Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Put through my paces withBath Rugby

I spent a morning with the Bath Rugby squad last week, doing one of their 'Strongman' pre-season training circuits. This involved lots of wrestling, tyre flipping, weight dragging, and other acts of torture. The results weren't pretty, as both this picture and the video link below show (WARNING: the video clip isn't for the faint-hearted, especially if you're eating breakfast).
The whole experience was a real eye-opener. I thought I was fit, but, boy, these guys take it to another level.

Tom struggles to handle a Bath Rugby training session

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Matt makes his mark

Matt Banahan made his mark for England during the summer Tests against Argentina - and now he's making another kind of mark.
As this picture shows, the chunky winger has picked up another tattoo to complement the body art on his already heavily painted arms and chest.
It looks like, thanks to Banahan, the Bath backs aren't going to be short of war paint for the coming campaign.
I heard that getting a tattoo was a painful experience. But, look closely, and it seems it's the tattoo artist who's in agony, not big Matt.