“If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together.” African Proverb
World cup fever is alive and entirely consuming! So we thought we would put together a fun post on what we think would make up the perfect “Wildlife Rugby Team.” This is of course open for debate so if think you have better “players” in mind do let us know.
These are definitely the cutest of the robust animals (when standing still) and make up a sturdy front row. Be careful though, looks can be deceptive! Put a hippo between you and the tri-line and you will know all about it.
Providing power and fight in the scrum these incredible animals use their height to win the lineouts.
Fighting for the ball from the sides and key in the tackling process these majestic antelope use their horns to contest and win possession.
One of the toughest and most determined animals the rhino makes the key decisions, coordinates the timing of the scrum and hooks the ball back into possession.
Number eight: buffalo
Robust and fast the buffalo supports play and carries the ball forward with some explosive runs up the field.
Acting as a link between the forwards and the backs the warthog is key to building attacks. It’s stocky and resolute and really gets involved in the scrum.
The lion is the heartbeat of the side; the one with all the skills and the one that all the girls love. Arguably the most influential player, a key component of every attack and always surrounded by a pack of supporters!
Always locking horns and running into each other the kudus are dynamic runners with a good eye for exposing gaps in the opposition’s defence.
The leopard is everywhere and pops up when you least expect it. The last line of defence, the leopard is often instrumental in launching lightning attacks from the back line.