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Friday, May 25, 2012

Will Greenwood and the Grassless Tour of Rome

World Cup winner Will Greenwood has teamed up with Canterbury again to produce another great video, this time documenting his recent tour to Rome with local side, Olney RFC Vets. It captures the essence of rugby, and the passion of the man.

Probably one of the most enjoyable pundits around these days, Greenwood has shown in recent years that his passion and love for the great game has never wained. As seen on School of Hard Knocks 2012 not too long ago, his infatuation with the sport is infectious.

Two years ago we featured A Day in the Life of Will Greenwood, which proved hugely popular and reminded us what a truly special sport rugby is, both on and off the field. If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you do as it's incredibly uplifting.

Will spent time in Italy as a youngster when his dad, Dick Greenwood, played for Rugby Roma. He returned there on tour with Olney RFC for a few days of drinking, bonding, and of course, rugby.

"Two Games. Four days. Carnage.. Rome. What rugby is all about," he said.

Watch as the group of Vets get up to all sorts, including fancy dress, fines, swimming goggles, muddy bums, and Will's homage to rugby, which as he says, is the greatest game on the planet.

Posted at 10:03 am | 14 comments

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TechnoMouse May 25, 2012 12:39 pm

Will Greenwood is an absolute hero!

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Sgt Schulz May 25, 2012 12:42 pm

any chance of a re-post for the musically oppressed masses in Germany?

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Rugbydump May 25, 2012 1:03 pm

It's posted by Canterbury themselves. You'll need to look into setting up a proxy unfortunately.

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Ridge May 25, 2012 3:54 pm

"ProxMate" might help with that issue. Should remove any geo restrictions as far as I know.

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Sgt Schulz May 25, 2012 10:22 pm

Done and done. Fantastic clip. Cheers boys

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Canadian content May 25, 2012 12:58 pm

Bicep looked ok in the post game activity.

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Pretzel May 25, 2012 2:59 pm

Most injuries are temporarily cured by too much booze... its the next day that sucks when you realise the injury is still bad and still there and you have a raging hangover to contend with...lol

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Pretzel May 25, 2012 2:57 pm

Lol, very amusing... I have played on a few pitches very similar to that muddy one.. One of them had slivers of stone, effectively shale based soil... we were muddy and cut to pieces... the other was so muddy that studs were useless, the ball was like a bar of soap, it was passed to retreating opposition player numerous times (by both teams) as the shirts and even the players were unrecognisable due to the mud... All good fun though..

Do many ex professionals continue to play after they retire from their professional duties? I often wonder whether Greenwood plays 100% or whether he hovers around 70% mark, only you get the impression that if most ex professionals turned it up to 100% then the opposition would get cut to pieces...

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David May 26, 2012 3:41 am

From a rugby fan from Rome let me say that was very amusing. The first pitch was in the north of Rome, while the second was in the mountains south of Rome, and have honestly never seen it in such conditions. Probably it had just snowed and it had been abused by other teams. That is how romans actually play rugby during winter, completely covered in mud. And during summer the ground becomes rock solid with no grass.
Nice video!

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EllliotJackRussel2 May 26, 2012 9:20 pm

Will's father was absolutely great (and funny for his accent) as Six Nations commentator for the Italian television La7

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Guy May 27, 2012 2:26 pm

''Amen to Rugby''

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Mike Franklin May 28, 2012 5:13 am

Some of the best times of my life on Rugby Tours. How we ever managed to escape jail I don't know. West Germany, Jersey and Tiverton tours forever ingrained in my memory. Oustanding job Will Greenwood and yes its the greatest game on the planet.

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Walshy May 29, 2012 12:56 am

played at both those grounds whilst on tour with the independent schools lambs (barbarians) knees were ripped to shreds but rome is an awsome place to tour!!!so many memories!!!

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