Sheep Tackling

Any game that involves children, animals being dressed up and wrestling and incurs the wrath of animal rights groups has surely got to be worth playing. Sheep tackling is one such game.

Simply get five sheep and dress them up in rugby shirts. Then get the players (in this case 500 children) to chase the sheep around a rugby pitch trying to wrestle them to the ground. The first group of players to successfully ground and immobilise a sheep are the winners. Sheep Tackling has been a popular half-time entertainment at rugby matches in parts of New Zealand but is now banned following criticism from The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

I am indebted to Wayne Skipadoo (Strange Games Antipodean Correspondent) for information on this excellent game

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web: BBC News item on Sheep Tackling

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