Posts for February 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ireland sneak home against England at Twickenham

Tommy Bowe scored twice as Ireland beat England 20-16 at Twickenham, keeping their hopes alive of retaining the Six Nations title. MORE »

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Italy end drought with Six Nations win over Scotland

Italian rugby has reason to celebrate tonight after they beat Scotland for their first win in the Six Nations since two years ago, winning 16-12 at the Stadio Flaminio in Rome. MORE »

Saturday, February 27, 2010

France stay on track for Grand Slam with win over Wales

France remain unbeaten as they held off yet another Welsh comeback last night, winning 26-20 in the Six Nations clash at the Millennium Stadium. MORE »

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ruck 'n' Roll Years - The 2000's

The third round of this years Six Nations gets under way in Cardiff tonight, so it's probably a good time to conclude the excellent BBC series The Ruck 'n' Roll Years, as today the focus is on the last ten years of the Championship. MORE »

Friday, February 26, 2010

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Rounds 1 & 2

As we head into Round 3 of the Super 14, we look back at the best tries scored in the last two weekend's of rugby with our regular slot here on Rugbydump, the Super 14 Pick of the Week. MORE »

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bulls too powerful for the Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld

Defending champions the Bulls proved too strong at Loftus Versfeld on the weekend as they notched up their second half century in two weeks, beating the Brumbies 50-32 in an entertaining match. MORE »

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 19

While Round 20 of the Top 14 in France has just been, we take a look back at the best tries from Round 19 of one of the best domestic competitions in world rugby. MORE »

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ruck 'n' Roll Years - The Eighties & Nineties

The 2010 Six Nations gets back under way again this weekend, so to get you back in the mood, heres the next two parts of the series we featured last week, the Ruck n Roll Years from the BBC. Today were looking at the Eighties and Nineties. MORE »

Monday, February 22, 2010

Be the Bagman for Ireland against Wales!

We've got a great opportunity for you today as Paddy Power are offering you the chance to be the Bagman for the Irish team when they take on Wales in the Six Nations match at Croke Park on Sat 13th March. MORE »

Monday, February 22, 2010

Scott Deasy try for Munster against Edinburgh

Munster had two players sent to the sin-bin and three injured but they managed to overcome the challenge and beat Edinburgh 19-12 in a competitive Magners League match at Musgrave Park on the weekend. MORE »

Monday, February 22, 2010

Queensland Reds blitz the Crusaders in Brisbane

One of the games of the weekend in the Super 14 was undoubtedly the match that took place in Brisbane between the Reds and the Crusaders. The Reds upset the perennial favourites 41-20. MORE »

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Chiefs and Lions try fest at Ellis Park

By now youve probably heard about the bizarre game of rugby that took place in the Super 14 on Friday night at Ellis Park. If you havent, the Lions lost to the Chiefs 72-65. Yes, it was indeed a record breaking night. MORE »

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Aaron Cruden flattened on debut by Benson Stanley

The weekend isn't over yet, but over the past two days there's been some top class rugby played both north and south of the equator. As I figure out what's going to be featured on RD, here's a great hit by Benson Stanley from Round 1 of the Super 14. MORE »

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Funnies - Piggies vs Princesses - Force & Waratahs

In case you hadnt noticed, its Super 14 season again which means we can expect loads of great tries, big hits, fast paced rugby action, and of course, Fox Sports and their Piggies and Princesses show. MORE »

Friday, February 19, 2010

Samoa's victorious USA Sevens campaign

If you haven't yet seen what happened at the inaugural Las Vegas Sevens tournament in the USA, here's a clip that features the best of the winners, Samoa, in action throughout the weekend. MORE »

Friday, February 19, 2010

Schalk Burger welcomes Carlos Spencer back to Super Rugby

A few weeks ago I posted a video and article about Carlos Spencer, and his return to Super Rugby after five years away from the tournament. Schalk Burger, accommodating as ever, took it upon himself to welcome King Carlos back. MORE »

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ruck 'n' Roll Years - The Sixties & Seventies

There are no Six Nations matches this weekend, but to stay with the tournament I've got a great video for you today that comes from a BBC series called the Ruck 'n' Roll Years. It features all the best news, music, and rugby action from the Five and Six Nations championships. MORE »

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Todd Clever joins forces with Rugbydump

I'm happy to announce today that Lions Super 14 loose forward and USA Captain Todd Clever will be joining Rugbydump as a regular contributor. As the season kicks into gear, Todd will be bringing us some great insights and rare video footage of what goes on behind when the scenes when it comes to training, half time team talks, touring, and a whole lot more. MORE »

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Saia Faingaa's rough night - Dean Mumm suspended

As mentioned in the Reds vs Waratahs highlights earlier in the week, 'Tahs lock Dean Mumm was yellow carded for an off the ball shoulder on Saia Faingaa. Mumm has since been suspended for two weeks. MORE »

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Midweek Madness - Vegas marriage proposal after win

As the USA Sevens neared completion this past weekend at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Samoa achieved a great win over New Zealand in the Cup final. The host team, the USA, did some celebrating of their own though. MORE »

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

David Barnes nice prop try against London Irish

Following on from a great prop try scored by an Under 20 player a few days back, today we have a clip of an older campaigner showing that it's not just the young, speedy, new age props of the new generation that can finish off a try in style. MORE »

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Reds vs Waratahs classic derby ends dramatically

As round one of the 2010 Super 14 got underway this weekend, old foes the Queensland Reds and the New South Wales Waratahs battled it out in Brisbane for bragging rights in this traditional cross state derby. MORE »

Monday, February 15, 2010

Jerry Flannery cited for kick at Alexis Palisson's legs

Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery has been cited for his moment of madness against France on the weekend which resulted in French winger Alexis Palisson needing to leave the field injured. MORE »

Sunday, February 14, 2010

England see off a determined challenge from Italy

England held off a spirited effort from Italy to narrowly win their Six Nations encounter 17-12 at the Stadio Flaminio in Rome earlier today. MORE »

Saturday, February 13, 2010

France outclass Ireland at the Stade de France

France powered past reigning champs Ireland as they romped to a comfortable 33-10 win at the Stade de France earlier today, ending an unbeaten run of 15 matches for the Irish. MORE »

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wales come back to snatch victory from Scotland

Wales came back from being 24-14 down to snatch a thrilling 31-24 victory against a 13 man Scotland in stoppage time of their Six Nations meeting at the Millennium Stadium. MORE »

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Funnies - Jean-Baptiste Elissalde the Matador

As a hectic weekend of rugby approaches, here's a quick clip of a pretty funny piece of play that was requested by a regular who spotted it during a match a few weeks back. MORE »

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Ross Skeate Diary - Contract Negotiations 101

Ross is back with another interesting diary entry for RD today. This week he's back in Cape Town, thinking out loud about Charlize Theron, rugby players being old at 27, and Jacob Zuma's five wives. There's a little bit about contracts in there too. MORE »

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Joe Marler great prop try for the England Under 20's

As asked for in the MORE »

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Aurelien Rougerie's big hitting four minutes vs Scotland

Frances big winger Aurelien Rougerie made quite an impact against Scotland on the weekend. In less than five minutes he managed to put in two huge hits, injuring himself in the process and ruling out the chance of being selected to play Ireland. MORE »

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Alun Wyn Jones retained despite Gatland's threat

Welsh coach Warren Gatland publicly stated that Alun Wyn Jones punishment for the yellow card he received against England could be a sacking for Waless next match. Hes gone against that now though, picking Jones for the team to play Scotland. MORE »

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Matt Dawson meets Matt Damon and Francois Pienaar

The highest profile rugby movie ever made, Invictus, premiered in the UK recently following releases in the US and the country the movie is about, South Africa. England's World Cup winner in 2003, Matt Dawson, sat down to chat to actor Matt Damon, and the man Damon played in the movie, Francois Pienaar. MORE »

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Bastareaud brace helps France to win over Scotland

France beat Scotland 18-9 at Murrayfield earlier today, with young powerhouse Mathieu Bastareaud scoring two tries as the French silenced the passionate Murrayfield crowd. MORE »

Saturday, February 06, 2010

England off to a good start with victory over Wales

James Haskell scored two tries as England, wearing their Centenary celebration kit, beat Wales 30-17 at Twickenham to get their 2010 Six Nations off to a positive start. MORE »

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Ireland start defense of title with a win against Italy

Ireland made a comfortable start to their 2010 Six Nations campaign with a 29-11 win over Italy at Croke Park. Ronan O'Gara was destroyer in chief for the home side as he kicked four penalties and two conversions to keep his side well ahead of an uninspired and static looking Italian side. MORE »

Saturday, February 06, 2010

The last time England played Wales at Twickenham

It's not long until kickoff as England host Wales for both sides first match of this years Six Nations. To set the mood, here's a quick clip that recaps what happened last time the two sides met at Twickenham, in 2008. MORE »

Friday, February 05, 2010

Keith Wood chats to Paul O'Connell about the Grand Slam

Former Ireland hooker and captain Keith Wood recently met with Munster and British & Irish Lions player Paul O'Connell to have a chat about what it was like to win the Grand Slam last year, and how Ireland will repeat that success in 2010. MORE »

Friday, February 05, 2010

Shane Williams raring to go ahead of the 2010 Six Nations

Shane Williams has come a long way from the days when he was considered a third choice scrumhalf for his country. He's now the inspirational figure that Wales rely so heavily on to weave his magic. He says he's fit and ready, and simply wants to score tries in this years Six Nations. MORE »

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Marshall chats to Mehrtens about France's Six Nations

Saracens scrumhalf Justin Marshall travelled to Paris recently to have a chat with his old mate, current Racing Metro flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens, about the upcoming Six Nations, and France in particular. MORE »

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Carlos Spencer back playing Super Rugby

After five years playing rugby in the UK, Carlos Spencer has decided to return to playing Super Rugby, as it was announced in January that he will take up a two year deal with the Johannesburg based Lions in the Super 14. MORE »

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Behind the scenes at the 2010 Six Nations launch

Its Test rugby season again as the 2010 Six Nations kicks off this weekend with England playing Wales, Ireland playing Italy, and Scotland playing France. MORE »

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

England Saxons bounce back to beat Ireland A

As Six Nations season approaches rapidly, the England Saxons hosted Ireland A at the Recreation Ground in Bath on Sunday. The Saxons avenged last years Churchill Cup loss with a 17-13 victory. MORE »

Monday, February 01, 2010

Ali Williams' season ends before it even begins

As the much anticipated Super 14 kicks into action shortly, the Auckland Blues played a preseason match against the Waikato Chiefs on the weekend. The game was a disaster for the Blues though, as lock Ali Williams limped off after only a few minutes. MORE »

Monday, February 01, 2010

Andrew Trimble's brilliant individual try against Bath

Ulster's Andrew Trimble scored what is without a doubt one of the best individual tries of the season against Bath last weekend, contributing strongly towards his current Ireland aspirations. MORE »