A WOMEN’S rugby club hailed by rapper 50 Cent for their naked calendar – have peeled off again for a follow-up.

Hitchin Ladies caught the imagination of the hip-hop star with their first eye-opening effort last year.

 Hitchin Ladies dispensed with their kit for their second naked calendar
 The ladies impressed rapper 50 Cent with their debut effort last year
 The women practise tackling in nothing but boots and socks
 Hip-hop star 50 Cent hailed the team's efforts last year in a post on Facebook where he has 40million followers

He told his 40million Facebook fans: “That’s one way to raise cash.”

And now they are hoping the formula will prove a success the second time round.

Organiser and inside centre Claire Crompton, 28, said: "We were never expecting the success we got, but it'll be nice if it happens again.

"We want to build on our success and we had a recruitment boost due to it as well.

"Even if people look at it and don't want to play rugby it gets the brand out there.

"Someone else might see it too if it’s hanging up and see if they want to get involved with the sport.

 One player is on the receiving end of a crunching tackle from a teammate
 This player plants a try between the uprights
 The series of snaps show the team training at their Hertfordshire ground

"Our club is a lot of fun and we like to play good rugby – hopefully people looking at the calendar will see that we like to have fun."

Profits from the calendar will be shared between the club and the GB Wheelchair Rugby team after their funding was slashed.

Event worker Claire, from Stevenage added: "We were looking to fund a charity as well this year and we heard on the radio that Team GB wheelchair rugby lost it's funding and I thought it was wrong.

 Players are shown raising their arms at the end of a huddle
 This player shows off impressive ball control as the ladies practise line-outs
 Having a good stretch is an important part of any warm-up routine

"Rugby is rugby to us, it's important to get the message out there and raise cash.

"I hope people get a calendar as it is for a really good cause and if they liked last years they'll love this years."

Snaps in this year’s collection show the girls practising line-outs, scoring tries and undertaking crunching tackles while wearing nothing but socks and boots.

You can order a copy for £10 here.

 This quartet are scrum-thing special as they get to grips with eachother
 Profits from the calendar will be shared between the club and the GB Wheelchair Rugby team after their funding was slashed.
 Organiser Claire Crompton says the calendar shows that the girls 'like to have fun'

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