How depressing it must be for the lions team to think that their only response could be Morris dancing.
These chaps look like total vegetarian tree hugging, alternative lifers, whale loving nancies. It really isn't a stirring rugby anthem.
Morris dancing is certainly not a good way to create fear in the opposition, unless they were afraid of getting kissed or vicious handkerchiefs flung in their faces.
Well a solution is available for frustrated Lion supporters and wannabe All Blacks.
Stolen from this very good website
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Believe it or not. Little know to the American populace is that their president George Bush was a keen Rugby player in his youth as well.
The website says...
The photo, credited to the
Yale yearbook (the caption is in the original), appeared in the Los
Angeles Times, alongside a story on the appeal of "bad boys" in American
While rugby is a contact sport, every player knows that tackling above the shoulders is a foul. So is leaving your feet during a tackle. Either of these is serious enough that the other team is immediately awarded a penalty kick, often directly resulting in points for the other team.
So even without throwing a punch, Bush is already well outside fair play.
Grasping an opponent by the back of the head and punching him in the face is beyond the pale -- I've watched rugby avidly for years, and I've never seen it during an open-field tackle like this, honest -- and will typically result in a player being immediately sent off.