Rugby Face Painting

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In the sporting and rugby world - face painting is increasingly becoming a popular way for supporters to show their commitment to their teams. Whether its a national flag or a team logo the effect is colourful and striking. From school rugby to club encounters, right through to Super 14 clashes, face painting features as a way of showing spirited support. International matches are often lively encounters with much national pride at stake. What better place to show of ones team colours and flag than on ones body.

Rugby World Cup 2011 (New Zealand)

Twenty nations battle out in New Zealand to see who walks away with the Rugby World Cup. This year host nation New Zealand is once again tipped to win the trophy, at home.

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Face painted New Zealand Rugby supporters Photo by Michael Bradley Photography
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Rugby World Cup 2011 Fans 
Fans from 15 Nations out of the 20, in New Zealand for the World Cup Rugby 2011.

Rugby Body Painting, (Scottish fans) 
Found this great pic on the www.telegraph.co.uk website. You guys should enjoy seeing these Scottish fans, in body paint...

Ireland you Beauties!!! 
The Ireland supporters where treated to great game of rugby when they beat the mighty Wallabies in a huge upset result....

The Cold War (In face painting) 
I saw this picture on the official RWC site http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/photo/index.html#browse Thought it would be great to share....

Give me some of these.... 
Hey I think I've just become a Bok supporter..

Rugby World Cup 2011 
I found these pictures on line, on the official RWC website, http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/index.html

Face Painted Rugby fans 
The face painted fans at the 2011 Rugby World Cup go all out. Amazing to see so many fans get painted and show so much spirit. Very cool to see so many …

World Cup Rugby fans 2011 
After seeing the pictures posted on your site I also wanted to share some pictures of my favourite fans.

Rugby Fans Face Painted.... 
Love these pictures of the fans enjoying the RWC, in New Zealand...

The Rugby World Cup 2011 Report Card Not rated yet
There were some very intreresting faces at the Rugby World both painted and otherwise. This The Rugby World Cup 2011 Report Card not only rounds up …

Wallabies Face Painted rugby fans Not rated yet
Loving the rugger in NZ, at the moment. So glad the Wallabies bounced back with a great win over the USA. Go Wallabies!

USA rugby fans NZ Not rated yet
Hey guys check out these fan pictures posted on the official RWC 2011 website, love the passion of the game...

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Tri Nations Rugby

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The Tri Nations is an international rugby union series that is contested annually by Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The competition is organized by SANZAR, a consortium formed by the three countries' rugby governing bodies – the Australian Rugby Union, the New Zealand Rugby Football Union and the South African Rugby Union.

The series is played on a home-and-away basis. From the first tournament in 1996 until 2005, and again in 2007, the three teams played each other twice; in 2006 and 2008 it was three times. Since the inception of the series the games played between Australia and New Zealand also go toward determining the winner of the Bledisloe Cup each year.

All blacks logo Springbok logo Wallabies logo


Face painters often use the official logos or the National flags as motifs for faces.

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Super 15 Rugby Face Painting

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Rugby Body Painting

The image below is by the current World body painting festival winner Carolyn Roper. Click on the image to go to her website for more of her work.

Rugby body painting by Carolyn Roper

Here is another rugby body painting example by: Cat Finlayson. Click on the image below to see Cat's website.


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England and South Africa Head to Head at the World Cup Final 2007

Nations face off


Thanks to Amy for this Picture

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