Posts for March 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Moody sees red over Tuilagi tackle on Cueto in 2005

In 2005 England hosted Samoa at Twickenham in a match that produced a record score, with the visitors taking a 40-3 hiding, but the game was marred by a few ugly incidents in the second half. MORE »

Monday, March 30, 2009

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 7

The rugby so far this season has been first class with many of the franchises, from all three countries, producing some quality rugby. Its the usual assortment of counter attack to set piece to individual brilliance this week as the tournament keeps getting better. MORE »

Monday, March 30, 2009

Fiji beat South Africa to win the 2009 Hong Kong Sevens

Fiji won a dramatic final 26-24 against South Africa to claim their first Hong Kong Sevens title in ten years on Sunday. The game went right down to the final kick in one of the more exciting finals weve seen. MORE »

Sunday, March 29, 2009

History of Rugby World Cup Sevens - Part 3

The third and final part of the History of the Sevens World Cup series coincides nicely with this weekends Hong Kong Sevens, which took place earlier today. Fiji came out trumps over South Africa in a rematch of the classic 1997 final, which is featured in this video. MORE »

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Funnies - The Franciois Steyn rib tickler

The Sharks played the Force last weekend in Perth in an entertaining match where we saw pink vs black as the Sharks came out tops 22-10. MORE »

Friday, March 27, 2009

Biggest hits of the 2009 Six Nations

One of our contributors from France has put together a Biggest Hits of the 2009 Six Nations video, for those of you who sent in emails requesting a video of this type. MORE »

Friday, March 27, 2009

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 6

Bags of quality tries have become the norm for this season's Super 14. This week, the New Zealand sides finally turn up to produce some end-to-end magic, the South African Sharks and Bulls defend their places at the top of the log while the Australian franchises have had a week to forget. MORE »

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wales take on the Crossbar Challenge

Its been a while since weve featured a Crossbar Challenge here on RD, so this week weve got one for you, even though its slightly different to what youre used to. MORE »

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

History of Rugby World Cup Sevens - Part 2

Last week we featured the first part of the very interesting History of the Rugby World Cup Sevens video. This week were featuring part 2 in this fascinating insight into how the game of Sevens developed into what it is today. MORE »

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Classic Toulon counter attack and try against Perpignan

While this match took place over a week ago, we felt this try from Toulon's meeting with Perpignan should be shared with rugby fans around the world. MORE »

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Top 10 tries of the Six Nations 2009

The 2009 RBS Six Nations is now a thing of the past, so as Ireland bathe in the success of their Grand Slam, it's time for us to reflect on some of the Championship's stand out tries, from all teams involved. MORE »

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ireland beat Wales to win the Grand Slam in Cardiff

Ireland have arrived home in Dublin to a heroes welcome after they successfully claimed their first Grand Slam since 1948, beating Wales 17-15 in a thriller at the Millennium Stadium. MORE »

Sunday, March 22, 2009

England see off brave Scotland at Twickenham

England finished on a high yesterday as they regained the Calcutta Cup with their 26-12 win over Scotland at Twickenham. They have now won three of their five matches in their first Six Nations under Martin Johnson. MORE »

Sunday, March 22, 2009

France outclass Italy in Rome

France pumped Italy 50-8 in Rome on Saturday as they bounced back from their emphatic loss to England last weekend. Their resolute performance saw them end their Six Nations on a high, but it is Italy who now face an uphill battle going forward. MORE »

Friday, March 20, 2009

Rod Penney 100m try vs Bath

Saracens have been the topic of much debate and discussion of late as they are in the process of a major shift in personnel in the club. Coach Eddie Jones has left, and many of the players have been told their services are no longer required. MORE »

Thursday, March 19, 2009

History of Rugby World Cup Sevens - Part 1

The 2009 IRB Rugby Sevens World Cup came to a close in Dubai recently with Wales coming out victors over Argentina in a tournament that produced some exciting rugby and more than a few upsets. MORE »

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 19

Its been a while, but we have another Best Tries of the Top 14 video for you, this time from Round 19 as the tournament reaches the last few rounds, with relegation battles and places at the top becoming a tight affair. MORE »

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

England stun France at Twickenham

English coach Martin Johnson finally had something to smile about as his England side produced an emphatic 34-10 win over visitors France at Twickenham on Sunday. MORE »

Monday, March 16, 2009

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 5

It was do or die in Round 5 of the Super 14 for many teams. Some delivered, giving themselves a fighting chance at making the top 4, while others have seen that dream come and go. Twelve tries of this weekend's action have been jam-packed into yet another RugbyDump Pick of the Week. MORE »

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ireland beat Scotland, keeping Grand Slam hopes alive

Ireland beat Scotland 22-15 in a bruising Six Nations clash yesterday to close in on a first championship in 24 years and edge within one victory of repeating its one and only grand slam of 1948. MORE »

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wales unconvincing in their win over Italy

Wales survived a monumental scare at Stadio Flaminio but their hopes of a successful RBS 6 Nations title defence look bleak following a 20-15 win over Italy. MORE »

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Funnies - A day in the life of Paul O'Connell

With the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa only a few months away, there's been plenty of talk about who will lead the side to battle against the world champions. For many, Paul OConnell is the man for the job. MORE »

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wales beat Argentina to win the IRB Sevens World Cup in Dubai

Wales lifted the Melrose Cup for the first time as they won the IRB Rugby Sevens World Cup in Dubai on the weekend, beating Argentina 19-12 in the final. MORE »

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Behind the scenes with the BBC on matchday

The Six Nations kicks into action again this weekend as we see Italy host champions Wales, Scotland welcome Ireland, and in possibly the biggest game of the weekend, France travel to London to play England. MORE »

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 4

It was another exciting weeks action in the Super 14 as we saw some impressive performances from a few of the travelling sides, as well as one or two standout excellent tries. MORE »

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Midweek Madness - Rugby Cheerleaders

When it comes to the most talked about and controversial incidents on the rugby field, weve always done our best to bring you all the action. Eye-gouging, fighting, high tackles we dont endorse or encourage it, we simply show it. MORE »

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

England and Samoa's great Sevens quarter final

The IRB Rugby Sevens World Cup came to a close this past weekend in Dubai as we saw a thoroughly entertaining festival of running rugby capture the minds and hearts of the crowd and watching audience around the world. MORE »

Monday, March 09, 2009

Leicester Tigers and London Irish classic at the Madjeski

While we play catch up after a busy few weeks of rugby, weve got another classic Guinness Premiership match for you from last weekend at the Madjeski Stadium. MORE »

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Gloucester and Bath go toe to toe at Kingsholm

Last weekend in the Guinness Premiership we saw Bath take on league leaders Gloucester in a derby match that turned out to be somewhat of a classic. Gloucester won 36-27 at Kingsholm, outscoring Bath by four tries to three in the thriller. MORE »

Friday, March 06, 2009

Friday Funnies - Austin Healey 'Never been beaten'

We came across this quite amusing vid of ex Leicester Tigers and England international Austin Healey showing himself to be quite the character once again. MORE »

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Stirling Mortlock wins it for the Wallabies in 2000

Last weekend we saw Wallaby Stirling Mortlock kick the crucial winning kick for the Brumbies against the Crusaders in the Super 14. Mortlock called on all his years of experience in international rugby, reminding us of another huge moment in his career, way back in 2000. MORE »

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 3

Whether they were scored as a result of powerful build-up from the forwards, a scything set-piece move or raw pace, this week's Super 14 Pick of the Week brings back more of what we have come to expect from the highly regarded Super 14. MORE »

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Benjamin Boyet calls for the TMO, and gets it

Toulon are finding form finally as they conquered Bourgoin 23-12 at the Stade Pierre-Rajon on Friday. It was their first away from home win this season, and another positive step towards Top 14 survival. MORE »

Monday, March 02, 2009

Scotland beat Italy at Murrayfield

Scotland beat Italy in a convincing manner at Murrayfield this past weekend to record their first win of this years the Nations championship. Simon Danielli scored an excellent try, helping the hosts to a 26-6 win. MORE »

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Ireland beat England at Croke Park

Ireland survived a late scare to beat England 14-13 on Saturday and keep its chances for a Six Nations Grand Slam. MORE »