Posts for May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Three new supporters shirts in the Rugbydump store

Test rugby season is approaching, and while the Lions in Australia is a massive event, don't forget that there are other big matches taking place very soon too. With that in mind, we've brought out a few new supporters shirts. MORE »

Friday, May 31, 2013

The British Lions vs the Barbarians at Twickenham in 1977

The British & Irish Lions 2013 tour starts this weekend with a historic match against the Barbarians in Hong Kong. Today we look back to 1977 when the two famous sides met at Twickenham as part of the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebration. MORE »

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Speed and Agility with Christian Wade and Tom Varndell - WIN Kukri Hex Rings!

Wasps speedsters Tom Varndell and Christian Wade have teamed up with Kukri to present a series of videos featuring training methods that will help you to develop your speed and agility. Today we bring you the videos as well as a great competition. MORE »

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Super Rugby 2013 Plays of the Week Rounds 14 and 15

It's that time of week so time to catch up on the ever popular Plays of the Week from Rugby HQ in Australia. Today we've got the last two rounds, after somehow skipping a round last week. MORE »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Midweek Madness - Twickenham Streaker dots down beneath the posts

There is something strangely amusing about seeing someone take off all their clothes and run across a sports field in front of literally thousands of spectators. So here's a quick look at what happened at Twickenham on Sunday, when England hosted the Barbarians. MORE »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Aviva Premiership Final 2013 - Official Highlights Wrap

Leicester Tigers beat Northampton Saints 37-17 in a fascinating Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham. If you've seen the Dylan Hartley end of first half drama but haven't yet watched the actual highlights, here's a quick wrap up from Premiership Rugby. MORE »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Aviva Premiership Final 2013 - Full Match

If you weren't able to watch the Aviva Premiership Final between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints live on Saturday, here is a full match replay from start to finish. MORE »

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

England thump the Barbarians ahead of South American tour

England got their international season under way with a strong 40-12 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday. They scored five tries, providing a good confidence boost ahead of the three match tour of South America. MORE »

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rene Ranger's massive tackle on the Brumbies' Nic White

Rene Ranger appears to be unsure of what the future holds as he is reportedly trying to get out of the contract that was signed to join Montpellier in France later this year. He has been in great form, so could well be part of the All Blacks setup. MORE »

Monday, May 27, 2013

Leinster give coach winning send off with RaboDirect PRO12 Final victory

Leinster followed up last week's Amlin Challenge Cup victory over Stade Francais with a hard fought 24-18 win over Ulster, claiming the RaboDirect PRO12 title. It was Joe Schmidt's final game in charge before he takes on the Ireland coaching role. MORE »

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Dylan Hartley out of Lions tour after allegedly swearing at Wayne Barnes

Dylan Hartley will not go on the British & Irish Lions to Australia after he was sent off during the Aviva Premiership Final for allegedly calling referee Wayne Barnes a 'f*cking cheat'. He has the right to appeal the 11 week ban handed out to him. MORE »

Friday, May 24, 2013

Show Your Support for the Aviva Premiership Final finalists

On Saturday Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints go head to head for glory in the Aviva Premiership Final, played out in front of a packed Twickenham Stadium. Fans now have the opportunity to get involved and make a difference for the finalists. MORE »

Thursday, May 23, 2013

TJ Perenara makes big hit then later gets punched in the face by Liam Messam

As we head into round fifteen of Super Rugby here is a quick look at two incidents from an eventful game between the Hurricanes and the Chiefs in Wellington last weekend. They're largely unrelated to one another, other than Perenara being involved in both. MORE »

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Midweek Madness - The Top 5 Bombed Tries of All Time

It's the middle of the week so traditionally a time for some kind of crazy posting here on RD, and this one fits the bill as Rugby HQ have provided ten of the funniest and most unfortunate missed try bloopers of all time. We've got the Top 5, and then five more. MORE »

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Impressive big hit in USA Rugby playoffs

This is a quick clip of a must see (and hear!) tackle from the USA Rugby Playsoffs recently, in a game between New Orleans and PAC. The hit itself was so solid that the sound could be heard from the stands. Not bad considering that there was no referee microphone. MORE »

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Zealand claim the Women's World Series and Amsterdam Sevens titles

Amsterdam hosted the final leg of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series this past weekend, as the New Zealand women claimed the inaugural World Series title. Canada gave them a scare in a brilliant tournament final, but they were too strong in the end. MORE »

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Martin Johnson previews the Tigers vs Saints Aviva Premiership Final

Martin Johnson is expecting East Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints to produce a "cracking" Premiership final and the World Cup winner believes the side that better deals with the occasion will emerge triumphant. MORE »

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Toulon victorious over Clermont in 2013 Heineken Cup Final

Following Toulon's victory over Clermont in the Heineken Cup Final, scorer of the decisive try, Delon Armitage, has admitted that his show-boating was uncalled for. Today we look at the highlights, and have the full match replay for those who missed it. MORE »

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Toulon vs Clermont 2013 Heineken Cup Final - Full match

Full match replay of the 2013 Heineken Cup Final between Toulon and Clermont MORE »

Friday, May 17, 2013

Super Rugby 2013 Plays of the Week - Round 13

It's the end of another busy week and as we look forward to two big finals in Dublin, Women's Sevens World Series action in Amsterdam, and yet another brilliant round of Super Rugby, here is a quick look at the best of last weekend, in the Super Rugby Plays of the Week from Rugby HQ. MORE »

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll answers the fans' call with one year contract extension

Ireland and Leinster legend Brian O'Driscoll has today announced that he has extended his IRFU contract for another year, which covers both club and country. Against Biarritz recently the fans requested it, and today, they got what they wanted. MORE »

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Prop Coenie Oosthuizen's knockout run and two tries vs the Hurricanes

Cheetahs prop Coenie Oosthuizen is fast becoming a fan facourite for the way that he carries and handles the ball, and of course his power up front. Against the Hurricanes he was on the losing side, but scored twice and made one big charge in particular. MORE »

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Midweek Madness - The Top Five Best Game-Day Entertainment Showings Ever

Rugby HQ's Top Five's are back and today as part of our Midweek Madness slot we're looking at their choice of the best ever unique, weird and wonderful pieces of game-day entertainment. You may have seen before, but most will be a first! MORE »

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIN an Xbox 360 console and copy of Rugby Challenge 2!

Rugby Challenge 2, the sequel to Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge, will be released in June of this year on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. It is The Lions Tour Edition, and today we're giving away copies of the game, as well as an awesome Xbox 360 console. MORE »

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tom Croft's brilliant try and try-saving tackle against Harlequins

Tom Croft played a key role in Leicester Tigers' 33-16 Aviva Premiership semifinal win over Harlequins at the weekend, scoring a great try and making a very impressive try-saving tackle. They will face Northampton Saints in the final on May 25th. MORE »

Monday, May 13, 2013

Rod Davies finishes off brilliant 95m Reds try against the Sharks

Rocket Rod Davies scored one of the tries of the season on Saturday as the Reds powered past the struggling Sharks to claim a 32-17 bonus point win at home. They now head to South Africa with goals of reaching the top of the Australian conference. MORE »

Monday, May 13, 2013

New Zealand victorious at London Sevens - All the highlights and Best Tries

New Zealand ended the HSBC Sevens World Series on a high as they added to their series title with a London Sevens victory, demolishing Australia 47-12 in the final. It was their second Cup title of the season, and 11th World Series title in 14 seasons. MORE »

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mass brawl in French second division playoff between Pau and La Rochelle

There was chaos in France last night as the Pro D2 playoff game between Pau and La Rochelle degenerated in what resembled a street fight in the last ten minutes. Three players were red carded within a few minutes, as Pau won 30-16. MORE »

Sunday, May 12, 2013

James O'Connor injured then flattened by Rene Ranger

Melbourne Rebels star James O'Connor was injured early on in the 36-32 loss to the Blues at Eden Park. It happened under a pile of bodies at a ruck, and while he tried to stay on the field, rampaging Rene Ranger picked him out, flattening the 22-year-old. MORE »

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Andrew Trimble and Liam Williams carded for fighting as Ulster progress to final

Ulster have reached the RaboDirect Pro12 final, beating Scarlets 28-17 at Ravenhill last night. It was an eventful, amusing game for winger Andrew Trimble, who was yellow carded for fighting in the first half, and later provided some laughs with a comical trip. MORE »

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Super Rugby 2013 Plays of the Week Rounds 11 and 12

Double dose of Plays of the Week for you today, looking back on Rounds 11 and 12 of Super Rugby, thanks to Rugby HQ. Above you can see the latest round (last weekend's, Round 12), and on page two of this post, the Plays of the week for the previous weekend, Round 11. MORE »

Friday, May 10, 2013

Lolo Lui's huge tackle on James Stannard at the Glasgow Sevens

This weekend the London Sevens takes place at Twickenham after another fascinating round in Glasgow a week ago. Here is a quick look at a big tackle that took place in the Samoa vs Australia game, as Lolo Lui demolished James Stannard. MORE »

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Stormers captain Jean De Villiers smashes Chris Noakes out of the way

Jean De Villiers scored twice as the Stormers launched a comeback against the Blues, but ultimately failed to take their chances, going down 18-17 in an exciting game in Auckland. De Villiers led from the front, making this big charge in the first half. MORE »

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

WIN a 'Lions 2013 Down Under' Rugbydump Shirt!

We've just launched some awesome new shirts, hoodies, and coffee mugs in our store. We'd love to see you in them, so today you've got the opportunity to win one of our brand new Lions 2013 shirts! MORE »

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Opeti Fonua smashes through Chris Masoe in 2010

After seeing what Tongan born Agen giant Opeti Fonua did to Jonny Wilkinson at the weekend, a follower on Twitter reminded us that a few years ago he did something similar to former All Black Chris Masoe. For some reason we didn't post that on the site at the time, so here it is. MORE »

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Bhubesi Pride 2013 - Project Update 2 from Africa

Bhubesi Pride have just left Malawi after a fantastic few days held at one of the partner schools, where Mzumanzi joined Mngwangwa for their first ever tournament. Recently the team released their latest inspiring project video, recapping the last few weeks. MORE »

Monday, May 06, 2013

Jonny Wilkinson absolutely smashed by huge Opeti Fonua

Jonny Wilkinson was on the receiving end of one of the biggest knocks of his career as Toulon beat Agen 43-21 at the Stade Felix Mayol on Saturday. Wilkinson, who wasn't included in the initial Lions squad, didn't suffer any long term effects from the collision. MORE »

Monday, May 06, 2013

South Africa win the 2013 Glasgow Sevens - Day Two Highlights

The South African Sevens team won their second consecutive tournament in the Sevens World Series on Sunday, beating New Zealand 28-21 in the Glasgow Sevens final. They are now in second place overall with one leg left to play, in London next weekend. MORE »

Monday, May 06, 2013

Why you should always tackle low - Durham University College 7's

Here is a quick clip that was sent in by a friend of the guy on the receiving end of this brutal knock. It's took place at the Durham University College 7's Tournament, and is a good example of how to get a big hit completely wrong. Tackling low might have been a better option. MORE »

Monday, May 06, 2013

Colin Slade finishes brilliant Highlanders team try against the Sharks

The Highlanders scored one of the tries of the season as they picked up their long overdue first win of the 2013 Super Rugby campaign. They beat the Sharks 25-22 on Saturday in a match that produced a thrilling second half of rugby. MORE »

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Glasgow Sevens - Day One Highlights Wrap

The Cup Quarter Finals of the Glasgow Sevens are taking place at the moment, but here's a look at who got there and how, including some big upsets on day one of the tournament. MORE »

Friday, May 03, 2013

HSBC Lions Monthly - Squad Announcement Special

It's been an eventful week for Lions fans as the tour party and captain for the 2013 British & Irish Lions tour of Australia this June and July was announced. Following on from that, the latest edition of HSBC’s Lions Monthly is now available. MORE »

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Zee Ngwenya's great try saving tackles against Leinster

Earlier this week we featured a great try saving tackle from Tim Nanai-Williams, but he wasn't the only one putting in a massive effort at the weekend. Zee Ngwenya, the USA Eagles and Biarritz flyer, made two great tackles during defeat to Leinster at the RDS. MORE »

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The Top Five Best 'Fatman' Tries of all time

For years we've been posting the very best in prop tries, and occasionally those scored by hookers, but today we're sharing this quality Top 5 front rowers tries compilation, courtesy of the good folk at Rugby HQ in Australia. MORE »

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Tim Nanai-Williams great try saving tackle on Cobus Reinach

Tim Nanai-Williams scored two tries and a made a superb try saving tackle as the Chiefs beat the Sharks 37-29 in an entertaining Super Rugby clash on Saturday. Francois Steyn was cited for charging into Nanai-Williams, but has since been cleared. MORE »

 
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