ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Wednesday Oct 23, 2019

This Russian rock band thanked England for rugby in a performance that almost landed them in jail

A group of Russian rugby players have formed a punk rock band and paid tribute to England rugby for inventing the game. They unfolded a large banner on the Moskva River and performed by the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Moscow during the filming of their new music video.

ADVERTISEMENT

The large banner had the inscription “ENGLAND, THANK YOU FOR RUGBY!” and was unfolded from the upper deck of a boat.

The Rugbystols performed a song called “England, Thanks For Rugby”, which is a cover of the Sex Pistols’ undying anthem “God Save The Queen.”

The act drew the attention of the police, and the girls spent several hours at the local police station explaining the nature of their actions to law enforcement officers. Following negotiations with the police, the video was finished, and the footage featuring police officers in full uniform made it to the final cut.

“My girlfriends and I have been playing rugby for 5 years, and we are very grateful to England for inventing our favourite sport,” said Victoria Em, professional rugby player.

“We wholeheartedly want to make our feelings known to the people of England, and draw the attention of Russian sports fans to rugby. We were inspired by the hit song by the British punk band Sex Pistols.

“Indeed, we happened to face the police during filming, but our sport is not for the faint of heart, and we successfully finished what we started. We hope that rugby home country audience will enjoy our video and learn that this great sport is loved and played in Russia!”

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments




Related Articles

  • 82 WEEKS AGO

    Just Jonny Wilkinson smashing people

  • 82 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Brilliant footage shows old school...

  • 83 WEEKS AGO

    Crazy scenes as player deliberately kicks...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    The dummy that sold the whole of Perth - including the cameraman

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Bayonne score 'one of the best tries you'll ever see' in latest match against Exeter

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Baloucoune shows Andy Farrell what he's missing as the winger tears through Harlequins defence

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Seriously impressive Courtney Lawes compilation released after England player calls time on international career

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    Fiji number eight Viliame 'Bill' Mata scores audacious try

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    The sending off that rocked the Six Nations opener

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Wrecking ball beats 10 players to score full length of the pitch try

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    Streaker causes major bust up as he tackles player

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    Monster hit from Perrin leaves Bristol Bears player stunned

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    Posolo Tuilagi's massive tackle lights up Top 14

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    130m 'Try of the Decade' breaks the rugby internet

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Wrecking ball beats 10 players to score full length of the pitch try

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    Statement: Championship clubs fire back at RFU after 'flawed proposals' create rift

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    RFU proposes two-tier Premiership franchise to replace Championship despite huge opposition

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    Compilation video shows Jamie George's surprising box of tricks

View All

Funnies

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Mike Philips recounts crazy night Shane Williams tried to fight Warren Gatland

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Shaun Edwards leaves room silent in new Six Nations documentary with French to English transition

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    Streaker causes major bust up as he tackles player

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Luke Cowan-Dickie left red faced after losing very costly bet

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Mack Hansen proves once again that he is a hero in Ireland

View All

Amateur

  • 59 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 59 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 82 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 82 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 83 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 1 DAY AGO

    "You're lying" - Max Lahiff calls out Springbok fans over Duhan van der Merwe claims

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Immanuel Feyi-Waboso replaced by Will Muir in 36-man England squad

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Barbarians add two former England stars for their upcoming Killik Cup clash against Fiji

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    130m 'Try of the Decade' breaks the rugby internet

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    What Tom Shanklin had to say about former teammate Gavin Henson

View All