Posts for February 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Ireland hang on for victory over Scotland at Murrayfield

Scotland coach Andy Robinson was left fuming after Ireland clung onto a 21-18 lead to win a closely fought fixture at Murrayfield this weekend. Despite coming close, Scotland have now lost three from three in this year's Championship. MORE »

Sunday, February 27, 2011

England get the better of France at Twickenham

England are looking on course for their first Grand Slam since 2003 as they won a hard-fought battle against champions France 17-9 at Twickenham on Saturday, making it three out of three wins so far in this years Six Nations. MORE »

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wales tested in Rome but tough it out to beat Italy

Italy gave Wales somewhat of a Six Nations scare in Rome yesterday, but the visitors were able to subdue them enough and show their experience to take a 24-16 win at the Stadio Flaminio. MORE »

Sunday, February 27, 2011

New boys the Melbourne Rebels upset the Brumbies

The Melbourne Rebels shocked the Brumbies on Friday night at AAMI Park with a last gasp 25-24 win thanks to the boot of Danny Cipriani, and a try earlier on by captain Stirling Mortlock. MORE »

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Exclusive interviews with Shontayne Hape and Tom Wood

England face France later today in a Six Nations clash that would be considered by many to be the biggest game of the weekend. We were fortunate enough to catch up with Shontayne Hape and Tom Wood earlier in the week for a chat. MORE »

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - And the Oscar goes to

Earlier today you got to see some of the better tries from last weekend's opening Super Rugby weekend in Rugbydump's Pick of the Week. Right now, lets catch up with another popular feature, Fox Sports' MORE »

Friday, February 25, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Episode 8

It's the end of the week so a busy few days of watching rugby are upon us. The big Test everyone is talking about is the England vs France game in the Six Nations. On this week's O2 Inside Line, we catch up with the England camp. MORE »

Friday, February 25, 2011

Super Rugby Pick of the Week - Round 1

It was a bit of a mixed bag in round 1 of Super Rugby last weekend, as we saw a few relatively dull games, as well as some that were thoroughly enjoyable to watch. Here's your Pick of the Week, featuring the best tries from the first round. MORE »

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The big hits from the Blues vs Crusaders classic

One of the matches of the weekend was without a doubt the Super Rugby game between the Blues and the Crusaders in Auckland, which the home side won 24-22. It was fast paced ambitious rugby, with plenty of physicality, most of which has been packed into this short compilations for you to enjoy. MORE »

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gerhard van den Heever's great try against the Lions

Another contender for Super Rugby try of the weekend was this individual effort from 21 year old gas-man Gerhard van den Heever of the Bulls. They beat the Lions 24-20 in what was a closely contested affair at Ellis Park on Saturday night. MORE »

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Robbie Coleman's great finish against the Chiefs

Young Robbie Coleman scored one of the tries of the weekend as the Brumbies got their Super Rugby campaign off to a positive start with a 28-20 victory over the Chiefs in Canberra on Saturday. MORE »

Monday, February 21, 2011

Alesana Tuilagi huge hit on Mark van Gisbergen

Leicester Tigers beat Wasps 21-12 at Welford Road on Saturday night, with Jeremy Staunton and Steve Mafi scoring two first half tries which put them well ahead. Shortly before the end of the game, Alesana Tuilagi hammered the nail in. MORE »

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Waratahs give the Melbourne Rebels an early wake-up call

Another busy weekend has come to an end so while we try to bring you the best clips from around the world of rugby, heres a start with short highlights from the Melbourne Rebels first ever game in Super Rugby, a heavy 43-0 loss to the New South Wales Waratahs. MORE »

Friday, February 18, 2011

Ma'a Nonu big shoulder on Jimmy Cowan results in red card

Super Rugby kicked off earlier today with the Highlanders beating the Hurricanes 14-9 in a scrappy affair in Wellington. The home side played most of the second half with fourteen men after Ma'a Nonu was sent off with a second yellow card. MORE »

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sean Lamont's try saving tackle on Jamie Roberts

Earlier in the week we had a look at Jonny Wilkinson's MORE »

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Are you ready for Super Rugby 2011?

As you will realise, Super Rugby kicks off tomorrow in New Zealand with the first game of the tournament featuring the Hurricanes and the Highlanders. This year the tournament is expanded to 15, and has a slightly different format to before. MORE »

Thursday, February 17, 2011

South Africa win the Las Vegas Sevens - Weekend summary

The South African Sevens team beat Fiji 24-14 in the Cup Final of the Las Vegas Sevens, with their speed and agility too much to handle for the bigger Fijians. This video features highlights of the top teams in action, as well as the final MORE »

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jonny Wilkinson's trysaving tackle on Andrea Masi

Jonny Wilkinson is playing second fiddle to Toby Flood these days, but despite not being the key figure he used to be, hes adjusting to the role well and contributing where he can, as was seen on Saturday during Englands whitewash win over Italy. MORE »

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rupeni Caucau scores his first try for Toulouse

Rupeni Caucau scored his first try for Toulouse on the weekend as they snatched a narrow 22-19 victory over La Rochelle at the Stade Marcel Deflandre. There was a glimpse of what we remember from the dynamic winger, so things are looking up. MORE »

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Waratahs Skills - The Summer Edition

Last week the All Blacks came out with their MORE »

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

RBS RugbyForce - Register today for your club's make-over

Does your rugby club need a make-over? RBS Rugby MORE »

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hugo Southwell gets introduced to Lee Byrne's boot

While the Scotland vs Wales game at Murrayfield was a rather dull affair, there were however one or two moments that are worth watching again. This is one that will surely spark debate, as Hugo Southwells reckless challenge went unpunished. MORE »

Monday, February 14, 2011

Are Rugby players romantic?

In case you've forgotten, today happens to be Valentines Day so to all those hardened rugby players out there, don't forget your loved ones and please, if they say they don't want anything this year, don't believe it. MORE »

Monday, February 14, 2011

France edge out Ireland at a packed Aviva Stadium

France beat Ireland 25-22 in Dublin yesterday in what was the defending champions' second straight win of the 2011 Six Nations championship. Poor discipline ultimately cost Ireland, who actually scored three tries to the one of the visiting French. MORE »

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wales get much needed win over Scotland at Murrayfield

Wales finally broke their eight-match losing streak with a hard-fought 24-6 RBS 6 Nations victory over Scotland at Murrayfield this weekend. MORE »

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chris Ashton dives into the record books as England punish Italy

Swan-diving sensation Chris Ashton stole the show this weekend, becoming the first ever English player to score four tries in a Six Nations match and helping England crush Italy by 59 points to 13. MORE »

Saturday, February 12, 2011

England fullback Ben Foden answers your questions

It's Saturday and in a few hours time the second round of the Six Nations will get under way with England against Italy, then later on we've got Scotland hosting Wales. During the week we caught up with Ben Foden ahead of round two. MORE »

Friday, February 11, 2011

Christophe Dominici trip on Jason Robinson - RWC 2003 Semi Final

Last weekend we saw Jon Davies trip Chris Ashton in the Six Nations opener. Accidental or not, there were subsequently a few MORE »

Friday, February 11, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Episode 7 - England vs Italy preview

It's time to catch up with the O2 Inside Line show again, as this week Danny Care gets behind the camera to take you behind the scenes in the England camp ahead of their game with Italy. There's also a cook-off between Toby Flood and Dan Cole. MORE »

Thursday, February 10, 2011

All Blacks skills - Part 2 - In the backyard

They've done it again. The All Blacks and SKY Television have teamed up once again to bring us another brilliant All Blacks Skills video. This time they're in the backyard, you now have the chance to submit your own skills video, and win big. MORE »

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ben Foden gets the better of Stephen Jones' hit

Here's a quick clip of what happened straight from the kickoff in last Friday's RBS 6 Nations opener between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium. As we know, England won the game 26-19. You can view MORE »

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Seremaia Burotu red carded for huge tackle against Samoa

You saw the highlights of the final of the fantastic Wellington Sevens yesterday, so heres another clip from the tournament, this time of a huge hit that unfortunately ended in a red card for Fijis Seremaia Burotu. MORE »

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Francois Trinh-Duc flick through the legs sets up Imanol Harinordoquy try

After a great opening weekend of Six Nations rugby, it seems as though there were a few key incidents or moments in the games that grabbed most of the plaudits and attention. This is one of them. MORE »

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

New Zealand beat England to win the Wellington Sevens

New Zealand won their second IRB World Series Sevens tournament in succession as they won at home, beating England 29-14 to take the Wellington Sevens title this past weekend. Debutant Declan ODonnell proved to be the star of the final. MORE »

Monday, February 07, 2011

Be the Bagman for Ireland vs England - Great viral vid

The Six Nations is in full swing, so Paddy Power have come up with this great viral video to promote their ' MORE »

Monday, February 07, 2011

Jonathan Davies trip on Chris Ashton goes unpunished

Wales centre Jonathan Davies seems to have escaped a citing for his trip on England wing Chris Ashton in the Six Nations opener on Friday night. The cut off for a citing to be submitted was last night, and theres no news since. MORE »

Sunday, February 06, 2011

French power and flair too much for Scotland in Paris

France turned it on in Paris last night as they produced an impressive 34-21 win over Scotland in the most entertaining Six Nations game of the weekend. MORE »

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Ronan O'Gara rescues Ireland as they scrape home against Italy

Minutes separated the Italians from a historic first-ever-win over the Irish, but Ronan O'Garas late drop-goal shattered Azzurri dreams and sealed a tense 13-11 victory for the visitors. MORE »

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Toby Flood steers England to victory over Wales in championship opener

In a physical contest that lived up to the pre-match hype, Martin Johnsons England side got their 2011 campaign off to the best of starts with a hard fought 26-19 RBS 6 Nations win over Wales. MORE »

Friday, February 04, 2011

Wales vs England - Wembley Stadium - 1999

Its not long to go before big Six Nations game at the Millennium Stadium, so lets have a quick look back at the match that was mentioned earlier in the week, the classic 1999 meeting between Wales and England at Wembley. MORE »

Friday, February 04, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Episode 6 - Wales vs England preview

The O2 Inside Line segment is back with the first show of the year, ready for you to watch ahead of tonight's Wales vs England game. We hear from 'twins' Dylan Hartley and Chris Ashton, see James Haskell struggling to fit into man-sized suits, and get thoughts from Austin Healey and Abi Griffiths. MORE »

Friday, February 04, 2011

As long as we beat the English - Kelly Jones - Stereophonics

To continue the build up for tonight's big game between Wales and England, here's a short video to stir the hearts and souls of Welsh rugby fans, whose passion for beating their far larger neighbours knows no bounds. MORE »

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Chat with Nick Easter and Simon Shaw ahead of the RBS 6 Nations

With the RBS 6 Nations kicking off on Friday, we were given some interview time with a few of the England players as they prepared for their big game with Wales. Some of your questions, posed on the RD Facebook Page, were also asked. MORE »

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Llanelli vs Swansea 2002 - Gavin Henson white hair, red card

Gavin Henson has hit the headlines again as he's walked out on Saracens, heading to Toulon. It seems like an opportune time to post this amusing clip from 2002, and the highly charged Welsh derby when Henson was shown a straight red card. MORE »

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Can top Sevens players earn a decent living from it?

Sevens Rugby is now more mainstream than ever, with large TV audiences, massive tournament attendances, and fitter, faster players than ever before. It's a serious business, but is there money to be made for the players themselves? MORE »

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

James Simpson-Daniel's individual effort against Agen

Try scoring machine James Simpson-Daniel had a good game for the Saxons this past weekend, and scored this well taken try against Agen a few weeks back. Hes stuck his hand up for England selection, but a regular senior side slot has always eluded him. MORE »

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Southern Kings surprise the Bulls in Super Rugby warm up

Its a busy period as we lead up to the Six Nations and Super Rugby tournament, so please bear with us as when updates are a little slower than what youre used to, theres a reason for it. For now, heres highlights from an upset on the weekend. MORE »