Rugby player loses a testicle in championship match
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In case you were wondering if rugby players are the toughest athletes in the world, here you go

10/8/12 in Rugby League   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - Rugby player loses a testicle in championship matchAmerican football is a pretty rough sport. Ridiculously large men hit each other at speeds that we mere mortals can barely fathom.

Yet somehow, rugby players do almost the same exact thing, without pads.

Sometimes, rugby players do things that are completely beyond the limits of anything we'd expect of our athletes.

Kinda like Paul Wood, a British player for the Warrington Wolves, who just lost the Super League Grand Final to Leeds Rhinos.

Wood was kneed in the groin about a minute into the second half, and it ruptured his right testicle. He managed to stay in the game, and didn't even mention it in post game interviews.

After the game, he had to undergo surgery to have it removed.

He tweeted about it after the match, and seemed to have a pretty good sense of humor about it.

"Ruptured my right testicle, got a knee one minute into the second half, had to have it removed,"

"Just coming out the hospital to go home... Seriously feel like I've left something?"

"(Coach) Tony Smith did say in his pre-match team talk last night 'your balls are on the line here guys!' I didn't think he meant literally."

It's safe to say this guy's probably a lot tougher than any athlete you know.
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1/22/13   |   Thunda   |   218 respect

He was tough guy. Don't want to meet him in a dark alley.

1/22/13   |   Thunda   |   218 respect

I played pick up rugby games and organized games, the sport is brutal. But I love it. Haven't played in years, I miss it. Rug on!

10/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61531 respect

Rugby is brutal! I find myself watching it occasionally. They have to be insane.

Poor thing.... I hope that other one has enough strong swimmers. This makes me wanna make a DABS! and send him a heating pad or something. 

10/8/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1604 respect

beerstudk wrote:
Check this out.... this rugby player had a head-to-head colision and got a tooth lodged in his skull... and he left it there for 3 months!!!

he needs to start a "things to do" list.
uh lets see... there was something i should do... mmmmmm
what was it....

I guess when he realize when he was brushing his teeth an had toothpaste on his head... mmmmmm
oh yeah... get tooth removed from my skull DOH!!!!

wonder what his grade point average was in school  Obvious it wasn't a WISDOM tooth :P

10/8/12   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

Check this out.... this rugby player had a head-to-head colision and got a tooth lodged in his skull... and he left it there for 3 months!!!

10/8/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1604 respect

hahahahahaha
1 down and 1 to go
then he can retire and sing for the Vienna Boy's Choir!