Cleat Spotting

The inaugural Rugby World Cup was known for its lopsided results and it was on this day in rugby history that France’s Didier Camberabero set an individual high water mark with his 30 points against Zimbabwe in Auckland. The flyhalf scored 3 tries and added 9 c...
Scotland’s Andy Irvine put in a hard days work against a combined King Country and Wanganui side at Taumarunui on the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand on this day in rugby history in 1977.  The fullback pushed in a Lions record 5 tries in the 60-9 wi...
National Reconciliation Week is a time to celebrate the indigenous history and culture in Australia and rugby plays its part in uniting a nation as one team.  The weeklong event is held each year between May 27 and June 3; dates which mark the anniversaries of ...
The Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) returns to Philadelphia and PPL Park this weekend with 20 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams looking to take the title back to their campus.  THe CRC is a great example of how the game continues to grow in the United States...
Excitement for the upcoming 2015 Rugby World Cup is growing and it was turned up a notch this week when a giant Rugby World Cup ball was spotting floating up the Thames from the Tilbury Dock.  The ball then passed under the Tower Bridge and moored at Butler’s W...
The United States was named the host of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens today by World Rugby.  The bid was put forward by USA Rugby with games slated to be played at AT&T Park in San Francisco and Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. “This is a truly hist...
Ireland was named the host of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup today by World Rugby.  The games will be held in Dublin and Belfast. “Women’s Rugby World Cup continues to go from strength to strength, proving a hit with fans, broadcasters and sponsors arou...
Cristiano Ronaldo probably does not have the skills or physique to make it on the rugby pitch but a pair of his Nike Mercurial Vapor CR7’s were recently spotted living up to the demands of rugby.  But this was not the only cool cleat spot from the weekend so ta...
The USA Eagles will play the Australia Wallabies at Soldier Field on September 5 in their final test match in the U.S. before departing for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.  The game has been rumored for months and will give the Windy City their 2nd taste o...
The adidas Copa Mundial and the soft ground variation the adidas World Cup are the best-selling cleats in sports history. The Copa Mundial was launched in 1979 and designed for the 1982 World Cup in Spain but the cleat has a strong backing in the rugby world ov...