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October 02, 2015

We admit it - we know nothing about rugby. Our boys are mainly football boys. But what with all this rugby fever, two of the five are getting involved and it is catching.

Luckily for us, a devoted godfather has given the younger boys a breakdown of rugby positions using animals and well, it's so brilliant we had to share so here goes:

The front row is stocky, aggressive and mobile. If they can all stay on the pitch (not assured given recent disciplinary problems) they offer a rock solid set piece and contribute a destructive maul.

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Musk Ox black rhino hippo
giraffe polar bear 
Silverback Gorilla African bull elephant saltwater crocodile

The giraffe leads the line out being the go-to option, alongside the polar bear, originally a #8, having been converted to the second row to provide power at the scrum. The silverback gorilla provides the muscle, a line-out option and who is unrivalled at the choke tackle and slowing the ball down. He is supported by the saltwater crocodile at open-side posing a constant threat at the breakdown and the African bull elephant at #8 who is the team's principle ball carrier and almost unstoppable from the base of the scrum.

gibbon Arctic wolf
Bengal Tiger Honey badger
Brown Bear Ostrich Cheetah

 

The gibbon and Arctic wolf are the chief decision makers in the team, the former's sniping and quick ball operating in tandem with the latter's precise and ruthless ability to sense weakness in the opposition's back line. The Bengal tiger provides defensive solidity at the inside centre and is able to step in seamlessly at stand-off with the honey badger, fanatical in defence and always looking for the half-gap in attack, outside him. The cheetah's lightning pace, the unpredictability in broken play of the ostrich and the power and raw aggression of the brown bear, the latter often coming through midfield on the crash ball, forms a balanced and deadly back three.

 

GO ENGLAND / WALES / IRELAND / FRANCE!





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