Rugby Union

Maturing Cheddar Cheese Pushes England to Rugby World Cup Victory

10/7/07 in Rugby Union   |   Jon   |   5 respect

As the Rugby World Cup narrows down to the final few teams, the English team has a special supporter on its side: A maturing English cheddar cheese named Wedginald.

The folks at West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers have a live webcam focused on the cheese at www.cheddarvision.tv. On Friday, they adorned Wedginald with an England rugby ball.

The match result: A 12-10 win for England over Australia in the quarterfinals.

In other results, France shocked New Zealand's All Blacks 20-18, while Argentina defeated Scotland 19-13, and South Africa beat Fiji 37-20.

Next weekend, the two Southern Hemisphere teams will face off, while the two Six Nations rivals will play in the other semi-final.

Wedginald can't wait.

Web Cheese Sprouts Rugby Ball (Yahoo!/Reuters)
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10/8/07   |   Poli_   |   93 respect

Adam wrote:
Is it bad that on the poll, for the tie breaker i put 55 total points scored?

not bad but very optimistic

10/8/07   |   Poli_   |   93 respect

Wedginald? If he's looking foe a job, the head coach for NZ just came available

10/7/07   |   Adam

Is it bad that on the poll, for the tie breaker i put 55 total points scored?

10/7/07   |   Janse

Watching rugby on the VS channel (home of USC losing to the Cards) while waiting for halftime to end and the game is awesome. I have absolutely no idea what is going on since I was just complaining that the guy crossed the pylon before he was tackled out of bounds. But still awesome.

10/7/07   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

I do love my cheddar cheese.

Naming it; I'm not so comfortable with...