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Friday, June 04, 2010

Friday Funnies - Rugby players special of the Weakest Link

And now for something completely different. It's Friday, so time for a little fun as today we bring you this video from a recent airing of the gameshow The Weakest Link where they had a very funny rugby players edition.

The show, for those of you who've never seen it, features the feisty host Anne Robinson as she works her way around the contestants, asking them questions that increase in difficulty as the rounds go on. The idea is to get as much money for the team as possible in the allotted time.

At the end of each round, votes are cast to get rid of the weakest player. At the end, the last man standing takes all the money. In this case, the idea was to raise money for a charity of the winner's choice.

The whole show was an hour long and really enjoyable, but for the sake of posting on here, it's been cut down to less than ten minutes and includes just the best bits as the players battle each other, and the host, to see who is the smartest of the group.

There's a few of the bad question and answers included, but also the bits in between where there's quite a lot of banter between Robinson and some of the guys, with one Frenchman in particular taking her fancy. Enjoy.

Time: 09:30
Note: Thanks to the BBC. You can view the entire show via their iPlayer here if you're in the UK.



  • Haha classic. 'Powelly' gets ripped into big time.

    By Anonymous Scotsdale, at June 04, 2010 2:30 pm  

  • first to say FIRST!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 04, 2010 2:44 pm  

  • good one, jamie roberts seems like the right choice for the strongest link :D

    By Blogger sebastian, at June 04, 2010 2:49 pm  

  • fourth

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 04, 2010 3:10 pm  

  • Fifth!!! Damn, wanted a forward to do it!!

    By Blogger Alexander, at June 04, 2010 3:12 pm  

  • Good video, thanks! Some real shockers there, but it's all good fun. :)

    Also nice to see some of the other regulars on here know how to count.

    By Anonymous FrankyH, at June 04, 2010 3:18 pm  

  • Hahahaha
    I was a little disappointed when they messed up on the easy ones.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 04, 2010 4:14 pm  

  • Of course it's because he's French !!


    By Anonymous frenchkoala, at June 04, 2010 4:58 pm  

  • absolute class! haha

    By Anonymous matt, at June 04, 2010 5:38 pm  

  • 'Oi play for the British Loins.' Jesus Powell, if you're going to try to prove yourself, don't use the wrong and inconsiderate name.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 04, 2010 6:02 pm  

  • haha great stuff

    By Blogger themull, at June 04, 2010 7:00 pm  

  • surely an all ironic test... don't talk to stranger!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 04, 2010 7:12 pm  

  • Powell the only Lion to mention he played for them. And isn't he the only one who didn't play in any of the tests? Legend for driving the bugger, cock for doing that

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 04, 2010 7:14 pm  

  • *buggy

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 04, 2010 7:14 pm  

  • Powell and little Thomas are a riot

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 04, 2010 7:25 pm  

  • By far would have been the funniest episode of weakest link, if I watched it entirely, I think.

    She (And everyone else) seemed to be having a blast... except for the "Haka" bit. Even I cringed at his discomfort.

    However, If I was ever given the chance to do the Haka as a starting All Black, I doubt I would ever forget it.

    By Anonymous EARugbyFan, at June 04, 2010 8:29 pm  

  • "why did you vote for..." "because he's a forward"

    By Blogger Chief Financial Shaman, at June 04, 2010 8:39 pm  

  • any chance of getting the whole thing up for those who have the time to watch it RD?

    By Anonymous Leeners93, at June 04, 2010 8:45 pm  

  • thanks rd that was great, they didn't do much to break the stereotype rugby players are thick

    By Anonymous rosh, at June 04, 2010 10:21 pm  

  • why are they so embarrassed for doing the haka

    By Anonymous rosh, at June 04, 2010 10:57 pm  

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00snzhs/Weakest_Link_29_05_2010/ episode from BBC iplayer, hope it works.

    By Anonymous Dai, at June 04, 2010 10:58 pm  

  • Because doing the haka with another 15 odd people on a rugby pitch when you are semi hyped and looking at going into a game is one thing....but to do it in a studio when you are dressed in not particularly intimidating clothing, is probably rather embarrassing.....especially to do it to someone like her.....

    I really cringed about that, i bet the other NZer was like 'you idiot, now look what you got us into!!!'

    Looked awesome :) but yeh, gotta agree didnt break the stereotype.... Phil Vickery 'uhh, am'......

    By Anonymous (u-p)rick, at June 05, 2010 12:49 am  

  • Vickery's answer for the afternoon question was hilarious, what a dolt.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 05, 2010 1:04 am  

  • I can't stand Anne Robinson, such a smug bitch!

    Loved the responses from some of them, that also has to be the worst haka I have ever seen.

    You'd think Jamie Roberts would be more intelligent than that, y'know, considering he is training to be a doctor.

    It really was funny, everything about it was perfect apart from Anne Robinson, they got all the rugby stereotypes rolled into one nine minute clip.

    By Anonymous Les Bleus, at June 05, 2010 1:31 am  

  • 8ths is actually correct, equivalent to a half, depending upon where you are from.
    e.g. out half is a five eights, or first 5/8th.
    SH is always going on about 8ths, and it is how NH used to speak too

    By Anonymous mise, at June 05, 2010 1:53 am  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 05, 2010 2:34 am  

  • erase! my comment was ironic and therefore all erased!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 05, 2010 6:49 am  

  • Thomas is a charmer, isn't he?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 05, 2010 9:01 am  

  • Thomas Castaignede does loving playing to the stereotype of the charming, smooth yet slightly dirty good looking French man!

    His comment about remembering where Anne's changing room is from last time was classic - and delivered with a cheeky grin!

    Unfilled rugby talent sadly.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 05, 2010 9:18 am  

  • Hahaha how I adore Andy Powell :'-)

    And the tag "Because he's a forward". Classic. :-D

    By Anonymous 4LC4TR4Z, at June 05, 2010 10:16 am  

  • Dai, the link is under the video already..

    I watched the whole thing. Great show

    By Anonymous Scotsdale, at June 05, 2010 12:16 pm  


    it's (almost) like the haka.

    By Blogger Tom, at June 05, 2010 4:04 pm  

  • '8ths is actually correct, equivalent to a half, depending upon where you are from.
    e.g. out half is a five eights, or first 5/8th.
    SH is always going on about 8ths, and it is how NH used to speak too'

    4/8ths is a half....whittle it down and you get 2/4th's and once more, hey presto its a 1/2 or a half.....factorising my friend, factorising...

    By Anonymous Nath, at June 05, 2010 6:36 pm  

  • ^ mate the answer was wrong it was given wrong it was wrong. get over it and move on.
    amazing video RD keep up the good work.
    lots of personality in that game loved it

    By Anonymous geordie, at June 05, 2010 9:35 pm  

  • Very funny, really enjoyed that. One irritating point, we had Englishmen, Welshman, an Irishman, a Frenchman & 2 All Blacks. Scotland forgotten once again, just like the last three Lions tours!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 05, 2010 10:03 pm  

  • Having played rugby with most of the guys in the England international set-up I have to say it sadly confirms what I generally came to conclude: the elite professional rugby player is really rather dull and boring. In some ways that's the key to their success - the focus and drive often means they are socially rather inhibited.

    That said, Justin Marshall is usually a good laugh.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 05, 2010 10:24 pm  

  • ^ and your talking out your arse hole. they all must be dull if in post season your sitting on your computer at 9.40 on a saturday night. and before you ask why im not because im barrak obama i cant go out

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 05, 2010 10:45 pm  

  • Oh boy, I really need to get some highlights up.

    By Anonymous Greiffel, at June 05, 2010 11:08 pm  

  • Geordie, i know it was wrong, i was making a point that an 8th is only a half if there are 4 of them!!!

    And i know the answer he gave was wrong......

    Get over yourself, if you dont understand maths then dont try to argue with someone about it, it makes you look stupid!

    By Anonymous Nath, at June 06, 2010 12:15 am  

  • That was cringeworthy.

    By Anonymous WelshOsprey, at June 07, 2010 12:59 am  

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