A blagger’s guide to the Rugby World Cup final 2019

A blagger's guide to the Rugby World Cup final 2019

New to rugby but do not want to sound like a novice during the World Cup final? Never fear, mask your bewilderment of arcane rules and rituals with these talking points and pass yourself off as someone who could hold their own among the most passionate Shed Heads or mustard-trousered denizens of Twickenham’s Guinness Surge Bar. 

1. When ITV coverage begins at 7am with World in Union, show your medals from the last seven stagings by bemoaning the absence of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa or, better still, demonstrate that your breeding and vintage predates arriviste World Cups by belting out the opening lines of I Vow To Thee, My Country instead. On no account mention Paloma Faith unless you wish to visit…

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