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Britain's First Openly Gay Rugby Player Receives Praise From A-List Star

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices

  Last week, British rugby player Keegan Hirst gained international attention when he came out of the closet, becoming Britian's first open...

Photographers Address The Pain And Glory Of Violent Sports

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts

A young man sits proudly, arms crossed. His steady gaze is fixed on something we can’t see. He’s posed like a classical figure or a prom k...

Rugby Player Catches Dog Chomping On Rabbit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.03.2015 | Weird News

The chase was on for man and beasts. Coastal rugby player Thomas Watt caught a dog with a rabbit in its mouth during a match against Inglewood in T...

5 Life Lessons I Learned on the Rugby Pitch

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 06.29.2015 | Sports
Beth Leipholtz

Four years ago, I thought I was signing up for a sport that may or may not matter to me in the long run. It was something to do, a way to meet people. Four years later, and I've realized I signed up for so much more than just a sport.

Australian Rugby Player Gives The Most Confusing Interview Ever

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.23.2015 | Sports

Say what?

The Rugby-Loving U.S. Consul in St. Étienne

Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff

William Henry Hunt, president of Racing Club Stéphanois, bid adieu to his rugby players as they departed St. Étienne for the battlefields of northern France a century ago. He did not see most of them again as so many perished in the Great War's carnage.

Alena Hall

The Unlikely Story Of How Rugby Changed The Future For These Inner City Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact

When Lana Shields, 68, came across a local newspaper article highlighting her once-rival high school in 2011, she paid particularly close attention. A...

LOOK: Players Gear Up For Gay Rugby's 'World Cup'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Ruggers from around the world descended upon Australia this week in training for the Bingham Cup, the "World Cup" of gay rugby. Four hundred player...

5 Life Lessons I've Taken from Playing Rugby

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports
Beth Leipholtz

For 14 years, I identified myself as a soccer player. I played year-round on multiple teams, dedicated endless hours to practices and games, and thought I loved the sport. But then I realized something: I just wasn't that good.

Harvard Rugby Team Makes A Play To Celebrate Strength And Beauty

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women

When they're not charging their opponents, one women's rugby team is tackling the body love revolution. Members of the Harvard Women's Rugby te...

14 Things Being a Female Rugby Player Taught Me

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Sports
Beth Leipholtz

If you are in the middle of an awkward silence with someone you just met, bring rugby into the conversation. It is bound to keep, or at least start, a conversation since it is still not overly common in the U.S.

Sorry Miranda, Gay Doesn't Mean Stupid

Eliel Cruz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

Gay doesn't actually mean stupid, and attempting to redefine a word that is meant to describe a minority group to mean "stupid" is a micro-aggression towards the LGBT community.

WATCH: The Worst Flop Ever In A Sport You Wouldn't Expect

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.24.2014 | Sports

A rugby player recently committed such a horrendous flop that even the ref appeared to laugh about it. ...

Boston and Melbourne: Separated at Birth?

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Sydney, Australia, and New York are superman destinations, wrestling for attention and flying onto the world's front page. Boston and Melbourne? They're more like spectacled Clark Kents. And each is secretly glad.

Nelson Mandela Demonstrated The Power And Potential Of Sports

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 12.06.2013 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap. His long-sleeve green rugby jersey was ...

WATCH: These Rugby Hunks Get REALLY Naked In Video For A Good Cause (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices

It's not a secret that many gay men adore rugby players -- and now they have one more reason to love them! The United Kingdom’s Wolverhamton Wolv...

I Want to Apologize to West Point

Charles Clymer | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Charles Clymer

I apologize for the misinformation. I apologize for misinterpreting the West Point PAO's statement. You see, last time the Academy said "misconduct," it was a glossing-over and dismissal of the very definition of sexual harassment committed by the Academy's rugby team in emails.

OUCH: Welsh Rugby Team Loses 181-0

Posted 09.11.2013 | Sports

After losing by more than 180 points in what is now being touted as a "record-breaking" defeat, a Welsh rugby team says it hopes to turn its newfound ...

WATCH: U.S. Sprinter Lights Up Rugby Tournament

Posted 08.24.2013 | Sports

Carlin Isles is an accomplished 23-year-old sprinter who is now turning heads on the rugby pitch instead of the track. ...

Is the Gezira Club Still the "In" Place in Cairo?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

With all the political, security, religious, and social turmoil in Egypt today it's easy to forget former stomping grounds with a special historical f...

The Happy Warrior

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Donna Jean Freberg

Exactly five years ago I was walking down the street and passing a newsstand I saw a close-up of Nelson Mandela's face staring back at me from the cover of Time Magazine. I love his face, looking at him makes me think of the best parts of us as human beings and what we are capable of.

Sports and Travel Just Go Together

Lee Abbamonte | Posted 02.16.2013 | Travel
Lee Abbamonte

It doesn't matter if you see a game at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, a game at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev or a game at the Bell Centre in Montreal. All are fun, different and each one will take you to another great city in a great country.

Modern Gladiators - Calcio Storico Fiorentino

designboom | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
designboom

Modern Gladiators - Calcio Storico Fiorentino Image © Stefano Pogliani Every year in June and July, amidst the traditional ceremonies, parades an...

Rugby Hunks, Straight And Gay: The New Face Of Sports

Marten Weber | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

I have just spent a weekend talking to six adorable straight athletes about homophobia, homoerotica, homosexuality, and rugby. What did we conclude after 48 hours of male bonding and philosophizing about the state of the world?

Rugby Player Accused Of Biting Ear

Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports

It's no secret that Rugby is considered one of the most physical sports to play. But James Graham of the Canterbury Bulldogs reportedly took the run-o...