A leaked RFU document has brought England’s woe-ridden rugby World-Cup campaign into the spotlight once more.
Just a week after Martin Johnson stepped-down as the Big Dog in charge, a shock report has now revealed that the England players were more focused on money than rugby during the tournament.
Whereas it was previously thought that the team was playing according to the code of The Order of Knights Templar, championing such noble ideals as chivalry and the protection of freedom and liberty – it turns out they were just in it for the cash.
Anonymous interviews with players revealed further shock revelations. For instance, during coaching sessions certain players reportedly refused to chase the ball unless it was painted gold and had a pound sign on it. Prop Matt Stevens was also made to dress-up as the ‘tax man’ in an attempt to encourage more ferocious tackling from the greed riddled players.
Senior players are said to have disputed the amount of money they were being paid on the eve of the tournament, with one squad member demanding ‘at least 5 times as much as that cock Richie McCaw’.