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ESPNscrum Festive Countdown - December 23
Mighty Quins
ESPN Staff
December 23, 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!

Comeback Quins ...

It was the opening day of the new Aviva Premiership season and the crowds swarmed to Twickenham for the big London double header as champions Harlequins faced Wasps before Saracens took on London Irish. They hoped for a couple of cracking games to savour in the warm September sun. They got that, and much more. In particular Quins' comeback against Wasps, even at this early stage, looks odds on for game of the season.

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"I believe in only two kinds of rugby - the winning kind and the losing kind."
Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer on his coaching philosophy

Trivia Time

Who was Scotland's top try scorer duirng Andy Robinson's tenure as head coach? Find out here

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.

Building a Premiership side
London Welsh's managing director John Taylor talks about the immense challenges of building a team to compete in the Aviva Premiership following his side's successful campaign for promotion to the top table of English rugby.

Picture Perfect

We've also trawled the archives for some of the best shots of year for your visual pleasure. Here The United States' Will Groulx knows why Wheelchair Rugby is often referred to as simply Murderball..

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