Tag Archives: Rugby

  • Goliath Finally Beats David in This Rugby Hit (Video)

    Goliath Finally Beats David in This Rugby Hit (Video)

    Sports narratives are dominated by the idea that anybody who puts the work in can beat anybody else.  It’s a crucial part of the thrill of competition, but it can also get a little dull, so sometimes it’s nice to see some big guy just clobber a little guy. And what better sport to see that than rugby, […]

  • Check Out This Brutal Rugby Stiff Arm (GIF & Video)

    Check Out This Brutal Rugby Stiff Arm (GIF & Video)

    Ah, the stiff arm. It’s a classic move of American football, but it is often employed to a much more brutal effect in rugby (just like everything else in rugby). Here’s a great example of the form, taken from a recent game. The stiff arm comes courtesy of rugby player Sean O’Brien, who flattens an […]

  • Aussie Rugby Player in Hot Water for Biting Opponent’s Penis (Video)

    Aussie Rugby Player in Hot Water for Biting Opponent’s Penis (Video)

    Say what you want about the dirty play of Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh. At least the guy has never bitten anyone’s penis on the field (what he does off the field is his own business). That is something you cannot say about Australian rugby player Anthony Watts. The 26-year-old Watts, pictured above, used […]

  • Rugby Judge Makes Ridiculously Bad Call (Video)

    Rugby Judge Makes Ridiculously Bad Call (Video)

    Even if you don’t know the first thing about rugby, you’ll still be able to appreciate this blow call by a touch judge, which would make an NFL referee look like the HAL 9000. It’s a simple case of a player being out of bounds and not being called as such, but it’s the sheer […]

  • South African High School Rugby Player Suffers Nasty Broken Leg (Video)

    South African High School Rugby Player Suffers Nasty Broken Leg (Video)

    Rugbydump.com describes the annual rugby match between Grey College (Bloemfontein) and Grey High (Port Elizabeth) as “one of the oldest fixtures on the South Africa schools calendar, dating way back to 1929 when the two sides first met.”  Over the weekend, these two schools met once again, and the result was what may very well be […]

  • 31 Animated GIFs of Bone Crushing Rugby Hits

    31 Animated GIFs of Bone Crushing Rugby Hits

    There are so many different sports out there that are worthy of my attention, and I just don’t have time to follow them all. So because I live in North America, where gridiron football is king, that’s the version I pay the most attention to. However, I’m pretty sure that, if I lived in one […]

  • Naked Streaker Tackled by Chicken Mascot at New Zealand Rugby Match (Video)

    Naked Streaker Tackled by Chicken Mascot at New Zealand Rugby Match (Video)

    Streaking at any sporting event is a dicey venture, given the proclivity of security personnel to tackle, tase, and basically subdue interlopers through any means necessary. However, some sports are safer for streakers than others. For example, skiing seems to be pretty safe. This winter we told you about a guy who got nekkid and […]

  • Check Out This Rugby Fight Between Paul Gallen and Nate Myles (Video)

    Check Out This Rugby Fight Between Paul Gallen and Nate Myles (Video)

    The Queensland Maroons have dominated their annual State of Origin rugby series against the New South Wales Blues, having won each series since 2006.  But 2013 is shaping up to be an entirely different story compared to what’s unraveled in recent years. The Blues got off to a great start by winning the first match […]

  • This Rugby Hit by Lolo Lui Is as Hard as They Come (Video)

    This Rugby Hit by Lolo Lui Is as Hard as They Come (Video)

    I don’t know much about rugby. I know you score by running the ball into an end zone or kicking it through uprights. I know there are no forward passes, just like American gridiron football circa 1910. I know that rugby players are tough as nails. And I know there is something called rugby league, […]