Posts for December 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nick Abendanon crunches Lee Dickson then gets smashed by George Pisi

Another fantastic rugby year has come and passed as we now look forward to 2012, which has many big things in store for loyal Rugbydump followers. For now though let's end 2011 with two big hits from a few days back in the Aviva Premiership. MORE »

Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Funnies - Romain Poite and other refs take some big knocks

A few week's back we shared a video of three refs taking a tumble and just before it was actually posted, another two incidents occurred. Here's a look at three of the latest, including one of the bigger tackles on a ref in recent times. MORE »

Friday, December 30, 2011

Highlights of Montpellier vs Toulouse, including the cards

Despite New Years Eve approaching rapidly, this weekend the rugby continues up north with action across France, the UK, and Ireland. Here's an extended look at one of the more entertaining Top 14 games from the last round. MORE »

Friday, December 23, 2011

Exclusive interview with Richie McCaw, featuring Don't Drop The Egg

World Cup Winning All Black captain Richie McCaw was in London last week for an adidas promotion at Harrods, so we sent a crew along, including the boys from the brilliant Don't Drop the Egg, to have a catch-up chat with him. MORE »

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Will Skinner red carded from the bench as Harlequins beat Toulouse

Will Skinner of Harlequins faces a disciplinary hearing today following the red card he received during Quins' Heineken Cup victory over Toulouse on Sunday. It was the second similar incident of the game, prompting the swift 'sending off'. MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chris Hala'ufia suspended internally for six weeks after citing for dangerous tackle

Tongan forward Chris Hala'ufia was cited recently following a hit he made against Racing Metro in a Pool two match in the Heineken Cup. London Irish have decided to impose a six week ban after holding an internal disciplinary hearing. MORE »

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Schalk Brits inside flick pass for Chris Wyles try

On Friday night Saracens achieved their second consecutive win over Ospreys in the Heineken Cup with a 16-13 victory, following on from their 31-26 win a week ago at Wembley. One of the highlights from the Round 3 win was this great try they scored. MORE »

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Francesco Minto red carded for head-butt on Yann Lesgourgues

Biarritz eased to a comfortable 29-12 win over a fourteen man Beneton Treviso side that suffered following the sending off of flanker Francesco Minto for a headbutt. Treviso had led 12-0 at one stage before Biarritz turned things around. MORE »

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mathieu Bastareaud breaks Agen scrumhalf Alexis Bales

Toulon center Mathieu Bastareaud was yellow carded late in the game on Tuesday night as his team beat Agen 34-12 in the Top 14. The tackle itself didn't look too bad but the fact that Agen replacement Alexis Bale was injured seemed to force the officials into showing the yellow card. MORE »

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Morgan Parra vs George Chuter, and Manu Tuilagi simultaneous yellow

Morgan Parra was destroyer in chief as Clermont got the better of Leicester Tigers in round 3 of the Heineken Cup, winning the game 30-12 following two yellow cards for the visitors. Here's a look at what happened as Alain Rolland sent two to the sin-bin. MORE »

Thursday, December 15, 2011

WIN a signed Shane Williams Front Up hoodie!

In the spirit of giving we've got this awesome hoodie up for grabs from our good friends at Front Up Rugby. On top of that, we've organised a 20% discount on your festive shopping with them when using the voucher code SHANE11. MORE »

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Matt Hopper reverse pirate pass vs Toulouse

Here's a quick look at a great moment from the Harlequins vs Toulouse game in the Heineken Cup last weekend. Center Matt Hopper pulled off this fantastic pass as Quins counter-attacked down field. MORE »

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

WIN a copy of Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge for Xbox, PS3, or PC

We've organised for you to stand a chance at winning a copy of the excellent Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge! Just tell us which country Lomu made his Test debut against? MORE »

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Highlights from days one and two of the 2011 South Africa Sevens

Port Elizabeth hosted the South African leg of the HSBC World Series Sevens for the first time, with two days of great rugby being played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The Cup Final featured hosts South Africa up against New Zealand, and was a classic with a dramatic finish. MORE »

Monday, December 12, 2011

Luke McAlister's big charge through Nick Evans in the Heineken Cup

In another action packed game on the weekend, Toulouse scored two tries to beat Harlequins 21-10 in Pool 6 of the Heineken Cup. Luke McAlister was in fine form on his return to English soil, putting in a great performance at The Stoop. MORE »

Monday, December 12, 2011

Chris Robshaw named Aviva Premiership Player of the Month for November

Harlequins Chris Robshaw has been named as November's Aviva Premiership Player of the Month. He is widely tipped to be the next captain of England after many stand out performances, and great leadership ability and potential. MORE »

Monday, December 12, 2011

London Irish comeback upsets Racing Metro in Colombes

London Irish secured an impressive bonus point win away from home, their first of the competition, as they beat Racing Metro 34-14 in Pool 2 of the Heineken Cup on the weekend. They had previously lost to Edinburgh and Cardiff Blues in the first two rounds. MORE »

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Isa Nacewa's big hit on Dan Hipkiss at the Rec

Earlier today Heineken Cup defending champs Leinster took a step in the right direction as they beat Bath 18-13 at the Recreation Ground. The entire game was physical and this was one of the bigger hits from the first half. MORE »

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Three refs take a tumble as they get in on the action

During the Super Rugby season we featured a video of three referees getting knocked over in one weekend. It seems as though it's not just those down south who want to get in the thick of it, as recently the same thing happened again, this time up north. MORE »

Friday, December 09, 2011

Jamie Roberts big tackle on Berrick Barnes & Gethin Jenkins clearing kick

Here's a short clip of two things that happened in the Wales vs Wallabies game at the Millennium Stadium on the weekend. Luckily, they both took place at the same time, making for two great moments that we're sharing with you today. MORE »

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Northern Hemisphere XV vs Southern Hemisphere XV - Help for Heroes 2011

Twickenham played host to the Help For Heroes game between a Northern Hemisphere XV and their Southern Hemisphere equivalent. Top players, past and present, as well as servicemen, turned out for the cause, raising half a million pounds in the process. MORE »

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Biarritz score a sensational team try against Montpellier

Zee Ngwenya scored again in the Top 14 this past weekend as Biarritz put together an incredible team try against Montpellier, with the American flyer landing on the end of a serious try of the season contender. Montpellier won the game 30-23. MORE »

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Highlights of the Wallabies win over Wales at the Millennium Stadium

With all the focus on Shane Williams' retirement and the nice exit he had scoring with his final touch of the ball, the result of the game between Wales and the Wallabies was overlooked slightly. For the 24-18 victors though, the tour was a success. MORE »

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Top Ten so far

The French Top 14 has produced some fantastic tries of late, particularly in the last two rounds but this is a look at the Top Ten up until then, with just under ten minutes of brilliant rugby as ranked by Canal+ TV station in France. MORE »

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Stephen Ferris scores a powerful try against the Scarlets

Stephen Ferris scored two tries as Ulster beat Scarlets 24-17 at Ravenhill in the RaboDirect PRO12 over the weekend. His first was well taken, but the second was a thing of beauty as he showed the kind of pace and power that we've come to expect from the impressive Irishman. MORE »

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Farewell to Shane Williams - Final try and interviews after the game

Shane Williams has hung up his Test rugby boots after playing his final game for Wales against the Wallabies on the weekend. He has since been offered an extension on his Ospreys contract, but will more than likely stick to his original plans of retirement. MORE »

Monday, December 05, 2011

England win the 2011 Dubai Sevens - Highlights from Day two

Defending champions England won the Dubai leg of the HSBC IRB World Series Sevens with a 29-12 victory over France. Man of the Tournament Mat Turner scored twice, after his team had beaten New Zealand and Fiji en route to the final. MORE »

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Alesana Tuilagi and Tom Wood red carded following touchline brawl

Two players were red carded in the first half of a fiery Aviva Premiership clash between rivals Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints yesterday. The Tigers won the game 30-25 in a game that had many talking points. MORE »

Saturday, December 03, 2011

IRB World Series Sevens - Dubai Highlights Day 1

Highlights from day one of the Dubai Sevens, including from brilliant tries from a vareity of teams. MORE »

Friday, December 02, 2011

Friday Funnies - Schalk Brits, the best player in the Premiership

If ever there was a case of commentators curse, this is it as the apparent 'Player of the Premiership' Schalk Brits committed the cardinal sin of taking a quick tap a little too hastily, with new hooker John Smit watching on from the stands. MORE »

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Stirling Mortlock's big hit on fellow Wallaby David Pocock

The biggest hit of the Barbarians vs Wallabies game at Twickenham on the weekend was on David Pocock and came from none other than fellow Australian, and former captain, Stirling Mortlock. Here's another look at it, as well as some links to other great moments over his esteemed career. MORE »

 
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