Posts for January 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Young hooker Christopher Tolofua demolishes fullback Juan Imoff

Toulouse seem to have found an up and coming star in the form of 18 year old hooker Christopher Tolofua. He featured strongly in their 19-13 win over Racing Metro on the weekend, with two big carries in particular. Francois Steyn also had a go. MORE »

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Montpellier turn it on at home against Stade Francais

Montpellier scored some outstanding tries as they made a challenge for the Top 14 playoffs with their 38-6 demolition of Stade Francais on Friday. It took a while for them to get going but once they did, they did it in style. MORE »

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Incredible try from Bath prop Anthony Perenise

 Bath scored five tries as they thumped Northampton Saints 46-14 with a bonus point win in the LV= Cup, setting them up nicely for a home semi final. One of the tries of the game was this outstanding effort from prop Anthony Perenise. MORE »

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Munster and Simon Zebo dispatch Northampton Saints

A Simon Zebo hat-trick for Munster signalled the end of the Northampton Saints’ European journey as the Irish side beat them 51-36 at Stadium MK a week ago. Many of you requested highlights so here they are, in HD. MORE »

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Extended highlights from the Biarritz rout over Ospreys

Extended highlights from Biarritz's 36-5 win over Ospreys in the Heineken Cup game at the Parc des Sports Aguilera this past weekend, including a hat-trick from US Eagles flyer Zee Ngwenya. MORE »

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nathan Hines hangs onto two Ulster players

Clermont Auvergne will face Saracens in the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup following their hard fought 19-15 win over Ulster on Saturday. Below is a look at a unique bit of foul play that infuriated Ulster fans. MORE »

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Aled Brew's huge hit on Perpignan's David Mele

Last weekend Newport Gwent Dragons were comfortably beaten by Perpignan in the Amlin Challenge Cup. There was a big tackle from Aled Brew that stood out though, and has since been requested on more than one occasion. MORE »

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gloucester and Toulouse play out a classic at Kingsholm

Gloucester upset four-times champions Toulouse in a classic Heineken Cup meeting at Kingsholm on Friday night. Despite the 34-24 loss, Toulouse have qualified for the quarter finals. Below are extended highlights of a game that featured some wonderful tries. MORE »

Saturday, January 21, 2012

John Carter's shiner from Dave Allen punch - Oxford vs Cambridge 2011

Oxford University captain John Carter led from the front as his team claimed their biggest Varsity match victory over Cambridge since 1988, winning 28-10 at Twickenham last month. After the game all the talk was of that shiner. MORE »

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ulster power through Leicester Tigers in front of a packed Ravenhill

Leicester Tigers were dealt with in no uncertain terms as Ulster handed them a hefty 41-7 blow at Ravenhill on Friday night. It was the largest points total Leicester had conceded in 15 seasons of European rugby, and the biggest margin of defeat too. MORE »

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mike Brown named Aviva Premiership Player of the Month for December

Harlequins' Mike Brown has been voted the Aviva Premiership Player of the Month for December. Brown has been in fantastic form, making the decision easy for the panel of rugby media that included writers, broadcasters, and photographers. MORE »

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Toulon grab bonus point try with time up against Lyon

While the Heineken Cup is the biggest thing going on in the rugby world at the moment, the Amlin Challenge Cup chugs along with a few fascinating match-ups of it's own. In Toulon we saw a fantastic finish to a game which kept the hosts in a strong position. MORE »

Monday, January 16, 2012

Saracens close to qualification following win over Biarritz

Saracens are on the verge of qualification for the next round of the Heineken Cup after they beat Biarritz 20-16 at Vicarage Road on Sunday. Owen Farrell kicked over five from five penalties as they battled past the French outfit. MORE »

Monday, January 16, 2012

Toulouse stay top after bonus point win over Connacht

Toulouse played some great rugby as they eased passed Connacht to stay top of Pool Six following their Heineken Cup game at the Stade Ernest Wallon stadium on Saturday. The 24-3 bonus point win leaves them sitting pretty after another impressive display. MORE »

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hat-tricks for wingers as Clermont thrash Aironi in Italy

Former All Black wing Sitiveni Sivivatu scored a hat-trick of tries as Clermont thrashed Aironi 82-0 in their Pool Four Heineken Cup match at the Stadio Brianteo to keep their quarter finals hopes alive. MORE »

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Edinburgh and Phil Godman snatch dramatic win away at Racing Metro

Phil Godman secured a valuable last minute win for Edinburgh over Racing Metro in France last night in the Heineken Cup. They are now top of Pool Two and heading for their first quarter-final place in eight years. MORE »

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Samu Manoa and Mike Haywood crunching tackles vs Harlequins

American forward Samu Manoa put in a Man of the Match performance as Northampton Saints dominated Harlequins last Friday. The league leaders went down 24-3 in a Saints performance that was typified by the two tackles featured below. MORE »

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Maxime Medard and Louis Picamoles tear Lyon apart

Toulouse gave Lyon a 51-10 hiding on Saturday as they ran in six tries and consolidated their position at the top of the French Top 14 table. Here's a quick look at two of the better tries that they scored, with Maxime Medard playing a part in both. MORE »

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Highlights of Toulon vs Clermont, including Rougerie fight & Smith yellow

One of the more controversial and action packed Top 14 games of the weekend was the clash between Clermont Auvergne and Toulon which the hosts won 25-19. The match hit the headlines this week following an outburst from Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal. MORE »

Monday, January 09, 2012

Referee Nigel Owens - 'This is not Soccer'

Munster beat Benetton Treviso with a bonus point 29-11 victory in their RaboDirect Pro 12 encounter at Thomond Park on Saturday night. One of the moments that stood out was this amusing piece of officiating from Welsh referee Nigel Owens. MORE »

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Fight Night in France - Agen vs Biarritz mass brawl

Biarritz moved out of the Top 14 relegation zone last night with a 15-6 win over Agen in a match that was fiery to say the least. Dimitri Yachvili kicked most of their points for their second successive win, following on from th 25-6 win over Toulon last weekend. MORE »

Friday, January 06, 2012

Benoit August playacting after James Short lashes out

In a week from now round 5 of the Heineken Cup resumes across Europe so today, and hopefully over the next week, we'll aim to post a few requested clips from previous rounds. Here's one that outraged Saracens fans, for more than one reason. MORE »

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Classic Encounters - Montpellier vs Racing Metro on New Year's Eve

The game of the weekend in the French Top 14 was Montpellier's 29-14 win over Racing Metro at the Stade Olympique Yves du Manoir on Saturday. Both sides showed attacking intent throughout, which provided a thoroughly entertaining spectacle. MORE »

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Top Ten Tries of 2011 from Canal+

Happy New Year! Here's a quick look at a list of the Top Ten Tries of 2011, as chosen by French broadcaster Canal+. You can view a few of them in the related posts with more replays and in the original language. Thanks to Lerugbynistere for the upload. Get in touch if you have anything you'd like to see featured on Rugbydump over the next week or so. Enjoy, and feel free to say if you agree with the list or not? MORE »

 
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