Cooper's short and sweet presser
December 10, 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!
Short and sweet bro
Quade Cooper was never too far from the headlines this year with this bizarre and brief press conference ahead of his return to Wallabies colours back in August returning him to centre stage. Some suggested he was feeling the pressure - and he wasn't the only one with New Zealand claiming a 22-0 win on game day.
"This was an unfortunate case of human error"
Which player has captained his country the most times? 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.
Lancaster in awe of 'Olympic fitness'
We've also trawled the archives for some of the best shots of year for your visual pleasure - here we re-live the moments some actors played rugby during the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games.
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Huw Richards profiles French forward Walter Spanghero, a man who even rugby's hard men thought was a tough nut
"To be part of the Commonwealth Games, I'd wear anything. I'd wear a clown suit." Tom Hamilton talks to Scotland's Sean Lamont
Scrum Sevens looks back at how rugby has fared in both the early Olympics and the past four Commonwealth Games
"Cheika's been phenomenal. He gives you an incredible level of mental strength." Tom Hamilton talks to Waratahs star Jacques Potgieter