Friday, 3 October 2008

More Joy of Rugby Injuries

You people make me sick. And famous (in a very very small way). In July 2007 the Rolling Maul posted The Joy of Rugby Injuries. The posting was an instant hit. Indeed of the last 500 unique visitors to the site, The Joy of Rugby Injuries has proven to be the most popular page behind the home page, being frequented by 191 sickos. And if you type 'worst rugby injuries' into Google the second web site listed and the second image comes directly from The Rolling Maul.

But who is the Rolling Maul to question why Rugby injuries are more popular than hilarious rants on the plight the Waratahs, the Wallabies, Robbie Deans or Matt Dunning? There's a buck (about nine of them so far) to be made and more seconds of the 15 minutes of fame to be claimed. So without further ado, here is More Joy of Rugby Injuries...

Pokes in the eye are a great source of Rugby injuries, but to make sure some serious vision impairment occurs one must make sure that the finger in the eye socket goes up to the first knuckle, as these images demonstrate...



















Then of course there is the broken leg - a staple of Rugby injuries ever since William Webb Ellis picked up a soccer ball and ran with it at the Rugby School in 1843 or whatever before snapping a cruciate ligament, going down in a crying heap and being rucked by 20 of his best friends. Or something like that. And so the game of Rugby was born, leading inevitably to such great videos as this one and this...



And while this one isn't much to look at you can actually hear the leg break...



It's not just legs of course. If it's made of bone then it can be broken. Like this arm...



All Rugby fans know that anyone can break an arm or a leg. You can do it crossing the road or if you're really creative, eating a kebab. But only in Rugby can you injure (as in totally mangle) an ear. Doesn't sound like much? Check this out...



That's it for the moment but as more crop up they'll be added to this posting. And if you don't find more you could do something radical like check out the rest of the Rolling Maul!

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