Call me Maybe and rhinos
December 5, 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!
Call Me Maybe...
It was one of those annoying songs that regardless of whether you liked or not, you would hear hummed by numerous people on public transport, in pubs and in workplaces the world over. One of the Aviva Premiership's most potent finishers Tom Varndell recruited two of his Wasps team-mates to do their own version of the 'classic'. While it is perhaps not as easy on the eye as the Miami Dolphins cheerleader's version, it was a valiant effort by the chaps:
" I have no desire to swim in troubled waters with someone you can't trust"
Which forward has grabbed the most tries in the Premiership? 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.
The star of the lost generation
We've also trawled the archives for some of the best shots of year for your visual pleasure - here we have Quade Cooper making a new friend. It's been a torrid year for Cooper - he sustained yet another injury and also managed to alienate the Australian Rugby Union after lashing out at what he labelled a "toxic" environment in the Wallabies camp. But here he looks relatively content with life as he lines up alongside an animal who could be an unbelievable tight-head.
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