Inspired by the great Lomu, Habana equals his RWC record

LONDON (AP) Bryan Habana had never played rugby before the 1995 World Cup, a tournament he remembers vividly for the way blockbusting All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu carved up England's defense and for the way Nelson Mandela presented the winning trophy to the Springboks. He'd traveled with his father to the opening game, where the Springboks were playing the defending champion Australians...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Sergio Parisse a doubt for Rugby World Cup with bruised leg

ROME (AP) The Rugby World Cup status of Italy captain Sergio Parisse is uncertain after the No. 8 had fluid drained from his bruised left leg. The Italian Rugby Federation says Parisse underwent the surgery on Monday in Paris. Recovery details will be announced over the next few days. Parisse was injured in a 23-19 loss at Wales on Saturday in the Azzurri's final pre-tournament...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Zealand Crowd Shows All-Blacks Legend Richie McCaw As He Subs Out From Record Setting 142nd Test

If you have watched the New Zealand All-Blacks play rugby anytime over the last decade or so than you have seen one of the greatest players in the game work his magic on the pitch--Richie McCaw. When he took the pitch Saturday to defend the Bledisloe Cup for the 12th consecutive year he solidified his status as an absolute beast. How so? It was his 142nd test (match)--a new world...
Via FatManWriting
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Richie McCaw Scores Late Try to Give New Zealand Win Over South Africa

Whenever the All Blacks and Springboks meet on the pitch there is one thing that can be counted on--it is going to be a tremendous match. From the highlights and write-ups online it appears that fans in attendance got just that including a tremendous finish to the game courtesy of New Zealand's Richie McCaw.The veteran of 140 matches showed why he is one of the best in the business...
Via FatManWriting
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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 of heart ...
Via The Other Paper
July 25, 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

British rugby stars take on bizarre new look for zoo promotion

That wasn't a ferocious pack of wild animals on a rugby field in south England on Monday. It was just a few members of the Exeter Chiefs rugby team channeling their inner beast with a little help from a make-up crew. The sight of a zebra, cheetah, mandrill and gazelle scrumming for the ball was nothing less than bizarre, but it was all in a days work for four players from the...
Via The Other Paper
October 09, 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

Parachutist Lands on Field During Rugby Match

The organizers of the Las Vegas Rugby Sevens had planned a grand entrance for the game ball for the first place match between New Zealand and South Africa. The had planned on having a parachutist fly into the Sam Boyd Stadium with the game ball. Wouldn't expect anything grander for a rugby match in Las Vegas. One problem though. He landed on the field during the third place match...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

English Rugby Player Ruptures Testicle During Game

Warrington Wolves player Paul Wood ruptured one of his testicles during a rugby match on Saturday and had to have surgery to remove it. Wood took a knee to the groin only one minute into the second half of the team's defeat to the Leeds Rhinos in the Grand Final. Wood told BBC Radio Manchester, "I'm not too bad, it sounds worse than it is. "An accidental knee caught me. I...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Rugby player ruptures testicle

Rugby league, which has all the physicality of football or rugby union but without all the stoppages in play, is one of the world’s most grueling sports. As with any form of full-contact football, rugby league players, out of a love for their craft, put their bodies at risk of life-altering injury. Paul Wood of the Warrington Wolves of England’s Super League*, for example, gave...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Rugby 101: Union vs League

Post By: Jason Gatties My wife's uncle, who lives in Australia, once joked "the stork must have been confused and dropped you off in America rather than England." I'm 100% American, so much so that if you try to put Swiss on my hamburger rather than American cheese, I will throw a fit. That being said, my two favorite sports are soccer (I'm American, it's soccer here, don't get...
Via The 80th Minute
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints To Try Out Rugby Player

The New Orleans Saints have tried out Australian rugby player Hayden Smith, according to sources close to the team. Smith, a 6 foot 7, 265 pounder from Perth, played for the Saracens Football Club from St. Albans, England, where his team won the Aviva Premiership championship. He is relatively new to the game of rugby, he attended Metropolitan State College in Colorado on a basketball...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
February 07, 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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