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:
Former All Blacks rugby union star Jonah Lomu died earlier this afternoon in Auckland, New Zealand, according to former All Blacks team doctor John Mayhew. Lomu, who was 40, had suffered from kidney problems for decades, but was a big presence at the recently completed Rugby World Cup in England, working with…
New Zealander Dan Carter just won his third World Rugby Player of the Year award earlier in November, after his All Blacks defeated Australia 34-17 to win the Rugby World Cup. The 33-year old fly half retired from international play after the win, but he still plays professionally for French team Racing Metro.
The Rugby World Cup is currently heading towards its conclusion in England. Three of the four semifinalists have been set, and we have South Africa, Argentina, and New Zealand to look forward to in the next round. This is the furthest the Argentines have advanced in their country’s Rugby World Cup history, but it’s…
Nobody likes the guy who takes pick-up games way too seriously—the guy who stiff-arms you in the face in flag football or throws elbows while boxing out in basketball. London mayor Boris Johnson is somehow even worse, bringing an altogether unnecessary level of intensity to a game played with children not once but …
England flanker Tom Wood is free to play in his squad’s next match against Australia after Rugby World Cup officials determined his knockout kick to Welsh fullback Liam Williams to be a minor offense. The incident took place during Saturday’s 28-25 Wales upset.
The Rugby World Cup kicked off this weekend in Britain and one of the big favorites has already been upset. South Africa came into today’s game against Japan ranked #3 in the world to Japan’s #13, but the Cherry Blossoms knocked off the Springboks 34-32 with a dramatic try near the death by Karne Hesketh.