Football is 90 minutes pretending you are hurt.  Rugby is 80 minutes pretending you're not.

Football is 90 minutes pretending you are hurt. Rugby is 80 minutes pretending you're not.

This particular tackle from Dan Lydiate and follow-up from Sean O'Brien won a penalty which full-back Leigh Halfpenny stepped up to convert

This particular tackle from Dan Lydiate and follow-up from Sean O'Brien won a penalty which full-back Leigh Halfpenny stepped up to convert

Ireland's Donncha O'Callaghan, left, receives the ball during the Six Nations International Rugby Union match against England at Twickenham in London on Saturday, March 17.

Ireland's Donncha O'Callaghan, left, receives the ball during the Six Nations International Rugby Union match against England at Twickenham in London on Saturday, March 17.

Credit: Tom Jenkins Saracens v Harlequins, Aviva Premiership match, Wembley Stadium. 31/3/12. 500mm lens, 1/800 f5, ISO1600. In front of a world record crowd for a club match, a really tough game between two of the top sides in the Premiership. The hard fought nature of the clash is illustrated here as Jackson Wray is dumped to the turf by Danny Care. The fact that Wray is landing on the ball and his face makes this picture for me

Tom Jenkins's best sports photos of 2012

Credit: Tom Jenkins Saracens v Harlequins, Aviva Premiership match, Wembley Stadium. 31/3/12. 500mm lens, 1/800 f5, ISO1600. In front of a world record crowd for a club match, a really tough game between two of the top sides in the Premiership. The hard fought nature of the clash is illustrated here as Jackson Wray is dumped to the turf by Danny Care. The fact that Wray is landing on the ball and his face makes this picture for me

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