Tag Archives: Rugby

  • Pats Safety Nate Ebner Makes the U.S. Olympic Rugby Team

    Pats Safety Nate Ebner Makes the U.S. Olympic Rugby Team

    After taking the off-season to focus on rugby, it seems that Nate Ebner’s Olympic dream is coming true. The lifelong rugby player got permission from the Patriots to take a leave from the team to focus on training for the Rio Olympics, and he’s just received word that he’s made the team. Ebner’s been a […]

  • Rugby Player Almost Gets His Penis Ripped Off, Requiring 11 Stitches (Pic)

    Rugby Player Almost Gets His Penis Ripped Off, Requiring 11 Stitches (Pic)

    Rugby’s among the most brutal sports in the world. That’s pretty much common knowledge. The guys either tape down or put vaseline on their ears so they don’t get ripped off. But I never knew that genitals were at similar risk during matches…until today. An Aussie player, Haydn Peacock, was playing for a French club […]

  • Rugby Punch Gets Leeds Player a Two-Match Ban (Video)

    Rugby Punch Gets Leeds Player a Two-Match Ban (Video)

    While rugby is one of those sports where anything can happen and the opposing player will likely still take you out for a beer afterwards, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ramifications for violence. Leeds Rhinos player Mitch Garbutt has been suspended for two matches after punching a Queensland Cowboys player our of frustration as his […]

  • Rugby Player Offers a Motivational Headbutt, Breaks His Damn Nose (Video)

    Rugby Player Offers a Motivational Headbutt, Breaks His Damn Nose (Video)

    For a while, we’ve been saying that rugby players are tough to the point of being psychotic. This incident probably won’t change that. Here, we’ve got a gentleman getting geared up for his match by running around and headbutting his teammates. Of course, headbutting is dangerous, because if you’re not careful, you could smack something […]

  • Nasty Dislocated Finger Doesn’t Stop This Rugby Chick (Video)

    Nasty Dislocated Finger Doesn’t Stop This Rugby Chick (Video)

    Oxford University’s Caitlin McArdle is one tough woman.  During a recent rugby match against rival university, Cambridge, she suffered a nasty finger dislocation, but attempted to play through it without even having it looked at. It was only after the referee saw her dislocated left pinky that McArdle was told to get the thing checked out. […]

  • Rugby Brawl Features Some Insanely Hard Punches (Video)

    Rugby Brawl Features Some Insanely Hard Punches (Video)

    Ah, rugby. We can always count on you to give us a brawl that ends up with actual blood. Well, you guys and minor league Eastern European soccer, too. This match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders was going fine until a normal-looking tackle did something to set off one side, then […]

  • This Rugby Tackle Will Knock the Wind Out of Ya (Video)

    This Rugby Tackle Will Knock the Wind Out of Ya (Video)

    If you needed one more exhibit to go with the thousands of others to support the assertion that rugby players are the toughest bastards in the world…here you are. This rugby tackle on Dave Tyrrell by Steve Matal is absolutely insane. I don’t think you could square up the circumstances any better to lay a […]

  • This Arm-Wrestling Arm Break Is The Worst Thing Ever (Video)

    This Arm-Wrestling Arm Break Is The Worst Thing Ever (Video)

    Former NRL rugby stars Ben Ross and Wendell Sailor made an appearance on a live Australian television show called The Footy Show tonight. (Yes, it’s already “tonight” in Australia.) The point of their appearance was to take part in a charitable arm-wrestling match intended to benefit the Men of League charity.  Unfortunately, Ross may now have to use […]