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Friday, July 11, 2014

New Rugbydump Shirts featuring European Player of the Year Steffon Armitage

We recently brought out a new batch of Rugbydump shirts, including one that says no to diving, a little dig at a certain player. His team mate, Toulon's Steffon Armitage, tweeted a pic of himself in one recently, so today we've got a quick look at all our new shirts. Remember, this is rugby.

VIEW THE NEW SHIRTS (on page two or below)

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Huge impact in 'Lingerie Bowl' Gridiron game

It's not rugby, but this clip from women's gridiron features an impressive run that the likes of Ma'a Nonu would be proud of. The behaviour afterwards is questionable, but in terms of a spectacle, the Legends Football League seems to deliver.

It's hard to imagine that a scantily-clad-female rugby form of this would ever be acceptable, seeing as it's 2014 and all, but the Legends Football League is a hit in the USA. It used to be called the Lingerie Football League, for obvious reasons, before the name change.

In fact there is something similar that takes place in Europe each year, so we'll do our best to report on that soon (someone's got to do it).

From the same country that brought us Hooters, the LFL is 7 on 7 women's American Gridiron, where the players wear as little as possible. Until recently, they only wore garters, bras and panties.

It's been touted as the fastest growing sports league in the USA, and has record TV ratings.

In this clip Markie 'Lil Train' Henderson of the Las Vegas Sin (really) bulldozes Chicago Bliss' Dominique Collins, scores the touchdown then lets everyone know about it.

The coaches take it quite seriously too apparently, as can be seen in this clip.

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Ma'a Nonu's bumps off Colin Slade with massive charge

Crusaders back Colin Slade, who has broken has jaw on multiple occasions, was on the receiving end of a huge Ma'a Nonu charge during the Crusaders and Blues' Super Rugby game at the weekend. Nonu's superior size and body position meant Slade was sent flying, gumguard and all.

*As pointed out in the comments below, an almost identical thing actually happened to Slade last weekend too, against the Hurricanes' Hadleigh Parkes. View that here

More big hits and huge charges can be found in our Big Hits and Dirty Play section

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Three streakers at once during Chiefs vs Hurricanes game

Clearly not deterred by what happened to a streaker in Dunedin recently, three streakers took to the pitch during the Super Rugby game between the Chiefs and the Hurricanes at the weekend, causing all sorts of chaos as the security struggled to get to grips with them.

They had a three-prong approach which obviously worked, as they evaded security guards for a good few minutes, taunting them before finally getting caught, one by one.

The stadium security obviously didn't have any off-duty professional rugby players on hand, unlike in Dunedin recently when a streaker was absolutely demolished with a huge tackle from behind.

One of the three streakers has since issued an apology online, saying:

"I apologise to all the viewers that didn't appreciate me streaking It was a stupid and inappropriate thing to do! I was just drunk and wasn't thinking..."

Chiefs flyhalf Aaron Cruden found it highly amusing, as did all the fans in attendance in Hamilton.

The Chiefs broke their three-match losing streak and kept their playoff hopes alive with a 24-16 win.

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Friday, July 04, 2014

Friday Funnies - The Top 5 Referee Bloopers

This week's funny features videos of referees getting knocked over, and knocked out. As proven over the years, refs taking a tumble always provide for a laugh or too. You may have seen the videos before but as always, Rugby HQ have thrown them together brilliantly.

More Top 5 clips can be found in the section for it here

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Plays of the Month for June Internationals, JWC and Super Rugby

Rugby HQ's Sean Maloney takes us through the biggest, best and funniest plays of the month for June in this latest edition of their Plays of the Month. It features clips from the midyear tours down south, where New Zealand, South Africa and Australia all achieved clean sweeps.

There are also a few great moments from the Junior World Championship and Super Rugby.

View more best Plays of the Month, Shortball and more in the Plays of the Week section

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Catch up with Wales captain Sam Warburton on Total Rugby

Total Rugby caught up with injured Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton recently, to discuss recovery, home life and coach Warren Gatland. The 25-year-old also touched on the unfinished business with the Lions, and next year's Rugby World Cup.

Do you think Warburton is the man to lead Wales at next year's World Cup, and how do you think they'll perform based on recent form, big match pressure and the players at their disposal?

View more player profiles in our Player Features section

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