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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

British & Irish Lions tour - Scrum Safari 3

British & Irish Lions tour - Scrum Safari 3

The 2009 British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa will forever be remembered as one of the toughest in the history of the sport. On the field, bruising encounters and tense finishes were the order of the day.

Off the field, plenty of hard work is put in to get to that starting Test side, but there's still time to relax and unwind, which is just as important on a tension filled tour such as this.

On this edition of the BBC's Scrum Safari, we catch up with the Lions players after the second Test of the series, as they attempt to wind down and take their mind off the disappointments of a gruelling tour.

The Lions went on a safari and get quizzed about the Big Five, a question to which most of them fail. We also get a behind the scenes peak at what's on the menu for the players, and then we see the guys back in Johannesburg, heading to the movies for the night.

It's then back to the ever loyal fans, who throughout the tour have been fantastic with their support for their side. Telly Tubbies, Cheerleaders, and Lions, we've seen it all on this tour. Enjoy.

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Posted at 2:28 pm | 29 comments

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Cheesekiwi July 07, 2009 3:09 pm

So can anyone, without peeking, still name the big five?

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dr July 07, 2009 3:42 pm

rhino, buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion

but im kinda cheating cos Im an environmental biologist


its not actually names after the biggest five animals, but the fav animals of hunters to kill back in the day (I believe)

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Mikee July 07, 2009 3:56 pm

haha love the last 25 seconds

im all ears

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Anonymous July 07, 2009 4:02 pm

The big five? That would be;

South Africa
New Zealand

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JuiCe July 07, 2009 4:09 pm

Man i miss home looking at that :(.

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back line boy July 07, 2009 4:53 pm

south africa
new zealand
anon 6:02

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Frontrowforlife July 07, 2009 5:50 pm

Grow up you two.
Itll be a while til either England or Wales get in the top 5 with the way Ireland and France are shaping up

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conor July 07, 2009 5:55 pm

BIG 5??
give a quick look on the official IRB rankings there kids! :P

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Flooz July 07, 2009 7:06 pm

Historic Big 5 would certainly be:

New Zealand
South Africa

This video is quite fun to watch. Seems that lions, so british and irish gathered, enjoy theirselves.

So i still don't understand why ireland, england, scotland and wales always say that their hate each other during 6 nations;
and in other way, for example, lions series, seem to be galvanized by an "united" spirit

Sometimes, i wonder if it's real or fake...

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nasau July 07, 2009 10:53 pm

rowntree is a legend haha
all ears love it

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Doyle July 07, 2009 11:09 pm

Flooz said;
Historic Big 5 would certainly be:

New Zealand
South Africa

What? What's that based on? World Cups? Duh. You can't just announce that something is 'historical' when it clearly is not. Are you a tabloid journalist by chance?

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Mmm...shnarf shnarf July 08, 2009 12:50 am

Anyone know the name of the track in the background? They used to play it all the time in Frnace/Spain during summer hols and always wondered what it was... Cheers

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ConnachtFan July 08, 2009 8:31 am

Watched sky news last night for the Lions "homecoming" to Heathrow, not one shot of an Irish player, no interview with Paul O'Connell but loads of interviews with English players though. Cant wait til Six Nations time again to stuff them !!!!

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Flooz July 08, 2009 8:52 am

To Doyle,

based on world cups..
it's not tabloid, it is just facts

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Anonymous July 08, 2009 9:31 am

Doyle, I think it's pretty obvious that is the top 5. It's just common sense really.

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Anonymous July 08, 2009 10:12 am

i think with jonny wilkinson back in the team, england could do very well.

9) care
10) wilko
11) cueto
12) tindall..... maybe
13) tait
14) monye
15) armitage

not a bad backline

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jamestheconvict July 08, 2009 10:25 am

im really really horny for men

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Anonymous July 08, 2009 10:53 am

the track is:

salif keita - mada

salif keita is from mali, I believe.
btw, anyone understood what mcgeechan said?? I didnt..

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john hayes best play July 08, 2009 11:57 am

why havent they interviewed john hayes on these clips he is obviously the funniest man on the tour and all the other players think he is great. instead of interviewing boring welshmen they should get john hayes cracking jokes!!

if the big five were based on the quality of players that a country produces instead of results ireland would top it surely!

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ConnachtFan July 08, 2009 2:03 pm

I was hoping those two twats dressed in the "Zulu Dawn" uniforms (5 min mark in the video)would get a spear in the back !!!

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Anonymous July 08, 2009 2:45 pm

lol tindall with 12

it will be: 9-ellis

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Anonymous July 08, 2009 2:47 pm

Big Five

New Zealand
South Africa

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Anonymous July 08, 2009 3:39 pm

Ha - love it. I knew starting the big five debate with a list of teams would spark a few comments.

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Kearney for tests July 08, 2009 6:01 pm

Anonymous that's not a bad backline, but it's not a good one either. Did anyone else think Ron Kearney seemed like a great guy in this?

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Anonymous July 08, 2009 6:01 pm

RoB Kearney I mean.

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Doyle July 08, 2009 10:26 pm

haha I knew it, you are an imbacile. Why not check the facts? If you were basing a list of the top 5 rugby nations on world cups alone the list would read;
1. Australia
2. South Africa
3. England
4. New Zealand
5. France
Check it out now before you type more nonsense. This is the factual list based on how many times a team has been champion, runner up, third and fourth placed. The fact that you put New Zealand at the top is the most laughable point of all:))

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Doyle July 08, 2009 10:30 pm

"Doyle, I think it's pretty obvious that is the top 5. It's just common sense really." - Anon

Again, maybe check your facts. Why don't you check the history of the world cup?

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Anonymous July 09, 2009 11:03 am


You cannot rank teams on world cup wins?

Does your club rank itself on one cup win or where it finished in it's regular league?

The latter I think.

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Anonymous July 13, 2009 8:39 am

To above, they're national teams so there is no league you muppet. The only competition between all the nations is the world cup. Silly boy.

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