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December 2, 2012

Posted on 12/02/2012

Festive Countdown - December 2

It's that time of year again and in what is now surely a tradition to rival the turkey, the tree and all the trimmings, we're delighted to herald the return the ESPNscrum Festive Countdown for your amusement.

Once again, we'll be counting down the days until the big one with an assortment of trivia and novelties to brighten your day - sadly, chocolate not included. Check out our latest offering below and be sure to check back tomorrow for your latest dose of festive fun!

Go Jonny, go, go go

Gloucester speedster Jonny May picked up the Aviva Premiership Try of the Season award for his stunning score against Harlequins at Kingsholm back in February. It's well worth a second, third and fourth look (30 secs into this highlights clip).

Quote Unquote

"I would have been in the south of France smoking marijuana and drinking red wine"
- Former All Blacks boss Graham Henry reveals what he would have done had his side lost their Rugby World Cup Final showdown with France

Trivia Time

Who is the highest-placed forward on the list of the all-time leading try scorers on the international stage?
Click here for the answer

And something you may have missed...

ESPNscrum endeavours to bring you an intoxicating mix of news, views and analysis and one or two of these gems may have passed you by over the last 12 months - but don't worry, we've dusted them off for your pleasure.

It's rugby but not as you know it
"'It's chess, but with violence' and it will be one of the most popular sports at the Paralympics. Intrigued? You're not the only one." Tom Hamilton looks at the sport of wheelchair rugby

Picture Perfect

We've also trawled the archives for some of the best shots of year for your visual pleasure - starting with this snap of Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal as he began his 130-day touchline ban for his outrageous comments in the wake of his side's Top 14 defeat to Clermont. If somehow you have forgotten, he was so incensed by the performance of referee Christophe Berdos that he said it felt like he had been the victim of 'sodomy'.

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