Italy’s national rugby team has never beaten England. The Italians have played the English 23 times and they’ve lost 23 times. This weekend, England beat Italy, 36-15, in the Six Nations Championship, just as everyone expected they would. However, the unsurprising outcome of the game belies the controversial tactics…
This took place in a Serie A match in Italy yesterday:
When freelance photojournalist Ian Bradshaw went to Twickenham Stadium in the spring of 1974 to cover a rugby union friendly between England and France, he expected to shoot nothing more than another bloodbath between two fierce rivals. He returned instead with an instantly iconic photograph that signaled the start of…
Jarryd Hayne, the rugby league player who briefly played for the San Francisco 49ers last season and now plays for the Gold Coast Titans, took part in a presentation about cyberbullying and cybersecurity at a high school in Australia. The demonstration ended abruptly when a bunch of porn showed up on the screen.
A fun thing about youth sports is that children develop at very different speeds, and therefore you get kids who are the same age on the same field, but who have vastly different ability levels.
Perhaps inspired by the New England Patriots, someone hid a bug inside a chair in a New Zealand rugby team’s meeting room last week in order to spy on them, per the New Zealand Herald. The All Blacks were staying in a hotel in Sydney, and set to meet in the conference room where they found the bug. New Zealand team…
Fiji eliminated New Zealand from the men’s rugby sevens bracket with a 12-7 quarterfinal win today, with the first score coming on the heels of this massive stiffarm delivered by Toulon’s Josua Tuisova. This is the good stuff.
The best part of the Olympics is watching TV for 12 hours straight and discovering sports, athletes, and drama you barely knew existed. The worst part of the Olympics is getting sucked into the drama you barely knew existed, and subsequently having your heart broken.
Sam Thaiday, who plays for the Brisbane Broncos in the Australian rugby league, scored a sideline interview after a recent victory over New South Wales. He came prepared with a curveball of an answer.
A recent rugby match between the French Navy and British Navy devolved into a punchin’ match, because if there’s one thing sailors and rugby guys like to do, it’s punch.
Whoa! Holy shit, man. You definitely can’t do that!
The Sydney Sevens Cup is going on down in Australia right now, and the United States went up against World Cup holders New Zealand yesterday. The U.S. has former Olympic-level sprinter Carlin Isles on their squad, and despite his pedigree as the “world’s fastest rugby player,” he got rocked by New Zealand’s Augustine…
The Auckland Nines tournament is underway in New Zealand, as the top NRL squads try their hand at the smaller, faster variety of rugby league. It’s been a good watch all day, as the format accentuates all the things that make the down-under rugby variant a more enjoyable casual watch; here’s Warriors halfback Shaun…
Congratulations. To prove how tough you guys are before a game, one of you busted open a damn teammate’s nose by slamming your heads together (at 0:10). We’re all very impressed.
American sports scandals are so boring.
Russell Crowe is the co-owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, a professional Australian rugby team, and things apparently got a little out of hand when Crowe invited the boys over for a night of boozing and team-building.
Today’s edition of Rugby Is Fuckin’ Crazy, Man, comes to us from a women’s league match between Oxford and Cambridge.
Thoughts I would have before I, unlike LOU’s Jérémy Gondrand, got up and started calmly looking for the four teeth that had just been smashed out of my head: