Choose Rugby


Choose a club. Choose a team. Choose a family. Choose a f*cking big prop; choose jumpers, tactics, big mean forwards and lightning fast backs. Choose good health, low blows, and dental insurance. Choose fixed stares and intimidating hakas. Choose a starting line-up. Choose a top-end scrum machine on hire purchase in a range of f*cking colours. Choose ICU and wondering where the f*ck you've woken up on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that icecold bench watching mind-numbing, spirit-enriching live matches, stuffing f*
ucking cold pies into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of the night, pishing your last in a miserable outhouse, nothing less than a legend to the selfish, f*cked-up brats you trained to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose Rugby.


Escolha Rugby. Escolha um clube. Escolha um time. Escolha uma familia. Escolha um prop do c*ralho; escolha segunda-linhas, táticas, grandes e crueis forwards, e rápidos backs. Escolha uma boa saúde, golpes baixos, e o plano dental. Escolha olhares fixos e hakas intimidantes.
Escolha um ponto de partida line-up. Escolha seus amigos. Escolha agasalho e kitbags combinando. Escolha uma máquina potente de scrum comprada ou de alugada em uma gama de cores do c*ralho. Escolha UTI e se perguntando onde diabos você acordou numa manhã de domingo. Escolha sentar naquele banco assistindo entorpecido mentalmente, com espírito enriquecedor aos jogos ao vivo, estufando de tortas frias do c*ralho em sua boca. Escolha apodrecer no final da noite, xingando seu passado em uma casinha miserável, nada mais do que uma lenda para os egoístas, pirralhos f*dido você treinou para substitui-lo. Escolha o seu futuro. Escolha Rugby.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Magners League financing and attendance info

From the Daily Mail, 28 March 2006  

Article Excerpt

IRISH cider company Magners have stepped in with a lifesaving sponsorship deal for the ailing Celtic League.

Sportsmail can exclusively reveal Magners, which is owned by Bulmers, will pay a six-figure sum each season until 2009.  [WDR: The deal was later extended to May 2011]

In doing so, they have ended the five-year search for a title sponsor, while sending out a message that the competition is here to stay.

A source confirmed: 'An official announcement will be made later in the season, but it is 99-percent done.' The news will be a huge boost to the Scottish Rugby Union's attempts to keep the professional game afloat.

Only last Friday, a record low crowd of 702 watched Borders take on Connacht at Netherdale. At Glasgow, the average gate has dropped to around 1,400.

However, the Magners move should give the league some breathing space.

A key component of the deal involves more marketing, as the competition has struggled for exposure since replacing the Welsh/Scottish League in 2001.

The recent renaissance of Scottish international rugby is believed to have played a part in convincing Magners.

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