All Blacks snatch victory at the death


Prop lays into fullback with big shot


Step and unbelievable dummy sets up try


Lee Jones makes huge trysaving tackle


Danny Cipriani talks about past troubles


Ben Flower red card for vicious punches


Sam Burgess breaks cheekbone, plays on


Benito Masilevu's huge side-steps


Richard Hibbard & Kalamafoni double hit

Friday, April 04, 2008

Friday Funnies - Jackass do Rugby

Friday Funnies - Jackass do Rugby

This is a clip from a few years back, when MTV's infamous Jackass crew visited London Irish's training ground in order to experience some first hand rugby action, up close and personal.

Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius were the unfortunate two who stepped up to the challenge of taking on a professional rugby team on the training ground.

I think worked over describes this best.

Note: Keep submitting your funniest clips and you may well see them up here soon!


Posted at 3:42 pm | 34 comments

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yousef1490 April 04, 2008 2:28 pm

v.funny clip but old lol.i remember seeing this quite a while ago but was nice to c it again. makes me laugh wen they go up in lineout lol

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angus April 04, 2008 2:42 pm

Good to see some Yanks doing a proper hard sport.

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kvt April 04, 2008 3:46 pm

first time seeing this and everything about it was just hilarious

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Colin April 04, 2008 4:08 pm

There are a number of "hard" American sports, even though they may not seem so if they're wearing padding. The usage of pads is necessary in American football due to the fact that plays like shoulder charges and hitting people while not in contact with the ground are legal. If padding wasn't there, injuries would be too prevalent and the sport simply could not exist.A sport that is not very popular elsewhere is lacrosse; in the men's version it is basically permitted to whack an opponent that is carrying the ball at will with your stick (which can be up to six feet long). The game is played with a hard rubber ball that is heavier than a hockey puck but can travel at similar speeds. The goaltender wears minimal padding, and body checking is legal. Additionally, people have died from being struck in the chest with a lacrosse ball from the lack of adequate padding.Are we forgetting about hockey? It may be a Canadian sport but it is popular in the northern United States and is also played in southern states. Hockey is fast, intense, and very physical. The athletic talent pool is very concentrated at the upper level; the NHL does represent the upper echelon of hockey. You may have only seen Olympic hockey, which is played on a larger rink which maximizes passing and minimizes physicality. The physical demands of a hockey game, multiplied by three or four games per week, requires padding to reduce the wear and tear of an eighty game hockey season.In review, Americans do play hard sports, and the presence of padding is sometimes necessary.

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angus April 04, 2008 4:30 pm

hey colin write me an essay! oh wait..

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Anonymous April 04, 2008 4:52 pm

colin get a grip, im pretty sure was just a tongue in cheek comment, as probz no1 on this site can say which is the hardest sport as we dont play each and every sport out there no need to get so defensive and factual

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Cheyanqu April 04, 2008 5:07 pm

Incidentally, the guys were hungover as hell from the night before.Love the friendly "love tap"rake at 1:28.

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redbaron April 04, 2008 5:09 pm

Colin, have a look at Australian Football League, that s a mad sport !!!http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cz-vseUX9k

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Bill April 04, 2008 5:19 pm

"Good to see some Yanks doing a proper hard sport."I agree, but to be fair, the US does have over 1400 rugby clubs. We're not the best by any means, but it's the fastest growing sport in the country, so we're at least coming around. As I understand it, NZ Rugby has a deal with US Rugby to have a few players/coaches/teams tour the country and give us a bit of a leg up.

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Colin April 04, 2008 6:00 pm

Australian Rules Football is a fantastic sport.

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yousef1490 April 04, 2008 7:07 pm

lmao Colin u like writing stories ye?? Loool

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Tom Ato April 04, 2008 8:15 pm

COLIN:Shoulder charges are allowed in Rugby League. They do not wear pads Rugby League.I've watched a fair bit of football (American) and I don't see that much of hitting players when they're in the air, though I know it does happen...just not that often. The main argument football players use is the whole shoulder charge vs Rugby Union technique-based tackle. That holds up as far as Union goes, but again, Rugby League has no pads and there's about as much technique in those tackles as there is in American Football.

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Anonymous April 04, 2008 8:26 pm

@ colinburied for getting defensive...oh wait this isn't digg.

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Sharky April 05, 2008 11:32 am

Why are we constantly comparing rugby to american sports/football on here?? Get over it. It makes us rugby guys sound like we're insecure about our great sport. And Colin, wow man... don't take things too seriously. :)

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Anonymous April 07, 2008 1:38 am

I actually agree with Colin. Rugby is getting a hold over here in the states but it is a way off. US Rugby is going in the right direction in 15's and 7's. So like with every other sport American's play with the exception of Sailing, Skiing and Cricket we will soon be a power to deal with in Rugby. Yes we are some 5-10 years away but we are going in the right direction. I do hate every sport Colin mentioned.

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G-unit April 11, 2008 2:20 am

haha! great clip!!! comparing two sports are unneccessary! people like thier sports for thier own reasons...like comparing UFC to boxing, to different sports...each requiring differnt skills to be a master in...like rugby and league...though gifted players can easily be good in both!

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Anonymous May 11, 2008 4:52 am

Colin your a fag mate the facts are there is NO padding in rugby, it is a tougher game. It seems almost impossible to imagine getting hurt in gridiron, for fucks sake for all we know they probably have padding in between their dick and their arse aswell. and then you say 'Australian Rules Football is a fantastic sport'what the hell is wrong with you?

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Litepulsar May 19, 2008 12:03 pm

I would have felt sorry for them if I wasn't laughing so hard, very funny clip!

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MH May 20, 2008 8:20 pm

wow, its like have a pop at colin day... does it relly matter about american fooball n rugby? jeez, they're two different sports. granted they used a similar shaped ball, but the similarities end there, just go back to playing your own sports, whether they are american football, rugby league or rugby union. Funny vid tho...

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Ozster June 20, 2008 4:34 am

Guys you are all wrong knitting is the toughest sport out there, i mean when you prick your finger. Jeez guys give it a bone

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Beastoe July 23, 2008 8:39 pm

Yeh I agree dat in football (american) the hits are harder and they would need protectng from but the reason the hits are harder is because of the protection - its a vicious circle. the more protection the players wear the harder they can hit- the harder they can hit the more protection they need to wear.

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Anonymous July 29, 2008 11:35 am

colin- what a bent little boring man - don't ever leave another essay on rugby dump, you've managed to make something intresting completely dull - idiot !

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Anonymous August 07, 2008 6:11 pm

I've seen this at my home a few months ago... I loved how the London Irish practically killed Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius.But let me tell something to the American (North American) people. I don't want to be insultive but I think that football (American football, the real football is "soccer") and baseball are shit. Please try to be comprensive, I only think that Americans created this sports because they couldn't play real sports like normal football or rugby

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Mike November 01, 2008 7:16 pm

great clipI play both badminton and rugby. such different sports but i love em both. i get an awful doing from the rugby lads over the badminton though. i think its a nice mix anyway

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john November 12, 2008 1:54 am

to colin. lacross is canadian genius. and ever hear of rugby league mate? shoulder charging permitted there. american footballers would be fine without pads if they would stop leading with their heads.

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Anonymous November 19, 2008 8:01 am

Americans did create American football because of the brutality of rugby. American named Walter Camp (<-LOL) changed the rules of rugby so it'll be less physical, like how there's 5 seconds of action in American football and stop to catch their fuckin breath.

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Anonymous November 26, 2008 6:19 pm

just makes u think. the jackass guys are conciderd in america to be crazy and do things that no one in there right mind would do....ladies and gentlemen of america i give you...rugby lol

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Anonymous February 01, 2009 7:11 pm

"The usage of pads is necessary in American football due to the fact that plays like shoulder charges and hitting people while not in contact with the ground are legal."The hits and contact in rugby and american football are fairly similar, but becasue of the development and embracement of american sport, making them wear helmets and pads makes them look more like machines than robots. It also creates the ideal of a clean cut, muscular role models for kids.So the protection think is bull

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Anonymous April 16, 2009 10:08 pm

while its fantastic seeing a couple of inexperianced yanks getting pasted, my team had a guy come over in under 16s from american football, and he was fricking Hard!! even if they only had a few of the gridiron drop outs convert over to the real game, the eagles would be a Lot harder to beat:P

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evnz May 01, 2009 8:58 pm

gridiron and rugby are two completely different games so lets not compare ana

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jmf02f July 24, 2009 12:55 am

I know that it might be tough for some pea-brained peeps on this site to understand but Gridiron football was and still is one of the most violent sports in the world. I love both rugby and gridiron and give props to both but to those that think that gridiron football isn't violent need only look at why the game includes pads and other safety measures. In 1905 there were 19 fatalities in America due to football injuries. Even today the possibility that an American football player will end up paralyzed by year's end is very real. So if you think that gridiron football is not a hard game then i suggest you read a f*cking book and get educated.

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Anonymous September 17, 2009 12:45 pm

For all of you ripping on American football, I'd just like to point out that it's perfectly legal to earhole someone, which means to hit them in the side, out of their line of site, even when they don't have the ball. I don't see that in rugby, and let me tell you, from much experience, it's the worst thing ever. I've had way more injuries from football than rugby. Don't get me wrong though, I love rugby. Just don't knock a sport when you know nothing about it.

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Anonymous September 13, 2010 8:30 pm

Seriously!

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Anonymous October 13, 2010 6:03 am

Well, and what further?

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