According to a recent survey of 2,000 adults in the UK ahead of the Rugby World Cup:
- 86% said that they did not understand the offside rule in rugby;
- 23% did not know what role a hooker performs;
- 70% were unable to name a single member of the England squad;
- 43% did not know the duration of a rugby match; and
- only 43% knew that the ball has to be passed backwards (!!!).
I trust that the organisers have made sure that none of the above respondents have been sold RWC tickets J