The Rugby World Cup has kicked off in Japan
And England Rugby Fans up and down the land, are already celebrating their country’s second World Cup before they even take the field and six weeks before the final on 2nd November.
“What a marvelous tournament”, England fan, Colin Stalebreath (54) of Cirencester, elated, “Our World Cup Victory has to go down as one of the best in the history of this competition”
England’s First Game is Against Tonga on Sunday
Before the first scrum has been awarded, England fans have been celebrating their glorious passage through the group stages by brushing aside Argentina, France, Tonga and the USA .
“I was worried about the group stage”, a concerned fan, Colin Non-Drinkwater (54) of Barton Stacey, told us “But before the tournament has even got underway, I have been most impressed with how England have breezed through that ‘Group of Death’ with ease.”
Winners of England’s Group C will play Runners Up from Group D on 19th October
“An easy quarter-final against Wales will see us through to the Semis”, said Colin Drunkbynoon (54), a keen supporter of the clubhouse bar, “Avenging the 2015 defeat, gives the team confidence before going onto meet New Zealand in a closely fought semi-Final, which England will narrowly edge by five points.”
The Semi-Final is on 26th October
“The All Blacks are always tough opposition, but this is our year”, amateur rugby fan and professional drinker, Colin Minesapint (54) of Richmond informed us, “The narrow victory, nicely sets up an exciting final”
The Final will take place on 2nd November.
And what a finale! The tournament culminates on November 2nd with England beating Australia by 21 points in one of the most one-sided finals for years, regaining National pride and avenging the failure to regain The Ashes in a completely different sport.
“Are you watching Steve Smith, Kylie Minogue, Dennis Lillie, that actress who was in ‘Moulin Rouge’ and got consumption, whose name I forget? “, another England fan Colin Arrogant (54) of Stelling Minnis, triumphantly shouted, “It’s wonderful to see the Webb Ellis Cup back where it belongs. In a dusty cabinet at ‘Headquarters’ surrounded by aging former, out of touch, players, in soup-stained blazers. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to celebrate the England Soccer Teams victory in the 2020 Euros and us regaining The Ashes in 2021”.