Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments 2018 (part 1 of 2)

Here are the Top 10 moments from 2018 – in reverse order. Part 1 covers 10th best moment to 6th best moment and [Part 2] covers 5th best to 1st best moment of sportsmanship from 2018. BBC Radio London also recorded these stories with me and you can [hear the BBC radio interview here]  please … Read more

Kiwi Captain Applauds Irish Fans After Epic Battle

Ireland v New Zealand All Blacks

A savage man-to-man battle raged for over 80 minutes and finally, after over 100 years of trying, Ireland beat the All Blacks, in Dublin’s, Lansdowne Road, the oldest international rugby venue in the world. The atmosphere was electric. The number 1 & number 2 teams in the world were playing each other less than a year … Read more

Lions Touring Stories

Lions Crest

The Lions – When Enemies Become Friends The British & Irish Lions started their first match in New Zealand, a few Saturdays ago. Lions tours are extraordinary, as fierce opponents from four countries come together, train together, play together, party together, tour together – they become friends for life. The Lions is a wonderful tradition. … Read more

London Marathon, Maori All Blacks, Racing 92, Rose v Garcia – BBC Radio Interview PR Smith May 2013

AB Maori's Present shirt with Munster coach's initials

Recent sportsmanship moments are discussed live on BBC radio across the UK. Georgey Spanswick chats with PR Smith about some recent amazing sportsmanship moments including the London Marathon, the Maori All Blacks &  Racing Club 92 ‘s incredible gestures to Munster Rugby, &  of course, that incredible competitive friendship displayed during that final round of … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments 2016

Don't ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasuree

Well here we are again, having sifted through hundreds of amazing sportsmanship stories, we’ve final got out Top 10 moments and ultimately, the Number 1 Moment from 2016. As always, we’ll do it in reverse order.   In 10th Place:   Irish and Swedish Football Fans Dance Together – Euro 2016 Euro 2016 had some … Read more

Magnificent Maori Gesture at Start of Munster Game

Maori captain presents a Maori shirt with AF (Anthony Foley) on the back of it

Munster are still suffering from the sudden death of their much loved coach (& former European cup winning captain),  Anthony Foley.  So when the Maori All Blacks performed their traditional Haka war dance with a special gesture… the Maori All Blacks captain, Ash Dixon, stepped forward,  knelt down & held  up a Maori All Blacks rugby shirt with … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments From Rio 2016

The Olympic Flag

Here are our Top 10 Great Sportsmanship moments from Rio 2016. It really was difficult to choose the Top 10 and , in particular, the number 1 moment of sportsmanship from the many sportsmanship moments we posted on social media (facebook and instagram) each day. So here’s the list in reverse order. 10. Haitian Hurdler Never Gives Up … Read more

Rugby World Cup 2015 – A Photographic Celebration Of Sportsmanship

South African fan hugs Japanese fan

Rugby World Cup 2015 is exciting and compelling viewing as small nations shock big nations and favourites get beaten. But despite dreams being shattered and no matter what the result,  sportsmanship prevails in Rugby World Cup 2015. After the game, all players shake hands. Many embrace. Some even pray together (Fiji v Australia). And the … Read more

2011 Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments of 2011 Romanian captain, Cristian Petre, who after suffering a 67-3 loss to England,  was asked by a reporter about the game and replied “I play rugby for happiness.”  More The French rugby team won the toss to choose who wears their own home jerseys in the Rugby World Cup Final … Read more

I had a dream

I have often wondered whether I would live to see Ireland beat the All Blacks. The famous team from New Zealand are the best in the world(despite only winning one World Cup). Something unreal happened……. Although Munster, a province of Ireland, beat them way back in 1978, Ireland never managed to beat the Kiwis in … Read more