Posts for January 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Tim Rodber big hit on Colin Charvis - Five Nations 1999

The RBS 6 Nations 2011 kicks off this week, with the first game on Friday night between Wales and England. Here is a short clip from a classic match back in 1999, that features a big hit from powerful England forward Tim Rodber. MORE »

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sonny Bill Williams pushed all the way in third pro fight

Dual international Sonny Bill Williams took place in his third professional boxing fight this weekend, resulting in a unanimous decision as the All Black won on the Gold Coast. While the previous two fights have been questionable, this time he was tested by brawler Scott Lewis. MORE »

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Toulouse bounce back with good win over Montpellier

Toulouse got over their disappointing Heineken Cup MORE »

Friday, January 28, 2011

Rugby behind bars - Unit 9, Buenos Aires, Argentina

As anyone whos ever played rugby knows, the sport and its culture has a unique factor that can be life changing in many ways. Inmates at a Buenos Aires prison have been lucky enough to be exposed to the game, and have since flourished. MORE »

Friday, January 28, 2011

Clermont get the better of Racing Metro in the Top 14

Clermont went joint second with Racing Metro on the Top 14 table when they beat them 31-15 at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Wednesday evening. There were some great tries scored including a moment of magic from scrumhalf Morgan Parra. MORE »

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Faan Rautenbach banned for three weeks for stamp

London Irish prop Faan Rautenbach was cited following a yellow card he received for stamping on the head and shoulder of Munster's David Wallace on the weekend. Earlier today he was found guilty, facing three weeks on the sideline. MORE »

Thursday, January 27, 2011

David Lemi and Wasps snatch late win over Toulouse

In probably the most dramatic finish of the round, Wasps scored a late try to beat Toulouse 21-16 in their Pool 6 Heineken Cup meeting at Adams Park on the weekend. Wasps were already out of the tournament, but the loss for Toulouse means an away quarter final. MORE »

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Munster restore pride with win over London Irish

Despite heading out of the tournament, Munster ended their Heineken Cup campaign on a high with a bonus point 28-14 win over London Irish in a fascinating game played in front of a packed Thomond Park on the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Perpignan stay top with bonus point win over Scarlets

As we attempt to catch up with some of the better action from the weekend, these highlights are from a powerful Heineken Cup display by Perpignan as they beat Scarlets 37-5 at the Stade Aime Giral on Sunday. MORE »

Monday, January 24, 2011

Win big with the 2011 USA Sevens in Las Vegas

Rugby in the USA is steadily growing in terms of it's popularity, player numbers, and place in society. Sevens is no different, so this year's USA Sevens tournament in Las Vegas promises to be bigger and better than ever before, and you could be there. MORE »

Monday, January 24, 2011

Shane Williams sparks life into Ospreys as they beat Toulon

Ospreys hosted Toulon in what was a bit of a dead rubber at the Liberty Stadium on the weekend. Pride was on the line for the home side, who came away 29-17 winners over the weakened tourists, who had already qualified for the knockout stages. MORE »

Monday, January 24, 2011

Biarritz head into the last eight with win over Bath

Biarritz beat Bath 26-19 in Pool Four of the Heineken Cup on Saturday. The bonus point win took them to top spot and means that they will have a home quarter final, hosting Toulouse in April. MORE »

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Florian Fritz gives the finger after red for dangerous tackle

Earlier today Wasps beat Toulouse with a last gasp try by David Lemi as the scores were tied. Highlights of the game will be posted soon, but for now here's the controversial red card decision that saw Florian Fritz take an early exit. MORE »

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jason White's big tackle on Chris Wyles

It's been a while since big hitting machine Jason White has been featured here on Rugbydump. He's back though after this great tackle he made on Saracens' Chris Wyles on Friday night was much requested. MORE »

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Funnies - Ref George Clancy gets smashed by Seilala Mapusua for wearing pink

As we've seen on more than one occasion, being a referee comes with a few occupational hazards. While they should be light on their feet, aware of their positioning and generally one step ahead, occasionally they get it wrong. MORE »

Friday, January 21, 2011

The IRB Sevens World Sevens so far

There's been a bit of a break on the Sevens circuit after the first two tournaments produced some thrilling games. Next up, the teams head to Wellington before another big party in Las Vegas shortly after. MORE »

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ronan O'Gara yellow carded for scuffle with Pierre Mignoni

Munster had a nightmare of a day in Toulon on the weekend as they not only took a 32-16 hiding , but had to deal with a controversial call as kingpin flyhalf Ronan O'Gara was.. MORE »

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jamie Cudmore gets 40 day ban for punch on Gregory Le Corvec

Serial offender Jamie Cudmore has been handed a 40 day ban after being cited for his latest offence against Perpignan in their Top 14 game a few weeks back. He had just made a return from suspension. MORE »

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Brad Thorn on Rugby League, the World Cup, and life's percentages

As he heads into what will no doubt be his final season of Test rugby, former League international and current All Black lock Brad Thorn reflects on a career that has taken many twists and turns along the way. MORE »

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dan Tuohy charge knocks out Marcelo Bosch

Ulster beat Biarritz 9-6 in a low scoring Heineken Cup pool 4 game at Ravenhill on Saturday. In a tight game of few standout highlights, this big charge from Dan Tuohy was much requested. MORE »

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Toulon send Munster packing after big performance at home

It was a historic day MORE »

Monday, January 17, 2011

Leicester Tigers silence the Scarlets in Round 5 of the Heineken Cup

Leicester Tigers came back from being 10-6 down to the Scarlets to take a well deserved 32-18 win at Parc y Scarlets on the weekend. They move level on points with Perpignan at the top of their pool, with a game against Treviso to come. MORE »

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Leinster looking strong as they beat Saracens at the RDS

Another weekend of European action has come to an end so over the next week well be looking back at the best games, as well as some noteworthy moments. This post features Leinsters good win over Saracens on Saturday as they beat them 43-20 to progress to the quarter finals. MORE »

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Northampton Saints ease into quarters with win over Edinburgh

Northampton Saints secured top spot in Pool One of the Heineken Cup as they scored five tries to beat Edinburgh 37-0 at Franklins Gardens on Friday night. The home side bounced back from successive Premiership defeats to overwhelm the visitors. MORE »

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brian O'Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson surprise some unsuspecting fans

Over the years fans have sporadically been treated to rugby tv ads. It doesnt happen too often, but when it does we're usually curious to check them out. Today is the launch of an amusing new ad campaign that includes two rugby legends. MORE »

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Vote for the IRPA Try of the Year 2010

In December of 2009 a shortlist of 15 tries were drawn up by the IRB and the International Rugby Players Association with a vote going to the public for the first time. Last month it was repeated, but this time theres 18 tries to choose from. MORE »

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Manu Tuilagi's well timed tackle vs Northampton Saints

Manu Tuilagi put in another impressive performance this past weekend as Leicester Tigers beat Northampton Saints 27-16. He hasn't been selected for England duty though, surprising some. MORE »

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Daisuke Ohata match winning try vs Scotland in 1999

Japanese legend Daisuke Ohata, leading try scorer in international rugby, has been forced into retirement following a knee injury. To acknowledge his contribution, here's a great full field try he scored in the Sevens in 1999. MORE »

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Biarritz score ten tries as they run riot against hapless Agen

One of the performances of the weekend in the Top 14 came from Biarritz as they swept aside Agen with a mighty 65-22 rout, scoring ten tries in the process. MORE »

Monday, January 10, 2011

Stade Francais trounce league leaders Toulouse in Paris

While having a look around for some of the best clips to show you this week, there's a try that was scored in the Top 14 by Stade Francais against Toulouse, MORE »

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dan Biggar hits the crossbar from point-blank range

In what was a scrappy Magners League game, Leinster beat Ospreys 15-10 at the RDS on Friday night. Jonny Sexton kicked all Leinster's points, while Dan Biggar had a shocker with the boot, including a kick that he'd rather forget about. MORE »

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Iain Balshaw's nice try for Biarritz against Toulon

Biarritz had a fantastic day in the Top 14 yesterday as they scored ten tries to beat Agen convincingly. That game will no doubt feature over the next few days, so until then, here's a nice try scored by their fullback Iain Balshaw recently. MORE »

Friday, January 07, 2011

Richie Rees banned for 12 weeks after contact with Dylan Hartley's eyes

Cardiff Blues scrumhalf Richie Rees was handed a 12 week suspension earlier today for his part in a scuffle against Northampton Saints that involved his fingers making contact with Dylan Hartley's eyes. MORE »

Friday, January 07, 2011

Jocelino Suta red card for shoulder charge on Remy Martin

It's been a controversial week for rugby in the UK and France as a handful of incidents have resulted in suspensions. Here's a quick clip of one that took place in the Top 14, when Toulon met Bayonne last week. MORE »

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Mario Ledesma's big tackle on Joffrey Michel

This is a quick clip of a nice tackle from veteran Argentinian hooker, Mario Ledesma, while playing for Clermont against Perpignan in the Top 14 recently. The tackle itself was a good one, but the fact that Ledesma is 37 years old made it all the more impressive. MORE »

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Thom Evans getting on with life after premature retirement

In February last year, Scotland wing Thom Evans suffered a horrific injury that left him paralysed temporarily, unable to ever play rugby again. While its meant a massive change in his life, the 25 year old is looking ahead to a bright future. MORE »

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Best tries of the Top 14 - Round 14

One of the more popular features here on RD is the best tries compilations from the Top 14 in France. It's not always possible to get hold of them, but when we do, they're usually very entertaining. Here's the best of round 14 from two weeks ago. MORE »

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Scott MacLeod and Chris Fusaro red carded for derby boxing

A week ago Edinburgh lock Scott MacLeod and Glasgow flank Chris Fusaro were both red carded for their off the ball fight at the end of a highly charged meeting between the Scottish rival sides in the Magners League. MORE »

Monday, January 03, 2011

Sam Tuitupou and Keith Earls big dump tackle on Richard Fussell

A few weeks back Munster travelled to the Liberty Stadium and went down 19-15 to arch rivals Ospreys in what was a tense Heineken Cup game that exposed one or two in the Munster pack, and was littered with refereeing inconsistencies. MORE »

Monday, January 03, 2011

Dave Attwood facing a lengthy ban after stamp on Petrisor Toderasc

Gloucester lock Dave Attwood will find out the severity of his suspension later this week following his stamp to the face of La Rochelle prop Petrisor Toderasc during their Amlin Challenge cup defeat at Kingsholm last month. MORE »

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Lifeimi Mafi finishes nice Munster team try vs Ulster

Munster scored three late tries to make the final score of 35-10 look comfortable as they picked up a bonus point win over Ulster in the Magners League at Thomond Park last night. Lifeimi Mafi finished off an exciting end to the game, so that try is featured. MORE »

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Another £250 000 Crossbar Challenge winner at Wembley

Just over a year ago we watched in amazement as Stuart Tinner became an overnight legend when he won the inaugural Crossbar Challenge at Wembley. Saracens hosted the event once again, on Boxing Day, and this time it was Matthew Rouse who struck gold. MORE »