Posts for June 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Best of the June Tests

The June internationals are now a thing of the past as the northern hemisphere now takes a break, while down south Super Rugby starts up again. Here's a quick look at some of the best and worst from the June Tests, as put together by The Rugby Club. MORE »

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hosea Gear bumps Keith Earls out the road on his way to the tryline

Hosea Gear will be back playing for the Highlanders this weekend as Super Rugby returns. Against Ireland he celebrated a rare Test start with a powerful try, smashing the hapless Keith Earls out of the way, summing up a miserable night for Ireland. MORE »

Thursday, June 28, 2012

All Blacks vs Ireland - 3rd Test - Full Match

Full match post of the All Blacks vs Ireland Third Test in Hamilton MORE »

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Highlights of All Blacks vs Ireland - Third Test - June 2012

Highlights of New Zealand's 60-0 demolition of Ireland in the third Test MORE »

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WIN an adidas ball signed by All Black legend Dan Carter

All Blacks star number ten Dan Carter and reporter Meghan Mutrie challenged rising star Fletcher Smith to a series of kicking challenges at Christchurch Boys High School recently. Dan took on a few himself, and we've got the Adidas ball he used to give away to one lucky Rugbydump user. MORE »

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

France bounce back with convincing win over Argentina in Tucuman

France levelled their two match series against Argentina with a 49-10 thrashing in Tucuman on Saturday. Six changes were made to the team that narrowly lost in Cordoba, and this week they scored six tries, including two from winger Yoann Huget. MORE »

Monday, June 25, 2012

USA Eagles have two players red carded in loss to Italy in Houston

Italy defeated the USA Eagles 30-10 in front of an impressive record crowd in Houston over the weekend. Unfortunately for the home side, they lost two players to red cards for dangerous tackles, which had a significant impact on the match. MORE »

Monday, June 25, 2012

Asia Pacific Barbarians vs Saracens - Chartis Cup - Full Match

Watch the Asia Pacific Barbarians take on Saracens in Hong Kong, June 9th 2012 MORE »

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Chris Ashton's huge hit on Gio Aplon and Ryan Kankowski's on Thomas Waldrom

South Africa and England drew 14-14 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth yesterday in what was the third and final Test of their three-match series. The match was scrappy for the most part, but there were some great hits throughout. MORE »

Sunday, June 24, 2012

South Africa beat New Zealand to win the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship

The Baby Boks beat the Baby Blacks 22-16 in front of 33 000 Newlands fans in what was arguably the best IRB Junior World Championship final since it's inception. It's the first time that four time champions New Zealand have lost in the final of the tournament. MORE »

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Junior World Championship 2012 - All Playoff highlights

View highlights from all the playoff games in the 2012 Junior World Championship MORE »

Friday, June 22, 2012

Jonny Wilkinson pays tribute to club rugby coach with surprise visit

Jonny Wilkinson turned up unannounced at Southwark Tigers Rugby Club recently to pay tribute to, and support, long standing coach and founder, Vernon Neve-Dunn. Southwark Tigers RFC is London's first inner city rugby club. MORE »

Friday, June 22, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - June Tests and Stirling Mortlock farewell

This week's Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club features the best and worst from the June Tests last weekend, as well as a short tribute to the retiring Australian legend, Stirling Mortlock. MORE »

Friday, June 22, 2012

Junior World Championship 2012 - Semi Final highlights & Final preview

Tonight the Baby Boks host the Baby Blacks in what should be a bruising IRB Junior World Championship 2012 final. A record crowd is expected at Newlands, as the hosts take on the defending champions after both won their semi finals convincingly. MORE »

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Argentina snatch victory from France with late try in Cordoba

Argentina came from behind to snatch a late 23-20 win in their first Test against France in Cordoba on Saturday. It was the South American's second win in succession, following on from their beating of Italy in San Juan a week prior. MORE »

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Argentina vs France - 1st Test - June 2012 - Full match

Watch the full 1st Test between Argentina vs France (Spanish). MORE »

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

South Africa vs England 2012 - 2nd Test - Full Match

Watch the second Test between South Africa and England MORE »

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Springboks seal the series win with victory over England

The Springboks claimed a 2-0 Test series win with a 36-27 victory over England at Ellis Park on Saturday. The home side led comfortably at 28-10 before England did well to come back into the match in the second half. MORE »

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Wallabies snatch dramatic win over Wales at the death

Wallaby replacement back Mike Harris came on and kicked a penalty with time up to give Australia a dramatic 25-23 win over Wales in the second Test in Melbourne. Despite Wales coming close this time, the Wallabies have secured the series 2-0. MORE »

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wallabies vs Wales 2012 - 2nd Test - Full Match

Watch the full second Test between the Wallabies and Wales MORE »

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dan Carter breaks Irish hearts as the All Blacks take series win

Ireland put together a much stronger performance in the second test of their tour of New Zealand, coming close to drawing with the All Blacks if it werent for a late snap drop goal from flyhalf Dan Carter, who sealed the series as they won the game 22-19. MORE »

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

All Blacks vs Ireland 2012 - 2nd Test - Full Match

Watch the full second Test between New Zealand and Ireland in Christchurch MORE »

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Highlights of Toulouse's French Top 14 Final win over Toulon

Last weekend Toulouse claimed their 19th French championship title with a 18-12 Top 14 Final win over Touloun at the Stade de France. The game was tryless and we hadn't featured highlights until now, so here is a catch up video if you missed it. MORE »

Monday, June 18, 2012

Scotland go two from two as they beat the Flying Fijians

Tim Visser scored twice on debut as Scotland beat Fiji 37-25 in Lautoka, Fiji on Saturday. They are now aiming for a tour grand slam as they face Samoa in a week's time, a match that Visser believes they can win. MORE »

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fiji vs Scotland - June Tour 2012 - Full Match

Full match post of Fiji vs Scotland, June 2012 MORE »

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - June Tests Week 1

Catch up on the latest Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club in Australia, which as always covers the best tackles, tries, bloopers, and other interesting bits from all the biggest games last weekend. MORE »

Friday, June 15, 2012

Brian O'Driscoll brings smiles to young fans' faces in New Zealand

Brian O'Driscoll featured on The Crowd Goes Wild in New Zealand as he hands his match jersey over to two young boys who lost their father recently. O'Driscoll also previews the second test against the All Blacks. MORE »

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three great tries from Samoa vs Fiji in the 2012 Pacific Nations Cup

Samoa continued their unbeaten run in this year's Pacific Nations Cup with a narrow 29-26 victory over Fiji in Tokyo on Sunday. We haven't featured much from the tournament so far, so here's three of the best tries from the match. MORE »

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Junior World Championship 2012 - Day Three Highlights

Catch up on highlights of all the games on day three of the Junior World Championships 2012. MORE »

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Canada vs USA Highlights - Kingston, Ontario - June 9 2012

Highlights of Canada's 28-25 win over the USA in Kingston on the weekend, in both teams' first games back since the Rugby World Cup. The quality of these highlights isn't great, but it features some of the tries, and includes post match interviews with the captains and coaches. MORE »

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Round 15 & Australia vs Scotland

Plays of the Week catch up from the brilliant Rugby Club on Fox Sports Australia. MORE »

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Junior World Championship 2012 - Day Two Highlights

The next round of the Junior World Championships takes place today, with a few crucial games that will determine who makes it through to the knock out stages. Here's a look back at what happened on Friday, in Round two, with one huge upset in particular. MORE »

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

South Africa vs England 2012 - 1st Test - Full Match

The full match post of the Springboks vs England 1st Test in Durban. MORE »

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wallabies vs Wales 2012 - 1st Test - Full Match

Watch the full Australia vs Wales 1st Test, from Brisbane MORE »

Monday, June 11, 2012

Springboks go one-up in the series with Durban win over England

The Springboks beat England 22-17 in a bruising encounter in Durban on Saturday, going 1-0 up in the three-test series and pleasing new coach Heyneke Meyer. The match had it's casualties, with players from both sides unavailable for the next test. MORE »

Monday, June 11, 2012

Wallabies hold off Welsh fightback to claim win in Brisbane

Wales turned around a 20-6 deficit to trail 20-19 at one stage, but ultimately it was the Wallabies that claimed a fairly comfortable 27-19 victory at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday. The two sides meet again in Melbourne for the second test. MORE »

Sunday, June 10, 2012

All Blacks vs Ireland 2012 - 1st Test - Full Match

All Blacks vs Ireland 2012, 1st Test, Auckland, Full match MORE »

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The All Blacks turn it on at Eden Park with big win over Ireland

An action packed weekend has come to a close, with each side in the new Rugby Championship picking up wins in their respective matches. There's plenty to catch up on so here's a quick look at the first test of the weekend, New Zealand vs Ireland. MORE »

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Australia vs Scotland - June 2012 - Full Match

Watch the historic Scotland victory over Australia in a midweek clash in Newcastle. MORE »

Friday, June 08, 2012

Tom Grabham's incredible foot control at the Glasgow Sevens

Here is a quick look at a great try from a few weeks back at the Glasgow Sevens, when Wales' Tom Grabham controlled a loose pass with some brilliant footwork, then sprinted over to score. MORE »

Thursday, June 07, 2012

French Top 14 Semi Final highlights ahead of this weekend's Final

Toulouse and Toulon will meet in the Top 14 final this coming weekend after having got through their respective semi finals with wins over Castres and Clermont. While there weren't many tries on show, there was still plenty to talk about. MORE »

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Junior World Championship 2012 - Opening day highlights

The Junior World Championships got underway in the beautiful Cape earlier this week with a few heavy defeats, and one or two big upsets. Below are highlights of all six Under-20 matches. The next round takes place on Friday. MORE »

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Springbok team to face England in first of three Tests

The Springboks have selected their team for the first test against England in Durban this Saturday. MORE »

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Classic Encounters - The Blues vs Chiefs thriller in North Harbour

The Chiefs and the Blues, on opposite ends of the Super Rugby table, produced a thriller on the weekend, one of the best games of the year. It went back at forth throughout, but ended 41-34 to the visitors after their speedy winger scored his fourth try. MORE »

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Scotland celebrate historic win over Wallabies with sickening head clash

Scotland claimed a famous 9-6 upset win over the Wallabies in Australia earlier today as Greig Laidlaw kicked an extra time penalty to spark wild celebrations. Unfortunately Joe Ansbro and Ally Strokosch will remember the moment for other reasons. MORE »

Monday, June 04, 2012

Wales beat the Barbarians as Shane & Martyn Williams bid farewell

Shane and Martyn Williams said farewell to international rugby on Saturday as Wales beat the Barbarians 30-21 in Cardiff. Both players confirmed that they've now retired, while Shane predicted that Wales will do well in Australia. MORE »

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Vincent Clerc's incredible try saving tackle on Max Evans

Toulouse are through to the French Top 14 final after they beat Castres 24-15 in their semi final meeting last night. Shortly before half time Castres came close to crossing the whitewash, but were held up short by a fantastic try-saving tackle. MORE »

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Round 14

Catch up on the best and worst of Super Rugby's Round 14 with another edition of the brilliant Plays of the Week. As always, thanks to the good folk at the Rugby Club on Fox Sports. MORE »

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Casey Laulala's big hit on Owen Farrell - Barbarians vs England

Today the Barbarians play again, this time against Wales at the Millennium Stadium. Last weekend they played England, and got a bit of a hiding but not without leaving a few bruises, with this hit in particular standing out. MORE »

 
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