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Celebrations & Tries
  • Abdelatif Benazzi of France punches the air after his try against England (1994)
  • Agustin Pichot celebrates leading Argentina to 3rd in the World Cup (2007)
  • Al Kellock lifts the 1872 Cup for Glasgow Warriors (2014)
  • Andrew Mehrtens gestures to the Bulls crowd after his last minute drop-goal for Crusaders (1999)
  • Andy Goode celebrates his try for Wasps during their first match in Coventry (2015)
  • Andy Nicol lifts the Heineken Cup for Bath (1998)
  • Argentina’s Marcelo Pascual diving try vs Junior Springboks (1965)
  • Argentine duo Ignacio Corleto & Lucas Borges hug after beating World Cup hosts France (2007)
  • Ben Cohen ‘swandives’ during England’s victory over the All Blacks (2002)
  • Bill Beaumont hoisted in the air after winning the Grand Slam with England (1980)
  • Brian Moore reacts to an England try to the disapproval of Wales’ Andy Allen (1990)
  • Chris Robshaw lifts the Calcutta Cup for England (2014)
  • Christophe Dominici & Thomas Castaignede celebrate France’s 3rd try vs England (2006)
  • Craig & Scott Quinnell embrace after victory for Wales in France (2001)
  • Dan Luger celebrates a try for England vs Wales (1999)
  • Danny Cipriani dances after his try for Melbourne Rebels vs the Force (2012)
  • David Lemi gestures to the Recreation Ground crowd after Wasps victory over Bath (2009)
  • Dean Shipton raises the County Championship Trophy for Cornwall (1999)
  • Delon Armitage ‘swandives’ Toulon’s decisive try vs Clermont in the Heineken Cup Final (2013)
  • Digby Ioane of the Queensland Reds’ ‘spinning top’ celebration against the Bulls (2011)
  • England captain Will Carling raises his arms after victory over Scotland (1995)
  • England winger Chris Ashton performs his customary ‘swandive’ celebration
  • French winger Philippe Bernat-Salles, performs his customary celebration
  • Gareth Edwards scores the ‘greatest ever try’ for the Barbarians against New Zealand (1973)
  • Gareth Thomas performs the ‘ayatollah’ after a Lions test (2005)
  • Gareth Thomas shows his support for Colin Charvis (1999)
  • George Gregan holds the Bledisloe Cup after Australia’s victory (2003)
  • George North’s dad hugs his son after his match winning try vs France (2013)
  • George North points to Australia’s Will Genia as he scores a try during the 1st Lions Test (2013)
  • Gordon D’Arcy celebrates Ireland’s 6 Nations victory (2014)
  • Gordon Hamilton of Ireland celebrates his wonder try vs Australia (1991)
  • Ieuan Evans lifts the 5 Nations trophy for Wales (1994)
  • Irish legend Jack Kyle congratulates Brian O’Driscoll on winning the Grand Slam (2009)
  • Jake Ball of Wales celebrates Wales’ victory over South Africa (2014)
  • Jamie Cudmore celebrates Clermont’s victory over Munster (2014)
  • John Carter of Oxford University lifts the Varsity Trophy (2011)
  • Jonny May celebrates another try for Gloucester
  • Josh Strauss lifts the Currie Cup after the Lions defeat the Sharks (2011)
  • Leinster’s Leo Cullen holds aloft the Heineken Cup after defeating Ulster (2012)
  • Llanelli captain Delme Thomas punches the air after beating the touring All Blacks (1972)
  • Maggie Alphonsi celebrates winning the World Cup with England (2014)
  • Mathieu Bastareaud celebrates scoring France’s second try vs Scotland (2010)
  • Matt Banahan balances the ball on his head after scoring a try for England vs Argentina (2009)
  • Michael Jones celebrates his try for Auckland Blues vs ACT Brumbies (1996)
  • Mike Blair lifts the Calcutta Cup after Scotland’s victory (2008)
  • New Zealand’s Brad Thorn punches the air after defeating France in the World Cup Final (2011)
  • Osprey’s Paul James & Shane Williams with the Pro12 Final Trophy after beating Leinster (2012)
  • Otago captain Paul Grant holds aloft the Ranfurly Shield after his team beat Waikato (2013)
  • Percy Montgomery celebrates the Springboks World Cup victory (2007)
  • Raphael Ibanez roars at the final whistle as Wasps defeat Leicester Tigers in Premiership Final (2008)
  • Richard Birkett & Simon Shaw lift the Heineken Cup for Wasps (2004)
  • Ryan Strudwick lifts the Powergen Cup for London Irish (2002)
  • Saracens duo Owen Farrell & Jacques Burger celebrate winning the Premiership (2011)
  • Scotland’s Stuart Hogg makes a ‘W’ sign in tribute to former teammate Richard Wilkinson
  • Scott Gibbs crosses the line to all but secure victory over England (1999)
  • Scott Hamilton hugs Jordan Crane after his winning kick vs Cardiff in a shoot-out (2009)
  • Serge Blanco celebrates his World Cup Semi-Final try for France vs Australia (1987)
  • Stade Francais’ Julien Dupuy celebrates his winning penalty vs Bath (2009)
  • Steffon Armitage gestures to the Toulon crowd after scoring vs the Scarlets (2014)
  • Stephen Jones scores his last try for Wales against Australia (2011)
  • Steve Borthwick lifts the Premiership trophy for Saracens (2011)
  • South Africa’s Pieter Hendriks punches the air as he runs in the 1st try of the World Cup vs Australia (1995)
  • Southland Stags captain Jamie Mackintosh lifts the Ranfurly Shield (2009)
  • Tom Wood roars after Northampton Saints beat Leicester Tigers in the Premiership Semi-Final (2014)
  • Toulon’s Jonny Wilkinson and Joe van Niekerk lift the Heineken Cup (2013)
  • Zinzan Brooke lifts the Super12 trophy after Auckland Blues’ victory over the Brumbies (1997)
Fisty Cuffs & Injuries
  • An injured Phil May hangs his head as his Welsh side lose to Western Samoa (1991)
  • Atsushi Ogagi is hit in the face during Doshiba University’s visit to Cambridge University (1989)
  • Australia’s James Horwill with an eye injury caused by a punch from France’s Imanol Harinordoquy (2008)
  • England brothers Tom & Ben Youngs come up against South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth (2012)
  • Brad Barritt & Quade Cooper clash heads during England’s win over Australia (2014)
  • Brian O’Driscoll is spear tackled by All Blacks Tana Umaga & Kevin Mealamu (2005)
  • Brumbies lock Justin Harrison & Lions winger Austin Healey square up (2001)
  • Cardiff Blues Captain Paul Tito gets to grips with Northampton’s Dylan Hartley (2010)
  • Danny Cipriani of Wasps in agony after suffering a dislocated ankle (2008)
  • Referee Dave McHugh sends off James Dalton, Gareth Rees & Rod Snow after a huge brawl during South Africa’s match with Canada dubbed the ‘Battle of Boet Erasmus II’ (1995)
  • Denis Hickie of Irelands’ head gushes with blood during a clash with Wales (2007)
  • Dimitri Szarzewski of France tussles with Argentinian Patricio Albacete (2008)
  • England’s Mike Tindall bears the marks of over-zealous French rucking (2009)
  • England’s Paul Ackford is led off the pitch after being knocked out by Argentina’s Federico Mendez (1990)
  • Florian Fritz of Toulouse is led off the pitch with a cuts and a concussion (2014)
  • Garin Jenkins of Wales has both eyes gouged by Argentina prop Roberto Grau (1999)
  • George North lies unconscious after a heavy blow to the head vs England (2015)
  • Georgia Page breaks her nose but continues to play for Lindenwood University vs Notre Dame (2015)
  • JPR Williams of Bridgend displays a nasty facial injury during his side’s game with New Zealand (1978)
  • Lincoln Ladies’ Simone Marples breaks her arm on her first (& last) game of rugby against Kettering (1999)
  • Manu Tuilagi uses Chris Ashton’s head as a punchbag (2011)
  • Mickey Skinner and Eric Champ square up during England’s Quarter Final with France (1991)
  • Mouritz Botha of Saracens and Northampton's Juandre Kruger square up (2010)
  • New Zealand’s Colin Meads lies in hospital with an arm break he sustained vs Eastern Transvaal (1970)
  • Ronan O’Gara of the Lions reacts to being punched repeatedly by Duncan McRae (2001)
  • Ryan Crotty of the Crusaders receives treatment during the Super Rugby Grand Final against the Waratahs (2014)
  • Sam Cane with a nasty cut to his head caused by clashing heads with fellow All Black Owen Franks (2013)
  • Scottish duo Alasdair Strokosch & Joe Ansbro clash heads celebrating their victory over Australia (2012)
  • Shane Jennings sheds blood for Leinster during their defeat at Clermont Auvergne (2012)
  • South Africa captain Corne Krige attempts to elbow England’s Martin Johnson (2007)
  • South Africa’s Johan Le Roux bites New Zealand’s Sean Fitzpatrick’s ear (1994)
  • Springbok lock Bakkies Botha earns a nine-week ban for headbutting New Zealand’s Jimmy Cowan (2009)
  • Tom Youngs of Leicester Tigers is punched by Northampton prop Salesi Ma’afu (2014)
  • Welsh prop Graham Price holds his jaw after being punched by Australia’s Steve Finnane (1978)
World Cup Winners
  • (1987) David Kirk kisses the Webb Ellis Trophy for New Zealand
  • (1991) Nick Farr-Jones & David Campese lift the trophy for Australia
  • (1995) Nelson Mandela hands the trophy over to South Africa’s Francois Pienaar
  • (1999) John Eales lifts the trophy for Australia in front of Queen Elizabeth II
  • (2003) Martin Johnson lifts the trophy after England triumph over Australia
  • (2007) John Smit lifts the trophy for South Africa alongside his nations President Thabo Mbeki
  • (2011) Richie McGaw lifts the trophy for New Zealand
Statues
  • Danie Craven statue
  • The lion at the gates of Twickenham
  • The William Webb Ellis Statue
Mascots
  • Bernie (Northampton Saints)
  • Big Chief (Exeter Chiefs)
  • Billy Bulldog (England)
  • Bokkie (South Africa)
  • Derek the Otter is chased by a fan dressed as an elf during Exeter Chiefs half-time entertainment
  • Ferdinand (Taranaki)
  • Harley (Harlequins)
  • Maximus (Bath)
  • Oscar (Munster)
  • Ruckley (England)
  • Sarrie (Saracens)
  • Sharkie takes a breather during the Currie Cup Final between Natal Sharks and Western Province (2010)
  • Sharky (Sale Sharks)
  • Sonny Wool, the World Cup match predicting sheep (2011)
  • Tah Man (Waratahs)
  • Welford (Leicester Tigers)
Hakas, Rituals & Anthems
  • Bill Cavubati leads the Fijian War Dance against the All Blacks (2005)
  • Buck Shelford leads the Haka (1987)
  • Carl Hayman leads the Haka (2007)
  • Fijian & Samoa players in communal prayer after their match (2011)
  • France & Sebastian Chabal get up close to the Haka before the World Cup Quarter Final (2007)
  • Ireland’s Willie Anderson gets in the face of the New Zealand Haka (1989)
  • Laura Wright sings Jerusalem at Twickenham
  • Martin Castrogiovanni & his countrymen belt out the Italian national anthem (2012)
  • Munster's Kiwi quartet perform a unique haka, played out to the All Blacks (2008)
  • Piri Weepu performs the now banned ‘throat slit’ during the Haka (2005)
  • Richard Cockerill of England faces up to Norm Hewitt during the Haka (1997)
  • Toks van der Linde sings Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika’ before South Africa’s match vs Australia (2010)
  • Young England mascot Harry Westlake belts out the National Anthem before the game with Italy (2015)
The Kicks/Kickers
  • Adam Jones attempts a drop-goal for Cardiff Blues against Munster (2014)
  • Australia’s Stephen Larkham kicks a 48m drop goal vs South Africa (1999)
  • Australia’s Kurtley Beale slips & misses a vital last minute kick vs the Lions (2013)
  • Brad Davies’s last minute drop-goal for Gloucester against Bath (2005)
  • Dan Carter lines up a kick for the Crusaders
  • Francis Saili poses before his conversion kick for the Barbarians against Leicester (2014)
  • Gavin Hastings lines up a kick for Scotland
  • Gloucester’s Rob Cook performs his unique kicking technique
  • Grant Fox (New Zealand)
  • Hugo Porta (Argentina)
  • Jeremy Guscott kicks the winning points in the 2nd & decisive Lions Test in South Africa (1997)
  • Joel Stransky’s extra-time drop-goal wins the World Cup for South Africa (1995)
  • Jonny Wilkinson’s late drop-goal wins the World Cup for England (2003)
  • Neil Jenkins of Wales places the ball on his customary mound of sand
  • Paul Thorburn converts a 70 yard penalty kick for Wales against Scotland (1986)
  • Quade Cooper’s unique kicking pose for Queensland Reds
  • South Africa’s Jannie de Beer kicks a record 5 drop goals against England (1999)
  • Scotland’s Gavin Hastings holds his head after missing a vital penalty vs England (1991)
  • Wales’ Brett Sinkinson feels the full force of Matt Dawson’s right boot (2000)
  • Waratahs prop Matt Dunning reacts in horror after mistakingly scoring a drop goal (2007)
Players
  • Aadel Kardooni (Leicester Tigers)
  • Andre Snyman races away to score for Leeds Tykes vs Bath in the Powergen Cup Final (2005)
  • Anna Richards (New Zealand Women)
  • Al Charron leads Canada out for the final time (2003)
  • Alun Wyn Jones of Wales and New Zealand’s Jason Eaton contest a line-out (2009)
  • American winger Carlin Isles
  • Andrew Sheridan (England)
  • Australia’s Adam Ashley-Cooper dresses as a cricketer after reaching 100 caps (2014)
  • Bekki Abernethy of Old Boys University creates an iconic pose for a naked calender (2011)
  • Benny Goodman the world’s oldest player, aged 79 (Paignton) 2013
  • Bill Beaumont of England and JPR Williams of Wales shake hands (1981)
  • BJ Botha of Munster plays on despite losing his shirt in the win over Leinster (2014)
  • Brian O'Driscoll, with his daughter, salutes the crowd at the end of his last home game for Ireland (2014)
  • Bryan Habana races a cheetah (2007)
  • Carlos Spencer (Northampton)
  • Chester Williams – South Africa’s first black player
  • Chris Jones – the former Treorchy prop banned for life, twice!
  • Christian Cullen (Hurricanes)
  • Cliff Morgan (Wales)
  • Damien Hudd (Ebbw Vale)
  • Daniel Herraro
  • David Campese performs the ‘goosestep’
  • David Duckham (England)
  • David Sole leads out Scotland in the 5 Nations decider vs England (1990)
  • Donnacha O'Callaghan of Munster plays on despite losing his shorts at Cardiff (2006)
  • Eric Melville (France)
  • Felipe Contepomi (Argentina)
  • Fergus Slattery (Ireland)
  • Fijian Rugby Sevens specialist Waisale Serevi
  • Fran Cotton becomes the ‘mudman’ during a Lions’ tour match in New Zealand (1977)
  • Franck Mesnel wears a beret during Racing Metro’s match with Bayonne (1987)
  • Gareth Chilcott (Bath)
  • George Nepia (New Zealand)
  • Gerald Davies (Wales)
  • Gerard Cholley (France)
  • Graham Rowntree (England)
  • Gurthro Steenkamp (South Africa)
  • Harlequins’ Joe Marler advertises ‘Jolly Hog Sausage’ by shaving it into his head (2011)
  • Hayden Smith spends a season playing American Football for the New York Jets (2012/13)
  • Hitoshi Ono, Japan’s most capped player
  • Ian McLauchlan (Scotland)
  • Ireland Women’s Lynne Cantwell applauds the fans after defeat to England (2014)
  • Jason Leonard (Harlequins)
  • Jason Robinson of Wigan evades a tackle from Bath’s Phil De Glanville during the ‘Clash of the Codes’ series (1996)
  • Jean Pierre Rives (France)
  • Jerry Collins wears Barnstaple RFC socks during Barbarians’ game with South Africa (2007)
  • Jimmy Peters – England’s first black player
  • Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand)
  • Jonah Lomu storms past Rob Andrews & the English defence (1995)
  • Jonathan Davies (Wales)
  • Jonathan Sexton & Mathieu Bastareaud hug after a sickening clash of heads earlier in the game (2015)
  • Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
  • Joost van der Westhuizen makes an emotional return to Ellis Park (2014)
  • JPR Williams (Wales)
  • Julian Savea (New Zealand)
  • Kat Merchant (England Women)
  • Keith Wood (Ireland)
  • Kobus Wiese (South Africa)
  • Lawrence Dallaglio consoles Leicester's Martin Johnson after his final game in the Premiership final (2005)
  • Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)
  • Lote Tuqiri (Australia)
  • Marc Cecillon thanks the CS Bourgoin-Jallieu crowd after 23 years at the club (1999)
  • Mark Ella (Australia)
  • Mervyn Davies (Wales)
  • Michel Palmie (France)
  • Mike Gibson (Ireland)
  • Mike Tindall with his daughter Mia after his last home game for Gloucester (2014)
  • Naas Botha (South Africa)
  • Nick Cummins of Australia
  • Paul Griffen, Italy’s New Zealand born scrum half
  • Phil Bennett (Wales)
  • Ray Gravell (Wales)
  • Richard Hibbard of Wales with blue paint on his face
  • Richard Hill is consoled by Moses Rauluni after Saracens defeat by Munster (2008)
  • Richie Gray (Scotland)
  • Shane Byrne (Ireland)
  • Paul O’Connell (Ireland)
  • Paul Roos – South Africa’s first touring captain
  • Philippe Sella (France)
  • Pontypool front row of the 1970’s. Graham Price, Bobby Windsor & Charlie Faulkner
  • Prince Alexander Obolensky takes a line-out for England vs New Zealand (1936)
  • Rodney So’oialo wears a tsunami Samoa relief shirt prior to Wellington’s game with North Harbour (2009)
  • Saracens hooker Jamie George races away to score in the Premiership Final vs Bath (2015)
  • Sean Fitzpatrick (New Zealand)
  • Sébastien Chabal dresses as a fairy for a currency exchange company (2014)
  • Sébastien Chabal in full flight for France (2009)
  • Serge Betsen (France)
  • Seriously injured former England U21 prop Matt Hampson (matthampsonfoundation.org)
  • Simon Zebo backheel flicks the ball on the way to an Irish try against Wales (2013)
  • Sir Wilson Whineray (New Zealand)
  • Sonny Bill Williams loses his All Black sleeve during their match with Tonga (2011)
  • Steven Luatua of the Barbarians Quarterback line-out throw against Australia (2014)
  • Tana Umaga tends to Colin Charvis after he is knocked unconscious (2003)
  • Takudzwa Ngwenya of the USA outpaces South Africa’s Brian Habana (2007)
  • Tatafu Polota-Nau (Waratahs)
  • Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira saves teammate Anton Bresler during the Sharks match vs the Stormers (2012)
  • Tim Horan (Australia)
  • Tommy David
  • Tony O’Reilly (Ireland)
  • Victor Matfield salutes the crowd after playing his last game for South Africa (2011)
  • Victor Ubogu loses his shorts during England’s game with Scotland (1991)
  • Walter Spanghero (France)
  • Wayne O’Connor (Pontypridd)
  • Will Greenwood checks to make sure his privates are still there after scoring a try vs Georgia (2003)
  • William Wavell Wakefield (Harlequins)
  • Willie John leads out the Lions in South Africa (1974)
  • Zane Kirchner (Leinster)
Big Hits & Tackles
  • Brian Lima of Samoa flys into South Africa’s Derick Hougaard (2003)
  • Chris Hala’ufia of London Welsh tackles a streaker (2015)
  • Courtney Lawes thunders into French fly-half Jules Plisson (2015)
  • Frik du Preez and Albie Bates tackle Chris Laidlaw (1970)
  • George North scoops up Israel Folau during the Lions 2nd Test vs Australia (2013)
  • Ireland’s Cian Healy powers through New Zealand’s Richie McCaw (2013)
  • Italy’s Quintin Geldenhuys tackles Russia’s Alexander Yanyushkin (2011)
  • Os du Randt fends off George Gregan during South Africa match with Australia (1999)
  • Quade Cooper of Australia fails to stop New Zealand’s Israel Dagg (2011)
  • Toulouse’s Thierry Dusatoir tackles Montpellier’s Timoci Nagusa (2012)
  • Welsh captain Sam Warburton is sent off for his spear tackle on France’s Vincent Clerc (2011)
Controversy & Clangers
  • A dad of a Fullerians player trips a Royston player from the sideline during an Under 16 match (2014)
  • Andy Dalton leads out New Zealand Cavaliers unofficial tour of South Africa (1986)
  • A protester makes her views clear over the South African tour to New Zealand (1981)
  • Ben Kay drops the ball before touching down in England’s World Cup Final vs Australia (2003)
  • Colin Smart puts himself in hospital after drinking a bottle of aftershave (1982)
  • Dan Cole doing some dwarf tossing during England’s infamous pre-World Cup night out (2011)
  • David Campese walks up Oxford Street after losing a bet that England wouldn’t win the World Cup (2003)
  • England’s Manu Tuilagi is detained by Auckland police after jumping off a ferry (2011)
  • Erica Roe streaks during England’s match with Australia (1982)
  • Gary Knight of New Zealand is hit by a flour bomb (1981) *(See also Marx Jones)
  • George Gregan taunts Byron Kelleher as Australia beat the All Blacks in the World Cup semi-final (2003)
  • Harlequins’ Tom Williams fakes a blood injury in what became known as ‘Bloodgate’ (2009)
  • Hurricanes’ Ma’a Nonu swears repeatedly during a radio interview (2010)
  • Jerry Collins of New Zealand has a pee on the pitch before New Zealand’s Bledisloe Cup match with Australia (2006)
  • Juan Leguizamon of London Irish dives over the try line, and drops the ball (2007)
  • Manu Tuilagi does ‘bunny ears’ behind Prime Minister David Cameron at a British & Irish Lions reception (2013)
  • Mark Cueto’s try is ruled out during England’s World Cup Final defeat to South Africa (2007)
  • Martin Johnson forces Irish President Mary McAleese to walk on the grass before England’s win at Lansdowne Road (2003)
  • Marx Jones drops flour bombs out his Cessna aeroplane during South Africa’s controversial visit to New Zealand (1981)
  • Neil Back of Leicester taps the ball out of Peter Stringer’s hands during Munster’s scrum in the last minute of the Heineken Cup Final (2002)
  • Ronan O’Gara puts his hands in his pockets as he meets the Queen (2009)
  • South Africa’s player enter the notorious Kamp Staaldraad ‘boot camp’ (2003)
  • Springboks ‘fan’ Piet van Zyl is escorted from the pitch after attacking referee David McHugh (2002)
  • Streaker Michael O’Brien has his modesty covered by a policeman’s helmet (1974)
  • Toulouse’s Clement Poitrenaud trys to shepherd the ball out of play enabling Wasps’ Rob Howley to score the winning try in the last minute of the Heineken Cup Final (2004)
  • Toulouse’s Trevor Brennan attacks Ulster fan Patrick Bamford in the crowd (2007)
  • Wales’ Mike Phillips responds to One Direction boyband member Niall Horan’s critical tweet (2014)
Banners, Signs & Flags
  • A ‘Biko’ banner is released into the air during South Africa’s tour of New Zealand (1981)
  • A couple show their mixed allegiance during the England vs France game with an amusing banner (2011)
  • A fan supports England and Will Carling with a ‘Do it for the 57 Old Farts’ banner (1995)
  • A female England fan pokes fun at Australia with a ‘BBQ that!’ banner at the World Cup Final (2003)
  • A group of England fans poke fun at the French with their ‘stuffed frog’ banner (2011)
  • A Lions fan makes his feelings known about Umaga’s spear tackle on O’Driscoll
  • A New Zealand fans hold up a ‘Bring Back Buck’ banner.
  • A New Zealand fan holds a ‘Kill the Wales’ banner (2010)
  • A New Zealand fan holds a ‘Don’t Choke!’ sign during his sides game with Argentina (2011)
  • An Oyonnax fan holds aloft a ‘OXO’ sign
  • A Sharks fan holds aloft a ‘What’s a Stormer anyway?’ sign
  • A young Australian fan holds a ‘The Guy behind me can’t see’
  • Cornwall flag
  • Bayonne flag
  • Beddau RFC remind supporters of their club rules with a sign
  • Clermont fans display a ‘Ultras Vulcans’ banner
  • Crooked Hooker sign – the bar at Northampton
  • ‘Go Bokke – Bneper Bokke’ Banner
  • Hurricanes fans produce a ‘Bring Back Ngati Marmite’ banner during their game with the Crusaders (2012)
  • Irish fans display a ‘We’ll drink a pint for every point scored’ banner
  • Italian fans mock their poor record in 6 Nations tournaments with a banner (2004)
  • Munster hooker Jerry Flannery holds a ‘My hair is more important than timekeeping’ sign (2009)
  • ‘No More Boo-sies 4 u Quade’ banner displayed during Australia’s visit to New Zealand (2013)
  • New Zealand fans hold up a ‘We could not afford an All Blacks Game’ Fiji vs Namibia (2011)
  • Perpignan fans display the Catalan colours
  • PiriWeepWho banner
  • ‘Sonny Bill – Where da bloody hell r ewe’ banner
  • South African fans hold up a Schalk Burger Banner
  • South African fans hold a ‘Look Bryan a Banner’ (2007)
  • South Africa fans hold aloft ‘May the Snor be with you’ banner in support of Peter de Villiers (2011)
  • Springbok fans hold aloft a Bryan Habana banner during their game in Australia (2014)
  • ‘Taranaki is Shield Country’ banner (2012)
  • ‘The Queen is Gonna Kick Ur Ass Mr Tindall (2011)
  • ‘Thank you King Jonny’ banner held up by Toulon fans in honour of Jonny Wilkinson (2014)
  • ‘That’s not a quake a brewen, that’s Robbie Fruean’ Banner
  • Tiernan Macbride pickets the Irish HQ in protests at plans for a South African tour (1989)
  • Tonga’s Tamiela Moa holds his nation’s flag after his nation’s defeat to New Zealand (2011)
  • Toulouse fans show their support for the attack on Charlie Hebdo ‘Le Rugby est Charlie’ (2015)
  • Ulster fans display a flag remembering the late Nevin Spence
  • Ulster’s Stefan Terblanche celebrates victory over Edinburgh with a ‘Stand up for the Ulstermen’ sign (2012)
  • Victor Matfield ‘100 appearances’ banner (2010)
  • Waikato Chiefs fans taunt Brumbies with asking them ‘Do you even lift?’ (2013)
  • Wales ‘Grand Slam 2005’ flag
  • A Wasps fan holds a ‘Goodbye Wasps’ sign during their last game in Wycombe (2014)
  • Welsh fans ‘don’t film us’ banner
  • Western Force fans bid farewell to Japan bound Nick Cummins (2014)
  • A Western Province fan holds a ‘Jou Lekker Ding’ sign, translated to read ‘You Good Thing’
  • ‘Wife or World Cup’ Banner (1995)
  • Woodcock vs Pocock Banner – New Zealand vs Australia (2011)
  • Young Canterbury fan Dean Anderson holds aloft ‘I hate you Auckland’ sign (1997)
Coaches, Commentators & Dignitaries
  • Andy Robinson (England)
  • BBC rugby presenter John Inverdale
  • Bernard Laporte (France)
  • George Rowland Hill – former RFU President & 1st person to be knighted for services to Rugby
  • Hennie Muller (South Africa 1965)
  • Jim Telfer makes a speech to the Lions squad (1997)
  • Mourad Boudjellal (Toulon owner)
  • Ned Haig – the founder of Rugby sevens
  • Nelson Mandela waves his cap prior to South Africa’s World Cup Final match vs New Zealand (1995)
  • Peter de Villiers compares rugby to ballet (2009)
  • Stuart Lancaster (England)
  • ‘The Voice of Rugby’, commentator Bill McLaren
  • Warren Gatland receives his OBE
  • William Webb Ellis runs with a football at Rugby School (1823)
Fans
  • A Bulls fan rests a beer on his belly
  • A pitch invader dressed as Batman scores a try at the Murrayfield 7’s (2010)
  • A couple of Springbok fans with ‘Boknaai’ & ‘Bokbefok’ on the back of their shirts
  • Brumbies fans show their support with painted chests
  • Chelsea Pensioners at the Babcock Trophy contested between the Army and Navy (2011)
  • Gloucester fans in ‘the shed’
  • Max Boyce, Welsh superfan
  • Peter Cross, otherwise known as Mr England
  • Peter Curtis scales the crossbar during Leicester’s game with the Barbarians (1988)
  • Princes’ William & Harry react during England’s World Cup Final defeat to South Africa (2007)
  • Racing Club Metro fans wear pink bow ties
  • Rory and Tony Underwood’s Mum
  • Saracens fans dress as Elvis to gain free entry for their game vs Sale (2013)
  • Stuart Tinner holds aloft a £250,000 cheque after winning a kicking competition staged during the half-time of Saracens game with South Africa (2009)
  • Women volunteers clear water from the pitch during South Africa’s victory over France in Durban (1995)
Referees
  • Andrew Hore asks referee Chris Pollock if his Hurricanes side are allowed to tackle Crusaders’ Dan Carter (2011)
  • Chris Pollock sends off Manukau’s Fritz Lee for a high tackle on Northland’s Luke Hamilton (2010)
  • Jonathan Kaplan – the South African has taken charge of a record 68 tests from 1996-2013
  • Nigel Owens tells Benetton Treviso’s Tobias Botes ‘this is not soccer’ during their match with Munster (2012)
  • Steve Walsh - the New Zealander officiated at international level from 1998-2014
  • Wayne Barnes sends off Dylan Hartley during the Premiership Final between Northampton & Leicester (2013)
Miscellaneous
  • A giant rugby ball cracks the crossbar in the pre-match for Gloucester vs Worcester (2013)
  • A half naked woman & leopard are put on display before Stade Francais vs Toulon (2010)
  • Cabbages - a reference to Twickenham formally being used as a cabbage patch (1907)
  • Seven pints of Guinness
  • Survivors of the ill-fated Old Christians rugby team plane crash stranded in the Andes (1972)
Animals
  • A cat enters the pitch during Toulon’s game with Leinster (2015)
  • A cockerel painted in the tricolor is released onto the pitch during France’s game in New Zealand (2009)
  • A fox runs on the pitch at Twickenham before England’s match with Scotland (2011)
  • A squirrel invades Twickenham before Cornwall vs Lancashire in the Bill Beaumont Cup Final (2014)
  • Coastal’s Thomas Watt grabs a dog that has caught a rabbit during their game with Inglewood (2015)
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