ESPNscrum Festive Countdown - December 20
Brothers in arms and the ultimate sevens team
December 20, 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!
Brother in Arms
South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth gets double trouble during the autumn international clash with England at Twickenham as he starts on one Youngs brother and gets another one wading into the battle as well. And then the rest of the England pack piles in as the giant Springbok is hauled to the ground.
"I'd like to think that I'm a strong character, but when you are like that you are either seen as a freedom fighter or as a terrorist."
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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 ultimate Sevens team?
We've also trawled the archives for some of the best shots of year for your visual pleasure. Here we have a father and son settling in for Scotland's autumn international against Tonga - does the son already know what is coming down the line...
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"People on the outside think unfounded thoughts on Toulon." Tom Hamilton talks to RCT lock Nick Kennedy ahead of Saturday's Heineken Cup final against Clermont
Will Genia should lead the Wallabies against the Lions, Joe Tomane to win the final wing spot and Israel Folau at fullback, writes Greg Growden
"Has there ever been such a large disconnect between France's club teams and the international side?" Ian Moriarty weighs up the state of French rugby
"By carrying a Great Britain label to the Antipodes, and getting beaten by the Kiwis, they established a tradition which has lasted to this day." Huw Richards rewinds to 1888