A Uni Watch Look at the Rugby World Cup

[Editor’s Note: Paul is off on a short vacation, returning on Wednesday. Today we have a guest entry by Josh Gardner, editor of the site Rugby Shirt Watch, who’s going to fill us in on the Rugby World Cup, which gets underway today.]

By Josh Gardner

Like soccer, the 15-man code of rugby football […]

A Uni Watch Look at the Rugby Union Autumn Internationals

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Robert Naylor, who’s going to give us a uni-centric primer on the rugby union autumn internationals, which are now underway. ”” PL]

By Robert Naylor

Back in olden times, nations used to settle conflicts by fighting bloody wars. Nowadays we have an even more violent […]

The Haka – A Meeting Point of Culture, Art, Business and Sports

By Phil Hecken

Today, I’m again bringing you a very special article from a gentleman with whom I have worked on several occasions, and who always brings a welcome international flair to Uni Watch, Caleb Borchers.

Caleb is back today to discuss the “Haka,” which most of us may be familiar with (we’ve […]

Continental Divides: How New Zealand’s Chiefs Handle Native Peoples’ Iconography & Naming

By Phil Hecken

Uni Watch (and ESPN, via Paul) have recently done some in-depth investigation of the relationships between American sports teams who use either Native American names (racist or not), iconography and logos, and attempted to engage in discussion of the way teams interact (if at all) with the native populations from whom […]