In keeping with the spirit of what followed the next day, 150 guests of Rhino Rugby assembled in the first floor bar of the historic Republic Hotel in central Sydney the evening before the game and in addition to spirited renditions of Cwm Rhondda, Jerusalem, Flower of Scotland, Molly Malone and Waltzing Matilda led by representatives of the various nations represented, the evening featured a 'Scrum Down' in the bar between two full packs of Lions and Wallaby supporters. David Kirk, New Zealand 1987 World Cup winning captain, ceremonially fed a Rhino Official Lions ball into the scrum, which in retrospect was from a health and safety point of view not entirely a sound idea. Thankfully the only casualty was the jacket of Rhino Australia MD and former Sydney Roosters rugby league professional Craig Brown, which was comprehensively ripped probably due to different scrum techniques between the codes! The outcome was less decisive than the scrummaging at the ANZ Stadium the next day, and was declared a honourable draw. All at Rhino offer massive congratulations to the Lions management and players on their magnificent achievement.
The Locker Room
We at Rhino are extremely proud of our longstanding Sponsor and Official Supplier relationship with the British & Irish Lions and take particular pride in the outstanding performance of the Lions scrum in the epic 3rd Test series clinching victory on Saturday which was honed on the Rhino Dictator scrum machine which was on hand at every training venue on the tour. Lions forward coach Graham Rowntree was moreover fulsome in his praise for our equipment in discussions with the Rhino travelling party following the game.
#photos #2013 #achievements #rugbyunited 1eagu3 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 adam jones algarve algarve rugby festival all-blacks andrew jepson andrew sheridan andy ripley anthony lynn antumapu rfc apparel army asia Australia award ball balls barbarians barnet elizaethans bath beach rugby benefits bishop vesey british british & irish lions browns browns inaugural festival cage rugby cambridge campese cape town catalogue celebrity charity cheddar chilean christmas clothing clubs collision king competition competitions Connacht cyprus pumas Dan Murphy dave reynish david walter dictator donates easigrass edinburgh edinburgh university england saxons england training expo former chairman france fsr fsrp initiative GB7's glasgow warriors goal golden boot grand slam grass roots grassroots greece gregory townsend GuinessPRO12 harjal raj heineken Heineken Cup heritage history hkru hong kong sevens hsbc ian madigan INAUGURAL GB7s TOURNAMENT india invictus irb irish irish rugby show italy jack matthews james carlberg james roby japan japan rfc japanese john steele johnny morris jrfu jungle crows kazakhstan kew occasionals kids kyoto launch league legacy legends life for a kid lion lions lions rugby living with africa london London Japanese RFC london tag event london2012 lord addington Luciano Orquera luke o'callaghan magners mark fletcher mark regan mars mcrobbie mike cron millwall minis Misc Mr T National Paralympic Day NDA neil black neil murphy new new shirt new zealand news northampton offer official supplier oku old actonians rfc olympics olympics paralympic outreach parliamentary world cup partnership paul vaughan penny hill park phil keith-roach Pierre Villepreux Piotrowice Nyskie pitchero polish festival powa premiere press conference press release prize winners prizewinners PRO12 purchasing rabo rabo direct ball trophy reg clark karl hogan leinster munster rabodirect RaboDirectPRO12 rauris rbs red bull reg clark reggie corrigan relocate review rfu rhino rhino 2000 rhino draw rhino factor Rhino Ireland rhino pure rhino pure rugby rhino rugby rhino rugby asia rhino rugby rant rhinogb rhinousa richie gray rlwc robbiew romania rosslyn park round 3 rugby rugby ball rugby bus rugby business person rugby business seminar rugby expo rugby force rugby league rugby training rugby united ruggerbugs ruguby expo ryan hall saints samoan saracens school scotsman scrum scrum gurus scrum machine scrumsmart seawolves seminar sevens signs skin social media somerset south africa sponsorship st helens st pauls student style super league supplier support swazi teamwear the lions tickets tim lambert tony colquitt top gear Topo Rodriguez tour touraid touring trafalgar square training Trevor Woodman trophy trs turf twickenham union jacket usa usa rugby varsity video vortex wales wasps wedding Welsh Rugby Union win wru wrwc Yann Thomas