The eve of the third rugby test against the Boks, which will take place tomorrow at Ellis Park in Johannesburg (Go Boks!) is the right moment for a revelation. It can truthfully be said — without having violated any marital vows — that I have slept with the entire England rugby team…
You see, my routing to Uganda proved to be less expensive if I flew from New York to London, London to Joburg, and Joburg to Kampala. On the leg from London to Johannesburg, I was struck by the number of well-toned guys in matching white T-shirts and black tracksuit pants that took over business class. It transpired that I was all but surrounded by a sea comprised of the England rugby team!
They’ve clearly cleaned up the bad behaviour on display Down Under; these guys were perfect gentlemen. I’ve never had a more pleasant ‘line up’ for the shared bathroom. How could I resist chatting? They’re a pretty interesting bunch of athletes. I wasn’t about to admit I had no clue who was who, but as luck would have it, it happened to be the charming England Captain, Chris Robshaw, who I nabbed for a photo. (Kindly ignore the 10 inch height difference, okay? )
As for the basis for my claim? Did I mention it was an overnight flight ;0)