Posts for December 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The History of Rugby - Part 12

As we approach New Years Eve, the holiday season is almost over so we look forward to a big 2011, with plenty of fantastic rugby action coming up as well as a few big changes on RD. For now, here's the next in the popular History of Rugby series. MORE »

Friday, December 24, 2010

Clinical Leinster turn on the heat against Clermont

Its Christmas time and while updates have been a little slower than usual here on Rugbydump, be assured that next year things will be back in full swing as the holiday season will be over. Your patience is appreciated. For now, heres some much requested highlights from Leinster's great win over Clermont on the weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ospreys win at home over Munster in Pool Three

As we attempt to bring you some highlights of the bigger games of the weekend, today we have a look at the tense 19-15 win by the Ospreys over Munster at the Liberty Stadium in Saturdays Heineken Cup Pool 3 game. MORE »

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Saracens beat Racing Metro in the snow in France

Paris played host to a fascinating game of rugby on Friday night as Saracens came up with a 19-14 win over hosts Racing Metro. The match played in heavy snow that started early, and continued right up until the final whistle. MORE »

Monday, December 20, 2010

Xavier Rush sees red for dangerous tackle on Courtney Lawes

Xavier Rush was red carded for a dangerous tackle on Courtney Lawes as Cardiff Blues went down 23-19 to the Northampton Saints at the Cardiff City Stadium this weekend. The result of the fierce contest effectively eliminated the Blues from the Heineken Cup. MORE »

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A pint or two with Harlequins flyhalf Nick Evans

Nick Evans was kind enough to take time out to catch up with RD ahead of a big rugby year, particularly in his native New Zealand. Among other things, he touched on his golfing prowess, an incredible dropgoal, and what it will take for the All Blacks to win the World Cup at home. MORE »

Friday, December 17, 2010

Get a RD discount and WIN big as Play On the movie launches today

A few months back we MORE »

Friday, December 17, 2010

London Irish desperate for return win after loss to Toulon

Tomorrow Toulon host London Irish in a crucial pool 3 game that will effectively decide if Irish will continue in the Heineken Cup or not. Last weekend Toulon got the better of them, winning 19-13 at the Madejski Stadium. MORE »

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Clermont outscore Leinster to set up mouth watering return game

Leinster were beaten 20-13 by Clermont Auvergne on the weekend but managed to salvage a losing bonus point ahead of their return Heineken Cup meeting in Dublin. The Irish side remain top of Pool two. MORE »

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Saracens go out as Racing Metro win at Vicarage Road

By now youve probably already watched the now MORE »

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Aironi produce shock upset win over Biarritz

One of the biggest upsets of the weekend, and perhaps the season, happened on Saturday in a Heineken Cup Pool 4 game as Aironi produced a dramatic 28-27 win over last seasons finalists, Biarritz. MORE »

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Perpignan's power up front leads to win over Leicester Tigers

Leicester went down 24-19 to Perpignan on the weekend in an extraordinary Heineken Cup game that showed that the power of the scrum still can have a massive impact on the result. This clip shows the disastrous lead up to the first try, and then the other two as well. MORE »

Monday, December 13, 2010

Paul O'Connell red card for swinging arm on Jonathan Thomas

Munsters Paul OConnell saw red within a few minutes of returning to Heineken Cup rugby last night, after a lengthy injury layoff had resigned him to the side lines for six months. The return to action, and the 22-16 win over the Ospreys, was marred though by his swinging arm on Jonathan Thomas. MORE »

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Zealand beat England to retain George Sevens title

New Zealand retained their South Africa Sevens title as they beat England 22-19 in a dramatic game in the George leg of the IRB Sevens World Series on Saturday. MORE »

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Brendan Venter's bizarre interview after loss to Racing Metro

Controversial Saracens Director of Rugby Brendan Venter gave a bizarre interview after last nights loss to Racing Metro in Round 3 of the Heineken Cup. Venter was fined recently by the ERC for outspoken comments. This was apparently his retort. MORE »

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Toulouse dominate Glasgow at frosty Firhill Park

It's been a challenging few days as travel and one or two technical probems have meant that RD hasn't been updated as often as what you're all used to. Thanks for the patience. For now, lets get things back on track with short highlights from last nights pool 6 Heineken Cup game that produced some excellent tries. MORE »

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Jerome Kaino's huge tackle on Bradley Davies

While the November Internationals for 2010 are now a thing of the past and we look towards the fascinating Heineken Cup, there were a few moments that stood out over the past month. This is one of them, from a player that's fast becoming an integral part of the number one ranked side in the world. MORE »

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Ollie Phillips shows us why you should always chase a penalty kick

A few years back I posted a video of a great try scored by Stade Francais player Cliff Mytton in the 1998 domestic final against Perpignan where he collected a rebound off the post. Twelve years later, another Stade player has done the same. MORE »

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Rupeni Caucau carded for high tackle on first Toulouse start

Rupeni Caucaunibuca made his first start for Toulouse in the Top 14 on Saturday as his new team went down 32-25 to Clermont. To compound matters, the former Fiji star was yellow carded for a dangerous high tackle. MORE »

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Flanker Justin Tipuric's fantastic try against Edinburgh

Young Welsh flanker Justin Tipuric scored his first Magners League try in style on the weekend as Ospreys beat Edinburgh 33-16 at the Liberty Stadium. The try was top quality, and many have tipped Tipuric to be a future Test rugby star. MORE »

Monday, December 06, 2010

England beat Samoa to take the Dubai Sevens title

England came back from being 21-12 down to beat Samoa 29-21 in the Dubai Sevens final on Saturday, claiming the tournament win over the reigning champions and picking up their first tournament win in Dubai since 2005. MORE »

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Referee Nigel Owens tells off 30 grown men

Leinster and Scarlets played to a 17-17 draw on Friday night at the Parc y Scarlets in what was an ill-tempered game. In the first half referee Nigel Owens felt things were getting out of hand, so he took control of things in rather unique fashion. MORE »

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Barbarians too good for South Africa at Twickenham

This weeks frozen weather couldnt prevent a star-studded Barbarians side running red hot earlier today, putting four tries past current world champions South Africa to win 26-20 at Twickenham. MORE »

Friday, December 03, 2010

Manu Tuilagi's smashing tackle on Tom Williams

The most well known Tuilagi brothers, Henry and Alesana, have become synonymous with their big runs and crunching hits, but theres another brother who is slowly creeping onto the radar as a potential star of the world game. MORE »

Friday, December 03, 2010

Classic Encounters - French Barbarians vs Tonga in Grenoble

A star studded French Barbarians side hosted Tonga this past weekend in what was a great game of rugby that featured some fantastic players, and went right down to the wire. If you dont know the result, skip to the video now to avoid the spoiler. MORE »

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Andy Powell hit on IRB Player of the Year 2010, Richie McCaw

Since the weekend we've learnt two things. One is that Richie McCaw has been named IRB Player of the Year again, and the second is that Welsh flanker Andy Powell was not cited for his high shot on the All Blacks captain. MORE »

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Scotland snatch last gasp win over Samoa

Scotland came from behind to take a half time lead and eventually sneak the win as a late Ruaridh Jackson penalty kick helped the home side beat Samoa 19-16 in Aberdeen on Saturday. Its Scotlands fifth win in their last six Tests this year. MORE »

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Ireland maintain winning ways against Argentina

Ireland comfortably beat Argentina on Sunday with a 29-9 win at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Jonathan Sexton was on superb kicking form while Stephen Ferris and Gordon DArcy scored the tries. MORE »