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Welch Ruggers Sign French Ex-Redskin Bobsledder

Best French linebacker-turned-rugger ever.

In a move that seems designed primarily to appeal to obscure Washington D.C.-based bloggers, Welsh rugby club Celtic Crusaders are, as one newspaper put it, "hoping an American footballer-cum-bobsleigh international can help them."

The man in question is Philippe Gardent, the ex-Redskins linebacker and ex bobsleigher who has never played rugby league. Oh, and he's an accomplished skier. He's gonna play prop for Crusaders. Here's one paper's attempt at some background:

Gardent joins the National League One newcomers from Carolina Panthers, having previously played for three-time Superbowl winners Washington Redskins and spent four seasons in NFL Europe - including his last, in 2006, with Cologne.

Maybe that's going a bit far, but hey, he's one of ours, and so I'm gonna start supporting Celtic Crusaders.

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 16, 2008; 12:07 PM ET
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Crusaders? that's kind of harsh...

Posted by: Matt | January 16, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Sweet tidbit. How did you dig this up? This is the stuff that makes a blog worth reading!

Posted by: kmag | January 16, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

This guy must be awesome as he joins Paul Lo Duca, The Stanford Tree, and Baltimorese on Wikipedia:

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | January 16, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: B.A. | January 16, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Nelle fine.

Posted by: Sarah | March 19, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Su invece casa auto modena.

Posted by: Diana | April 14, 2008 2:35 AM | Report abuse

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