The Gods of the Rugby Stadium return in all their neon glory

They’re back! The famous Dieux du Stade calendar returns for its seventeenth year, once more in the capable hands of photographer Errikos Andreou.

This year Andreou dresses the naked bodies of the athletes in neon lights, laser beams, and smoke, turning the locker room into a nightclub.

Twenty-one sportsmen posed for the Greek photographer. In addition to cover star Maxime Mermoz, other rugby players appearing include Damien Chouly, Baptiste Serin, Djibril Camara, and Terry Bouharaoua.

Like every year, guests from other sports are featured, including Camille Lacourt, Nikola and Luka Karabatic, and William Accambray.

I’m not a very exuberant person, so it was slightly challenging to pose naked. I was curious to see how I would feel putting myself in a situation like this. — Damien Chouly

Proceeds from the sale of the calendar go to support the work of breast cancer charities. The calendar is available from amazon.co.uk and amazon.fr

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