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.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Rugby season is back in Brazil

After an extended break, this blog is back. Rugby is still the main focus, but there will be a slight change of emphasis, and more articles about Brazil in general.
It is now autumn in Brazil, even though the temperatures are still in the 80's (or high 20's for you Celsius seekers), and that means that the state rugby championships have begun. Live rugby! At a soccer ground near you me now!

This Sunday, April 10th, there will be a double-header at the university ground of UFF in central Niteroi city. The pitch is not very good quality, but there are good views across the bay towards Rio de Janeiro. And its FREE for spectators! My predictions: UFF to win by 20 points; Niteroi to win by 50 points.

And there's more! On Saturday 9th, it is the turn of the female teams and the male under-19 teams to strut their stuff in their own tournaments, at the same venue.

That is a lot of rugby for one weekend, let us hope that the local clubs can get some media coverage of it. To misquote John Travolta, "Publicity is the word".  

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