RUGBY

RUGBY… UHHH…

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France is hosting the Rugby World Cup, and for whatever reason a Parisian ad agency has been hired to lure Brits across the English Channel to come visit Gay Paree.

RUGBY

RUGBY PLAYERS ARE TOUGH

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I often get headaches for 15 weeks at a time, at which point I usually check my head for teeth embedded in my skull:Ben Czislowski had a clash of heads with Tweed Heads forward Matt Austin during a Queensland Cup [rugby] game on April 1.

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 With Malice,  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 whose jaw was discourteously broken 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 fan submissions for soup recipes.

SOCCER

SPORTS ON HORIZONTAL FIELDS ARE LAME

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A couple of nice finds from Dave's Football Blog, 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 Orson Swindle pointed out, 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, cut the club's cheerleading squad 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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