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Rugby World Cup

My Tribute to Jonah Lomu

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 11.19.2016 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

Before Lomu smashed over Mike Catt, rugby may as well have been played in black and white. Lomu's performance against England that day, scoring four tries in the 1995 World Cup semi-final, was so influential to the game of rugby that it was without comparison.

An Ode to the All Blacks

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 11.02.2016 | Sports
Trisha de Borchgrave

Between sublime and messy, there is bristling; standing up to every encounter, relentless, bleeding, battered and without a whimper. No leaping into the air in absurd spasms of fake pain. They are quite simply, epic.

Recovering From Failure. Leadership Lessons from England's Early Exit Out of the Rugby World Cup

Hannah Pirnie | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Hannah Pirnie

I can't explain how much this hurts Tom Wood, England's number 7 after the Host nation crashed out of the Rugby World Cup on Saturday night.  We can ...

How to Recover From a Set Back? Leadership Lessons From the Rugby World Cup

Hannah Pirnie | Posted 09.30.2016 | Sports
Hannah Pirnie

When the Rugby World Cup came around I was very excited but also disappointed to be so far from the action. I love Rugby. The game evokes fond memories of cold winter days firstly watching with my father, and latterly working for, Saracens RFC.

Nelson Mandela's Leadership Legacy to Us

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices
Robert V. Taylor

When Mandela reappeared on the world stage on February 11, 1990 he told the world, "Our long march to freedom is irreversible." In that moment it was clear he had never left the world stage; he was re-entering it with even greater moral gravitas.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Len Berman

St. Louis had the 11th highest payroll in Major League Baseball, the Texas Rangers had the 13th. They're both heading to the World Series.

Women Wrestle Over Large Egg To Demonstrate Rules of Rugby

Posted 11.28.2011 | Women

Sometimes men just need a woman to show them how it's done. Take rugby, for example. What better way to learn the rules than watching women in bikini-...

New Zealand Uproar Over Black Phallic Public Art

Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

“Why are we spending $50,000 on an embarrassing penis?” This is the question Dunedin, New Zealand city council member Lee Vandervis has asked over...

Talking Freeman and Damon, Mandela and Eastwood -- with John Carlin, Author of Invictus Book

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Yourgrau

John Carlin is a much accomplished journalist and author who ranked as the dean of foreign correspondents (for the UK Independent) in South Africa dur...

Movie Review: Invictus an Unexpected Mandela Tale

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The film is about a chapter of sports and international political history that few outside of South Africa would be aware of. In most ways, it's a standard underdog tale, but this one comes with a difference.