Posts for January 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Biarritz power through Glasgow to get home quarter final

In another recap of Heineken Cup action from last weekend, Biarritz secured a home tie for the quarter finals after they convincingly beat the Glasgow Warriors 41-20. MORE »

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lee Byrne to appeal his two week suspension

Welsh fullback Lee Byrne has been banned for two weeks for the part he played in the recent 16th man episode that took place when Ospreys hosted Leicester in the Heineken Cup. MORE »

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 so far

There isn't a huge amount of rugby on this weekend, but after a busy holiday season, RD will be getting back on track over the next few weeks as we bring you all the best action of the Six Nations and Super 14. MORE »

Friday, January 29, 2010

Danny Grewcock suspended for seven weeks for stamping

Ulster flank Stephen Ferris has incredibly been the victim of yet another piece of dirty play, this time from Bath lock Danny Grewcock who stamped on his arm in a Heineken Cup match last weekend. MORE »

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bill McLaren - Rugby's Man with the Golden Mic

The late great Bill McLaren was laid to rest on Monday in his hometown of Hawick, Scotland. Hundreds of mourners lined the streets to pay respects to the rugby commentator who left such an indelible mark on the game. MORE »

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

London Irish go out after tense draw with Leinster

Another low scoring Heineken Cup match ended in frantic fashion this past weekend as London Irish and Leinster drew 11-11 at Twickenham, knocking out London Irish despite them coming close to the win in the end. MORE »

Monday, January 25, 2010

Edinburgh end season on a high against Stade Francais

Edinburgh beat Stade Francais 9-7 in a low scoring affair at a soaked Murrayfield Stadium on the weekend, but despite the loss, the French side progressed to the Heineken Cup quarter finals thanks to the losing bonus point they picked up. MORE »

Monday, January 25, 2010

Ospreys beat Leicester under controversial circumstances

Ospreys beat Leicester 17-12 yesterday to advance into the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup as one of the two best group runners-up. The result is being disputed by the Tigers though, as the Ospreys fielded a 16th man during the game. MORE »

Monday, January 25, 2010

Munster and Northampton battle it out

Munster beat Northampton 12-9 on Friday as they booked themselves a place in the quarter finals of this seasons Heineken Cup. Its a 12th successive quarter final appearance for the Irish side. MORE »

Friday, January 22, 2010

Win two tickets to the 2010 USA Sevens in Las Vegas

For the first time, the USA leg of the IRB Sevens World Series will be hosted in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. You could be there as Rugbydump and USA Sevens Rugby have teamed up to give away tournament passes for the fun-filled weekend at the Sam Boyd Stadium. MORE »

Friday, January 22, 2010

Munster deliver knockout blow to Treviso

Munster scored six tries as they beat Treviso 44-7 in clinical fashion at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo. The bonus-point win puts them in pole position to finish top of Pool One in their Heineken Cup campaign. MORE »

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Northampton Saints punish Perpignan

Northampton Saints boosted their Heineken Cup prospects on Sunday with an impressive second half display to win 34-0 over Perpignan at Franklins Gardens. MORE »

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lionel Beauxis - Look Ma, no hands!

Not too long ago we were singing the praises of Stade Francais fullback Lionel Beauxis as he showed us a sublime piece of skill against Bath in the Heineken Cup. MORE »

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

London Irish stunned by the Scarlets

London Irish had their Heineken Cup quarter-final hopes left in tatters after the Scarlets beat them 31-22 at Parc y Scarlets on the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Leinster see off Brive in Pool Six

Leinster overcame a resolute Brive side 27-10 at the RDS in the pool six Heineken Cup meeting on the weekend, picking up a last-minute bonus point try in the process. MORE »

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Clermont too powerful for the Ospreys

Clermont Auvergne convincingly beat the Ospreys 27-7 in a crucial Pool 3 Heineken Cup clash at Stade Marcel Michelin on the weekend. By doing so, theyve edged closer towards topping the pool next weekend. MORE »

Monday, January 18, 2010

Toulouse show their quality against Harlequins

Toulouse joined fellow French side Biarritz in the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup as they beat English side Harlequins 33-21 in front of their fans at the Ernest Wallon on Sunday. MORE »

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mathieu Bastareaud's powerful try against Biarritz

Last weekend Stade Francais beat Biarritz in the Top 14, with a great try being scored after only two minutes by young Mathieu Bastareaud, who looks to have put his troubles behind him. MORE »

Friday, January 15, 2010

Nigel Owens - Behind the Whistle

Referee Nigel Owens suddenly found himself in the spotlight once again last month, as fellow Welshman Gareth Thomas announced to the media that he is gay. Owens himself came out the closet a few years back, and his career has since flourished. MORE »

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Big hit by England against Argentina in the Dubai Sevens

This is a clip that was dug up by a contributor that has had a few clips featured on here over the years. He's found this cracking hit from during last months Dubai leg of the IRB World Series Sevens. MORE »

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jonny Wilkinson solid hit against Montauban

For some reason we've had a few Top 14 clips in a row here on Rugbydump over the past few days. That's the way it goes sometimes, despite things usually being more of a mix. MORE »

Monday, January 11, 2010

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 17

Round 17 of the Top 14 produced a few great tries, some of which are featured in this edition of the Best Tries of the Top 14. MORE »

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Remy Martin cited for stamp on Jean-Baptiste Elissalde

This is just a short clip to show the incident that has resulted in a citing for Bayonne's Rmy Martin in the Top 14. MORE »

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Joe Van Niekerk yellow carded for double high tackle

After a few days without updates, Rugbydump is back online today and will get updates rolling again within the next few days, starting with this pretty amusing clip from the Top 14. MORE »

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Record crowd for Harlequins vs Wasps classic

A record Guinness Premiership crowd turned out at Twickenham on Boxing Day to watch Wasps achieve a narrow 21-20 victory over rivals Harlequins. MORE »

Sunday, January 03, 2010

John Qovu try after great Sebastien Chabal run

Racing Metro narrowly defeated a struggling Bayonne side 23-19 at the Stade Jean Dauger in the Top 14 last week. This is a short clip of a nice try from the match. MORE »