The Complete Guide To Understanding Rugby – Deadspin

The Complete Guide To Understanding Rugby – Deadspin

Photo credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Rugby union is the closest sporting equivalent to a demolition derby. Why are they lifting each other up in the air? Why was that not a penalty for straight-up killing someone? Why am I hurting just watching it on TV? Let’s get into it. Engage! The Objective Two teams of 15 […]

Rugby – Springboks skipper Whiteley out for two months – euronews

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa captain Warren Whiteley faces up to two months on the sidelines with a pelvis injury, ruling him out of the rest of the Super Rugby season and possibly the opening matches of the Rugby Championship, his team said on Tuesday. Whiteley was appointed Springbok captain for the three-test tour by […]

The Rugby Debate: Are the All Blacks too cocky? – Telegraph.co.uk

The clown front page, the third in a year after Michael Cheika and Gatland, again, were given the treatment, unhelpfully adds fuel to a growing perception that the All Blacks are straight-up arrogant. But then why wouldn’t they be? Stick yourself in the shoes of a 23-year-old All Blacks supporter, born in the year New […]

British and Irish Lions draw with Hurricanes in final midweek game – BBC Sport

Tommy Seymour’s two tries had looked like setting up a Lions win Iain Henderson’s yellow card proved costly as the Hurricanes clawed back a 14-point deficit to draw with the British and Irish Lions in Wellington. The lock, who along with Courtney Lawes was otherwise impressive, was sin-binned after 65 minutes for a dangerous clear-out […]

Springboks aim to install Erasmus as director of rugby – RTE.ie

Reports in South African media claim Rassie Erasmus gave Munster his notice two months ago and that he will leave the province to take over the Springboks as soon as the Irish province find a replacement. Erasmus has been in charge of team selection at Munster since taking over as director of rugby in the […]

British rugby fan crashes on New Zealand All Blacks’ couch – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Ioane brothers: national stars and surprise hosts to one British rugby fan When a British rugby fan supporting his side in New Zealand was offered a place to stay over with some friendly locals, he had no clue he would end up in the home of two All […]

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