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ESPNscrum Festive Countdown - December 3
How not to celebrate and a drop of De Beer
ESPN Staff
December 3, 2012

It's that time of year again and in what is now surely a tradition to rival the turkey, the tree and all the trimmings, we're delighted to herald the return the ESPNscrum Festive Countdown for your amusement.

Once again, we'll be counting down the days until the big one with an assortment of trivia and novelties to brighten your day - sadly, chocolate not included. Check out our latest offering below and be sure to check back tomorrow for your latest dose of festive fun!

Go ahead, knock yourself out

Scotland's Joe Ansbro and Alasdair Strokosch will never forget their side's victory over Australia back in June - not because of Greig Laidlaw's last-gasp match-winning penalty but because of the scars they have on their heads having got a little carried away celebrating. Enjoy it once again...

Quote Unquote

"I do not eat children"
- Toulon lock Bakkies Botha attempts to play down his bad boy image

Trivia Time

Who is the oldest player to cross for a Test try and how was he? Click here for the answer

And something you may have missed...

ESPNscrum endeavours to bring you an intoxicating mix of news, views and analysis and one or two of these gems may have passed you by over the last 12 months - but don't worry, we've dusted them off for your pleasure.

De Beer drops off the radar
"Thirteen years ago, as summer was about to spring on South Africa, the hottest sportsman in the county was Jannie de Beer."
Firdose Moonda catches up with the man who booted England out of RWC'99

Picture Perfect

We've also trawled the archives for some of the best shots of year for your visual pleasure - this one shows London Irish and Gloucester coming to blows at the Madejski Stadium in the final round of last season's Aviva Premiership.

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