Earlier today I wrote about a rugby team that let it all hang out to show people how to check their balls for testicular cancer. Well, it seems that rugby players just can’t keep their clothes on because I’ve got another video for you to check out involving naked rugby players.
The following video is a behind-the-scenes look at a calendar photo shoot by The Netherlands only gay rugby team: The Lowlanders. The Amsterdam guys are raising money so that they can attend the Bingham Cup 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Check out the fun (and sexy) video below!
As you probably know, it’s important to check your balls regularly for signs of testicular cancer. This rugby team is helping to raise awareness by participating in a campaign called “Balls To Cancer“… and showing exactly how you check your balls.
In the following video, The Wolverines rugby team tear of their towels and literally show you how to check you balls. Covering their penises, their balls are fully exposed as they look for any swelling or redness. The entire team is quite “ballsy” in doing this, but I commend them on it because it’s for a good cause.
Enjoy the video below and check your balls today!
With the 44th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships taking place this week in Antwerp, Belgium, I figured it would make sense to put the spotlight on one of the many handsome and chiseled competitors. Some of them we’ve already featured before, but one gymnast that hasn’t been highlighted in a Sports Stud is Russia’s David Belyavskiy. That being said, he was listed in our 15 Hottest Male Gymnasts at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Earlier this week in qualifications, David Belyavskiy had a bit of trouble on his first two apparatuses, the Parallel Bars and the Horizontal Bar, but then stepped things up on the Floor and Pommel Horse. He was able to secure a 14th overall placing to solidify his spot in the finals which are taking place this weekend. Belyavskiy is the 2013 European All-around champion.
Check out some of his photos below as well as some of the videos from the competition earlier this week. Enjoy!
They’re bringing dirty back. Nope, not that Christina Aguilera type of dirty. That has about three extra “r’s”. Rather, good old fashioned mud on bare chest type of dirty. My favorite type.
Dieux Du Stade returns for a fourteenth year to feature professional rugby players in their naked glory. Once again, photographer Fred Goudon was chosen for this, arguably the best gig in the entire world. How does one apply to be an assistant for Mr. Goudon? Sign me up.
Some of the studs featured in this year’s calendar include Oliver Giroud, Jules Plisson, Djibril Camara, Nikola Karabatic, Clement Daguin, Hugo Bonneval and Alexandre Flanquart. Check out a slightly NSFW video preview below, along with some pics. I can’t wait for the outtakes and for all the money shots and by that, I mean peen ones ;)
For this week’s Sports Stud, I’ve chosed to highlight 23-year old Brett Lawrie. This tattooed hottie is a third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was also named to Canada’s 2013 World Baseball Classic team but unfortunately could not play due to an injury. Last night, the Toronto Blue Jays defeated Tampa Bay Rays 6-3, putting an end to their seven-game winning streak.
Although he plays for Toronto, he’s actually originally from Langley, B.C., which is only about 40 minutes from Vancouver (where I am). Last year, Lawrie did a promotional campaign for Spitz Canada which involved answering some questions for fans so they can get to know him better. I’ve included these videos below along with several photos (including his incredible abs).
For this week’s Sports Stud, I’ve decided to feature a handsome Canadian athlete and filmmaker named Rory Bushfield. The 30-year old is a former member of Canada’s World Cup team, skiing moguls. Prior to that, he also competed in slopestyle skiing before he later began focusing on backcountry skiing and filmmaking.
Bushfield was married to freeskier Sarah Burke and the two got married in Pemberton, B.C. on September 25, 2010. Burke was a four-time gold medalist at the Winter X Games and won the world championship in halfpipe in 2005. Sadley, she died after a training accident in Utah on January 19, 2012.
Earlier this year, Bushfield competed on a celebrity reality diving competition show called Splash on ABC. On May 7, 2013, the Squamish, B.C. resident ended up winning the whole competition! When interviewed for the show, Bushfield had this to say about his late wife: “My life’s changed drastically,” Rory says choking up. “I lost my wife. I had it all. I still have a lot. I’m thankful for everything I have, but I had it all.” He added, “Sarah was my dream girl before she knew who I was,” he says. “A lot of the craziest things I ever did were just kind of to impress Sarah.” I can’t imagine what that must be like. Wishing Rory the best with whatever new opportunities are ahead of him! Check out some photos of the handsome adventure-seeker below.
With a new season of NHL hockey fast approaching, this week’s Sports Stud is a Canadian hockey player who plays for and is captain of the Chicago Blackhawks. His name is Jonathan Toews, he’s 25-years-old, 6’2″ and originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He won Stanley Cup in 2010 along with the Conn Smythe Trophy for the playoff MVP. After winning the Cup, Toews passed Peter Forsberg as the youngest player to join the Triple Gold Club. He won the Stanley Cup again in 2013. He also competed with Team Canada in the 2010 Olympics where he was named Best Forward for the tournament and where, as you know, Canada won the Gold Medal. His salary in 2012 was $6 million USD. Back in 2010 when Toews brought the Stanley Cup back to his home town of Winnipeg, the province of Manitoba announced that they would be naming a northern lake after Toews in honour of his success. It’s located 150 km north of Flin Flon and is named Toews Lake.
With the Socci 2014 Winter Olympics coming around the corner, Toews says has been keeping informed about the controversial anti-gay laws in Russia and the potential boycott of the games. Toews told TSN, “I don’t think they’re buying themselves any friends [with the laws] by any means, and I think, obviously, a lot of people are disappointed by the attitude they’ve had in Russia,” says Toews. “I still think it’s important to go there and represent your country. You don’t have to necessarily believe all the laws that they’ve instilled in Russia right, so I definitely don’t stand behind it.” Toews hopes that fans and athletes alike can find other ways to speak their minds and voice their displeasure outside of boycotting. “I’m sure that there a lot of other ways that people can express their disagreement with the anti-gay laws in Russia right now and there will be ways to do that,” said Toews. “I’m open to that, but I don’t think that not going to the Games is the solution because it’s a disappointment for everyone else.”
It’s official. Bruno Mars is headlining the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show at MetLife Stadium on February 2nd, 2014. A day after the Associated Press leaked the news, both the NFL and Pepsi confirmed Mars’ selection and released an official photo and video promo. It’s the earliest the organization has revealed the halftime act ever. Beyonce was revealed in October, while Madonna after Thanksgiving.
“Bruno Mars is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 14-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold over 115 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has an impressive catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits. Currently, Bruno Mars and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are on a sold-out, 91-city world arena tour.” – NFL Press Release
Let me preface this by saying I love Bruno. The man can do no wrong in my eyes. He releases infectious hit after hit. In addition, he’s an amazing live performer. But is he big enough to score the most-watched musical event of the year? After Madonna and Beyonce tackling the show the past couple of years, the “Locked Out of Heaven” singer seems a bit underwhelming. Again, I adore this man but somehow it doesn’t seem epic enough. Don’t you agree? Weigh in below.