Thursday, January 08, 2009

Rugby and Romance

Who said romance (a la Mills and Boon) and rugby can't go together? The publisher is apparently teaming up with the Rugby Football Union to produce a series of books which will feature :
... tall, dark and handsome rugby heroes - minus cauliflower ears - and their glamorous love interests.
Series editor Jenny Hutton is quoted as saying :
Our mission statement is to do for rugby what Jilly Cooper did for polo - to give it an air of sexiness and glitz and glamour.
I wonder how anyone could not think rugby dead sexy!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rugby is not sexy. It is hard, uncompomising, and, in general, played in a very fair way. There is none of the nonsense you get at a football/soccer match, ie violence, racism,idiocy. It has 'glitz and glamour' enough. At rugby games, you can take alcohol into the ground; try that at other sports.The next time you look at a rugby and football/soccer game on the box, look at the crowd;in football/soccer, there are no close-up shots of the crowd - they are all male, white. In rugby, you get plenty of close-up shots, and what do you see...? A multi-racial, two-sex, young-old group, all enjoying the game. That's the difference between the two.
Rugby and poetry - take a look at this, the greatest try of all time, not my words, but those of many (a few million); it was on U tube, but I can't get it now; the Barbarians v New Zealand in Cardiff, Wales, I think 1972. Then tell me rugby doesn't have poetry.
The try was scored by a Welshman, too...

Anonymous said...

My apology; should be by Welsh Mountain Rock.

Anonymous said...

Should be a gay M&B novel: all those men in the scrum, arms around each other, thigh against thigh, buttock to buttock, sweating, heaving, groaning, pushing, grabbing, grunting, and then the body-slamming, the piling on top of each other, damp sodden crotches in faces..etc...Wow!

- Poppadumdum

bibliobibuli said...

doesn't need to be a gay fantasy y'know ... :-P

Anonymous said...

I've been told some interesting 'rumours' about some rugby players and what really happens at their training camps...

:-)))

But anon is right: there are no 'rugby hooligans' and the fans are better behaved than footie fans. It's a weird phenomenon.

- Poppadumdum

savante said...

Whoa. Go back to the gay fantasy again? :)

I reckon a shot of the rugby player in his underwear would be nice :)

lil ms d said...

some of these rugger boys are... (phew! censored censored) ah darren, darren...

bibliobibuli said...

yes PPDD - he's right about rugby fans. and i'm one! i loved going to the rugby world cup in australia and hanging out with all the fans - there was a lot of cameraderie no matter what the colour of the jerseys.

for the record the welsh fans were the most fun and i learned some good songs from them inc a lovely one to the tune of "tie me kangaroo down" ("you can screw with a roo, boys, you can screw with a roo..")

the welsh team played really well too and are my second favourites ...

the sexiness of rugby is more than 30 hunky guys on the field (and actually the all blacks are by far the best looking - sorry) - it's something about the valour of warriors - nobility in savagery

okay so i watch rugby for all the wrong reasons ...

Anonymous said...

rugby! wtf...i used to be a soccer fan myself...i love it when they burn visitor team buses and kick and bash their stupid fans...i have been trying to get the cult movie 'football factory' but so far still no success...

football is the most poetic game in the world...not fucking rugby.

ah pong

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwCbG4I0QyA

Re my comment about the greatest try in rugby, this should link you to it. Enjoy. Phil Bennett (Llanelli) John Dawes (London Welsh), Derek Quinnell (Llanelli). Tom David (Pontypridd), Gareth Edwards (Cardiff) the scorer, are Welsh. Pullin is/was the England hooker, played for Bristol I think.

WMR