Game for a laugh at RWC 2011
AUCKLAND, 11 Oct. - Everybody likes a good laugh and many amusing images have been caught on camera at Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.
Such as the trio of bearded Canadian players who developed a cult following, or a brass band putting down their instruments to perform a haka.
Such moments produce lighter counterpoints to the serious business of world-class competition.
If the following selection of pictures bring a smile to your face, the photographers will have achieved their goal.
Hair-raising: Nathan Sharpe is standing back to back with Wallabies teammate Radike Samo
The beard necessities: Canada's Adam Kleeberger, Jebb Sinclair and Hubert Buydens
Bold as brass: Band members are instrumental in entertaining fans at Argentina v England
Actually, I'm a Baa-Baas fan: An England-supporting sheep waits for the next game
Standard blarer: No flagging by this Whanganui house owner when it comes to decorating
Under the ball: South African player Jean de Villiers is glad it is not that big in reality
Where's Wally? Two Romania fans are joined by the hard-to-find children's book character
Make no bones about it: Fans of the Russia team in Taranaki were a bit thin on the ground
Guerilla knitting: A knitted Dan Carter doll appeared on a railing at Devonport ferry terminal
Milk it for all it's worth: A cow has a bit of a beef about the hype surrounding the All Blacks
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