So England’s Rugby World Cup match against South Africa is tomorrow – and it likely will have little to no impact on most Americans. Here, rugby is up there with lacrosse as a sport for posh, boarding school boys. That said, that doesn’t mean that admirers of men with thighs like boulders can’t gawk from afar. The Daily Telegraph has the Rugby World Cup survivors’ guide, which lists the totty to look out for. On England, there’s Jason Robinson (even though some of his faces are scary), Matthew Tait, and Josh Lewsey. On South Africa, there’s Percy “Peacock” Montgomery, Bryan Habana, Victor Matfield, and Francois Steyn. What, the Boks get one more? What are you trying to say, Daily Telegraph – that English boys are dog fugly?
For those of you who actually have interest in the game, The Times profiles each member of England’s rugby team – and notes what they need to do to win.
In other news:
- Lily Allen, Peaches Geldof, and Princess Beatrice engage in boozy hijinks at the Fashion Rocks afterparty in London. I’m starting to think that Beatrice cannot physically close her mouth.(Daily Mail)
- Victoria Beckham and Mel B. arrive in London to shoot the video for the Spice Girls comeback single, “Headlines (Friendship Never Ends).”
- Even Victoria Beckham has caught the chest bug that’s going around, and her illness has interfered with rehearsals for the Spice Girls tour.(The Sun)
- It’s a girl for Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen.(Digital Spy)