logo

Video encyclopedia

Rugby

Popular in this category (23,439)

Sports

Toronto Wolfpack

The Toronto Wolfpack are a Canadian professional rugby league club, based in Toronto, which competes in the British Rugby Football League system. In 2018 the club is competing in the Championship, having begun to play in 2017 in League 1 and won a promotion in its inaugural season. The club is noted as being the first North American team to play in the Rugby Football League system, the first fully professional rugby league team in Canada and the world's first transatlantic rugby league team.

Sports

Rugby union

Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts on each try line.

Sports

Barbarian F.C.

The Barbarian Football Club, usually called the Barbarians and nicknamed the Baa-Baas, is an invitational rugby union team based in Britain. The Barbarians play in black and white hoops, though players wear the socks from their own club strip. Membership is by invitation, and as of 2011, players from 31 countries had played for the Barbarians. Traditionally at least one uncapped player is selected for each match.

Sports

James Haskell

James Haskell is an English rugby union player who currently plays for Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership and internationally for England.

Sports

Faf de Klerk

François "Faf" de Klerk is a South African rugby union player. He plays as a scrum-half for Sale Sharks in the English Premiership and for the South Africa national team.

Sports

Duane Vermeulen

Daniel Johannes 'Duane' Vermeulen is a rugby union player for Kubota Spears in the Top League in Japan, having previously represented the Pumas, Free State Cheetahs and Western Province in South African domestic rugby, the Cheetahs and Stormers in Super Rugby and Toulon in the Top 14. His nickname is 'Thor' after the Nordic God of thunder.

Sports

Saracens F.C.

Saracens Football Club are an English professional rugby union team based in London, England. Established in 1876, they currently play in Premiership Rugby, the top level of domestic rugby union in England, where they are the reigning champions. They are also the current title holders of the European Rugby Champions Cup, a tournament which they have now won on three occasions – in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Since 2012, Saracens have played their home games at Allianz Park in Hendon, in the London Borough of Barnet; previous grounds have included Vicarage Road in Watford, and Bramley Road. The club's home playing colours are black and red.

Sports

Joe Marler

Joe Marler is an English professional rugby union player for Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership playing primarily as a Prop.

Sports

Tendai Mtawarira

Tendai ‘Beast' Mtawarira is a Zimbabwean-born South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Sharks in Super Rugby and in the Currie Cup. Mtawarira, a prop, carries the nickname of "The Beast". Mtawarira was selected as part of the South African National Rugby Union team and made his debut playing against Wales in a test match on 14 June 2008. The following week, on 21 June 2008, Mtawarira scored a try against Italy as well as winning the 'Man of the Match' award. He is the most capped prop in South African history.

Sports

Super League

Super League is the top-level professional rugby league club competition in the Northern hemisphere. The league has twelve teams: eleven from England and one from France. Canadian and Welsh clubs that compete in the Rugby Football League can also qualify. Colloquially known in the UK as the Super League it is referred to internationally as the English Super League (ESL).

Sports

Thom Evans

Thom Evans is a former Scottish international rugby union player and model. He last played on the wing for Glasgow Warriors in the Celtic League. Evans' rugby career ended aged 24 on his tenth appearance for Scotland when he suffered a serious neck injury.

Sports

Gavin Henson

Gavin Lloyd Henson is a Welsh rugby union player who currently plays for Dragons in the Pro14. He attracted much media attention as part of a Wales national team which achieved Grand Slams in the Six Nations Championship in 2005 and 2008. He has also played for the British and Irish Lions, touring in 2005 to New Zealand but has never appeared at a World Cup.

Sports

Jonah Lomu

Jonah Tali Lomu was a New Zealand rugby union player. He became the youngest ever All Black when he played his first international in 1994 at the age of 19 years and 45 days. Playing on the wing Lomu finished his international career with 63 caps and 37 tries. He is regarded as the first true global superstar of rugby and consequently had a huge impact on the game. Lomu was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame on 9 October 2007, and the IRB Hall of Fame on 24 October 2011.

Sports

Cheslin Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with French Top 14 side Toulouse. His regular position is fullback.

Sports

Rugby league

Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.