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Man V Food challenge for Widden Old Boys with a massive hot dog

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 08, 2014

The yard-long hot dog

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Rugby players are used to putting their bodies on the line.

But for the players of Widden Old Boys RFC the danger was to stomachs, and possibly waist lines rather than heads, or shoulders or knees.

The club held its second Man Vs Food challenge to raise funds for it’s Under 15’s team tour - and the hungry maulers had to scrum down with a yard-long hot dog.

A 36 inch-long sausage custom made by Cam Family Butchers weighing in at a full 2 lbs of meat served in a baguette with half a pound of cheese and onions and one pound of chips.

A full team, 15 players, started the challenge, but all were defeated. Six of the Under 15s squad tried and failed with Shaun Kent, a slightly built scrum half being 3 inches short of completion.

Senior side hooker Shaun Lowery, used a ‘don't stop chewing’ method to polish off the lot in a time of 53 minutes and 11 seconds and be the only entrant to finish. To prove it wasn’t a fluke he then put away a chocolate bar as pudding, but was reputed to have declined a pint at the bar.

In total, £200 was raised toward the tour.

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  • kenfarnwood44  |  March 07 2014, 9:21PM

    Harden = Gloucester Rugby's first choice tight head. No doubt about it!

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  • dougiebailey4  |  March 06 2014, 6:36PM

    I love the way, week after week, that Rupҽrt Hardҽn plants a great big dollop of egg on the face of the multi-ID troll "Kay_Powell" aka saddy-boy/laurie-dryver/NOTArugbylover/gloslover-not/dumbanddumber20/dopey-lerone/bikeshed etc. (whichever one he thinks he is today). The troll wouldn't know a decent tight-head if he was slapped around the head by one, though he would enjoy the experience immensely.

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  • Roon37  |  March 05 2014, 9:34PM

    Can I suggest that no site should have to put up with a BANNED RENT-A-QUOTE multi-ID troll like glawsteruk1 now calling himself glawsteruk2 and Kay_Powell amonst numerous other names. #Harden owns the number 3 shirt. He has no real competition for it.

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  • fuddlebagley3  |  February 27 2014, 7:09PM

    The dopey RENT-A-QUOTE, "Kay_Powell" aka the BANNED AGAIN laurie-dryver aka NOTArugbylover aka shedheadNOTAGLOUCESTERSUPPORTER aka dopey-lerone/dumbanddumber20, is upset because he has been found out using another of his Gloucester Rugby hating troll identities. Now he is on his big-baby anti-Rupҽrt Hardҽn mega-rant just because Harden has proved him so wrong time after time with his brilliant displays of tight head rugby.

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  • SimonGray44  |  February 25 2014, 7:27PM

    Let's face it, Gloucester's scrum is never the same without Rupҽrt Hardҽn anchoring it and we have no effective maul or defence against it when he is not on the field. Nigel Davies knows that which is why he (and not the clueless multi-identitied RENT-A-QUOTE troll "Kay_Powell" aka NOTArugbylover aka gloslover-not/dopey-lerone/bikeshed/dumbanddumber20) selects Harden to start in the tough, critical games.

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  • GlawsSurfer34  |  February 24 2014, 5:27PM

    Harden is the undisputed first choice tight head at Gloucester Rugby, unless you are some know-it-all troll like the gullible RENT-A-QUOTE Kay_Powell/Django_G/Absolam/Gareth_J/akadau/Kap721/etc. who claims to know better than the coaches at Gloucester Rugby. That's the coaches who work with the players week in, week out.

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  • richpenton46  |  February 24 2014, 3:23PM

    Laugh at the brain-dead rent-a-quote troll Kay_Powell aka AKA "flinty41" AKA "flinty11" pretending to be a Gloucester Rugby supporter. The fact is, he is a clueless idiot who knows absolutely nothing about Gloucester Rugby or rugby union. In fact, he knows so little about anything that it comes as no surprise that his daily routine includes a visit to the job centre. He doesn't even come from Gloucester.

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  • telwez88  |  February 24 2014, 9:35AM

    Laugh at the clueless multi-ID troll and rent-a-quote, "Kay_Powell", pretending he knows who anything about rugby. He doesn't even know where Kingsholm is and has certainly never been in the Shed. He isn't even from Gloucester, for goodness sake!

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  • SidGlawsder79  |  February 21 2014, 7:58PM

    Laughing at the clueless Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating troll and RENT-A-QUOTE, "Kay_Powell" aka gloslover-not/dopey-lerone/bikeshed/dumbanddumber20 pretending that he knows anything about rugby or that he is remotely interested in Gloucester Rugby. He is getting so upset because his "partner" has sprung a leak and Halfords isn't open so that he can get a puncture repair kit. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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  • Newilldon65  |  February 19 2014, 7:25PM

    ...And up pops the Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating multi-troll and RENT-A-QUOTE, "Kay_Powell", with his usual drivel demonstrating again that he hasn't got the first clue about rugby union. Remember, he has never been to any Gloucester Rugby games and he has no idea where Kingsholm is or who any of the players are. He most certainly has never, ever played the game and, once again, he has just proven how clueless and dull he is.

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