[Ladies Only] International rugby stars Topsy Ojo, Ryan Lamb, Ugo Monye, Paul Hodgson and pals strip off for charity calendar

International rugby stars will be flaunting their torsos in this year’s Rugby For Heroes calendar.

Mike Tindall MBE, patron of the charity and husband of Zara Philips, launched the annual calendar.

It features players such as Ugo Monye, Paul Hodgson, Dominic Woldouck, Tom Croft and Ryan Lamb – and there is also a women’s calendar made up of models including Emma Frain and Monica Harris.

Ryan Lamb strips off to be the July page for the 2013 Rugby For Heroes calendarRyan Lamb strips off to be the July page for the 2013 Rugby For Heroes calendar

Rugby For Heroes is dedicated to raising money, in partnership with REMOUNT, to help military servicemen and women transition back into civilian life.

It is the second year that the calendar has been released, but this year it comes with some exciting additions.

Blippar technology, an augmented-reality application that provides the user with an interactive experience, has been incorporated into the calendar.

Topsy Ojo looks a little coy as DecemberTopsy Ojo looks a little coy as December

Smartphone users who hold their phones over the pictures in the calendar will be able to have their photo taken with the player or model.

The app, which has already worked in partnership with brands such as Cadbury’s and a number of charities, uses the cameras in smartphones and tablets to identify images that are ‘blippable,’ and then gives the user interactive options such as games or 3-D images.

Anthony Allen braves the cold weather and takes his top off for MayAnthony Allen braves the cold weather and takes his top off for May

The co-founder and CMO of the company, Jess Butcher, said: ‘This is such a great cause for us to be involved with and we really hope people enjoy the addition of Blippar this year.

‘The men and women look amazing on every page, so we’re expecting to see lots of people posting photos of them and their favourite player or model on social media sites.’

The calendars are selling for £9.99 on the charity’s website or through Amazon.

Sailosi Tagicakibau reveals his elaborate tattoo and strikes a confident, self-assured pose as AugustSailosi Tagicakibau reveals his elaborate tattoo and strikes a confident, self-assured pose as August

 

Paul Hodgson shows support for his country wrapping a Union Jack flag around his waist
Nick Abendenon looks pretty chilled about taking part in the calendar as June

Paul Hodgson, left, covers his dignity with a Union Jack flag in February, while Nick Abendenon sticks to standard camouflage shorts as June

 

Dominic Waldouck puts his rugby balls away to pose for MarchDominic Waldouck puts his rugby balls away to pose for March

 

Jonny May keeps his hands firmly on his boxers on the October page, just in case the photographer gets any ideas...
James Simpson Daniel agrees to take off his shirt as September, but the boxers, jeans and belt are staying firmly on

Jonny May, left, and James Simpson Daniel, right, put on perfect poker faces as October and September

 

Jordan Crane tries his best to cover up, but can't hide from the camera lensJordan Crane tries his best to cover up, but can’t hide from the camera lens

 

Tom Croft does his best faraway look in April
Ugo Monye manages to keep hold of his ball as January

Tom Croft, left, gives his best faraway look, while Ugo Monye, right, is the only player who manages to keep hold of an actual rugby ball

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Posted on November 29, 2012, in LIfestyle, Sports and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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