The XV Days of Christmas

We’re off to scoff lots of food and drink nice wine – we’ll be back in 2013 with more rugger nerdery. Thanks to all our readers, those who follow and talk to us on twitter and everyone who writes in the comment box and keeps the ever-evolving debate flowing. We hope you enjoyed our efforts this year, and we’ll leave you with our favourite Whiff of Cordite patented Christmas carol:

On the fifteenth day of Christmas, Gatty gave to me:

15 Louth minors

14 flying Dutchmen

13 four-time tourists

12 boshing Samoans

11 giant Welshmen

10 cranky generals

9 loose cannons

8 Dre Beats headphones

7 unsung Ospreys

6 fragile flankers

5 Supermen

4 kilted blondies

3 kinky Afro’s

2 Nordie farmers

and a DJ of the Church variety.

Happy Christmas, and a peaceful New Year!  See you in 2013.

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  1. Thanks for the great writing in 2012 lads, here’s to a great year!

  2. And a Merry Christmas to you too lads. To 2013 then ………

  3. Jimbob

     /  December 20, 2012

    Oooooh! My version is slightly different with 14 Monaghan marvels and 3 lumps of Cole!

    Thanks WOC and all commenters for providing me with plenty of reading material while I’m pretending to work!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Great work lads. Enjoy the holidays.

  5. Zaccone

     /  December 20, 2012

    Great year of reading, looking forward to more in 2013.

  6. Chapeau, lads.

  7. Quarters

     /  December 20, 2012

    Great writing enjoy the well deserved break. Of course there is no way there will be this few Sasanachs on the team

  8. Lawrence.jr

     /  December 20, 2012

    Great reading and smiles all year. Thanks lads.

  9. bugbitten

     /  December 20, 2012


  10. Mary Hinge

     /  December 21, 2012

    8 Irishmen in the test team……hmmmm. Not so sure about that!

  11. Merry Christmas guys. Congrats on another great year and looking forward to 2013.
    Thanks for everything, it’s appreciated.

  12. Rala is a joke...oh, sorry, he's great

     /  December 31, 2012

    Hilarious. Here’s to 2013 and more smug swipes from cover

    • zdm

       /  January 1, 2013

      Sure isn’t there a lovely view up here on the high horse where everyone is always right.

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