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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top Off Tuesday: Locker Room Nudes: The French National Rugby Team

Do you know what day it is today? It’s Tuesday! More specifically it’s Top Off Tuesday! Top Off Tuesday is a feature hosted by Felicia from The Geeky Book Blogger's Book Blog, Amanda from On a Book Bender, and Christi from Smitten with Reading.

Today I have a very, very, very, very special cover for you. Get some kleenex ready because I guarantee you this cover is going to make you drool.
I haven’t read this book, actually I didn’t know about this book until today, but now that I know about it I also know I NEED it!

“This remarkable collection of candid nude photos of France’s national rugby team goes beneath the uniform to reveal what real jocks look like underneath it all. Each image taken by leading French photographer François Rousseau depicts the rugby player―alone or with teammates―undressing, lounging on the bench, showering. Locker Room Men is at once a celebration of athletes and the beauty of the male form as well as the fulfillment of the fantasy of going behind the scenes in a winning team’s locker room.
Sure to appeal to both gay men and straight women, these photos are unusual because the men are not models. They don’t work out just to look good―and look good they do―their bodies are sculpted by winning victories on the field. They aren’t made up, shaved, or prettified in any way. These are some of the world’s best rugby players―brawny, tough, competitive.
Since 1999, the French national rugby team has posed nude or semi-nude for an annual calendar. The purpose behind the calendar was to get wider “exposure” for rugby and the team. In 2004, François Rousseau was selected as photographer, and he successfully brought out the sensual beauty and sexiness inherent in the rugby players’ rough and tumble exterior. The calendar became a cult hit, and thus the book was born so that even more of these unparalleled images could be savored.”
I checked some of the pictures that are in this book and let me tell you people they are to die for. I don’t know about you, but I think rugby is my new favorite sport.

If you also want to participate on Top Off Tuesday head over to Felicia’s blog to share your link or just to see which other blogs are participating.

Click here if you want to see other eye candy rugby players.


  1. It totally appeals to this straight women and I sent the link to my gay boyfriends. I am sure they will approve too! EXCELLENT CHOICE!

  2. This is a beautiful cover! But is it just me or does the guy look a little like Alex Pettyfer? o.o

  3. Good gravy! I completely approve of this book as a whole. And that cover is RAWR. EXCELLENT choice!

  4. Oh. My! I love this cover and book. I so do enjoy this meme. *smiles*

  5. Strategically places guitars AND footballs this week!


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