Zirakashvili funny try

We came across this rather amusing try from the recent match between Clermont and Bayonne in the French Top 14. MORE »

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Super 12 highlights 1996 - 1998

The 2009 Super 14 kicks off this weekend as we get to see the best provincial sides in the southern hemisphere do battle for the honour of top dog as all sides will once again look to challenge last years champions, the Crusaders. MORE »

Monday, February 09, 2009

The Webster and Cross head knocks vs Wales

Scotlands wing Simon Webster and prop forward Geoff Cross both knocked themselves out dramatically against Wales on the weekend. Webster while making a big hit, and Cross in an attempt to challenge for a high ball. MORE »

Monday, February 09, 2009

Wales too good for Scotland at Murrayfield

Wales swept aside the challenge of Scotland26-13 at Murrayfield on Saturday as they got their Six Nations defence off to an impressive start. Coach Warren Gatland refused to get carried away with the win though, insisting they still have plenty of work to do. MORE »

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Ireland impressive against France at Croke Park

Ireland came out victors against France at Croke Park in Dublin on Saturday with an excellent victory over the side that outdid them for the championship in 2007. It was the first victory in eight matches for the Irish against France and provided a perfect start for coach Declan Kidney on his Six Nations debut. MORE »

Sunday, February 08, 2009

England victorious over Italy at Twickenham

Harry Ellis scored two tries as England defeated Italy 36-11 in the opening match of the 2009 Six Nations on Saturday. MORE »

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Six Nations 2008 Review

As the 2009 Six Nations kicks off this weekend, we thought it would be a good time to squeeze in a nice review of last years tournament. MORE »

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Behind the scenes at the Six Nations launch

The Six Nations kicks off in only a few hours from now, with the hype spreading from Dublin to Paris as all the talk is of who will be the team to lift the famous Championship this year. MORE »

Friday, February 06, 2009

A collection of Irish tries from over the years

The RBS Six nations 2009 kicks off this weekend as we see England play Italy, Scotland take on champions Wales, and Ireland host France. MORE »

Friday, February 06, 2009

Joost van der Westhuizen - A Tribute to a Rugby Legend

Hailing from the Blue Bulls in Pretoria to smash nearly every South African rugby record, including most MORE »

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Midweek Madness - Human Guinea Pigs

With the help of a forum request, weve come across this rather amusing clip taken from a TV show that claims to mix science with lunacy. MORE »

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Scott Quinnell's crossbar challenge - Newcastle

Weve got another Crossbar Challenge for you this week, with the Newcastle Falcons being the team to take on big Scott Quinnells strong arm. MORE »

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Sonny-Bill inspires Toulon to a great comeback vs Mont-de-Marsan

Toulon came from behind to put in an inspired second half performance against fellow relegation candidates Mont De Marsan this past weekend. MORE »

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Why I Love Rugby 2

From the amateur to the professional, each and every rugby player is part of 'something special'. We are all in it for different reasons, many of which we hope to pay tribute to in a second edition of 'Why I Love Rugby'. MORE »