Posts for August 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

England beat Ireland in Dublin - Manu Tuilagi and Delon Armitage tries

Earlier in the week we took a look at the Manu Tuilagi tackle on David Wallace that resulted in injury, so today we'll have a quick look at the tries from the match for those who missed it, or just want to watch them again. MORE »

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Huge tackle from Hawkes Bay's Hikairo Forbes against Northland

We've got a bit of a history with posting big hits here on RD. Everyone loves seeing them after all, so here's a quick clip of a great tackle that happened in New Zealand's brilliant ITM Cup recently. MORE »

Monday, August 29, 2011

Manu Tuilagi tackles David Wallace out of the Rugby World Cup

Having lost their last few internationals and now dropped to eighth in the official IRB World Rankings, Ireland are also having to deal with injury woes, the latest of which is to stalwart David Wallace, who will be missing the Rugby World Cup as a result. MORE »

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Quade Cooper cited then cleared for knee in Richie McCaw's face

Quade Cooper dodged a bullet earlier today as he was cleared of any wrongdoing after being cited for kneeing the head of All Blacks captain Richie McCaw during the Wallabies' historic Tri Nations victory in Brisbane on Saturday night. MORE »

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Wallabies take the Tri Nations in thriller at Suncorp Stadium

The Wallabies returned to the scene of the Reds' famous Super Rugby win as they beat the All Blacks 25-20 in Brisbane, capturing the Tri Nations title for the first time in ten years. Here's some quick highlights for now. MORE »

Friday, August 26, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Episode 14

Ireland host England tomorrow in the last of their Rugby World Cup warm-up matches, as both sides have a lot to prove to both themselves, and of course their fans. Here's the latest O2 Inside Line, which is jam-packed with banter. MORE »

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Big Hits

It's been an interesting week for world rugby, and as we head into the final weekend of Rugby World Cup warm up matches, here's a look back at what's been going on with the Rugby Club's Plays of the Week. MORE »

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Midweek Madness - Don't Drop the Egg

The Rugby Club on Sky Sports did a segment recently that focused on an amateur rugby team, the Clapham Falcons, from South London Division 5. The result is truly fascinating, and highly entertaining, but be prepared, it gets very weird.. MORE »

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sean O'Brien smashes through David Skrela

One of the most requested moments from this past weekend was when the battering-ram tank of a man Sean O'Brien smashed through Frenchman David Skrela, resulting in the flyhalf's premature exit. MORE »

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A quick comparison between the Hakas of 1973 and 2011

The All Black Haka, love it or hate it, it's been around for a long time and isn't going anywhere. But was it always so confrontational? Looking back, it would appear not, and this is where some find issue with it. MORE »

Monday, August 22, 2011

Scotland see off Italy in final warm-up match at Murrayfield

Scotland are in good spirits following their 23-12 win over a strong Italy team at Murrayfield on Saturday. Scotland scored two tries, but it was Italy that scored the try of the match. You can see all the tries in the video below. MORE »

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ireland not firing as France take second win over Dublin hosts

Ireland lost their third successive Test as France beat them 26-22 in Dublin on Saturday. Two late tries gave the scoreline a look of respectability, after France had led 26-8 before taking their foot off the gas. MORE »

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Springboks get morale boosting win over the All Blacks in Port Elizabeth

South Africa's Morne Steyn kicked South Africa to a 18-5 victory against New Zealand at Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon, giving a passionate capacity crowd something to cheer about ahead of the RWC. MORE »

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wales confident following win over Argentina in Cardiff

Wales head into the Rugby World Cup on a high following their gritty 28-13 win over a strong Argentina side at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. MORE »

Saturday, August 20, 2011

TMO calls a forward pass after All Blacks appear to have scored

Earlier today the Springboks beat the All Blacks 18-5 in their Tri Nations encounter in Port Elizabeth. Here's a quick look at one of the big talking points from the game. MORE »

Friday, August 19, 2011

A double dose of Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club

It's the end of the week, another interesting one in the world of rugby, and there's only 21 days left to till the world cup. Today we've got a double helping of Plays of the Week, which features some of the best bits from the last two weeks. MORE »

Friday, August 19, 2011

O2 Inside Line - Episode 13

After two tests between England and Wales, opinions are varied as to where each side stands in terms of Rugby World Cup preparations, and importantly, form. This week on O2 Inside Line Will Greenwood steps in for Austin Healey, and has a positive outlook on England's chances. MORE »

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Shane Williams great try saving tackle on big Matt Banahan

One of the more memorable - and most requested - moments of the Wales vs England game in Cardiff this weekend was this excellent try saving tackle in what should have been a sure thing for England. MORE »

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

France withstand Ireland comeback to win first of two match series

France are upbeat following their 19-12 win over Ireland on Saturday in what was another Rugby World Cup warm-up match. Ireland fielded a stronger side than the one that played against Scotland a week before, but were without Brian O'Driscoll. MORE »

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Canada make it two from two against the USA Eagles

Canada beat the USA Eagles for the second week in succession as they came away from Infinity Park in Colorado with an impressive 27-7 victory on Saturday. MORE »

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wales bounce back to beat England at the Millennium Stadium

Wales defeated England 19-9 at the Millennium Stadium this past weekend in what was a good Rugby World Cup warm-up for them, and a match that the visitors would rather forget. The home side now have some big injury concerns though, with the world cup just three weeks away. MORE »

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Courageous Wallabies beat the Springboks in Durban

The Wallabies got a massive boost towards their Tri Nations and Rugby World Cup ambitions as they beat the Springboks 14-9 in Durban on Saturday, causing panic stations for the home side, who had picked a strong team. MORE »

Friday, August 12, 2011

O2 Inside Line - RWC Warm-up number two

Wales and England meet at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff tomorrow for the second of their Rugby World Cup warm-up matches, so it's time to catch up with Austin and Abi to get their thoughts on the game, and see what the England squad have been up to. MORE »

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sevens legend Waisale Serevi answers your questions

A few weeks back you were given the chance to submit questions for legend of the game Waisale Serevi via the MORE »

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Midweek Madness - David Mead's one handed pick-up try in the NRL

If you've followed RD over the years, you'll know that it's very rare for Rugby League to be posted on here. Occasionally though, we'll come across a brilliant piece of skill that is cross-code transferable, and therefore needs to be shared. MORE »

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Danny Care's great sportsmanship as Morgan Stoddart gets badly injured

Welsh back Morgan Stoddart will not be going to the World Cup following a severe leg injury he suffered on the weekend. If any positive can be found in such a horrible incident, it was the way that the players around him reacted. MORE »

Monday, August 08, 2011

Canada beat the USA in game one of their Rugby World Cup warm-ups

Canada and the USA played the first of their Rugby World Cup warm-up games at Toronto's BMO Stadium on Saturday. Canada won the fiercely contested game 28-22 in front of 10 621 fans. MORE »

Sunday, August 07, 2011

England come away with a win over Wales at Twickenham

England wore black as they hosted Wales at a packed Twickenham Stadium on Saturday and came away with what was in the end a tight 23-19 win, despite having at times looked more convincing than the scoreline perhaps suggests. MORE »

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Scotland snatch a win over Ireland with late try at Murrayfield

Scotland scored a late try to beat an experimental Ireland side 10-6 in a low scoring World Cup warm-up match at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon. MORE »

Sunday, August 07, 2011

All Blacks retain the Bledisloe Cup with convincing win over Australia

There was a special feeling at Eden Park as the All Blacks defeated the Wallabies 30-14 in front of an expectant Auckland crowd, retaining the Bledisloe Cup and putting themselves in a great position to take the 2011 Tri Nations title. MORE »

Friday, August 05, 2011

O2 Inside Line - England prepare for Wales

As well as the big Bledisloe Cup game tomorrow between New Zealand and Australia, there's a few other internationals, as Scotland host Ireland, and England play Wales. Here's the latest O2 Inside Line, focussing on the latter. MORE »

Friday, August 05, 2011

Friday Funnies - Jason Eaton pokes Brent Ward's bottom

Last weekend Taranaki pulled off an impressive 39-11 win over Auckland in their ITM Cup meeting in New Plymouth. With things evenly poised in the first half, Jason Eaton took it upon himself to poke a bit of fun at Brent Ward. MORE »

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - What a beauty

It's been a great day here for Rugbydump, for a number of reasons. I'll get to that shortly, but for now, here's the very latest Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club. You won't want to miss this one, it's a classic. MORE »

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Bay of Plenty's length of the field try against Wellington

Bay of Plenty gave Wellington a good hiding in the ITM Cup on Sunday as they stayed top of the table with their 32-0 in Mount Maunganui. With a minute left in play, the fans got to see something not previously thought possible a flying pig. MORE »

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Seilala Mapusua talks about the pride of playing for Samoa

Samoa have always been a proud rugby nation who over time have produced some incredible players. As the World Cup approaches, former MORE »

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Pumas' fantastic 95m soccer style try against Griquas

A fantastic game of rugby took place in the Currie Cup on Friday night as Griquas beat the Pumas 40-33, having led 34-7 at one stage. One of the most enjoyably tries of the game was this effort, that sparked the Pumas comeback. MORE »

Monday, August 01, 2011

Nike unveil England's new home and and away kits for 2011/2012

Earlier today was the launch of Nike's new England home and away playing kits, including the controversial black jersey that has caused such a stir. Here's a quick video and more information about both jerseys. MORE »

Monday, August 01, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - Get this into you!

Another Monday rolls around, as we edge closer towards the World Cup, and pretty much the deadline for RD's new site launch. We're nearly there, so your patience is appreciated. For now, here's some Plays of the Week! MORE »