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Old 02-08-2007, 04:01 AM   #1
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... and other players.

For any of you interested in the game but finding yourself a little unsure of the positions this may be of some use:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugb...nt/6332057.stm

Since writing the article on training for the PM, I've given some more thought to CrossFit and rugby. Every couple of days someone on the CF boards seems to ask about it. Well, to be frank, let's forget the professionals and consider that the majority of people who play rugby probably do no other training and so CrossFit is going to help. If you want to dabble then use it and keep us posted. If, on the other hand, you want to progress, develop and structure your training.

Steve, feel free to step in.

PS I realise the subject may prove a disappointment to some who have been lured under false pretences by the title. I get that everytime someone asks a question about snatches.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:48 AM   #2
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On the subject of rugby, the 6 Nations (the European International Tournament) kicked off last weekend. Wales were sadly deprived of the services of their former captain, the player in my avatar, Gareth Thomas who has been banned for 4 matches and fined 5000 for:

"aggressively attempting to enter one of the seating areas" and:

"making an offensive hand gesture towards fans" (ie giving them the finger)

during a club match between Toulouse and Ulster.

Below you can see him being restrained during the game. The photo of him making the 'offensive hand gesture' although deemed suitable for the British press is apparently too strong for the internet.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/image..._crowd_203.jpg

This happened during the game while Thomas was on the sidelines as a replacement and was apparently sparked off by his fellow Toulouse player, former Irish international Trevor Brennan, who reacted to something originating from the Ulster supporters, walked 50 yards or so to the corner of the stadium, walked up the steps to the middle of the stand and did this:

http://i.eurosport.com/2007/01/22/33...70-458-238.jpg

to Ulster fan Patrick Bamford. In fact he did it 10 times. Allegedly.

His defence was that his mother was not a whore as had been pointed out by the Ulster supporters.

So in a roundabout way we come back to the title of this thread.

Career over I think.
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Old 02-08-2007, 05:02 AM   #3
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Heh. I just met a guy named Will Heffernan who works in Ireland as an S&C specialist for the Irish Institute of Sport (that could be the wrong name though), he had some highly amusing stories about rugby, gaelic football, Aussie rules football, and other sports like that, both from his experience in Ireland and in Australia.
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:24 AM   #4
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I was 20 years old and drunk and an exchange student in England when I told the captain of the rugby team I would tryout as a "prop." After being continually folded in half in the scrum, they commended my spirit and polietly asked that I not return.

I asked where basketball tryouts were being held.
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There was a prop at university, nice lad, not really destined for the top. He was nicknamed Jesus because he was crucified at every scrum but managed to maintain something of a beatific countenance.

Sadly it turned out he was actually a gimp and a handpump and I spent several years after Uni trying to avoid him (he worked near me). Thankfully he's moved to Japan.
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:27 PM   #6
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Is "handpump" an example of Cockney rhyming slang? Or just a euphemism for "jerk off?"
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:14 PM   #7
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LOL! James, you rock!
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:22 AM   #8
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Gor blimey! Luvverduck!

Yes Ron, all Londoners talk like Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins.

He was a fan of onanism.
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