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The Cult: Sonny Bill Williams

There was a time when Sonny Bill Williams contributed to rugby's booze-soaked image. Not anymore. The multi-talented Kiwi converted to Islam in 2008, becoming the sport's only high-profile Muslim.
Joe Hall
11.29.16
the semi

The Cult: Matt Dawson

Between rugby's amateur and professional eras came the brief heyday of the semis. No one better exemplifies them than school coach turned World Cup winner Matt Dawson.
Toby Sprigings
2.12.16
rugby canada

Ditching School for Rugby Paid off for Tyler Ardron and His Country

Rugby was never on Tyler Ardron's radar growing up. He's now Canada's biggest star and the captain of the national team.
Justin Robertson
11.17.15
NEW ZEALAND

The All Blacks' Haka: It's Complicated

It's easy to get caught up in watching the New Zealand rugby team's thrilling haka without considering it as a complex cultural text.
James Wilt
11.5.15
Roger

VICE Sports World News Roundup: November 2

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
11.2.15
all-blacks

I Have No Idea What Happened in That Rugby Game, But Boy Was It Exciting

An attempt to understand the Rugby World Cup Final through sheer feeling.
Liam Daniel Pierce
11.2.15
rugby

What American Football Can Learn from the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup ends this weekend, but American football teams are going to keep watching.
Nick Kariuki
10.30.15
fifa

VICE Sports World News Roundup: October 30

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
10.30.15
rugby

​The Tech Company Tackling Concussions Head-On

In a sport where the hits are intensely hard, rugby has faced real problems with concussions. But work is afoot to improve diagnosis and treatment at pitch-side, an initiative that could go as far as saving lives.
Raj Bains
10.29.15
NEW ZEALAND

​10 Reasons the Rugby World Cup Final Will Be An Absolute Cracker

Alexander Bisley
10.29.15
F1

VICE Sports World News Roundup: October 26

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
10.26.15
#thegamestartshere

Future Sport: The Tech Breakthroughs Changing the World of Rugby

The increased use of technology is making rugby an easier sport to officiate. But, as recent examples show, there is still room for improvement.
Raj Bains
10.22.15
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