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

Rugby World Cup 2015 – Meet The World’s Bravest Rugby Player

Lindsay-Hamilton playing rugby

The Strongest, Most  Spirited Rugby Player In Rugby World Cup 2015 Meet Lindsay Hamilton. She was born almost limbless, but that doesn’t stop her playing rugby. Watch Lindsay playing rugby. She is an absolute inspiration and a real heroine of sport. Lindsay is almost limbless yet she plays scrum-half for Halifax Towers RFC women’s rugby team in Canada. … Read more

6 Nations Rugby Facts Fixtures & Quiz

Old Friends Become Enemies – Rugby 6 Nations Championship Yes it’s that time of year when old friends become enemies for 6 weeks. The 6 Nations Rugby Championship is back. Some say ‘normal hostilities are resumed’. Whichever way you look at it, the air tingles with excitement if you are lucky enough to get a … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments 2014 (part 2 of 2)

Stadium

In part 1 we covered the 10th best to the 6th bets sportsmanship moments which included tennis, ice-hockey,  boxing, weightlifting and athletics. Now we announce the Top 5, starting with football….   5. A Sombre Yet Beautiful Football Moment And it’s not  World Cup 2014 (which had so many wonderful moments of sportsmanship like Ghana’s goal … Read more

He Taught Us How To Forgive ………… Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

A man who suffered 27 years of imprisonment because he demanded basic human rights for himself and his people, bore no bitterness. A man of great dignity and wisdom. A man who lit up the world with his smile, who broke the stiffness of formality by wearing splendid bright coloured African shirts to various meetings. … Read more

Afghan Stars Bring Peace Through Rugby

Watch these little stars shine in the mud and in their shining hope, their fearlessness, their courage, their humour, their fun, their camaraderie, their desire to play rugby, a new sport in Afghanistan. The brotherhood of rugby means friends for life. The Brotherhood of Rugby knows no bounds – from Afghanistan to distant Kiwi Lands … Read more

The Fastest Rugby Player In The World

Carlin Isles is the fastest rugby player in the world. He’s a 100m sprinter who heard about rugby, thought it was interesting, asked if he could try it and a few month later he’s playing for the USA and running in tries just for fun. An extraordinary athlete. He plays rugby in a refreshingly free … Read more

People Who Succeed Demonstrate The Greatest Sportsmanship – Conor O’Shea

Whether it is the 6 Nations Rugby, World Rugby Cup, World Cup, Olympics or any game, any sport, anywhere, Sportsmanship is crucial, says Conor O’Shea. Conor played for Ireland 36 times and is currently Director Of Rugby in Britain’s most successful club, Harlequins RFC. Here’s what he has to say about sportsmanship and The Great … Read more

Great Fans – Wenger Stops TV Commentators so French Can hear Irish Sing

4-0 down and with a few minutes left , the stadium in Gdansk is filled with the sound of 25,000 Irish fans singing ‘The Fields of Athenry’ with the Spanish fans clapping in rhythm. The World Champions  coach, Vincente del Bosque, said afterwards: “I thought (with) that the Irish fans and players showed us what … Read more

60 Of The Best – Great Quotes from the late great Bill McLaren (part 4 of 4)

Some made you laugh, some made you cry and most of them made you feel the excitement, intensity, chivalry and sheer sportsmanship of international rugby at the highest level. This is Part 4 of 4 posts about the late great Bill McLaren, known as the voice of rugby, he  simply had a wonderful way of … Read more