Saturday, 2 February 2013

You think rugby's rough? Check out Jedburgh hand ball [video]



It's a game that's played every 2nd February in the town of Jedburgh, Scotland. Two teams made up of people from two sides of the town face off against each other in a ball game where the goal is to get the baseball sized ball to a certain place in the town.

According to legend, the first game was played after a battle against the English and the ball used was an English soldier's head.

Now that's brutal.