ESPNscrum Festive Countdown - December 4
Goldilocks and the scrum lottery
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:
"I'm ugly, I'm black, but I'm not stupid"
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
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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"We were only five metres away in the last Test of getting that try and with Jonny's inevitable conversion, we'd have won it." Tom Hamilton talks to Lions fullback Matt Perry
Toulon's Heineken Cup final victory over Clermont Auvergne may have ended a long title drought for the Top 14 club but two of their players are no strangers to success
We bring you our pick of the best pictures from around the world in the last seven days with the battle for Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup glory taking centre stage