Rugby has received a somewhat unexpected endorsement from none other than Saint David of Beckham, who has admitted that he prefers watching rugby to watching football.
“I love rugby,” he said. “I love watching it and I love the whole thing. I have enjoyed going to Twickenham more than I have enjoyed watching football.”
Mind you, he also said that we all ought to get behind the football World Cups in Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, whether or not allegations of FIFA corruption are proven – so actually what the hell does he know?