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Racy ad for rugby stars


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 28 Jan 2009 at 11:41
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Top British players Paul Sackey, Steve Borthwick and Shane Williams have appeared naked in an advertisement for sports drink company Powerade.

Shane Williams

The players appear in different rugby poses with England captain Borthwick pictured as if he is about to enter a tackle.

His England team-mate Sackey is shown diving for the try-line while IRB World Player of the Year and Wales winger Williams is shown passing the ball.

Borthwick said he has had to put up with plenty of dressing room jokes since the photo shoot but was happy with how the images turned out.

“It is one of the most daring shoots I’ve been involved in but it has been loads of fun, even if it has given my team-mates plenty of ammunition for changing room banter,” he said.

Last year the Powerade campaign, dubbed InnerGear, showed cyclist Rebecca Romero, triple jumper Phillips Idowu and swimmer Gregor Tait nude in sporting poses taken by photographer Nadav Kander.

The latest shots were taken by photographer Alan Clarke.

“Alan’s images are fantastic and they really capture the essence of what we do every day,” Borthwick said.

Image and content courtesy of RugbyHeaven.



49 Comments

  • My eyes! Good campaign though, gets people talking. Don’t think I want Powerade SA to get any idead though…

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.01.09 11:44:16 by Frisbee Reply
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  • Specially for our Female supporters base.

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.01.09 11:48:57 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • The ‘appear’ nude. They weren’t all nude when posing for the pics. Some had underwear airbrushed out later.

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.01.09 11:50:49 by McLovin Reply
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  • How do you dive like that without yout tools flapping about all over the show?

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.01.09 11:51:44 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 3) : That was the athletes. Not sure about the rugby players.

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.01.09 11:52:13 by McLovin Reply
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  • OH yes pleeeeeeeeease! I am forwardig this to Powerade South Africa. I can think of a number of Sharks who would look apetising in those poses! Bissie, Jean, Beast, JP; Kanko; Steyn, Olivier … :wink:

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.01.09 12:03:38 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply
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  • After those ads women would outnumber men 10 to one in the stadia!

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.01.09 12:05:45 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 6) :

    :smile:

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.01.09 12:06:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 7) :

    They almost already do in Durban.

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.01.09 12:06:32 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 4) : maybe he doesn’t flap much… or have much to flap :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.01.09 12:06:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.01.09 12:13:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • oh my word!!! :shock:

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.01.09 12:13:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : you like? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.01.09 12:17:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : Imagine you posing nude :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.01.09 12:17:20 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 14) : I’d prefer not to

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.01.09 12:18:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 14) :

    Can he get that high off the ground? I certainly can’t anymore. :oops:

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.01.09 12:18:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : :lol:

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.01.09 12:20:42 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Never actually seen Williams pass the ball… ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.01.09 12:31:48 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 18) : you back? How was it?

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.01.09 12:34:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) :

    tiring? :wink:

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.01.09 12:39:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : he he he…

    well, if you’re anything like us, you’ll have come back from honeymoon with an extra family member on board :)

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.01.09 12:55:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Steve Borthwick must have loved this shoot…

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.01.09 12:56:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Last year the Powerade campaign, dubbed InnerGear, showed cyclist Rebecca Romero, triple jumper Phillips Idowu and swimmer Gregor Tait nude in sporting poses taken by photographer Nadav Kander.

    http://galleries.thelondonpaper.com/naked-olympic-athletes/2

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.01.09 13:01:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • How many more litres of powerade do they sell because of this kaalgat pic’s?

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.01.09 13:04:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 14) : you would like that wouldn’t you??? :roll:

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.01.09 13:22:30 by wpw Reply
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  • whats the ads punchline? only cocks hang out with powerade.

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.01.09 13:43:03 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 25) : Oe jinne, so for what brand :?:

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.01.09 13:48:25 by Charlie Reply

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  • :shock: WOW :cool: :grin: :wink: :eek: :roll: :lol:

    @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 6) :

    Very nice :grin: BUT nor nearly as good as the ones of Freddie & his mates, Milissa sent us :razz:

    Thanks KSA!!!

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.01.09 14:00:24 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 28) :

    most smiley’s I have ever seen you use. :lol:

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.01.09 14:02:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 26) : Tut,tut :grin:

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.01.09 14:05:00 by Me2 Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : You should call me on Skype….they got a lot more variety there…can make a whole senrnce out of the smileys alone :roll:

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.01.09 14:06:45 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 31) :

    I am afraid I am still kicking and screaming against using Skype. :razz:

    I still prefer messenger. :oops:

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.01.09 14:08:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 26) : Let it all hang out with Powerade.

  • Comment 33, posted at 28.01.09 14:08:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 31) : “senrnce” :???: :oops: sentence

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) : Use Skype ’cause messenger kept rebooting my computer :???: :???: :???:

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.01.09 14:16:23 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 34) :

    it’s okay, we understand that you were very excited at the time of writing that comment and the odd error could have crept in. :wink:

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.01.09 14:26:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 34) : Weird. Skype’s the one that crashes my machine. I use Google Talk and MSN.

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.01.09 15:34:01 by klempie Reply

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  • “Alan’s images are fantastic and they really capture the essence of what we do every day,” Borthwick said

    So is that what a rugby player does when not in a rugby game?

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.01.09 16:52:01 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) :

    His will be about passing a donut into the moth while sitting pretty on a coach… :oops:

    :lol: :razz: :smile:

  • Comment 38, posted at 28.01.09 16:54:23 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Wiliams looks like a Gay hobbit. :roll:

  • Comment 39, posted at 28.01.09 17:06:07 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 39) :

    He cannot be a hobbit…

    There is not enough hair on his feet and his feet are too small…

  • Comment 40, posted at 28.01.09 17:21:16 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 39) : hey dude

  • Comment 41, posted at 28.01.09 17:29:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 38) :

    Ha-ha…he’ll be sitting on the coach…oh jinne I need to go home…

    *****couch******

  • Comment 42, posted at 28.01.09 17:31:52 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) :
    Ello Roberto.

    @Hmmm (Comment 40) :
    Airbrushed.

  • Comment 43, posted at 28.01.09 17:42:38 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 43) : wassup pal?

  • Comment 44, posted at 28.01.09 17:52:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • doesn’t it worry any of you that we have a naked man’s buttocks on this page? :shock:

  • Comment 45, posted at 28.01.09 17:57:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) : As long as it’s for a good cause. :wink:

  • Comment 46, posted at 28.01.09 18:04:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 46) : my goodness….

  • Comment 47, posted at 28.01.09 18:16:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) :
    Workin. :mad:

    All good with young Matt?

  • Comment 48, posted at 28.01.09 18:22:46 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 48) : yeah – all good, thanks. Relaxed little guy. Doesn’t sleep at night, though.

  • Comment 49, posted at 28.01.09 18:38:24 by robdylan Reply
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