Rugby Guy Gets Hit In The Balls, Checks To Make Sure They're Still There

This happened during the Rugby World Cup way back in 2003, but it's surfaced on the internet now because the English rugby team is celebrating the top moments from the 2003 tournament (thanks, English rugby!) This top moment involves Will Greenwood taking a shot to the balls while getting tackled, and then checking to… » 9/18/14 3:52pm 9/18/14 3:52pm

Learning The Secret Of Rugby, Nine Concussions Later

I once drank so much weight-gain powder that I couldn't go 40 minutes without peeing. I was an intern in San Francisco, trying to play rugby with the big boys, and working part time clearing tables. Whoever designed Mass XXX surely did not intend for it to provide 50 percent of my daily calories, usually alongside… » 2/10/12 10:00am 2/10/12 10:00am

Dwarf Tossing Is All Fun And Games Until Someone Loses The Ability To…

Martin Henderson, a 37 year-old British man who suffers from dwarfism, was out celebrating his birthday and watching the Rugby World Cup when he was suddenly, and violently tossed by a "hooded thug" while trying to enjoy a smoke outside of the White Horse Pub in Wincanton, Somerset. » 1/15/12 10:45am 1/15/12 10:45am

One "All Blacks" Fan Stands Out In This Rugby World Cup Crowd Shot

Writes tipster Ryan W., "The Rugby World Cup finals are on currently airing NBC. I took a break from watching terrible NFL games to catch some of the finals between France and New Zealand (aka the 'All Blacks'). During a shot of the New Zealand crowd, I spotted this charming young man on the right side of the screen." » 10/23/11 4:30pm 10/23/11 4:30pm

A Rugby World Cup Final Preview For Americans Who Don't Know Shit About…

Chris Benz and Dave Shireley will be filing dispatches from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, in the odd moments that they are sober. For a rugby glossary and position guide, click here. » 10/22/11 4:45pm 10/22/11 4:45pm

How To Use A New Zealand Urinal Trough: A Brief Guide And Cautionary…

Chris Benz and Dave Shireley will be filing dispatches from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, in the odd moments that they are sober. For a rugby glossary and position guide, click here. » 10/20/11 6:40pm 10/20/11 6:40pm

A Rugby World Cup Quarterfinals Preview For Americans Who Don't Know…

Chris Benz and Dave Shireley will be filing dispatches from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, in the odd moments that they are sober. For a rugby glossary and position guide, click here. » 10/07/11 10:40pm 10/07/11 10:40pm

Rescuing The Girl In The Star-Spangled Bikini From The Drunk Tank, And…

Chris Benz and Dave Shireley will be filing dispatches from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, in the odd moments that they are sober. For a rugby glossary and position guide, click here. » 10/07/11 12:35pm 10/07/11 12:35pm

Crazed Australian Rugby Fan Advocates For Pedophile Wallabies, Nazi…

On Sunday, Australia meets South Africa in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals. The pundits are nattering aplenty. Perhaps the least conventional viewpoint is the one expressed above: that the Aussie team needs to "harden the fuck up" and get a "bit of mongrel back in the game" by adding snipers to its contests and… » 10/06/11 12:50pm 10/06/11 12:50pm

How The Ireland Rugby Team Subverts Rugby

After the Irish rugby team beat Australia last week at the Rugby World Cup, members of the Irish diaspora in Australia and New Zealand went deeply into their cups and an inborn sentimentality for all things green and peaty. The rest of the world, meanwhile, sat around wondering how the Irish ever defeated mighty… » 10/05/11 1:25pm 10/05/11 1:25pm

The Irish Rugby Team Wins One For The Displaced

Chris Benz and Dave Shireley will be filing dispatches from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, in the odd moments that they are sober. For a rugby glossary and position guide, click here. » 9/26/11 7:35pm 9/26/11 7:35pm

A Drunk's Guide To Watching Rugby

Chris Benz and Dave Shireley will be filing dispatches from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, in the odd moments that they are sober. For a rugby glossary and position guide, click here. » 9/21/11 4:15pm 9/21/11 4:15pm

All Welshmen Are Named Gareth, And Other Early Lessons From The Rugby…

Chris Benz and Dave Shireley will be filing dispatches from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, in the odd moments that they are sober. For a rugby glossary and position guide, click here. » 9/17/11 11:49am 9/17/11 11:49am

A Running Diary Of One Of The Greatest American Rugby Performances Ever

Chris Benz and Dave Shireley will be filing dispatches from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, in the odd moments that they are sober. For a rugby glossary and position guide, click here. » 9/15/11 4:30pm 9/15/11 4:30pm

At Least Four Arizona State Fans Went To Last Night's Game In Blackface

Your morning roundup for Sept. 10, a day when it's apparently illegal for wannabe vampires to bite homeless men outside the neighborhood Hooters. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 9/10/11 9:30am 9/10/11 9:30am

Grizzly Relays And Rugby Widows: Deadspin's Dispatches From The 2011…

Chris Benz and Dave Shireley will be filing dispatches from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, in the odd moments that they are sober. » 9/09/11 5:40pm 9/09/11 5:40pm

New Zealand's Sex Workers Expect The Rugby World Cup Will Be Quite The…

The Rugby World Cup is set to get underway this week in New Zealand. It's expected to attract some 95,000 visitors to a land where the toilets flush weirdly. (Here's a story about the sporting aspect of the event.) » 9/07/11 11:30pm 9/07/11 11:30pm