The ultimate rugby venue

Discoblog has a story about a decades-long rugby rivalry between American and New Zealand research stations in Antarctica. They play on a frozen ice sheet at the foot of an active volcano near McMurdo Sound. Now, I’ve played the game in some adverse conditions, but this definitely takes the cake.

Photo: Discoblog

As it stands, the New Zealanders (calling themselves the Ice Blacks, har har) lead the series 26-0. Time to step it up America. I know its hard to find Americans who are both Antarctic research scientist and experienced rugby players, but enough is enough. Stop working on your important research and get a sports training montage going down there. We can’t let those frosty Kiwis walk all over our desolate, ass-end-of-nowhere, research bases.


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