Something For The Weekend: 04/09/2010

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England women's rugby team

As per usual, England's rugger lasses have stormed to the World Cup final, conceding just 10 points en route to tomorrow's grand finale at The Stoop.

Sadly for Gary Street's side, the holders and three-time winners New Zealand have also made the final again, scoring an average of seven tries per game. Having lost the last two finals to their antipodean nemeses, and with their only previous Cup win, in 1994, coming after New Zealand withdrew, England could be in for a long afternoon. Could home advantage make any difference?

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Marathon footballers

Two amateur teams are playing a record-breaking 57-hour football match this weekend, the equivalent of an entire Premier League season. That's extra time that even Sir Alex Ferguson would be happy with. But the Leeds Badgers and Warwick Wolves are not just playing for the love of the game, as they will be raising £10,000 for the Meningitis Trust. You'd be lucky to get 90 minutes out of a top player for that, but each of the 36 players involved will spend an average of 29 hours on the pitch. The game kicked off at 11am yesterday, with the final whistle scheduled for 8pm tomorrow. Assuming there is no injury time.

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Iceland's human toilet

Everyone's favourite mid-table Icelandic football team, FC Stjarnan, have been getting creative with their goal celebrations again. The boys from Gardabaer, who brought us routines such as the Fishing Celebration, the Marching Band and the Hand Grenade, have seen crowds swell beyond the 1,000 mark in recent weeks as their antics have taken the internet by storm. Their latest offering, the Human Toilet, came during a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Fram. It involved four men in loose formation, resembling a bodily function. Sounds suspiciously like the West Ham defence.