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Matfield out, Pietersen returns for Springboks for quarters

LONDON (AP) Victor Matfield made it easy in the end for South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer. Whether Matfield played or not was the biggest question regarding the team announcement on Wednesday for South Africa's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Wales. But Matfield made it moot when the Springboks great, who came out of retirement last year to play in his fourth World Cup, withdrew...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
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

Video: Calls for Rugby player’s arrest after punching opponent in the face

Welsh rugby player Ben Flower was been kicked out of the game after punching, and then punching again, an unconscious opponent, St Helens’ Lance Hohaia. Many are even calling for the Flower’s arrest… Per the Sydney Morning Herald: “Wigan’s prop forward Ben Flower became the first man to be sent off in a Super League Grand Final after punching St Helens five-eighth Lance...
Via Low Brow Sports
October 12, 2014  |  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
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