In the early pre-season, Mole Towers got a glimpse online of one of rugby’s most outrageous sights, but what with all the hubbub and clamour of the World Cup, followed by a typically enthralling Heineken Cup group stage, we forgot all about it. Continue reading
You’d have to have a hard, hard heart – or be an Ulster fan – not to find this funny. Nathan Hines manages to keep Stephen Ferris, Johann Muller and Pedrie Wannenberg [as Gorilla Monsoon would have said, “weighing in at a combined weight of 709 lbs”] out of the game for a good thirty seconds … and all on his own!
There’s hanging out of someone’s jersey, and then there’s this phenomenal bit of scallywagging. One of the great nuisances of the professional rugby era has just painted his masterpiece.
Possibly based on the same perception as the Lonely Planet colour writers who visited Ireland, the Mole has a long streak of fatalism when it comes to anticipating rugby results for favoured Irish teams. Continue reading
E.I. Addio, Our Man In The Stands With Nothing Better To Do: A shameless rip-off of/homage to Private Eye’s legendary football reporter. Continue reading
Captain Crap: Stephen Jones. His Welsh team-mates gave him the nickname in 2007 when he took over the captaincy and lost about seven on the trot. Also goes by ‘Wellies’ because he looks like he’s wearing wellies when he’s running. Continue reading
Meant to do this a while ago. Some of the tags are pretty esoteric. Continue reading
Shaun Edwards has written some interesting articles in the past, and it’s relatively rare that a current coach of his stature in the game writes a column, so The Mole always has a read. This one is pretty half-hearted, unfortunately: the only reason we’ve linked to this classic example of a space-filler is because of the comment from one ‘WestCountry Pete’, transcribed below: Continue reading
This is all a bit Rugby Dump, but the Mole caught this Ngwenya try on Setanta’s Top 14 Highlights show and was absolutely blown away by it. It’s actually one of the best tries I’ve ever seen at club level, so much to admire about it – the action kicks off at about 1:35.