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The Important Reason This Rugby Squad Is Posing Nude

HuffPost Italy | Sara Elkamel | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women

With a mission to help people dealing with eating disorders, the Oxford University Women's Rugby team is abandoning their uniforms on the field. ...

'Isis Devils' Rugby Club Not Really Down To Change Its Name

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.02.2015 | Sports

The “Isis Devils” Australian rugby club has once again turned a deaf ear to calls for it to change its team name, despite sharing its mon...

My Tribute to Jonah Lomu

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 11.19.2015 | 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.

Gay Rugby Player Keegan Hirst Strips Down For Steamy Photo Spread

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Britain's first openly gay rugby league player seems to be relishing his newfound sex symbol status, and we're loving every second of it. ...

An Ode to the All Blacks

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 11.02.2015 | 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.

Check Out These Steamy Photos Of Hot, Good-Natured Rugby Players

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Autumn is upon us, but one of our favorite rugby teams is keeping things scorching hot by releasing a sneak peek at their 2016 calendar. A ...

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

Hannah Pirnie | Posted 10.06.2015 | 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 ca...

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

Hannah Pirnie | Posted 10.01.2015 | 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.

Will And Kate Are Just Mere Mortals In Love Watching Rugby

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Style

With all of the hype and media frenzy surrounding the royal family, it's nice to see members of the House of Windsor in more relaxed settings eve...

Six Months in a Leaky Boat

Adrian Coysh | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Adrian Coysh

Previously I have referred to the Diversity and Inclusion journey of businesses as uncharted territory, requiring careful navigation.

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 ...