Posts for November 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Wallabies thrash France in game of two halves

Despite early scrum worries and a closely contested first half, the Wallabies powered away from France in the second, humiliating the hosts with a 59-16 win at the Stade de France. MORE »

Sunday, November 28, 2010

All Blacks pushed by Wales but end with another Grand Slam

Despite the final score, New Zealand were made to work hard for a 25-37 win over a spirited Wales side to seal their Grand Slam tour of the home nations. MORE »

Sunday, November 28, 2010

England bashed by the 'Boks at Twickenham

The sense of optimism that has been emerging in English rugby in recent weeks was dealt a thundering blow on Saturday as a rattled England side were well beat 21-11 by South Africa at Twickenham. MORE »

Friday, November 26, 2010

Brian O'Driscoll brilliance against New Zealand

While the beauty of rugby is its many different facets, moments of sublime skill are perhaps right up there with why we have such an undying love for the game. Theres certain moments that will live on and be talked about for many a year to come. Brian ODriscolls try against New Zealand is one of those such moments. MORE »

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Midweek Madness - Drew Mitchell's cheeky run against Italy

Male nudity isnt usually encouraged on here but this past weekend we all saw a different side of Wallaby winger Drew Mitchell, so some of you thought it would be pretty funny to see that tattoed behind again, and have it shared with the world right here on Rugbydump. MORE »

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jason Robinson on life at Fylde Rugby Club

Only a few months back former England fullback Jason Robinson announced that hed be returning to rugby with a stint at division 2 club Fylde. The move surprised many, but since then Robinson has thrived not only on the field, but in his personal life too. MORE »

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Seremaia Bai's dangerous tackle on Aled Brew earns him yellow

The Wales and Fiji game on Friday wasn't too spectacular as for whatever reason, both sides failed to hit their straps. In an uneventful game, one of the moments that stood out was this tackle that resulted in a yellow card for Seremaia Bai. MORE »

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Zealand en route for Grand Slam after beating Ireland

The All Blacks continued their classy assault of the northern hemisphere with a convincing 38-18 win over Ireland at Lansdowne Road in what was the most entertaining game of the weekend. MORE »

Monday, November 22, 2010

England come good over resolute Samoan side

Samoa proved a decent challenge for England who, after beating Australia convincingly a week earlier, laboured to a 26-13 win over the Pacific Island visitors at Twickenham on Saturday. MORE »

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Wallabies bounce back with win over Italy

The Wallabies got things back on track with a 32-14 win over Italy on Saturday, despite the scoreline perhaps flattering the visitors in what was at times a closely contested match. MORE »

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dan Parks and Scotland upset the Springboks at Murrayfield

Scotland put an end to South Africas Grand Slam hopes as they claimed a famous 21-17 win in the driving rain of Murrayfield on Saturday. The flow of the match was hampered by poor conditions, but the hosts handled them better and came out deserving victors. MORE »

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wales and Fiji battle it out for a disappointing draw

Wales and Fiji played to a 16-16 draw last night at the Millennium Stadium in what was a result that felt more like a loss for the home side, who gave away an easy penalty in injury time. MORE »

Friday, November 19, 2010

Classic Encounters - New Zealand vs Ireland 1992

Ireland host the All Blacks tomorrow with history hanging over them and the fact that in one hundred years of rugby, they've never beaten the great team from New Zealand. They came mighty close in 1992 though, so here's a few highlights from that classic match. MORE »

Friday, November 19, 2010

Argentina get the better of Italy in Verona

Argentina beat Italy for the fifth successive time in Italy as they won 22-16 at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on Saturday. Felipe Contepomi kicked five penalties for the Pumas while fullback Martin Rodriguez scored a nice try. MORE »

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chris Ashton's brilliant try against the Wallabies at Twickenham

Those of you who have visited this site over the years will know that the aim has never been to be a highlights channel, but rather an archive of all things great in world rugby. It's with that in mind that we're adding this Chris Ashton wonder try to the archive as a featured post. MORE »

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Munster claim Australian scalp at freezing Thomond Park

Munster beat Australian 15-6 in a midweek clash last night at a windswept Thomond Park where the weather was more of a feature than the rugby on hand. Ironically it was Australian Paul Warwick who handled the conditions best, kicking all the points for the home side. MORE »

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

France beat Fiji comfortably in the wet of Nantes

France and Fiji met in Nantes in atrocious conditions on Saturday as the home side won 34-12 with Dimitri Yachvili kicking 19 points in a game that tried, but failed to live up to expectations, mainly due to the weather. MORE »

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Colin Bourke great try vs Hawkes Bay - New uncapped Barbarian

As with tradition, the Barbarians will have an uncapped player take to the field when they face South Africa on the 4th December. That player has now been revealed and its none other than dynamic Bay of Plenty number eight, Colin Bourke. MORE »

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shane Williams out for 10 weeks following Francois Steyn tackle

Welsh wizard Shane Williams will be out of rugby for at least 10 weeks after he suffered a shoulder injury just before halftime in Wales 29-25 loss to South Africa on the weekend. He may also be a doubtful starter for the Six Nations. MORE »

Monday, November 15, 2010

The All Blacks show their class against Scotland at Murrayfield

New Zealand hammered Scotland 49-3 in front of 58 000 at Murrayfield on Saturday, scoring seven tries and bringing to an end the home side's run of four unbeaten matches. Sonny Bill Williams was a deserving Man of the Match. MORE »

Sunday, November 14, 2010

England outpace the Wallabies at Twickenham

England got the better of Australia for the second time in succession as they beat comfortably beat the visitors 35-18 at Twickenham on Saturday in what has been described as their best performance since winning the World Cup in 2003. MORE »

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wales undone by Springbok comeback in Cardiff classic

The Springboks came back from being down 20-9 to hang on in the face of immense pressure and beat Wales 29-25 at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. Welsh debutant George North scored a pair of tries, but it was the visitors who left celebrating. MORE »

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ireland break losing streak with hard fought win over Samoa

Ireland ended their six-match losing streak as they were made to fight for their 20-10 win over Samoa at Lansdowne Road on Saturday. It took a try by Ronan OGara in the 66th minute to make things comfortable for the home side. MORE »

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A day in the life of Will Greenwood

Theres been a lot of heated debate amongst rugby fans of late as recent events, right up until rulings yesterday afternoon, have caused quite an amount of tension and negativity on the site. This video will hopefully remind everyone what rugby is all about, and that were all here because of our love for the game. MORE »

Friday, November 12, 2010

Referee fitness in the modern game, with Craig Joubert

England host the Wallabies at Twickenham tomorrow with man in the middle Craig Joubert taking charge of proceedings. While the scrum will be a big focus, its Jouberts general fitness around the park that might determine what kind of decisions he makes. MORE »

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Australia come from behind to beat Leicester Tigers in midweek clash

On Tuesday night Australias second-stringers played Leicester Tigers at Welford Road as the English side hoped to grab another big scalp to add to their already impressive list. Australia came from behind though, taking 26-15 victory. MORE »

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Connacht pick up famous win over Samoa in Galway

Irish side Connacht pulled off a massive upset on Tuesday night as they beat the touring Samoa 26-22 at the Sports Ground in Galway. The game was a warmup for Samoa ahead of their meeting with Ireland in Dublin this weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Kurtley Beale greatest try that never was

Theres been a fair share of negativity on here in the past couple of days due to some dirty play, so lets take a look at something good from the weekend as Kurtley Beale produced a moment of sheer genius against the Welsh. The Wallaby fullback didnt complete the job, but it's remarkable that he even got close. MORE »

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Dylan Hartley's forearm drop on Richie McCaw

While Keven Mealamu heads to a disciplinary hearing tonight for his headbutt, Englands Dylan Hartley got off scot-free for a dangerous challenge on New Zealand captain Richie McCaw. Both incidents occurred during the Twickenham game between the two sides on Saturday which the MORE »

Monday, November 08, 2010

Keven Mealamu's headbutt on Lewis Moody at Twickenham

All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu will face a IRB judicial hearing in Glasgow tomorrow after he was cited for headbutting Englands Lewis Moody at Twickenham on Saturday. If found guilty of striking with the head, it will no doubt be the end of Mealamus tour. MORE »

Monday, November 08, 2010

Springboks beat Ireland with hard fought win in Dublin

South Africa hung on against a resurgent Ireland to end a string of defeats in Dublin as they secured a hard fought 23-21 win at the new Aviva Stadium. Wet conditions and a poor crowd turnout made Irelands return to Lansdowne Road anything but memorable. MORE »

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Wales go down to Australia at the Millennium Stadium

Wales suffered another loss at the hands of a southern hemisphere team as they Australia beat them 25-16 at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The home side had the upper hand at times, but were punished by the elusive Wallaby backs. MORE »

Sunday, November 07, 2010

New Zealand win despite spirited England comeback

England put in a spirited second half comeback but it wasnt enough as the All Blacks held on for a 26-16 win at Twickenham. Tries by Hosea Gear and Kieran Read as well as the class of Dan Carter gave the visitors a 20-6 lead before England fought back. MORE »

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Canterbury beat Waikato to win third successive NPC final

The weekend round up starts with highlights of Canterburys 33-13 win over Waikato in the ITM Cup Final at a rain drenched AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Friday. It was their third successive national provincial championship win as they continue to be the dominant force in New Zealand rugby. MORE »

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Autumn Internationals results update - Nov 6th 2010

Three big Test matches took place earlier today in the Northern Hemisphere as the End of year tours from the three top ranked sides in the world commenced. As some had predicted, it was a clean sweep for the Southerners, but it wasn't all smooth sailing. MORE »

Friday, November 05, 2010

The best of Sonny Bill Williams for Canterbury in 2010

So the biggest news of the week is that Sonny Bill Williams has been picked to start for the All Blacks against England in Saturday's Twickenham Test. Premature some might say, but for those who have seen him play in recent times, it's well justified. MORE »

Friday, November 05, 2010

Austin Healey shares his thoughts as we get closer to kickoff

One of the true characters of the game, former England back Austin Healey was kind enough to share a few thoughts with Rugbydump ahead of a big month for Test rugby up north. This is what he had to say. MORE »

Friday, November 05, 2010

Friday Funnies - Where's Wally?

This clip went down quite well when posted on the MORE »

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Three great tries from the 1995 Rugby World Cup

Earlier in the month we featured a great video that showed three very skilful tries from the MORE »

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Francois Steyn vs Jerome Porical kicking duel

Racing Metro snuck a 18-18 draw after the final whistle as Jonathan Wisniewski kicked a penalty to take them level with Perpignan in their French Top 14 game this passed weekend. There was another kicking duel that went on though, with two big strikers of the ball taking center stage. MORE »

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Midweek Madness - The Northampton Saints 30m scrum!

Northampton Saints put in a punishing performance as they flexed their muscles to beat Newcastle 34-13 in the Aviva Premiership at Franklins Gardens on the weekend. This clip highlights the power they showed to dominate the visitors. MORE »

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A chat with Toby Flood as England launch their new kit

Ahead of England's new kit launch today, we caught up with with Toby Flood to get his thoughts leading up to the Autumn Tests, his feelings on his personal development, and his thoughts on social media. This is what he had to say. MORE »

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Auckland and Waikato produce semi-final nailbiter in the ITM Cup

The final of the ITM Cup will be contested by Canterbury and Waikato after the latter beat Auckland 38-37 in a thrilling contest at Eden Park on Saturday. It was a nailbiting finish with all the drama of some of the other great games on the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Bledisloe Cup classic in Hong Kong - full highlights

Earlier in the week we featured the final moments from the MORE »

Monday, November 01, 2010

The Sharks hammer Western Province to win the Currie Cup 2010

The Natal Sharks won their second Currie Cup title in three years after outplaying the much favoured Western Province in front of a packed house at Kingspark in Durban on Saturday. The 30-10 victory came as much from commitment as it did from a solid team display all round. MORE »

Monday, November 01, 2010

Clermont score sensational team try after the hooter

As we get into the round up of the best of the weekend, highlights or clips from the bigest matches will be featured soon, but for now here is a short clip of a fantastic try that was scored by Clermont in the Top 14 as they produced an impressive 27-3 bonus point win over Stade Francais. MORE »