Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Francois Steyn is unavailable for this weekend’s 3rd Test against England because he is getting married.
What on earth was he thinking?
It is well established that all rugby players, even grassroots amateurs, know that you do not arrange a wedding during the rugby season. And if, by some strange quirk of fate, you do have to get married during the season (shotgun wedding etc), you damn well make sure the wedding is in the morning so that you’re available to play in the afternoon - it's hardly rocket science.
Meanwhile John Barclay has flown home ahead of Scotland’s match against Samoa in order to “prepare for his wedding” which is a week later.
Prepare? What? Has the world gone completely mad?