Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rugby's Top Totty - World Cup Edition

As a long time follower of the game with the odd-shaped ball, it comes as no surprise that in a recent survey by the dating site Zoosk, rugby players were voted the sexiest hunks. What was slightly surprising though was that this appears not to have been reported outside of India. No doubt a conspiracy by the ones who play with the round ball.  For me, of course, it's all about the thighs game but for those of you who prefer to just enjoy the legs and bums, here is my Rugby World Cup Top Totty.

In no particular order

1.  Ben Foden

Ben is the nearest rugby has to a footballer.  A former Pop Idol auditionee, now married to one fifth of the girl band, The Saturdays, Ben is a bit of alright, even if he can't seem to keep his jeans up - I recommend a nice piece of string, Ben




2.  Dan Carter

A regular on any list of rugby totty, Good body, slightly overexposed but hey, who cares. We know what's in his boxers thanks to his ad campaign for Jockey underwear.  Oh, and probably the best player in the world



3.  Ben Youngs

One of the better things to come out of Norfolk. Cute, boyish good looks, too young for me really to be commenting on without it being a bit creepy!  Couldn't find a single photo of him in his undies... Damn!



4.  Gonzalo Tiesi

The now-injured and out of the World Cup Argentinian Centre and Dieux du Stade's Mr December is just a bit of alright really. Phenomenal bum too, but then I only watch for the game.....



5.  James Haskell

I have a soft spot for English lock forward James Haskell, who as Mr August in the Dieux du Stade calendar shows that he really had the most perfectly shaped thighs  abs ball



6.  Francois Steyn

The rather preposterously named Francois Phillipus Lodewyk Steyn is the wunderkind of the Bokke and despite a liking for sporting rather suspect facial hair, he easily makes the list




7.  Mike Phillips


The enfant terrible of Welsh Rugby and one half (with Duffy) of the second biggest slebrity couple in Wales, Mike nearly didn't make it to the World Cup having been thrown out of the team because of his 'anger management' issues. Allowed back in after promising to go into therapy. Hang on a minute, I'm sure I had an  O' level in counselling rugby players with issues






8.  Jonny Wilkson OBE


'There is a god and Jonny is his name' was a familiar banner around rugby grounds after his last second drop goal to win the 2003 World Cup. Quintessentially English, even if he does play rugby in France but a tendancy to break rather easily






9.  Richie McCaw


All Blacks openside flanker, captain and all round top totty. I like a man with a nice Haka




10.  Todd Clever


Despite a penchant for Michael Boltonesque locks, US captain Todd Clever is a bit of alright in a rugged sort of way. You could imagine him wrestling a bison, or is it just me.  Just me then...






Enjoy!

18 comments:

Steve said...

I just don't get this thing with wanting to handle odd shaped balls.

The Return of the Native ... sort of. said...

Scrumptious!

Wylye Girl said...

Steve, the thing with odd shaped balls is that they are difficult to handle and very unpredictable which makes for a very exciting time!

RoTN You are clearly a connoisseur

the fly in the web said...

Yerss....very nice....

Jean said...

Wow, thanks !! Yours has to be the best thumbnail I have ever stumbled upon !!
This has cheered up my Monday morning no end.

Vera said...

I am sitting here with rubber gloves on. I am cleaning up the caravan ready for it to be taken away. I dislike cleaning. I am also submerged in various memories of our three years living in the caravan. NOT ANY LONGER! My head is full of balls and top totties. Thankyou so much for shifting my mood of direfulness which even a cup of coffee had not got rid of. So friskily I go, back to the caravan, back to cleaning, but with a headful of muscular heaven. x

Wylye Girl said...

Fly, I think I am enjoying this post rather more than I should

Jean, welcome and glad I could cheer up an otherwise fairly gloomy Monday morning

Wylye Girl said...

Vera, as ever, I am happy to be of service!

This Mid 30s Life said...

Great list, love Dan Carter! (Don't we all!)

Although have to ask, there was a distinct lack of Wallabies in your list. Any tickle your fancy?

Wylye Girl said...

TM30L - the thing is, you see, I've never really forgiven David Campese... James O'Connor is undoubtedly cute but he's only 5 years older than The Boy so it would have seemed wrong on so many levels to include him and David Pocock is pretty good in a rugged, lantern jaw sort of way. But on the positive, there are some definite contenders in the Wallabies for my 'RWC Facial Hair of Shame' gallery and 'The RWC Bad Hair' competition!

Lou said...

Yikes..... I blogged about Rugby too.... but I'm just not in your league girl.... You WIN!!!!

I'm back to read/gaze again.

Mwah Thanks....

Wylye Girl said...

Lou, come back often and gaze away! I wanted to put James Haskell as my screen saver but The Boy thought it was unseemly at my age. Cheers!

About Last Weekend said...

Brilliant piece of journalism and photo research!!! So very proud to see Richie kiwi is included though have to say he looks as though he's eaten too many steak and kidney pies next to the perfect ab others.

Anonymous said...

Wylye Girl, what a fabulous post! I've not been around long in the blogosphere but I am a lifelong rugby fan. Slightly disappointed not to see any Italians in your line-up - have you not seen the D&G ads?! http://www.dolcegabbana.com/deg/underwear/rugby-campaign/home.jsp

Wylye Girl said...

Anonymous, I don't usually post anonymous messages but as yours contained such a nice and pleasant on the eye link, I thought I would. The trouble is, you see, that it the Top Totty of the 2011 RWC and only Parisse and Canale are playing from the five who did the ad campaign. Parisse just doesn't do it for me, although Canale is a bit of alright. The other problem is that two of them are wearing budgie-smugglers and that's not very rugby...;-)

Wylye Girl said...

ALW, I'm glad to see that you recognised it for what is was, a well-researched journalistic endeavour, and not just gratuitous leering from somebody who's almost old enough to be their mothers!

This Mid 30s Life said...

I am so hearing you re the Wallabies / facial hair thing. Sooooo not doing their country proud. x

Wylye Girl said...

TM30L, but England has Dan Cole so I can't be too smug! x

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