Some of the funniest Rugby adverts...
Rugby, is a sport loved by many British, and touch rugby is played in many London leagues for fun in between season’s. Whenever I think of rugby, a few main images pop into my head, mainly of Johnny Wilkinson’s winning kick in the 2003 Rugby World Cup, as well as the New Zealand Hakka. Many of these are put in the public eye through a variety of advertisements, and go viral through humour, so I have composed a list of 3 of the funniest rugby adverts that I’ve seen in recent years.
I would love to know if you have come across any funnier ones?
1. This ad was based and aired in the Czech Republic. The message that rugby is for ‘men’ may have caused a bit of a stir especially in the Czech Republic where football is the dominant sport. I’m sure many rugby players will agree with the ad and footballers will most certainly disagree. You can be the judge.
2. This ad (endorsing the Singapore Golf Open) is an example of another promotion of rugby by interrupting a game of golf. Two rugby teams wait for the golfer to tee off before catching the golf ball before turning the golfing fairway into a rugby match.
3. The New Zealand Haka is known all over the world, and happens at the beginning of every rugby match involving New Zealand. I actually enjoy watching that sometimes almost as much as the game. The ad shows the Scottish teams’ comical response to the New Zealand Haka. The Haka is used to intimidate opponents but the Scottish have fought back with wit and intimidated them with their own countries special talent.