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GRAPHIC: Rugby star suffers gruesome hand injury

Nobody ever accused rugby players of being soft, but after Chev Walker suffered a nasty gash to his hand during a match Sunday, The Bradford Bulls star might be labeled tender — tender as in a piece of steak.That's because Walker's hand looked like a slab of raw filet mignon after posting the gruesome image of the nasty cut on his official Twitter account.For the faint...
Via The Other Paper
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Player sets rugby back generations with awful flop

Via Guyism
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rugby star Richard Haughton suffers gruesome cut to forehead

European rugby star Richard Haughton needed thirteen stitches across his forehead after he collided with his own team-mate during a Heineken Cup match Saturday.The 33-year-old Perpignan winger did not fare too well after smashing into Sebastien Vahaamahina during the 18-17 defeat to Munster.It's only fitting that he now looks like Herman Munster.And you still want to scrum?
Via The Other Paper
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rugby player breaks teammate's jaw over Rihanna autograph

GRihanna even makes the groupie athletes act out of control. A veteran Australian football player named Campbell Brown is in hot water after allegedly breaking his teammates jaw in an L.A. nightclub over a Rihanna autograph. According to the Herald Sun, Brown and his Gold Coast Suns teammates went out to Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood to celebrate the end of a two week training...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rugby match turns in 30-man brawl

The knock on baseball brawls is that, more often than not, they end up being nothing more than a bunch of guys in pajama pants, standing around and lightly shoving each other. You won’t hear any such complaints about this rugby fight. During a match between two Georgian clubs (the country, not the state), a wild melee broke out after one player (No. 23 in yellow) gave an opposing...
Via NESN.com
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rugby player absolutely destroys opponent with huge hit

Isaia Tuifua absolutely dismantles his positional counterpart on Bay of Plenty during a recent rugby match with a hit for the ages.
Via Gamedayr
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Rugby player left with hammer in head after nightclub brawl

A rising English rugby star was left with a claw hammer embedded in his head during the early hours of Sunday morning after a horrifying attack by another patron outside a nightclub. Scunthorpe Rugby Club player Matthew Probert was photographed slumped against a wall with the claw of the tool embedded in his skull after a night out with pals. He was attacked at about 1 a.m...
Via The Other Paper
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss
SHOCKING BRUTALITY

Rugby player delivers spectacularly vicious hit

Here’s a video clip from the Northampton – Bedford friendly rugby match in England last weekend. That freight train of pain comes via the 6’5″, 260-pound Courtney Lawes of Northampton. The poor guy on the receiving end was 6’1″, 191-pound Mike Le Bourgeois of Bedford. Looks like Le Bourgeois might be sipping his meals through straws for the next couple weeks. Absolutely...
Via The Nosebleeds
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss
PAINFUL EXPERIENCE

Concussed rugby player gets interviewed

St. Kilda's Dylan Roberton had just been destroyed during an Aussie Rules Football match, and his halftime interview was understandably hilarious.
Via Gamedayr
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss
GAH!

Rugby player all smiles despite mangled nose

South African rugby player Ernst Joubert, vice captain for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership, is currently with his squad as they participate in the Heineken Cup. This past Saturday Saracens faced off against Ulster, with Saracens walking away with the 27-16 victory, and Joubert walking away with this horrible broken nose, a stark reminder of how brutal a sport rugby is. Here’s...
Via The Last Angry Fan
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss
HOO BOY

Rugby referee suffers nasty injury during game

Rugby is a rough sport. No doubt about it. Even for the referees.Referee Mathieu Raynal is certainly evidence of this after sustaining some horrific injuries while officiating a rugby match over the weekend.Raynal suffered a fractured tibia and fibula after a player rolled up his leg. And as if that wasn't enough, Raynal also suffered a broken collarbone when landing on the ground...
Via Bush League Chronicle
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss
BUTT OF THE JOKE

Why you should never tackle a naked streaker

A streaker stole the show at a pre-season rugby match in New Zealand over the weekend between the Vodafone Warriors and the NRMA Insurance Broncos. The speedy streaker took off and had a decent run going until Warriors strength and conditioning coach (and former player) Ruben Wiki tackled him from behind. How soon after making the tackle did Ruben Wiki regret his decision? Was it...
Via Busted Coverage
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss
COME TO BLOWS

Georgia and Belgium in huge rugby brawl

Via Guyism
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss
THAT'S NUTS

Rugby player ruptures testicle

Paul Wood of the Warrington Wolves of England’s Super League ruptured his testicle during a match but continued playing. And then things actually got worse.

Via Midwest Sports Fans
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss
FEATS OF STRENGTH

Rugby player called 'Beast' lives up to name

Rugby players are hulking men who are some of the toughest S.O.B.s on the planet because the game itself is a rough and tumble affair with players wearing not a stitch of protective clothing. Plus it has guys like Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira, a Zimbabwean-born rugby union player for the Sharks of the Super Rugby league playing in it, and as you’re about to see, Mtawarira lives...
Via The Last Angry Fan
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss
CRIKEY VEGEMITE SANDWICH

Video: Aussie TV crew go crazy for rugby finish

Those of you that follow this site closely will know my admiration for nearly everything Aussie, especially their sports and commentators. I'm more of a rugby union and Aussie Rules football fan myself, but this video from the NRL, Australia's National Rugby League, is too good not to share. The following video takes us to the rivalry game between the Sydney Roosters and...
Via Awful Announcing
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Dad of rugby player runs onto pitch to defend son

Quite the ruckus ensued during a Top 14 rugby match when Lucien Harinordoquy, the father of Biarritz No8 Imanol Harinordoquy, strolled onto the pitch to defend his son when a bit of a fracas broke out between players on his son’s team and the rugby club from Bayonne. If that wasn’t enough, once Papa Harinordoquy [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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