Mimes – Given the potential for ‘Le Crunch’ on Sunday’s World Cup Final, the whole side is feeling slightly uncomfortable about being viewed as French sympathisers in their striped tops and jaunty berets. When asked for comment however, team Spokesperson Jon Portway merely covered his mouth before wiping away a solitary, invisible tear.
Police Academy - Last year’s Playboy Bunnies have ditched the red lights for blue lights, but retain the handcuffs from 2017’s tournament. Led By Commissioner Roelfy, let’s hope their keep their truncheons hidden until the post tournament showers.
Dead Musicians – Pie’s in charge. The outfits are sure to be tasteful and discrete.
Schoolboys – Ironically made up of schoolteachers from the local Grammar. Have it all to prove with 1) new WRFC head coach Sean Silver in their team and 2) A team of Grammar old Boys in their group. My moneys on the old boys.
Pineapples – New to this year’s tournament and something of an unknown quantity. Sure to be involved in a few ‘fruity’ games. Sorry. Attempted humour is only getting worse…
Geishas – Konichiwa to Scott M and ‘friends’ who sashay into the tournament sure to look delightful in Kimonos & slippers. Traditionally strong, they need to make sure they drink their port this year to stand any chance of taking the illustrious cup.
Trumps – Determined to make their team great again, let’s hope they keep the wall building on the pitch and share a few beers afterwards. Led by Holloway, and given it’s the off season he is probably up to 3% body fat giving the rest of us a chance.
Alliance – Our friends from Chess Valley return this year preaching peace and unity – half are Trumps, with the other half Kim Jong’s. Hopefully will build some special relationships with the other teams and won’t bomb out too early.
Gladiators – Coming all the way from Harrow, I’m not sure if we are talking cult 90’s gameshow Glads or Russell Crow extras. I’m really, really hoping for Hunter, Warrior etc to be making a comeback at Radlett Road. And Lightening.
So, there you have the runners and riders for this year’s tournament. As always, the emphasis is very much on social rugby. Expect elaborate trick plays, numerous yellow cards, ridiculous drop goals and some fantastic fancy dress. Firs matches K.O at 13:00.
Thurs 12th - Trade Day, Open to Public 17:00 – 22:30
Updated 16:38 - 15 Aug 2018 by Ian Griffiths
Fri 13th – 12:00 – 23:00, O2 Social Touch 19:00 – 20:00 open to all.
Saturday 14th – 11:30 – 00:00, Fancy Dress 7’s 13:00 – 17:00
Sunday 15th – 12:00 – Close, World Cup Final 16:00