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ESPNscrum Festive Countdown - December 4
Goldilocks and the scrum lottery
ESPN Staff
December 4, 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!

Goldilocks gets nailed

'Big-hitting boom takes down drag queen' ran a headline earlier this year to accompany this clip of Bath's Olly Barkley taking down a pitch invader during his side's Aviva Premiership defeat to Sale last season. With stewards apparently in no rush to eject the man - wearing a blonde wig and blue dress - a clearly frustrated Barkley - who saw his side slump to a 16-9 loss to the Sharks - took the matter into his own hands and dumped the clown on his backside. A textbook tackle as well as you can see below:

Quote Unquote

"I'm ugly, I'm black, but I'm not stupid"
- Former Springboks coach Peter de Villiers attempts to put the record straight in his autobiography

Trivia Time

Which player has earned the most Test caps for the British & Irish Lions? 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.

IRB to introduce scrum lottery
"Six Nations will see the introduction of computerised Lottery Scrum Machines™ to replace match officials."
The East Terrace's James Stafford offered a tongue-in-cheek view of the mess that is the modern scrum

Picture Perfect

We've also trawled the archives for some of the best shots of year for your visual pleasure - this one shows the lengths that Wales' Jonathan Davies went to in order to prevent England's David Strettle scoring a try that could have altered the course of this year's Six Nations. England would still have had to make the coversion to earn a draw but there is no denying Davies' heroics were key to their Grand Slam glory.

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