Posts Tagged ‘Rugby’

Although Anthony Weiners’ numbers have gone limp after recent revelations about Carlos, a sports celebrity has faced no shuch backlash.

George Burgess is an English-born player in the National Rugby League of Australia, where he plays for the Sydney Rabbitohs. He has a twin brother, Tom, who also plays on the same team and two other brothers — Sam and Luke — who are also ruggers. At 6-5 and 21 years old, George is a stud. How much of a stud was revealed when two nude self-portraits of himself wound up on someone’s Twitter account and have gone viral. We may never know what Mrs. Burgess fed her four sons but what we can say for sure is that the Burgess brothers — Sam, Luke and twins Tom & George — are each hefty Australian rugby players and together, the hottest siblings on Earth.


The Burgess Brothers


As a continuation of yesterdays theme concerning the repression of the body, I thought it would be fun to follow up with a little story about rugby. The vast number of au natural rugby calendars is evidence of the complete comfort level most ruggers have with their body. Most are not classically handsome. Most are average at best. They are however not necessarily proud of their bodies. They  definitely are not concerned with what others think though. They realize that the body is a machine. When you play a game as rough as rugby, with barley a layer of cloth over some parts of your body for protection, the body is bound to become scarred. Like soldiers of old, a rugger is proud of his scars and will take any opportunity to display them.  In many ways rugby is a throw back to the early Greek and Roman way of playing sports. Limited protection and great physicality.

While I work on my year end post please enjoy some rugby from down under.

The nude version of the Kiwi All Blacks rugby team, the Nude Blacks, have had a lot of coverage on the internet for their naked rugby playing, and this is a good video of their Haka. The Haka is a traditional Maori intimidation ritual designed to scare opponents off.

Rugby Le haka des Nude Blacks from Joshua Le on Vimeo.

I Love Rugby

Posted: October 25, 2011 in Picture of the Day, Sports

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I played Intramural Rugby at the University of Maryland. THe Washington Rugby Club used to hang at Mickey’s Pub along with the Marines. God I loved that bar. So much low hanging fruit. Here are some random pictures. Enjoy