Nathan Hines Does The Octopus

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.

It’s Critical Down West Country

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