rugby-talk

farouche-lark asked:

honestly, as a rugby player I am so here for Bahorel and Grantaire as rugby players oh my god. Mostly because it's an amazing game and suits them so well but also because imagine the first time Enjolras sees R in rugby shorts because those things are tight. very tight. and also rugby player thighs. Plus their pals being very worried about them getting injured but also so proud of them and so supportive I love this

Enjolras somehow losing the basic human function that is BREATHING when he sees Grantaire after a match for the first time because :

  • It’s been raining, his hair is all wet and curly and just so damn WILD
  • The grime and mud of the rugby field all over his uniform
  • His top sticking to his skin because a) rain and b) sweat
  • come on we’re talking about rugby here
  • Grantaire is a mess of exhaustion and adrenaline and it’s just???
  • THE SHORTS
  • He’s also way too aware of his thighs like is this KFC or what he’ll take extra bucket of those chicken tenders yes please
The ABs and the Cup

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Coach Graham “Ted” Henry and captain Richie “McCawesome” McCaw.

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Ali Williams lifts the Cup on the podium.

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Victor Vito, Andy Ellis, Mils Muliaina, Dan Carter and Kieran Read.

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Halfback Andy Ellis.

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Canterbury/Crusaders locks Sam Whitelock and Brad Thorn, who played his last game as an All Black before retiring.

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Ma'a Nonu drinks from the Cup while Sonny Bill Williams patiently waits his turn.

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Ted taking a drink.

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Ali Williams and Big Bad Brad Thorn.

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Cory Jane strikes a pose.

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Richard Kahui kissing the Cup.

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Mils making sure the Cup is the real deal.

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He may have been forced out of the tournament through injury, but Colin Slade still gets his share of the spoils.

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The Waikato Connection - injury call up Stephen Donald and Kahui.

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Coach Wayne Smith enjoying the moment as Adam Thompson waits his turn.

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Ma'a and Piri Weepu cheesing it up.

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DC, Corey Flynn, NZ Prime Minister John Key, Andy Hore, Adam Thompson and Andy Ellis relax in the changing shed, taking in the awe of the Cup as Piri takes a snap.

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It’s not a Cup if you can’t drink out of it - Richie makes sure, just incase.

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Piri makes sure for himself.

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Thompson and Vito, who’s stripped down despite not playing in the Final.

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The moment it really sunk in that the All Blacks are World Champions!

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Another changing room shot with Ma'a, DC, Jimmy Cowan and Corey Flynn.

anonymous asked:

you're racist trash. you thought of the 'all blacks'? What, are POC being herded into teams to be away from the whites? disgusting.

are u kidding me

are u actually serious

all blacks is the team name of the new zealand men’s rugby team and it has NOTHING to do with skin colour!!

u see this here?? thats our national kit, which is black, because of our sporting colours. this jersey is iconic in rugby, and we got the name all blacks because of that jersey - the name and the jersey are a national identity, not some form of racism.

do your research before blabbering this shit to a rugby fan.

FIVE IN A ROW!!!

Canterbury retain the ITM Cup, a 5th victory in 5 years (new NZ record!!), with a 31-18 win over Auckland. So proud of my team - we had almost a full team injured and forced to watch from the stands, plus another half dozen players on All Blacks duty. Special congrats to our captain George Whitelock for appearing in all 5 finals!

Yeah, I was gonna give myself a few before quitting. Buuuuut the concussion I got ended up with me in the hospital with a cortisone shot in my butt cheek and a week’s worth of emergency steroids to take my brain swelling down so I wasn’t permanently drooling into a cup for the rest of my life haha. So, my career ended early. What position do you play?

crowscry replied to your postcrowscry replied to your post: we should do the…

Haha I couldn’t kick a ball to save my life, not especially a pro since i’m playin’ wing, but not vital either. And you should try for centre, especially since your weight could really help piercing through the defense.

Well still it takes some time to actually perfect a kick I guess, though playing centre would be nice but checking up on the weight for someone like Ma'a Nonu who weighs a whopping 106kg I need to eat an unfathomable amount as well as exercise or else that extra 15-20kg turns into blob.