I really should apologise to South Africa as i drew them in the office sweep stake for the Rugby World Cup and i have an appalling record in sweepstakes so their chances of winning the trophy nosedived the second i pulled their name from the wok we were using as a hat.
I don't understand rugby and i did mean to sit down and watch the England v Fiji game last night but, to be frankly honest, once it started i quickly lost interest and watched 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown on catchup instead.
Rugby to me has always been a bit of a game they play 'up North' and not something us sophisticated latte drinking southerners do and also a game the toffs indulge in.
The stereotype is confirmed when they open their mouths to talk and you can blatantly hear the private school accent and a quick check reveals that 20 of England's 31-man squad hail from a fee-paying school.
Not that it makes much difference either way because out football team is full of state educated players and they are awful (both in a football and personality way) so i will keep an eye out in the back of the newspaper for the rugby score but it is unlikely that i will be going out of my way to watch 22 big fat men running into each other for 80 minutes.
P.S. If you South Africans can find your way to stop being rubbish and win me £20 it would be very much appreciated, thank you.