Clearly, we in the United States have a way to before acquiring the kind of passion for the game exhibited by the Welsh. - Wes
Rugby fan cut off his own testicles
(8 February 2005 - thisislondon.com)
A Welsh rugby fan cut off his own testicles after his team beat England, police confirmed today.
The man was rushed to hospital after the incident at Leigh Social Club in Caerphilly, South Wales.
A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: "We received a call from the ambulance service at approximately 9pm on the 5th to inform us of a situation at the Leigh Social Club in which a man had indeed severed his own testicles."
She said the man was taken to Heath Hospital but could not confirm his condition.
It was reported that the man told his friends: "If Wales win I'll cut my own balls off."
After the 11-9 victory in the Six Nations clash, the man is reported to have gone outside and severed his testicles before bringing them back into the club to show fellow drinkers.
A local was reported as saying that the man was on medication and should not have been drinking.
Why I cut my tackle: rugby
(November 15, 2005 - The Australian)
A RUGBY fan who cut out his testicles with wire cutters to mark a Wales victory is at a loss to explain why he did it. Geoffrey Huish, 31, performed the impromptu self-surgery in February when his beloved Wales beat world champion England.
After performing the deed, Mr Huish put his severed anatomy in a bag and took them to his local social club to show fellow fans.
He collapsed with blood loss and was rushed to hospital but surgeons could not reattach his missing parts.
He was put in a psychiatric ward but has no history of mental illness and was at a loss to explain why he did it.
"It wasn't a bet but I said I'd cut my balls off if we won.
"I listened to the game on the radio at home by myself.
"After the match I got up for a pee and saw the cutters in the bathroom.
"Gethin had left them after repairing the chain on my toilet.
"I remembered what I'd said and thought he had left them for me.
"I thought 'Oh no, I haven't got to do anything like that have I' and then I thought 'You can do it'.
"So I started hacking away at my tackle.
"It took about 10 minutes and there was quite a bit of pain but I just kept going.
"The cutters were blunt so I had to keep snipping."
After picking his testicles from the toilet bowl, he went to the social club.
"I went in and shouted out 'I've done it!'," Mr Huish said.
"I took my balls out and passed them in the bag to a friend.
"Some people then laid me on the floor."
Mr Huish continues to see a psychiatrist.
"I think about what happened every day and still haven't come up with a good reason why," he said.
"I'd had a lot going on and felt a bit down.
"I can't have kids now but still want a family - maybe I'll adopt."