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5 Life Lessons I've Taken from Playing Rugby

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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...

100 Funniest Sports Quotes

Bleacher Report | Posted 11.22.2012 | Sports

There are tantrums in the heat of the moment (just ask Jim "Playoffs?!" Mora), as well as tearful attempts at forgiveness (just ask Terrell "That's my...

WATCH: Unbelievable Rugby Comeback

Posted 07.17.2012 | Sports

Have you ever wondered what the rugby version of the Tennessee Titans' "Music City Miracle" would look like? No? Well either way, the comeback that th...

The Really Intense Way One Hard-Core Rugby Fan Proposed

Posted 06.21.2012 | Weddings

A Welsh rugby fan decided to put his relationship on the rocks--in one way, at least--by proposing to his girlfriend with an engraved stone at Cardiff...

Andy Campbell

KILT-Y PLEASURE: Q&A With A Streaker Legend

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.14.2012 | Weird News

Murray Greig is a Scottish legend. The kilted kook jumped on the pitch at a rugby match on June 5 and flashed the crowd as his country's team pulle...

Rugby Club Lets D.C. 'Blow Off Steam'

| Posted 08.06.2012 | DC

By Ivan V. Natividad Roll Call Staff For politicos and Hill staffers, Washington's Renegade Rugby Football Club is a way to escape the hectic hass...

WATCH: Rugby Player's 'Beastly' Strength Saves Teammate

Posted 05.29.2012 | Sports

Meet Sharks rugby player Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira. If you're curious about how he earned his nickname then this highlight might help explain it. In...

Rugby: How Analytics Can Reduce Injuries in a Very Tough Sport

Steve Hamm | Posted 07.01.2012 | Technology
Steve Hamm

Rugby is one of the world's toughest sports. Professional rugby teams have long used analysis of game play to improve their performance and prepare for the upcoming rivals.

WATCH: 50 Most Awkward Moments In Sports

Bleacher Report | Posted 04.11.2012 | Sports

Hours of live coverage. Dozens of volatile personalities. Language gaps. Culture gaps. Romances. Bromances. Rivals. Rebels. Divas. Click on to hear...