Tag Archives: New Zealand

  • 300-Lb College Rugby Prop Runs Way Too Fast (Video)

    300-Lb College Rugby Prop Runs Way Too Fast (Video)

    Props in rugby are generally valued for their toughness and endurance, often sacrificing speedin the equation. But Daniel Tupou, 18 years old and weighing in at 300 pounds, is faster than most guys half his size. Daniel Tupou is on the rugby team at Sacred Heart College in Auckland, New Zealand, and recently turned heads […]

  • Photo Shows Golfer Playing Through Hundreds of Wolves

    Photo Shows Golfer Playing Through Hundreds of Wolves

    It’s a common saying that “photos don’t lie,” but actually in some circumstances they can lie pretty heavily. Just take the above photo of golfer David Klein at the New Zealand Open a few weeks ago, for example. If you take it at face value, it appears to depict Klein courageously (and even nonchalantly) walking […]

  • Cricket Fan Take a Ball to the Head (Video)

    Cricket Fan Take a Ball to the Head (Video)

    Cricket and baseball are a lot alike. They employ very different terminology, of course, but basically both sports have bats, batters, pitchers, infielders, outfielders, outs, home runs, and strikeouts. The fans can be kind of similar, too. Sometimes baseball fans are alert and make amazing catches when the ball comes flying into the stands. Sometimes […]

  • USA’s Alex Morgan Knees New Zealand Keeper In The Face (GIF)

    USA’s Alex Morgan Knees New Zealand Keeper In The Face (GIF)

    Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux scored goals in the 27th and 87th minutes, respectively, to give the USA women’s soccer team a 2-0 quarterfinal victory over New Zealand, ending the Kiwi’s hopes for an Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games. Despite being outplayed for much of the match, the Kiwi’s still had a shot […]

  • Cricketer Kane Williamson Takes A Pitch To The Groin (Video)

    Cricketer Kane Williamson Takes A Pitch To The Groin (Video)

    “Oh that’s flush.” That was how the commentators of this cricket match between New Zealand and South Africa described the scene after watching replays of Kane Williamson taking an 86 m.p.h. pitch to the groin.  The impact was so hard that it was enough to break the protective cup (or as they call it in […]

  • New Zealand Fisherman Catches 738-Pound Tuna (Video)

    New Zealand Fisherman Catches 738-Pound Tuna (Video)

    Cans of tuna may soon be New Zealand’s biggest export following this catch by one of their country’s fisherman. While fishing off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island in a six-meter boat on February 17, Nathan Adams, 42, reeled in a monstrous 738-pound bluefin tuna that may very well be the largest bluefin tuna […]

  • Bevan Small Gives Us One Of The Greatest Cricket Catches Ever! (Video)

    Bevan Small Gives Us One Of The Greatest Cricket Catches Ever! (Video)

    In August of last year, many credited Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews with making one of the greatest cricket catches we will ever see.  Five months later it appears as though he has been outdone by Central Stags twelfth man Bevan Small. During a Twenty20 match in New Zealand last week, Small tracked a ball hit […]

  • Fans Rejoice As The All Blacks Win The Rugby World Cup (Video)

    Fans Rejoice As The All Blacks Win The Rugby World Cup (Video)

    They have waited a long time, but after winning the first ever Rugby World Cup in 1987, the New Zealand All Blacks have finally won their second World Cup title after defeating France in the final on Sunday at Eden Park in Auckland. Despite entering almost every Rugby World Cup tournament as the favorite, the […]

  • 11 Biggest Badasses In The History Of The Rugby World Cup

    11 Biggest Badasses In The History Of The Rugby World Cup

    Originally, I thought I’d bring you a list of the greatest upsets in Rugby World Cup history for today. But as the group stage of the 2011 tournament draws to a close, the fact that the opening round matches have yielded precisely zero upsets thus far really took the wind out of those sails. Maybe […]