RUGBY

ALL BLACKS TO AUSSIES: “YOU GOT SERVED!”

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If you enjoy slow-motion replays of terror-inducing war dances, this is the video for you:According to the handsome Don over at <a href="http://with-malice.com/2007/07/01/wallabies-win-over-all-blacks/" title="With Malice" target="_blank">With Malice</a>,  the Wallabies win over the All Blacks is a big deal.

RUGBY

GETTING YOUR JAW BROKEN SUCKS

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Ali Williams, the New Zealand All Black <a href="../post.phtml?pk=3113" target="_blank">whose jaw was discourteously broken</a> by French rogue Sebastien Chabal last week, underwent surgery to have his jaw wired shut and is now -- as foreign- and hot-sounding Winifred pointed out -- accepting <a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=116&objectid=10446383" target="_blank">fan submissions for soup recipes</a>.

SOCCER

SPORTS ON HORIZONTAL FIELDS ARE LAME

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A couple of nice finds from <a href="http://www.davesfootballblog.com/" target="_blank">Dave's Football Blog</a>, which has uncovered the disturbing trend of sports being played on vertical fields (soccer above, rugby after the jump).

RUGBY

RUGBY IS FOR TOUGH PEOPLE, PART 2

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As my cherished colleague <a href="http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/06/12/61-10-france-suffers-worst-rugby-defeat-ever/" target="_blank">Orson Swindle pointed out</a>, France's rugby team got brutalized by the New Zealand All Blacks in a pair of rugby test matches recently, by the scores of 42-11 and 62-11.

RUGBY

LLOYD CARR IS CHILLIN WITH RUSSELL CROWE

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Last season, University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr used clips of Cinderella Man to inspire the Wolverines (it's unclear if the clips were used before UM's loss to Ohio State).

RUGBY

RUGBY IS FOR TOUGH PEOPLE

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Here's a video of a bunch of rugby people getting hit really hard.

RUGBY

RUSSELL CROWE HATES CHEERLEADERS

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Russell Crowe, part owner of the Rugby League South Sydney Rabbitohs, <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/more/02/09/bc.people.russellcrowe.ap/index.html?cnn=yes" target="_blank">cut the club's cheerleading squad</a> because "because skimpily clad cheerleaders detract from the game and make spectators uncomfortable.

RUGBY

RUGBY IS THE BALLS

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Inevitably when you bring up rugby, somebody feels inclined to point out how much more athletic and tough American football players are.


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