Friday, July 1, 2022


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is a legal move in rugby intended to block a kick.
And if you look closely, you'll see a third hefty player standing behind our stocky-bottomed guy.
There are all sorts of interesting possibilities in an arrangement like that.



  1. Yes, it's rugby, but it's not blocking a kick. It's called a line out. I'm no rugby expert, but I looked it up for my own blog. When the ball goes "into touch" (out of bounds on the side), the two teams line up on a line perpendicular to the side line. The team that didn't send it out of bounds throws the ball back in to a "jumper" (a teammate hoisted up in the air) and the other team tries to block it with their own jumper. See my blog post for another photo and short video of naked line outs.

    1. Thanks for the explanation. Now I find the photo even more alluring.