Friday, August 01, 2014
With the big Sydney final tomorrow, here's a look at Sean Maloney's Plays of the Season for the two sides doing battle, the Waratahs and the Crusaders. It's a light hearted look at the good, the bad and the ugly, and should get you in the mood for what should be a massive Super Rugby clash.
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Looking ahead to this month's Rugby Championship, we've brought out two new supporters shirts for fans of both the Springboks and Argentina. These add to the All Blacks and Wallabies shirts we've already got in the Rugbydump Store, as seen on the next page.
We're happy to add more shirts over time so if you have any specific ideas of designs or catchphrases that you'd like on a T-Shirt, please get in touch and we'll see what we can do.
All shirts available up to 5XL, are in kids and women's versions, as well as hoodies, sweat shirts and even coffee mugs. We'll also have discounts for those of you submitting pics in your RD shirts.
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As the Super Rugby season comes to a close with the Waratahs vs Crusaders final tomorrow, here is a look at some of the sensational tries that were scored in yet another fascinating tournament. Earlier in the week we featured the biggest hits, so for the purists, here are the tries.
Which is your favourite try, or was there one you can think of that was not included here?
View more great bits of play and try-scoring feats in our Great Tries section
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Rugby HQ's latest Top 5 took a look at some of the smaller men of the game, featuring legends of years gone by that could tear up the park with footwork and raw speed alone. You can probably guess who would be number one and two (interchangeable?), but the rest are outstanding too.
The list features two South African's, one Samoan, an Englishman and a Welshman. If there's anyone else you think that could easily have made the list, let us know in the comments below.
View more of these excellent compilations in our Top 5 section, and more of the legends featured in this video in our Related Posts below, which includes some of their great tries
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sky Sport New Zealand have put together this compilation of the biggest and most memorable hits in this year's Super Rugby tournament. Noteworthy tackles include that by Highlanders star Malakai Fekitoa, Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna, and Colin Slade losing his gum-guard twice in two weeks.
The final takes place this coming weekend, with the Waratahs hosting the Crusaders in Sydney.
View more huge tackles and brutal collisions in our Big Hits and Dirty Play section
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Monday, July 28, 2014
With the wind behind him, Cheetahs Under 19 player Gerrie Labuschagne slotted this unbelievable kick from at least 80m out in Bloemfontein, South Africa recently.
Firm under foot and using the wind to his advantage, the youngster appeared to get the distance with ease, much to the delight of his team mates.
See more unbelievable bits of rugby action in our See it to Believe it section
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South Africa won Gold at the Commonwealth Games Sevens for the first time, upsetting previously unbeatable New Zealand 17-12 in Glasgow on Sunday night. The record breaking weekend is being viewed as the perfect leadup to the Olympics.
The All Blacks Sevens team had gone 30 matches unbeaten in the Games, dating back to 1998, when they first won Gold in Kuala Lumpur, the year the sport made it's debut on that stage.
The South African side had been impressive all weekend though, and when it came to the final their speed and guile shone through, despite losing key man and captain Kyle Brown early on to injury. They soldiered on with the likes of youngster Kwagga Smith throwing his heart into everything, with stars Seabelo Senatla and Cecil Afrika scoring vital tries for the men in green and gold.
Australia won Bronze with a 24-0 third place playoff victory over Samoa, as southern hemisphere sides dominated on a weekend where a record breaking crowd of over 170 000 packed Ibrox.
"Glasgow 2014 has been the ideal stage to showcase our sport and the perfect springboard to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games," said IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset ahead of the 2016 Olympics.
Inspirational back Afrika, one of the smallest Boks but often the most courageous, said that beating New Zealand to win was an unbelievable feeling, and he knew the fans back home would be proud.
"This feeling is the greatest. We as South Africans are so proud. Rugby is our national sport, we always strive to be the best in the world.
"The Commonwealth Games is a one-off tournament. As a squad we want to take this forward to the Rio Olympics. I know we have made the people back home proud."
1998, Kuala Lumpur - New Zealand | 2002, Manchester - New Zealand | 2006, Melbourne - New Zealand | 2010, Delhi - New Zealand | 2014, Glasgow - South Africa
[Note: The video is only available in select countries]
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