Rugby’s Greatest Play: “That Try”

According to the BBC, “The Barbarians are a unique rugby club, with no natural home, membership by invitation only and a philosophy based on adventure and attack.”  In 1973, the club’s play matched their philosophy when they took on the touring All Blacks from New Zealand. The most exciting rugby play — “That Try” — […]

New Zealand’s All Blacks Rugby Team’s Haka

Prior to international rugby matches, New Zealand’s All Blacks perform a haka dance.  The Māori war style dance has been a part of the team’s pre-game ritual dating back to 1884.  Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.  The most performed haka at New Zealand rugby games is called the “Ka mate, Ka […]

The movie “Invictus” — How a sport united South Africa

“Invictus” is Latin for invincible or unconquerable.  It’s the title of a short poem by the British poet William Ernest Henley.  It’s also the title of an inspirational, sports feel good movie that opens Friday, December 11. Per Warner Bros., “From director Clint Eastwood, “Invictus” tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan […]