Posts for April 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Hong Kong player does a crazy flip to get on Rugbydump

Heres a quick clip for you as the week comes to an end and we start what should be a huge weekend of rugby in the Heineken Cup, Super 14, European Challenge Cup, and Asian Five Nations. This clip comes from the latter. MORE »

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bath ruin the Wasps party at Twickenham

Bath continued their great run of form as they beat Wasps 35-19 at Twickenham in front of 60 000 fans for St Georges day. The bonus point win moved them to fourth place in the Guinness Premiership. MORE »

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 11

With just three rounds left to play, the positions at the top of the Super 14 table couldnt be tighter. Going into round 12 there are still a possible nine teams that can make the semis. Today were taking a look at the best tries from the previous round, round 11. MORE »

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

School of Hard Knocks 2010 - Episode 3

Its time for another episode of the highly entertaining School of Hard Knocks, the Sky Sports series that shows how a group of unemployed youths from East London get of the streets and come together to form a rugby team. MORE »

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Force upset the Crusaders in Perth

The Force came back from being 13-0 down at halftime to upset the powerful Crusaders 24-16 in their Super 14 clash in Perth on Friday, preventing the Crusaders from taking the top spot on the table. MORE »

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Prop Rhys Thomas scores then celebrates like a back

Scarlets gave fellow Magners League basement side Connacht a nine-try hammering on the weekend as they beat them 58-10 at Parc y Scarlets, with prop Rhys Thomas scoring two tries. MORE »

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Adam Ashley-Cooper disallowed try against the Waratahs

The Brumbies are still fuming after referee Steve Walsh failed to award a try that they were certain they had scored in their 19-12 loss to the Waratahs in the Super 14 on the weekend. They have since called for Walsh to be stood down for the next match. MORE »

Monday, April 26, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 25

After some big hits in the past few days, we start the week with some tries as we catch up with Round 25 of action in the French Top 14. Here's the top ten tries, as chosen by canal+ television station. MORE »

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dominic Ryan big blindside hit on Chris Cusiter

Glasgow beat a second string Leinster side 30-6 in the Magners League yesterday, keeping them in the top four with play-off ambitions staying alive as a result. We had a request for this brutal blindside hit from Dominic Ryan on Chris Cusiter, so here it is. MORE »

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Big hits from the top two teams on the Top 14 table

Perpignan and Toulon are now both top of the French Top 14 table after good wins in their matches this afternoon. To go with that, we've got the big hits from their recent clash, the same match that was MORE »

Friday, April 23, 2010

Michael Swift great team try for Connacht against Leinster

It was a top versus bottom encounter at the Sportsground on Wednesday night as Connacht hosted league leaders Leinster and produced a great performance to beat them 27-13, thus boosting their chances of Heineken Cup qualification. MORE »

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sebastien Chabal interview and France video tribute

We chatted to Grand Slam winner and French rugby icon Sebastien Chabal recently to find out a little more about the man behind the beard. Seabass let's us know what music gets him fired up, what he would be doing if he wasn't a rugby player, and tells us about his relationship with Ali Williams. MORE »

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rupeni Caucaunibuca's two tries for Agen against Narbonne

Yesterday it was mentioned on the MORE »

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 10

Round 10 of the Super 14 was jam-packed with great tries, starting with the superb performance from the Stormers against the Chiefs where we saw MORE »

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Midweek Madness - Jerry Collins' slightly misdirected hit

The quarter finals of the Heineken Cup produced some excellent games of rugby with close results and plenty to talk about for the fans. Biarritz against Ospreys in San Sebastien was one of the more eventful matches of the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

School of Hard Knocks 2010 - Episode 2

Its been less than a week since the first episode of the School of Hard Knocks was featured here on Rugbydump, so with such a positive response, its time to bring you the next instalment as we head into episode two of this great series. MORE »

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mouritz Botha big hit on Jordan Turner-Hall

Saracens returned to Wembley Stadium this past weekend as they hosted Harlequins in the Guinness Premiership at the world famous venue. This short clip was much requested and is of the tackle of the match, from Sarries lock Mouritz Botha. MORE »

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Reds beat the Bulls in classic match at Suncorp

The Queensland Reds leaped into the top four of the Super 14 on Saturday when they beat the Bulls 19-12 in a highly entertaining match in front of 26,669 fans at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. MORE »

Monday, April 19, 2010

Toulon go top with good win over Perpignan

Toulon went ahead of Perpignan at the top of the Top 14 standings this weekend after they beat them 33-23 in an intense match at the jam-packed Stade Veledrome in Marseille. MORE »

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bryan Habana crosses for outstanding Stormers team try vs the Chiefs

The Stormers scored one of the team tries of the season in Hamilton on Friday as they beat the Chiefs 49-15 in the Super 14. Bryan Habana got on the end of a great movement to stroll over, but it was the build up that was sensational to watch. MORE »

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Isa Nacewa tackle on Gareth Owen

Leinster picked up a vital 20-16 victory over Ospreys last night as they stretched their lead at the top of the Magners League table to seven points. This nice tackle by Isa Nacewa was requested on the forum. MORE »

Friday, April 16, 2010

Smarter Rugby with Ian McGeechan - Support Lines & Out Ball Drill

We've got a few coaching tips for you ahead of the weekend as we catch up with the MORE »

Friday, April 16, 2010

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 9

Its tight at the top of the Super 14 table as the Bulls reclaimed their place at number one but have a determined Crusaders side chasing them down. The Waratahs and Stormers aren't far behind either. Let's take a look at the best tries now though, with the Pick of the Week from round nine of the tournament. MORE »

Thursday, April 15, 2010

School of Hard Knocks 2010 - Episode 1

Last year the School of Hard Knocks went to North Wales where a hardened group of troublesome youths were taught the values and skills needed to be part of a rugby team. This year, the fascinating show is based in London and runs as a full length series. MORE »

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clint Newland unleashes on Pek Cowan in Queenstown

With the current demand for highlights from various tournaments, there seems to be little time left for short clips these days. Summaries of matches are all good and well, but RD isnt a highlights channel after all, so lets take a look at something a bit different now that some of you might enjoy seeing. MORE »

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Connacht comeback strong to beat Bourgoin in Challenge Cup Quarter-final

Connacht progressed to the semi finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup this past weekend after they clinched a 23-20 win over Bourgoin in an intense battle at the Sportsground in Galway. MORE »

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Julien Malzieu hat-trick and big charges against Leinster

While Clermont flyhalf Brock James had a nightmare against Leinster in the quarter final meeting on Friday, if he had slotted that final kick we probably would have been hearing all about Julien Malzieus top performance on the wing. MORE »

Monday, April 12, 2010

Toulouse crush Stade Francais to race into the semis

In the final Heineken Cup match of the weekend, Toulouse thumped Stade Francais 42-16 in their quarter final meeting in the South of France. They will face Leinster in the semi final after they beat Clermont on Friday night. MORE »

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Chiefs fade as the Bulls power on to win in Hamilton

Last years Super 14 finalists, the Chiefs and the Bulls, met in Hamilton this weekend in what was a crucial game for both sides. The visitors came away with the 33-19 win after grounding down the Chiefs with a powerful forward performance that allowed gaps to open later in the contest. MORE »

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Biarritz sneak home against Ospreys

Biarritz knocked Welsh region Ospreys out of the Heineken Cup on Saturday as they snuck a 29-28 victory in their quarter final meeting at the Estadio Anoeta in San Sebastien. MORE »

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Munster too good for Northampton Saints at Thomond Park

Munster will play Biarritz in next months Heineken Cup semi final after the experienced Irish outfit beat Northampton Saints 33-19 at Thomond Park. MORE »

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Leinster edge Clermont at the RDS

Leinster made the semi finals of the Heineken Cup as they narrowly beat Clermont-Auvergne 29-28 at the RDS on Friday night. Jonathan Sexton kicked a late penalty and Brock James failed to slot a last chance drop at goal. MORE »

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Zee Ngwenya burns Shane Williams for great Biarritz try vs Ospreys

Biarritz progressed to the Semi Finals of the Heineken Cup in a closely contested quarter final with Ospreys earlier today. The French, playing in San Sebastian, won the game 29-28 as a late drop kick from Dan Biggar went wide. MORE »

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Fastest ever tries scored from the kickoff

As promised yesterday on the RD Facebook page, today we've got a pretty cool clip for you that goes through some of the fastest tries ever scored from the kickoff. MORE »

Friday, April 09, 2010

Guinness Premiership Pick of the Week - Round 19

With a big weekend of rugby ahead, theres still time for a few more tries to get you in the mood. While weve covered the Top 14 and Super 14 with tries compilations, today you can check out the best tries from Round 19 of the Guinness Premiership in England. MORE »

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Super 14 Pick of the Week - Round 8

Round eight of the Super 14 saw a change at the top of the table as the Bulls went down to the Blues on the road, and the Waratahs beat the Cheetahs in Sydney. MORE »

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 23

We've got a feast of tries for you today with the best from the Top 14 being posted now, and then the regular Super 14 Pick of the Week coming up a little later. First though, the best tries from round 23 of the French domestic competition. MORE »

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Leinster narrowly beat Munster in intense derby at Thomond Park

Jonathan Sexton had the final say at Thomond Park this weekend as he kicked Leinster to a 16-15 victory over fierce rivals Munster in a tense Magners League all Irish derby. MORE »

Monday, April 05, 2010

Join Bhubesi Pride's charitable rugby coaching adventure in Africa

Next January, an ambitious team of six rugby enthusiasts will depart from the UK and head south on a 15 000 mile journey to coach rugby to African youngsters and empower local staff.. MORE »

Monday, April 05, 2010

Julian Huxley's incredible comeback after brain tumour forced him to quit

Julian Huxley made a remarkable comeback for the Brumbies in the Super 14 last weekend, just two years after he took a knock to the head that left him convulsing on the floor against the Reds. Routine scans later revealed that he had a brain tumour, placing both his life, and his rugby career, under threat. MORE »

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Simaika Mikaele huge hit at the Hong Kong Sevens

Samoa won their third consecutive IRB World Series Sevens series last weekend in Hong Kong as they beat New Zealand in the final, elevating them into the lead of the world series for the first time. MORE »

Sunday, April 04, 2010

The inspirational story of Charlie Pattison

It's a long weekend for many as time is spent with family and celebrations take place around the world. I figured it wouldn't hurt to throw in an inspirational clip today, as we highlight the story of a young man who's had to face different obstacles to most. MORE »

Friday, April 02, 2010

Racing Metro too strong for Brive in Paris

Racing Metro played Brive last weekend in what was a return to Top 14 action for the French players, and some English, who took part in the Six Nations recently. The Paris based side found some much needed form with a tight 25-18 win. MORE »

Friday, April 02, 2010

Jean De Viliers try seals win for Munster over Glasgow

Jean De Villiers scored a late try as Munster picked up a 27-19 Magners League win over Glasgow Warriors in a closely contested game at Thomond Park this past weekend. MORE »

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 22

While some of you are still getting over the shock announcement that League and Union will be merging in 2016 , we thought it would be a good time to check out some of the best tries scored recently in the French Top 14, with Round 22's best tries compilation. MORE »