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(Mirror.co.uk)   Rugby star ruptures testicle during match, later has to have it removed. Scary tag used because there is no OMFG tag   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 84
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2012-10-07 11:11:01 PM  
How do you keep your mind on the game with a ruptured nut?
 
2012-10-07 11:27:47 PM  

davidphogan: How do you keep your mind on the game with a ruptured nut?



The hell with "in the game" if that happened to me the only thought on my mind would be owowowowowowowowowowowowowowow
 
2012-10-07 11:32:13 PM  

Pribar: davidphogan: How do you keep your mind on the game with a ruptured nut?


The hell with "in the game" if that happened to me the only thought on my mind would be owowowowowowowowowowowowowowow


That was my only thought merely reading the headline...
 
2012-10-07 11:44:41 PM  
Scary? This is common in rugby.
 
2012-10-08 01:41:03 AM  

doglover: Scary? This is common in rugby.


I know right? it's freaking Rugby. what's the big deal?
 
2012-10-08 02:44:36 AM  
Wood's heroism matches that shown by St Helens forward Chris Flannery, an Australian forward who played for almost a full match with a torn testicle for Sydney Roosters in 2004.

There must be a very thin line between heroism and stupidity
 
2012-10-08 03:52:15 AM  
It's why they say rugby players have leather balls.
 
2012-10-08 03:54:33 AM  
He sure went balls out on that play.

/ducks
 
2012-10-08 04:03:16 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-08 04:03:46 AM  
fc00.deviantart.net


I have a feeling this is going to go the way of the 'degloved penis' thread
 
2012-10-08 04:04:14 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: doglover: Scary? This is common in rugby.

I know right? it's freaking Rugby. what's the big deal?


It's rugby league, the one-testicle version of the real game.
 
2012-10-08 04:09:11 AM  
"The long serving Wood"
Heh

I know, I know, grow up.
 
2012-10-08 04:12:32 AM  
Sic transit gloria?
 
2012-10-08 04:18:19 AM  

mutterfark: Sic transit gloria?


I didn't know Gloria was sick.
 
2012-10-08 04:19:02 AM  

Badgers: [i.imgur.com image 500x214]


Heh, "my balls are inert". It never did reach the status of "over 9000".
Truly, fame is fickle.
 
2012-10-08 04:22:02 AM  
Testicular fortitude has a new face....
 
2012-10-08 04:22:51 AM  
Don't these guys wear cups?????
 
2012-10-08 04:23:57 AM  

Bendal: Don't these guys wear cups?????


If not, they clearly should.
 
2012-10-08 04:24:44 AM  
Wrong ball to be playing wit on-field
 
2012-10-08 04:28:43 AM  

GWSuperfan: Bendal: Don't these guys wear cups?????

If not, they clearly should.


Cups are considered more dangerous and aren't worn in rugby. Often a testicle would slip under the cup during play and get "decapitated" when hit.
 
2012-10-08 04:33:28 AM  

carnifex2005: Cups are considered more dangerous and aren't worn in rugby. Often a testicle would slip under the cup during play and get "decapitated" when hit.


Sounds like a design/engineering problem.
 
2012-10-08 04:33:51 AM  

Bendal: Don't these guys wear cups?????


Short answer,
no

long answer...
nooooooooooooooooooo
Really, this is not a 'usual' part of the game. I have managed to both play rugby and father children and my current testicle count is a healthy two. If I was going to wear a cup it'd probably be over my nose (I'm sick of breaking it. Damn thing hasn't been the same shape 2 weeks running in years).
Plus, I have no idea how you'd successfully wear a cup in a rugby game, seems it'd be more likely to cause injury than prevent it?

It is also important to note that (as steerforth: said) It's rugby league, the one-testicle version of the real game. Or, in a way Americans may understand, rugby LEAGUE (called league, while rugby Union is called RUGBY) is the Canadian football of the rugby world.
 
2012-10-08 04:35:57 AM  

carnifex2005: GWSuperfan: Bendal: Don't these guys wear cups?????

If not, they clearly should.

Cups are considered more dangerous and aren't worn in rugby. Often a testicle would slip under the cup during play and get "decapitated" when hit.


Translated to French, beheaded? 

/does it hurt to crack a nut?
//owwwwwwww balls
 
2012-10-08 04:37:27 AM  
I've not worn a cup, but I don't understand how they would work well. They look like they're designed for women. They get narrower exactly where they should get wider. I guess everything fits into the bottom of the triangle somehow, but I can see why people don't like wearing them.
 
2012-10-08 04:38:26 AM  
Grim Reaper: Shut up! Shut up you American. You always talk, you Americans, you talk and you talk and say 'Let me tell you something' and 'I just wanna say this', Well you're dead now, so shut up.

Katzenberg: Dead?

Grim Reaper: Dead.

Angela: All of us??

Grim Reaper: All of you.

Geoffrey: Now look here. You barge in here, quite uninvited, break glasses and then announce quite casually that we're all dead. Well I would remind you that you are a guest in this house and...

[The Grim Reaper pokes him in the eye.]

Grim Reaper: Be quiet! You Englishmen... You're all so farking pompous and none of you have got any balls.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-08 04:41:10 AM  

GWSuperfan: carnifex2005: Cups are considered more dangerous and aren't worn in rugby. Often a testicle would slip under the cup during play and get "decapitated" when hit.

Sounds like a design/engineering problem.


But people still believe in "intelligent design".
 
2012-10-08 04:49:45 AM  
codinghorror.typepad.com
 
2012-10-08 04:50:39 AM  

sleeps in trees: "The long serving Wood"
Heh

I know, I know, grow up.


That made me giggle too.
See also - "Woods' heroism".
 
2012-10-08 04:52:41 AM  

davidphogan: How do you keep your mind on the game with a ruptured nut?


Rugby players don't fark about.

Also, as this is Fark, this.

img19.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-08 04:57:47 AM  

steerforth: Cerebral Knievel: doglover: Scary? This is common in rugby.

I know right? it's freaking Rugby. what's the big deal?

It's rugby league, the one-testicle tougher version of the real boring game.

 
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2012-10-08 05:01:31 AM  
he's now a soccer player.
 
2012-10-08 05:14:09 AM  

basilbrush: steerforth: Cerebral Knievel: doglover: Scary? This is common in rugby.

I know right? it's freaking Rugby. what's the big deal?

It's rugby league, the tougher potato version of the boring game they play in heaven.

I'm sorry basil, but I have played both and league is the checkers to union's chess.
League is easier on a TV audience but that isn't (or shouldn't be) what sport is about. Union is a game to be played!
 
2012-10-08 05:16:27 AM  
some guys never learn playtime is for children. enjoy your pain, hero.
 
2012-10-08 05:37:28 AM  
Rugby is bawss. League is meh - mindless fun. I only really watch the State of Origin (QUEENSLANDER!).. not even the league grand final interests me.

Found out that the guy who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies is into State of Origin, too. Came as a real surprise when he tweeted about it. Not the sort of thing you'd expect from a Pom who's only visited Australia once (as far as I'm aware of). So that was nice.

But yes, as they say, rugby is a game for hooligans that's played by gentleman; soccer is a game for gentlemen that's played by hooligans :)
 
2012-10-08 05:49:40 AM  

lyndsayj: Rugby is bawss. League is meh - mindless fun. I only really watch the State of Origin (QUEENSLANDER!).. not even the league grand final interests me.

Found out that the guy who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies is into State of Origin, too. Came as a real surprise when he tweeted about it. Not the sort of thing you'd expect from a Pom who's only visited Australia once (as far as I'm aware of). So that was nice.

But yes, as they say, rugby is a game for hooligans that's played by gentleman; soccer is a game for gentlemen that's played by hooligans :)


While league is a game for hooligans which is played by hooligans.
 
2012-10-08 05:57:08 AM  
Well, he can always win the tour.
 
2012-10-08 05:59:57 AM  
Wow, that's nut!
 
2012-10-08 06:12:47 AM  
Read the article, but I have to wonder:

Was Vinny Jones involved somehow?
 
2012-10-08 06:14:19 AM  

ADHD Librarian: basilbrush: steerforth: Cerebral Knievel: doglover: Scary? This is common in rugby.

I know right? it's freaking Rugby. what's the big deal?

It's rugby league, the tougher potato version of the boring game they play in heaven.
I'm sorry basil, but I have played both and league is the checkers to union's chess.
League is easier on a TV audience but that isn't (or shouldn't be) what sport is about. Union is a game to be played!


I have also played both and yes the cricket/baseball anology can be used but league is a more physical and faster paced game.
 
2012-10-08 06:14:49 AM  

ADHD Librarian: basilbrush: steerforth: Cerebral Knievel: doglover: Scary? This is common in rugby.

I know right? it's freaking Rugby. what's the big deal?

It's rugby league, the tougher potato version of the boring game they play in heaven.
I'm sorry basil, but I have played both and league is the checkers to union's chess.
League is easier on a TV audience but that isn't (or shouldn't be) what sport is about. Union is a game to be played!


Face it, there have probably been at least a couple of dozen League players in the century since the two sports seperated who, if they had switched codes, would have been the best Union player ever.

Not only would Andrew Johns have been about twice as good as any Union halfback there's ever been, Billy Slater would be around three times as good as any Union fullback ever to exist.

And what exactly is so intellectual about Union? It's a sport for rich boys from private schools* where the game gets stopped every thirty seconds or so because some guy has kicked the ball out of bounds or the referee has seen some infraction of the arcane rules during the scrum or the breakdown.

Yay, now we get the excitement of a guy kicking a penalty for three points! Or a line out! Give me a farking break. I'll take League any day of the week.

/*Except in New Zealand and Wales.
 
2012-10-08 06:37:06 AM  
Within hours he has already seen the funny side. Saying that "They knew thier balls where on the line before the game started"

I was at the game and gutted that we lost but I suspect Woody probably felt a bit worse.
 
2012-10-08 06:46:31 AM  
He should get the sack

/oblig
 
2012-10-08 06:51:59 AM  
Paging Rugby Jock, Rugby Jock please report to this thread.
 
2012-10-08 07:03:00 AM  

Bob Down: He should get the sack

/oblig


It sounds like he has been sacked.
 
2012-10-08 07:07:34 AM  
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2012-10-08 07:33:34 AM  

Trapper439: ADHD Librarian: basilbrush: steerforth: Cerebral Knievel: doglover: Scary? This is common in rugby.

I know right? it's freaking Rugby. what's the big deal?

It's rugby league, the tougher potato version of the boring game they play in heaven.
I'm sorry basil, but I have played both and league is the checkers to union's chess.
League is easier on a TV audience but that isn't (or shouldn't be) what sport is about. Union is a game to be played!

Face it, there have probably been at least a couple of dozen League players in the century since the two sports seperated who, if they had switched codes, would have been the best Union player ever.

Not only would Andrew Johns have been about twice as good as any Union halfback there's ever been, Billy Slater would be around three times as good as any Union fullback ever to exist.

And what exactly is so intellectual about Union? It's a sport for rich boys from private schools* where the game gets stopped every thirty seconds or so because some guy has kicked the ball out of bounds or the referee has seen some infraction of the arcane rules during the scrum or the breakdown.

Yay, now we get the excitement of a guy kicking a penalty for three points! Or a line out! Give me a farking break. I'll take League any day of the week.

/*Except in New Zealand and Wales.


As much as I prefer league over union Christian Cullen would trump Billy Slater in either code.
 
2012-10-08 07:54:11 AM  

ADHD Librarian: Really, this is not a 'usual' part of the game. I have managed to both play rugby and father children and my current testicle count is a healthy two.


Yeah, but what you're not telling everybody is that you started out life with an unhealthy three.
 
2012-10-08 07:59:37 AM  
well he's offside with god, anyway

Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken; (shall not come to the Lord)
 
2012-10-08 08:03:25 AM  
Real players have them removed before the match.
 
2012-10-08 08:04:27 AM  

basilbrush:

As much as I prefer league over union Christian Cullen would trump Billy Slater in either code.


Billy Slater has been acknowledged by pretty much every modern expert as the finest League fullback of the last 50 years. There are a handful of 70-year old League fans who swear that Clive Churchill was better, but that's quite probably just nostalgia. Everyone younger than that thinks that Slater is the best League fullback they've ever seen.

I'm not usually a fan of judging a player by the honours they won in what is a team game, but if Cullen was as good as you say then why did he never win a World Cup even when surrounded by other All Black greats?

/not a Melbourne Storm or Queensland fan, so not biased towards Billy Slater in any way
//prepared to walk back my "three times as good as any Union fullback" claim, but completely unrepentant about claiming that he's better than any Union fullback in history.
 
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