Posts for September 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Life as a Pro - Behind the scenes with four professional rugby players

This is something a little different as the IRBs Total Rugby show have made this mini documentary feature that examines life as a professional rugby player, through the eyes of four guys from different parts of the world. MORE »

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ryan Kankowski suspended following stamp against the Lions

Springbok Ryan Kankowski of the Sharks has been suspended for a week after he was found guilty of stamping a Lions player in their tense Currie Cup match in Johannesburg on Saturday. It looked out of character so theres been a few of you asking to see the clip. MORE »

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Juan Manuel Leguizamon eyegouge that got an 80 day ban

Last week Stade Francais and Argentina backrower Juan Manuel was banned from rugby for 80 days following illegal contact with the eyes against Toulouse in the Top 14. Not many have seen the incident in question, so weve organised an exclusive clip, as well as footage of his earlier dangerous tackle. MORE »

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jonathan Davies great solo effort against the Dragons

The Scarlets sit near the top of the table in the Magners League after their 27-14 win over the Dragons in Newport on Friday. Scarlets scored three first half tries, with Jonathan Davies set up one and then scoring this solo effort shortly afterwards. MORE »

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rugby World Cup 2011, New Zealand Memories in the making

With the much anticipated Rugby World Cup 2011 less than a year away, the hype is building as fans book their packages to be a part of one of the greatest shows on earth. In this great video Martin Johnson and Rob Andrew speak exclusively to MORE »

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu try & Brett Deacon vs Tim Payne punch-up

A tense Aviva Premiership game took place between Gloucester and Wasps at Kingsholm on the weekend, with the home side taking it 22-20 after two big Nicky Robinson penalties. Featured here is the try of the match from Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, and the fight between forwards Tim Payne and Brett Deacon. MORE »

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fritz Lee sees red as he almost takes Luke Hamilton's head off

Counties Manukau loose forward Fritz Lee faces a possible lengthy suspension after he was sent from the field during his sides 40-24 win over Northland in the ITM Cup on Sunday. Lee's high tackle is one of the worst looking hits you'll see for some time. MORE »

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Edinburgh get first win with victory over Leinster at Murrayfield

Edinburgh picked up their first season win as they consigned Leinster to their second successive defeat in the Magners League, beating them 32-24 at Murrayfield on Friday night. MORE »

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hooker Jason Rutledge's incredible tryline defence against Waikato

Southland retained the Ranfurley Shield with a famous 9-6 win over Auckland on Thursday night, beating them for only the 8th time in 51 attempts. Hooker Jason Rutledge has been inspirational this season, as he showed a week back against Waikato with some great defensive play close to the tryline. MORE »

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 7

Thanks to the help of one of Rugbydump's most valued contributors, today we've got another Top 14 Best Tries compilation for you, this time from Round 7 of the fascinating French competition. There's a few outstanding tries in this round. MORE »

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Funnies - Crouch, touch, slap, engage

Unfortunately there hasn't been time for Magners League or Aviva Premiership highlights this week but hopefully tomorrow I'll get some time to post something. It is Friday though, so time for a laugh with the latest Friday Funnies clip. MORE »

Friday, September 24, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 6

With so much rugby taking place right now, its difficult to not only keep track of the all the goings on, but make sure the best clips are posted in a timely fashion. Your patience is appreciated as RD attempts to maintain a high standard and continue to please. For now, well catch up on the best tries from Round 6 of the Top 14. MORE »

Thursday, September 23, 2010

ITM Cup in New Zealand - Highlights from Round 8

The ITM Cup heads into another round of action as we near the weekend, so its time to catch up with the tries and highlights from Round 8. The feedback has been pretty positive, so heres another enjoyable ten minute package of tries and highlights. MORE »

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Currie Cup Round 11 - Highlights from the weekend

The Currie Cup highlights have been scarce the last two weeks as for one reason or another, they weren't top of the list and other tournaments got featured. If anything major happened, it would have been shown though. To make up for it anyway, here's full highlights of three games from the weekend, Round 11. MORE »

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Midweek Madness - The All Blacks show their skills in new advert

Sky NZs Rugby Channel have come up with a new advert that is sure to get plenty of attention. It features All Blacks Cory Jane, Piri Weepu, and Rene Ranger at training pulling off incredible passes, kicks, and no look catches. But how original is it? MORE »

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wasps snatch win from Leicester with classic comeback

Some superb tries were scored as Dave Walder and Wasps staged a second half fight back against Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership on the weekend, coming back from 30-18 down to win 37-30. MORE »

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Montpellier score four great tries against Agen at Stade Armandie

Montpellier continued their positive start under Fabien Galthi as they scored some fantastic tries on their way to thumping Agen 35-6 in the Top 14 on Friday. They scored four very well taken tries, with the first in particular a classic. MORE »

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tim Visser's great individual effort against Ulster

Edinburgh suffered their third defeat of the Magners League season on the weekend, this time at the hands of impressive Ulster as they went down 29-21 at Ravenhill. Dutch wing Tim Visser scored a great try for the visitors, so here it is. MORE »

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sonny Bill Williams finishes off a slick team try from Canterbury

Canterbury were upset 31-20 by Taranaki in the ITM Cup on the weekend as the hosts scored five tries to two in a gritty performance of which they were deserving winners. Some fantastic tries were scored in the game, with this probably the pick of them. MORE »

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pierre Mignoni dislocated finger and Joe Van Niekerk try

Toulon put in a great performance yesterday as they beat rivals Clermont 28-16 in their Top 14 meeting at the Stade Mayol. Pierre Mignoni dislocated his finger, but continued on, and Joe Van Niekerk scored a nice try. Both clips are featured here. MORE »

Sunday, September 19, 2010

James Downey's solid hit on Shontayne Hape from Franklins Gardens

Northampton Saints put in a convincing display against Bath on Friday night as they won 31-10 at Franklins Gardens, giving them their third win in three matches to take them clear at the top of the Aviva Premiership. MORE »

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sireli Bobo scores from Francois Steyn quick restart

Theres no Test rugby this weekend but there are still loads of games taking place, with matches in the Currie Cup, Magners League, ITM Cup, Aviva Premiership, and the French Top 14. Here is a short clip from the Top 14 last weekend, the type of try you definitely dont see very often, if at all. MORE »

Friday, September 17, 2010

Aled Brew spear tackle goes unpunished against Glasgow Warriors

Newport Gwent Dragons players Aled Brew and Scott Morgan were both cleared of any wrong doing following their tumultuous encounter with Glasgow Warriors on Sunday. Brew seemingly spear tackled DTH Van Der Merwe, but has been cleared of any wrong doing. MORE »

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lachlan Turner in the Gatorade Bolt Fastest Footballer in Australia race

Wallaby back Lachlan Turner took part in a novelty 100 metre race on Wednesday night in Sydney as Usain Bolt and sponsors set out to determine who the fastest man in Australian footy is, with athletes from Union, League, and Soccer all lining up. MORE »

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Magners League best tries mix - Round 2

Round two of the Magners League served up a few interesting results as the best of Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy played each other in the newly extended tournament. Heres a mix of the best tries of the round. MORE »

Thursday, September 16, 2010

ITM Cup in New Zealand - Highlights from Round 7

Last week the reaction to the extended ITM Cup highlights was pretty good, so here are more highlights, this time from the latest round, Round 7, a round that had a few tight clashes, and some great tries. MORE »

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Midweek Madness - James Semple throws up after big tackle

This incident from New Zealands ITM Cup was requested via the MORE »

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

George Stowers straight red card for hit on Nick Abendanon

As you may have seen on the Aviva Premiership highlights post yesterday, George Stowers of London Irish received a straight red card on the weekend after he made a dangerous tackle on Bath fullback Nick Abendanon at the Recreaton Ground. MORE »

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Something super is coming to rugby - Super Rugby launch

In case you haven't heard yet, yesterday saw the launch of the newly formed Super 15 tournament, now with an extra team (Melbourne Rebels), a new format, and re-branded as MORE »

Monday, September 13, 2010

Quade Cooper's outrageous sidestep on Cory Jane

This is a quick clip that has been requested from this past weekend's Tri Nations game between the Wallabies and the All Blacks. It features Aussie flyhalf Quade Cooper showing his moves as he dances his way around Cory Jane. MORE »

Monday, September 13, 2010

Aviva Premiership highlights - Round 1 & 2

Todays post is a little different as Id like to draw your attention to something that has been on the site for a while now, but is perhaps underutilised by many of you. I'm talking about the e-player that usually sits on the sidebar, and has the best highlights from matches in the newly branded Aviva Premiership. MORE »

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 5

Time to catch up on the best tries from the French Top 14 for Round 5, which took place last weekend. Unfortunately we missed out on Round 4, but this one packed with ten of the best from the league. MORE »

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Zealand comeback ensures Tri Nations clean sweep

The All Blacks showed what a quality side they are as they achieved a Tri Nations clean sweep by coming from behind to beat the Wallabies 23-22 in the final test in Sydney. New Zealand have now beaten Australia for the tenth time in succession, and have a 15 Test unbeaten run. MORE »

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Rugby Club Plays of the year 2010

As the Tri Nations comes to a close tomorrow in Sydney with the final game of the tournament, it signals the end of another season of MORE »

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Funnies - The Kurtley Beale falcon

It's almost been a week since the incredible test match between the Boks and the Wallabies in Bloemfontein. Who will ever forget the way the game was won, with Kurtley Beale slotting the match winning kick. He will be remembered for another great moment too though, this classic falcon a few minutes from time. MORE »

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Ross Skeate Diary - Top of the table, but out of action

Regular columnist Ross Skeate of the Natal Sharks gives us an update today on how life has been treating him on the east coast of South Africa. Having started the season well with his new side, he's had a bit of a set back but remains positive, giving us his thoughts on the Sharks, the Boks, and the future for the All Blacks. MORE »

Thursday, September 09, 2010

ITM Cup in New Zealand - Highlights from Round 6

It's time for another extended wrap-up from the ITM Cup, with a 20 minute package showing every try that was scored in Round 6, including the much talked about Sonny Bill Williams debut. MORE »

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Saia Faingaa's dangerous tackle on Flip van der Merwe

For those of you that missed it or asked to see it again, here is the tackle that resulted in a yellow card and a two week suspension for Wallaby hooker Saia Faingaa during the Tri Nations victory over the Springboks on Saturday. MORE »

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Cardiff Blues' three great tries against Edinburgh

Cardiff Blues got their Magners League campaign underway in style as they scored some fantastic tries on their way to a 34-23 victory over Edinburgh in Cardiff on the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Mafileo Kefu straight red card for high tackle on Alexis Palisson

Toulon centre Mafileo Kefu was red carded within five minutes of kick off against Brive on the weekend as the two sides met in the Top 14, a match that ended with the big spending Toulon going down 27-9 at the Stade Amedee Domenech. MORE »

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Treviso upset Scarlets in opening Magners League weekend

The newly structured Magners League kicked off this weekend as Italian sides made their debut and Benetton Treviso picked up an upset win as they beat Scarlets 34-28 at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo. MORE »

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

New Zealand win the Women's World Cup final

New Zealand and England battled it out for the title of Womens Rugby World Cup champions on Sunday evening at the Twickenham Stoop, with the Black Ferns eventually proving too strong, winning 13-10 in a tense game that saw them having three players yellow carded. MORE »

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Great passing sets up Ernst Joubert try for Saracens

London Irish impressed at Twickenham on Saturday as they beat last seasons finalists Saracens 33-16 in the opening weekend of the Aviva Premiership. This short clip comes from the first try of the match, and a great bit of skill to send captain Ernst Jourbert over in the corner. MORE »

Monday, September 06, 2010

John Smit's one handed catch against the Wallabies

Springbok captain John Smit has lamented his team's poor form in this years Tri Nations following their 41-39 loss to the Wallabies on Saturday. It wasnt all bad though, as Smit himself pulled off this fantastic catch as the Boks upped the tempo. Its been much requested, so here it is, along with his thoughts going forward. MORE »

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Women's Rugby World Cup Final preview - England vs New Zealand

The Womens Rugby World Cup final kicks off this evening at the Twickenham Stoop as hosts England look to upset favourites New Zealand in what promises to be another fascinating match in a tournament that has put womens rugby well and truly on the map. MORE »

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Wallabies pip the Springboks in another Tri Nations thriller

The Wallabies beat the Springboks 41-39 in Bloemfontein in what was another frenetic Tri Nations game. A courageous comeback from the home side came to none as Kurtley Beale snatched the win with the final kick of the match. MORE »

Friday, September 03, 2010

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Thanks coach

The Fox Sports Plays of the Week comes to an end soon as this is the penultimate edition of the unique weekly rugby wrap-up, Aussie style. MORE »

Friday, September 03, 2010

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 3

Top 14 matches took place midweek this week, and there will be more on Sunday, but here is a recap of the best tries from round 3 of the tournament in France. There's a few questionable ones, but one or two great pieces of skill, including a great hit on the final try. MORE »

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Incredible try saving tackle by Australia's Nicole Beck at the WRWC

The England ladies progressed to the final of the Womens Rugby World Cup after they beat Australia 15-0 in an entertaining match at the Twickenham Stoop last night. While England celebrated the win, the moment on everyones mind was this outstanding cover tackle from Wallaroo winger, Nicole Beck. MORE »

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Jongi Nokwe finishes off nice Cheetahs team try vs Western Province

Despite an early start to the Currie Cup, Western Province have now lost two on the trot, first to the MORE »

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Counties prop Jono Owen smashes Manawatu flyhalf Tomasi Cama

Late last night we posted a quick clip to the RD Facebook Page just so some of you could get your fix after what was a busy day here. The reaction was good, so those who missed it can check it out now. MORE »

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Women's Rugby World Cup Semi Final preview

This afternoon the semi finals of the Womens Rugby World Cup will take place as favourites New Zealand play France, while hosts England face Australia at the Twickenham Stoop. MORE »