I am a fanatic supporter of the Toulouse rugby team called le Stade Toulousain. In 2012 they just won their 19th French national championship. I also support the French national side, “Les Bleus”.

FFR LesBleuslogo

Rugby is a fantastic sports team. Now for the untrained eyes, it looks like a bunch of huge guys piling on top of each others. But there is logic and strategy behind this! Here is a link to rugby rules. Although it appears violent or physical, rugby is a beautiful artistic sport requiring team work and discipline. There are not breaks of timeouts besides the ten minute break at half time. So these huge guys run and tackle for 80 minutes straight. If you want to read more about rugby in the USA, visit

Check out the rugby cartoons on The image below is great and representative of the spirit of rugby!

Spirit of Rugby