Rugby being the national sport of New Zealand, it’s not surprising that even some of the schools rugby is played at an incredibly intense level. This video gives an example of that intensity with a massive hit by Wanganui Collegiate player Ruslan Casey on Kip Fawcett from St. Pauls Collegiate. The hit is so hard it is met with gasps from the crowd. Credit: YouTube/BenSutherland.
Two brothers, Ben and Andrew Donegan, and their friend Joel Ryan had a chance encounter with a rogue great white shark off the coast of Portland, Australia, on January 27. The friends were out on a routine fishing trip when the 5-meter shark began to circle their boat. As the shark circled the men decided to try and pet it. The animal suddenly became aggressive and tried to take a bite out of the boat, according to news reports. Credit: YouTube/Joel Ryan
England's Ashes cricket heroes return to their hotel
England's Ashes heroes arrive back at their hotel at 7.30pm local time after spending the day at the Sydney Cricket Ground celebrating their Ashes triumph. Captain Andrew Strauss said he would be spending the night having "a couple of beers". Monty Pansesar gave Winston Churchill's "V for Victory" sign. Kevin Pietersen was the first off the team bus, saying he was, "Good, mate." Asked what he was going to do that evening, Matt Prior said: "Everything!" Also arriving back were Graeme Swann, Matt Prior and Chris Tremlett.