Posts in See it to Believe it

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Toulon's Xavier Chiocci scores a great prop try against Castres in the Top 14

Prop tries are always a thing of beauty to be recognised here on Rugbydump. Toulon's Xavier Chiocci scored an absolute classic front rower's 5 pointer which has to be seen to be believed, as the European Champions defeated Castres 37-21 this weekend in the Top 14. MORE »

Saturday, May 09, 2015

David Pocock dislocates his finger while making a turnover

A week ago Brumbies flanker David Pocock put in another top performance against the Waratahs, but managed to dislocate his finger in the process. In typical fashion, he soldiered on, simply needing a bit of attention and having it pulled back into place. MORE »

Friday, May 08, 2015

Second Rower Sam Whitelock scores unbelievable solo try vs the Reds

The Crusaders gave the likes of Dan Carter and Richie McCaw a fitting farewell in their last ever home game as they thrashed the Reds 58-17 in Christchurch. They scored eight tries in the process, with none better than this sensational solo effort from lock, Sam Whitelock. MORE »

Friday, May 08, 2015

Last ditch tap tackle stops Jonny May from scoring 70m scorcher vs Edinburgh

In Gloucester's defeat of Edinburgh in the European Challenge Cup final, the flying winger for the Cherry & Whites almost scored a sensational try midway through the first half. His effort was halted by a fantastic chase and ankle-tap, the second of which in the game. MORE »

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Hard hitting number eight Chris Hala'ufia takes out streaker with big tackle

Last weekend London Welsh number eight Chris Hala'fia had quite an eventful match against Leicester Tigers. First he demolished a streaker that took to the field, then he was shown a straight red card for shoving a player's face into the ground after a big hit. MORE »

Monday, May 04, 2015

Kevin Naiqama's outstanding try assist for Wests Tigers in the NRL

It's very rare that we'll show Rugby League on here - we're a Rugby Union website after all. But now and again there are some sensational bits of play that crossover and can, and should, be admired by even this most ardent of Union fans. This is one such moment. MORE »

Monday, April 27, 2015

'Tongan Thor' Taniela Tupou sets up try after big fend in club game

You may remember that a year ago a New Zealand schoolboy prop, weighing 135kg's, went viral after he scored a sensational hat-trick, showing off some incredible pace and power. He is now playing for Brothers Rugby Club in Australia, and set up a try with some nice play. MORE »

Monday, April 27, 2015

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

Brumbies flanker David Pocock had another sensational game at the weekend, this time scoring a hat-trick of tries against the Highlanders, all in almost identical fasion, and all in the first half. The Brumbies led 31-6, were scoreless in the second, but won 31-18. MORE »

Sunday, April 26, 2015

La Rochelle defeat champions Toulon 32-29 with dramatic try in the final play

La Rochelle scored with the final play of the game to secure a historic and momentous victory over Toulon in the Top 14 this weekend. Watch the emotional last few minutes that show just what this triumph meant to all involved in the home side's setup. MORE »

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Midweek Madness - Marlie Packer takes Tyla Nathan-Wong for a ride

Remember George North's formidable show of strength and athleticism for the British & Irish Lions in 2013 when he picked up would be tackler, Israel Folau, and carried him over his shoulder for a few metres? Well check out this video of Marlie Packer from England emulating the Welsh winger at the Canada sevens over the weekend. MORE »

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Rugby World Cup's Oldest Players Ever

The five players listed have all featured in rugby's biggest tournament and with ages of up to 40 still featuring, there is no reason why the old guards shouldn't have more optimism ahead of September's Rugby World Cup in England. MORE »

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

David Pocock's Turnover Masterclass against the Blues

Watching round 9 of Super Rugby must have given Michael Cheika a headache, and not because his Waratahs side was well beaten at home by the Stormers. No, it was the game at Eden Park that will have left the Wallabies coach with the most thinking to do, in particular the performance of Brumbies flanker David Pocock. MORE »

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Marcelo Bosch last gasp Quarter Final penalty sinks Racing Metro

Saracens defeated Racing Metro 12-11 in the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup this weekend, but only found victory with the final kick of the match. MORE »

Friday, April 03, 2015

Friday Funnies - Ladies and Gentleman, this is Kung Fu Rugby

We've seen a lot of strange things on Rugbydump, but this has to be up there with the strangest. The Hong Kong Sevens featured the first ever game of Kung-Fu rugby… yes you read that correctly, Kung-Fu rugby. MORE »

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The Wraparound Week 7 with BOD and George Gregan

Just when you think the Wraparound couldn't get any better they decide to invite Brian O'Driscoll and George Gregan along! The two join show regular Sean Maloney as they re-cap the events of the Six Nations final day and the weekends Super Rugby action. MORE »

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Sam Warburton and adidas deliver BIG surprise to Welsh rugby player

adidas and Warburton deliver big surprise to Welsh rugby player Today a Welsh village rugby player’s dreams became reality, as adidas and leading Welsh rugby player Sam Warburton delivered a size 21 surprise to Carl Griffiths of Trimsaran RFC.&nbs MORE »

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Midweek Madness - Player throws second ball into ruck to halt promising attack

In the TOP14 match between Bordeaux Begles and LA Rochelle at the weekend, a blatant piece of cheating (or a brilliant piece depending on which way you look at it) occurred when La Rochelle lock Leandro Cedaro used a second ball to stop a Bordeaux attack in its tracks. MORE »

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Unbelievable finish to rugby match after some Currie RFC quick thinking

Currie RFC made it through to the BT Premiership Play Off last weekend after a last minute, 15-10 victory at Malleny Park. The circumstances in which the Edinburgh side bagged the win were not only dramatic, but downright bizarre. MORE »

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Looking back at a classic Steve Walsh moment as he announces retirement

Last week the Australian Rugby Union announced that international referee Steve Walsh has retired from all forms of match officiating with immediate effect to pursue business interests outside of Rugby. Walsh, from New Zealand originally, represented Australia in recent years. MORE »

Monday, March 23, 2015

Jacques Potgieter fined $20,000 for homophobic comments against the Brumbies

NSW Waratahs forward Jacques Potgieter has been fined $20,000 (with $10,000 suspended) after an investigation into alleged homophobic slurs resulted in the former Bulls player being found guilty of the offence against the Brumbies. MORE »

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