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Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Funnies - Physio halts Zebre attack with tackle on own player

With immediate injury treatment a priority in the days of professional rugby, it's now commonplace to see physios sprint onto the field whenever a player looks like he may be in trouble. MORE »

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Midweek Madness - Opeti Fonua puts referee Cedric Marchat on his backside

In the French Top 14 a few weeks back referee Cedric Marchat found himself on the receiving end of a charge from Agen's Tongan giant Opeti Fonua, who reportedly weighs in at a mammoth 135kg, and is 6ft6. Marchat survived. diminutive MORE »

Monday, January 07, 2013

Rugby fan invades pitch to have a chat with the referee

This fan at the Racing Metro vs Agen Top 14 match decided that he'd take it upon himself to have a chat with the referee about some of his decisions. MORE »

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Funnies - Possibly the best scrum celebration ever

While the flashy backs make headlines with hat-tricks, outrageous celebrations, and big dives over the tryline, it's the guys up front that often do the grunt work that allows those opportunities. Here's a quick look at a great moment from a few weeks back. MORE »

Thursday, December 13, 2012

LEGO Highlights of the 2012 Autumn Internationals

Canterbury teamed up with animator and Rugbydump regular Graham Love to put together this unique look at some of the highlights of the end of year tour matches that took place recently. MORE »

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

Below is a look at the man that many are calling the fastest rugby player on the planet. From track to rugby, the USA's Carlin Isles is making waves on the Sevens circuit. MORE »

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Stephen Donald yellow card for shoving Dan Bowden in the face

Stephen Donald received a yellow card after the Television Match Official ruled that he had struck Dan Bowden with swinging arms. MORE »

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Henry Tuilagi swats Zee Ngwenya away with big fend in Top 14

Henry Tuilagi was a popular figure in the crowd in Cardiff when Samoa beat Wales recently. Everyone loves seeing the Tuilagi brothers doing what they do best (except when facing them), so here is a quick clip of him in action that you may enjoy. MORE »

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wales score bizarre try with thirteen man lineout against the All Blacks

Wales suffered their sixth defeat in succession on Saturday after they were convincingly beaten 33-10 by the All Blacks at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. They did score in the second half though, giving new meaning to the term team try. MORE »

Friday, November 16, 2012

Clermont snatch dramatic 50th consecutive Stade Marcel Michelin victory

Jonny Wilkinson kicked a dramatic late drop goal to equalise with thirty seconds left but it wasn't enough as Brock James slotted a penalty on full time as Clermont snatched a memorable 24-21 victory over Toulon last weekend. MORE »

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Scotland's David Denton puts Richie McCaw on his backside

Scotland loose forward Dave Denton has been rewarded for his strong play against New Zealand with a starting spot this coming weekend against his former homeland, South Africa. He says he is relishing the physical challenge that the Springboks will bring. MORE »

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Valentin Courrent scores try then suffers freak injury from teammate's boot

Grenoble celebrated a 34-21 home win over Biarritz and a move up to the top six of the Top 14, but the win came at a price as they lost a few players to injury, and none more dramatically than scrumhalf Valentin Courrent, who was sliced open by his teammate. MORE »

Friday, November 02, 2012

Friday Funnies - Referee Romain Poite caught in front of the kicker

Referee Romain Poite has been involved in his fair share of funny incidents over the years (most of which are archived here on RD, and can be viewed in the related posts below). This one is a first though, coming to us from the Top 14 game between Mont de Marsan and Bordeaux Begles. MORE »

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Edinburgh's Netani Talei manhandled over his tryline by Munster

Round two of the Heineken Cup produced plenty of action and all sorts of interesting moments, including this from Munster's 33-0 demolition of Edinburgh at Thomond Park. In the first half Munster made their intentions clear up front. MORE »

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Rugby Club Super Rugby Plays of the Year for 2012

It's been two months since the Chiefs lifted the Super Rugby trophy and today, thanks to the great work from the crew at the Rugby Club in Australia, we look back at the best, worst, and most bizarre from what was another fantastic tournament. MORE »

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stirring Toulouse comeback ends with incredible late penalty-try victory

Toulouse came from behind to record a 34-32 injury-time win over Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday, following an incredible series of reset scrums. The referee eventually awarded a penalty try, which was casually converted by Luke McAlister for the win. MORE »

Friday, October 05, 2012

Friday Funnies - Sione Kalamafoni penalised for hurdling a tackler

Whether it's a strong hand-off, sidestep, or raw speed, there are various ways to beat a tackler. Gloucester number eight Sione Kalamafoni had another idea last weekend against London Welsh, but it didn't go down too well with the official. MORE »

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Johan Goosen with hero Jean De Villiers - Live the Dream

Twenty-year-old Johan Goosen made his first Test start on the weekend, playing alongside hero Jean de Villiers. Johan Goosen and Jean De Villiers, then and now. MORE »

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Brock James snatches dramatic win in Clermont vs Stade Francais classic

Brock James slotted a dramatic last minute drop goal to snatch a 28-25 Top 14 win over Stade Francais at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Friday night. The home side, Clermont Auvergne, had to come from behind and overcome a 12-point deficit. MORE »

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Midweek Madness - Adam Ashley-Cooper's try saving superman double tackle

Finely poised at 16-13 to the Wallabies, the Springboks had a good chance of going ahead midway through the second half in their Test in Perth on Saturday. Adam Ashley-Cooper had other ideas, as he launched himself into an incredible double tackle. MORE »

 
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