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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Republic of Telly - An Anthem for Rugby

Republic of Telly - An Anthem for Rugby

Every now and then things get a little serious in the world of rugby. That usually happens after a weekend of controversial calls or closely fought games. Once in a while we need a poke in the ribs to put a smile on our faces, so this video will hopefully do just that.

It's a viral video which serves as an ad for a comedy show on Irish television called The Republic of Telly on tv station RTE. It features the comedy group Dead Cat Bounce, as they do their take on the sport of rugby.

The skit includes former Ireland international hooker Shane Byrne, along with former Kiwi rugby player and current tv pundit and host, Brent Pope.

I'm sure we all know the saying ' If we can't laugh at ourselves, then what can we laugh at? ' That pretty much sums up this video, and the reason I'm posting it. So while it makes a mockery of rugby and hints at other activities underfoot, it's all in good fun and is worth checking out.

If you're a tad homophobic and struggle with that kind of humour, rather don't watch.


Time: 02:34

Posted at 3:36 pm | 63 comments

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 3:35 pm

Haha, classic

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Guy March 08, 2011 3:36 pm

This is sooo bad that it becomes reeeaaalllly funny again. The last sentence of the song says it all: if you don't play rugby, you're gay (or didn't i understand that correctly???!)

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 3:39 pm

haha, i know people who make fun of rugby like this but until they actual start playing they realize that it is far from a soft, cuddly, 'gay' sport.

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Nick March 08, 2011 3:57 pm

i love rugby sense of humour for this exact reason. you couldn't do this with any other sport ;)

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 3:59 pm

Very funny

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 4:01 pm

lol

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 4:04 pm

And we'll do clever things with existing words, like replacing an F with an R...

Loved it :D

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 4:16 pm

brilliant:D

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 4:29 pm

surprised they didn't put in anything about a hooker to be honest

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 4:37 pm

Fake and Gay.






















:P

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 4:38 pm

Hahaha I was in school with the black guy with the Afro. Jesse Heffernan. Sound lad.

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poccio March 08, 2011 4:38 pm

lol! only rugby can be so cool to mock itself on a theme that makes other sports cringe (i'm looking at you football!), and also we are the first sport to have a top notch international player to come out officially, and still be one of the manlyest sports out there (still looking at you football princesses!) we really rock!

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 4:39 pm

Also, those are St. Mary's grounds, in Dublin.

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mike March 08, 2011 5:06 pm

Bwahahaa. Made me laugh, anyways.

Leave it to the Irish to come up with something so ridiculous.

"Getting grabbed at by enormous men...in shorts!"

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 5:11 pm

rucking ha

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Old7 March 08, 2011 5:23 pm

Would have been even better if George Hook had made an appearance.

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 5:35 pm

Old7 said...
Would have been even better if George Hook had made an appearance.

yes.....naked :)

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 5:47 pm

HAHA.... I went to school with the lead singer!Brilliant to see what James is doing all these years later...... taking the piss out of the sport I love

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Laura McBeer March 08, 2011 5:54 pm

"...fff..fooling the world that there's nothing sexual in a ball that's shaped like a giant testicle being grabbed at by enormous men...IN SHORTS!"
this song is epic

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 6:00 pm

HAHA.... I went to school with the lead singer!Brilliant to see what James is doing all these years later...... taking the piss out of the sport I love

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Von March 08, 2011 6:37 pm

Unfunny and rubbish. The mixing up F&R in rucking apparently seems to be the funniest part and even that was just laboured and poor.

Good to see Shane Byrne still persisting with that hideous mullet though!

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portlandbands March 08, 2011 6:58 pm

That was funny, I enjoyed it. Lighten up, Von.

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Brian March 08, 2011 7:07 pm

Guy, its called irony.
Brilliant!

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jimbo1 March 08, 2011 7:57 pm

Pleased to see there is only one miserable bastard on this thread. Great vid and love the ability to take the piss out of the sport. I wonder if football fans would take it so graciously. Von lighten up!!

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Rich March 08, 2011 8:19 pm

Anyone else notice the guy in the blue get smashed doing the jumping chest-bump

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 8:31 pm

crouch, touch ENGAGE lol..

it's better the 2nd and 3rd time you watch it, very well done

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mbugu March 08, 2011 9:09 pm

actually i thought this was funny but seeing two guys kissing was too much for mee...

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 9:34 pm

LOVED WATCHING THE GUY CHOSE TO TACKLE THE HANDSOME FELLA WITHOUT THE BALL. TOO MUCH! GREAT POST RUGBYDUMP!!

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Canadian Content March 08, 2011 9:58 pm

To quote the commentator describing the great Japanese try vs Wales the last RWC

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 10:00 pm

On the topic of Ireland... Which then relates to Wales (game this weekend) does anyone else wonder why the F mike Phillips is playing for Wales? I don't know whether I'm tainted because he seems like an unlikeable person, but he seems to be a cocky ass with a poor sport temper... I'm waiting for a video with him getting smacked in the gob.... Aww that will be the day (:

Good ol' Shane Byrne :)

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Anonymous March 08, 2011 10:31 pm

funny for some, just a little odd for others.
Yours sincerely,
Others.

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Jota March 08, 2011 11:15 pm

Gareth thomas should starr in this video :D

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Jono March 08, 2011 11:50 pm

Funny Bastards.

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Anonymous March 09, 2011 1:06 am

Absolutely brilliant

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Super Twink March 09, 2011 3:30 am

This is what happens when you let homos become more main stream. What's next......letting poofs get married!

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Nico March 09, 2011 7:04 am

Made my day. Brilliant!

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Anonymous March 09, 2011 8:05 am

"crouch, touch, engaaaage!" luv it!

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rugbycaleb March 09, 2011 8:53 am

Real Shocker a guy in a Munster jersey is kissing another man!

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Von March 09, 2011 9:05 am

I cannot believe I'm the only one who thought this was shit!?!

I've laughed more watching Crimewatch.

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Benson March 09, 2011 9:54 am

Von, you're one of the most critical, negative minded guys who comments on here. So yeah um, maybe that's why? :)

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Stag March 09, 2011 10:29 am

love how we can take the piss out of our selves like this, good banter. I can appreciate some ones view on rugby if they never really seen it before, they tend to be put off by some aspects thats seen as normal to us folk.

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Von March 09, 2011 11:34 am

You're having a laugh Benson, I'm one of the most positive people on here, surely...

The only exceptions to my all-round enthusiasm that I can think of are this pile of manure and that contrived piss that was the All Blacks trick shot thing.

Or maybe I'll just try and cheer the **** up!

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Fitness Equipment UK March 09, 2011 12:56 pm

Great stuff, very funny

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mike March 09, 2011 2:13 pm

I think the idea, Von, is that if you didn't find it funny...well, alright, that's understandable. You wanted to let everyone know you didn't find it funny...well, alright, not necessary, but sure this is an internet forum so go ahead. No reason not to. But why post a second time that you didn't like it?

I think that's what comes off as negative about your posts - for this video anyways.

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Anonymous March 09, 2011 2:20 pm

Another tune of theirs. This one is more heterosexual!

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

View Video

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Von March 09, 2011 3:01 pm

Mike - fair enough mate.

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Anonymous March 09, 2011 3:48 pm

The kissing kinda grossed me the fuck out tbh, oh wait, I'm sure I've heard people being called gay for refusing to do stuff like that!

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Mike Buckland March 09, 2011 3:49 pm

^^

Right on!! I love being a hooker, having those big second rows right near my bum just does it for me!

Me and my brother love the whole shower thing after rugby!!! You have to get naked otherwise you're gay!

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Anonymous March 09, 2011 5:29 pm

rugbycaleb said...
Real Shocker a guy in a Munster jersey is kissing another man!

He's kissing a guy in a Leinster jersey, dumbass.

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Alexander March 09, 2011 6:03 pm

I agree with Nick!!!

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Anonymous March 09, 2011 7:44 pm

Said I didn't like it and RD removed my comment. Wow... you can have an opinion as long as they agree it seems. Not impressed. Gadaffi? is that you?

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Gaddafi March 09, 2011 10:22 pm

Use a name next time and maybe when you make follow ups like that, someone can actually respond?

I'm sure it included bad language or was insulting in some way. There's a few others who dont like it, and their comments are still here, so it must be that.

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Gbagbo March 10, 2011 12:19 am

Yeh, im definately with Gaddafi on this one!

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SmellyNerfherder March 10, 2011 12:23 am

Second viewing, still the most hilarious thing I've seen all year!

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Martyn March 10, 2011 8:52 am

This got me in stitches. One of the funniest videos I have seen.

Drunken men in the crowds calling for bigger tackles and softer hands lol

Shame Gareth Thomas and Nigel Owens didnt make an appearance :/

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Juggernauter March 10, 2011 7:14 pm

It's all fun and games until two guys start kissing.. call me old fashioned but that's not nice...

Got to admit that the "crouch touch, pause, engage" part was hilarious

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Anonymous March 10, 2011 8:04 pm

Saw them perform this live when they were supporting Jason Manford back in December. V. amusing!

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Ned2or3 March 11, 2011 3:27 am

I watched this yesterday without the sound (my computer is so awesome) and though it was funny. With sound it was even better...

Munster kissing leinster lol
swapping r for f lol

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FLANKER March 11, 2011 6:24 pm

REPUBLIC BELLY !!! HAHAHAHA

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Trousersnake31 September 30, 2011 12:24 am

This video is hilarious, it has inspired me to make more music videos

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xxxwookie November 29, 2011 2:38 pm

I was utterly horrified and shocked by the gay kiss moment. I mean seriously, a Leinster and a Munster fan?

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gnoballib December 05, 2011 7:48 pm

I can't believe people actually like this I think its disgraceful and not humorous at all ... Feels like a slap in the face .

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