Posts for October 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Funnies - Yet another Ball in the Jersey Trick

Once again, the good old ball in the jersey trick has failed to work. We've seen it tried a few times, and shown them all here on the site, but this time, it even resulted in the player at hand being penalised. MORE »

Friday, October 30, 2009

Perpignan upset Stade Francais at home in Paris

A Top 14 match in Paris is like a Test match anywhere else in the world. It's treated as a huge spectacle and when watching the start of this clip, you'd think you were watching a World Cup Final, not just another league game between Stade Francais and Perpignan. MORE »

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jonathan Thomas suspended for punching against Cardiff

The title of this was going to be 'Jonathan Thomas goes a little mental', but I didn't think it would be appropriate. It describes things nicely though, as the Ospreys forward totally lost the plot against Cardiff Blues, throwing multiple punches, resulting in suspension. MORE »

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Invictus trailer released

The trailer for the much talked about upcoming film Invictus was released earlier this week. The film is based around the events of the 1995 World Cup in South Africa, and features Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela, and Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar. MORE »

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wasps thrash Gloucester at Kingsholm

Gloucesters poor run of form continued this weekend as they got convincingly beaten 35-6 by Wasps in front of their home crowd at Kingsholm. MORE »

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Classic Encounter - Wallabies vs All Blacks 2003

The fourth and final Bledisloe Cup Test of 2009 between Australia and New Zealand takes place in Tokyo this weekend. To get you in the mood, we've got a classic match from 2003 between the two sides at Telstra Stadium in Sydney. MORE »

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Jonny Wilkinson is back, and better than ever

He's back. Yes, as predicted, Jonny Wilkinson will be making his return for England when they host the Wallabies in a couple of weeks time at Twickenham. MORE »

Monday, October 26, 2009

Air New Zealand Cup - Rounds 9, 10, 11, & 12 Tries Mix

Once again it's time to take a look at some of the best tries scored in the action packed Air New Zealand Cup, this time from rounds 9 to 12. MORE »

Monday, October 26, 2009

Henry Tuilagi strikes again with big hit on Lionel Beauxis

Coincidentally, today we have another clip with Stade Francais flyhalf Lionel Beauxis. Sadly for him though, it's not a clip showing his MORE »

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lionel Beauxis incredible skill against Bath

When Bath played Stade Francais in the Heineken Cup last weekend, the same match that we featured with the Matt Banahan hit, Stade flyhalf Lionel Beauxis displayed some superb moments of brilliance. MORE »

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Steffon and the Brothers Armitage

London Irish host Leicester at the Madjeski Stadium today as we get back into the Guinness Premiership while the Heineken Cup takes a break for a month or so. Flanker Steffon Armitage will be making his return. MORE »

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Scarlets upset London Irish at home

London Irish admitted they blew it after they narrowly lost 27-25 to the Scarlets in another thrilling Heineken Cup game at the Madjeski Stadium on the weekend. MORE »

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Funnies - Philippe Saint Andre gets back in the action

One of the best wingers ever in French rugby, Philippe Saint Andre is now retired and earlier this year, took up the post of Director of Rugby at Toulon in the South of France, leaving Sale for a new challenge. MORE »

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Zac Guildford selected for All Black end of year tour

As predicted by many, Hawkes Bay flyer Zac Guildford has been selected for the All Blacks for their end of year tour of Japan and Europe. MORE »

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Toulouse fightback against Harlequins at the Stoop

In another exciting Heineken Cup round 2 game, the visiting Toulouse came back from being 14-0 down, to beat Harlequins 23-19 at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday. MORE »

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Matt Banahan harshly carded for hit on Mirco Bergamasco

Wing Matt Banahan received his marching orders from referee George Clancy during Baths meeting with Stade Francais in their tense Heineken Cup meeting at the Rec on the weekend. Stade snuck home with the win late in the match, 29-27. MORE »

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ospreys survive Clermont comeback to hold on at home

Ospreys held on to keep out Clermont in a nail-biting Heineken Cup clash at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. The French visitors fought back from a 19 point deficit, only to come up short as the hosts won the match 25-24. MORE »

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Brian Mujati cited for push on referee Nigel Owens

Northampton Saints prop Brian Mujati has been cited following a push on referee Nigel Owens during the Heineken Cup round 2 match against Perpignan on the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Zee Ngwenya's great hat-trick against Gloucester

Takudzwa Ngwenya, the man who hit the headlines in 2007 after skinning Bryan Habana in a World Cup pool game, scored three great tries for Biarritz on the weekend as they beat Gloucester 42-15 in the Heineken Cup. MORE »

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Currie Cup Semi Finals Compilation

We saw two pulsating Semi Finals in the 2009 Currie Cup this past weekend, showing us exactly why South African rugby is on the top of the world at the moment. MORE »

Monday, October 19, 2009

Win a Rugby Dream Day to the Heineken Cup Final!

The Heineken Cup is once again capturing the imagination of the rugby world as the top clubs from the northern hemisphere battle it out in one of the most gruelling and entertaining tournaments around. Would MORE »

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Schalk Burger crunching hit on Fourie Du Preez

It was Currie Cup Semi final day yesterday in South Africa, as the Sharks hosted the Cheetahs in Durban, and the Bulls travelled to Cape Town to challenge Western Province. The Bulls won 21-19, thanks to a late Morne Steyn penalty. MORE »

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Henry Tuilagi absolutely smashes Ben Foden

Perpignan overcame their shock Heineken Cup defeat last weekend by bouncing back to beat Northampton Saints 29-13 at Aime Giral on Friday. MORE »

Friday, October 16, 2009

Jonny Wilkinson - The Real Story - Parts 5-8

About two weeks ago we brought you the first four parts of this brilliant Jonny Wilkinson documentary from 2002. Today we have the rest of it, allowing you to get to know the man a little better, as well as see him at his best on the field. MORE »

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Funnies - Sean Maitland wipes out referee Chris Pollock

On Thursday night Napiers McLean Park the top of the table clash between Hawkes Bay and Canterbury ended with a more than controversial refereeing decision. This incident, about 20 minutes earlier, might have been to blame. MORE »

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Treviso stun champions Perpignan at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo

Italian champions Benetton Treviso produced one of the most sensational upsets in the history of the Heineken Cup as they beat French champions Perpignan 9-8 in the wet on Saturday. MORE »

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Currie Cup best tries mix - Rounds 12, 13 & 14

The Currie Cup has now reached the Semi Final stage, with the top four sides in South African provincial rugby going head to head this weekend for a place in the final of the longest running domestic rugby competition in the world. MORE »

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Leicester come back against Ospreys in Welford Road classic

The Leicester Tigers overcame a 26-8 deficit to fight back at Welford Road against the Ospreys in their opening Heineken Cup match. They earned a 32-32 draw after a pulsating second half comeback. MORE »

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Toulouse sink Sale in the South of France

Former European champions Toulouse sent a message out to the other contenders in the tournament as they put on a superb display of rugby as they beat the Sale Sharks 36-17 in the South of France. MORE »

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Shane Jennings cited for alleged eye gouge on Nick Kennedy

Leinster flanker Shane Jennings has been cited for an alleged eyegouge on London Irish lock Nick Kennedy during their 12-9 loss on Friday in the opening round of the Heineken Cup. MORE »

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another crazy rugby brawl in Romania

Theres unfortunately been another out of control fight in a Romanian rugby match, this time between CSU Arad and RCM Timisoara, resulting in three players being taken to hospital after the match. MORE »

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rugby Sevens gets accepted into the Olympics for 2016

After many years of campaigning, it was announced on Friday that Rugby has finally been accepted into the Olympic Games, for the first time since 1924. MORE »

Monday, October 12, 2009

Northampton Saints beat Munster in nail biter at Franklins Gardens

Northampton Saints did Munster no favours as they beat them 31-27 in an energy charged Heineken Cup match at Franklin Gardens on Saturday. It was a brilliant return to the Heineken Cup for Saints, following a three-season absence. MORE »

Monday, October 12, 2009

Robinson to the rescue as Gloucester beat the Newport Gwent Dragons

Gloucester Flyhalf Nicky Robinson came to the rescue for the Kingsholm faithful as he slotted a penalty six minutes from time to help them beat the Newport Gwent Dragons 19-17 in their Heineken Cup opener. MORE »

Monday, October 12, 2009

London Irish upset champions Leinster at home

Heineken Cup holders Leinster were stunned at home by London Irish on Friday, as they went down 12-9 in front of their loyal supporters at the RDS in Dublin. MORE »

Sunday, October 11, 2009

James Haskell great tackle on Census Johnston

A few weeks back we featured a story and video about James Haskell and life in France. He spoke about his England ambitions and why playing in the Top 14 will sharpen him up and help his game. MORE »

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Simon Lemalu grubber then collect for a great prop try

Hawkes Bay thrashed Counties Manukau 54-8 in the Air New Zealand Cup on Thursday in Napier. Winger Zac Guildford once again took centre stage, scoring another hatrick. The try were featuring though comes from a surprising source. MORE »

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Jamie Cudmore suspended following punch and red card

Clermont lock Jamie Cudmore has been suspended for 20 days following his part in a scuffle that broke out when they played Perpignan a fortnight ago in the Top 14. MORE »

Friday, October 09, 2009

Leinster's hammering of Munster in the Magners League

Leinster produced a more than convincing display against arch rivals Munster at the RDS last weekend, beating them 30-0 in this Irish heavyweights Magners League clash. MORE »

Friday, October 09, 2009

Mafileo Kefu yellow carded for solid hit against Castres

This has been a year of both on and off the field misdemeanour's and subsequent suspensions. The offences have tarnished the image of the game slightly, with the strains of professionalism perhaps finally taking it's toll. MORE »

Friday, October 09, 2009

Harlequins and Bath play out a classic last ten minutes

Harlequins and Bath, the two clubs who shared most of the preseason bad press, met at the Twickenham Stoop in the Guinness Premiership last weekend. Most of the match was uninspiring, but the last ten minutes had everyone on the edge of their seats. MORE »

Thursday, October 08, 2009

John Hayes suspended for six weeks for stamp on Cian Healy

Munster prop John Hayes has been suspended for six weeks following his stamp to the face of Cian Healy during their meeting with Leinster in the Magners League match on Saturday. MORE »

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 8

It's been a quiet week here on Rugbydump so we're getting back into the swing of things now, with the Best Tries from round 8 of the Top 14. MORE »

Monday, October 05, 2009

Jonny Wilkinson, The Real Story documentary - Parts 1-4

This season weve seen the resurrection of a legend. By getting in great shape, being injury free, and moving to France, Jonny Wilkinson has set himself up to once again reach the heights he achieved early on in his career. MORE »

Friday, October 02, 2009

Friday Funnies - Piggies vs Princesses - Adam Freier vs Josh Valentine

The final instalment of the popular series that pits the minds and talents of backs against forwards, Piggies vs Princesses, comes to an end today as two Waratahs players go head to head. MORE »

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Prancing 'streaker' gets nailed by security

At halftime in an Air New Zealand Cup match recently this young guy contributed to setting up a funny moment that we felt was simply too good to not share. So while this clip is really short, it has to be seen. MORE »

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 7

Weve got some nice tries from round seven of the Top 14, as Clermont cemented their place at the top of the table and Toulon upset Toulouse. MORE »