England go back to the old skool for Rugby World Cup

The naming of the England side to face France on Saturday, and indeed the whole England squad, suggests that Yoda Ashton has decided to jump on the nostalgia bandwagon that is an inescable part of modern life.  With Christmas rapidly approaching, and to tie in with the Rugby World Cup, I think theJonny_kick RFU would do well to release an England Old Skool compilation album, feturing such titles as:

Fans likely to be stranded after Rugby World Cup matches in Cardiff

Good news for Cardiff hoteliers! The British railway network has once again excelled itself. 

Fans travelling to the quarter-final to be held at the Millennium Stadium on 6th October have today been informed that there will be only one train back to London, 30 minutes after the final whistle.  Anyone who has attended a match in Cardiff will tell you that there is no way you can get into the station within thirty minutes, unless you shoot everyone in front of you in the queue.*

Grand Slam winner Sidoli left out of Wales Rugby World Cup squad

Wales have named their Rugby World Cup squad and coach Gareth Jenkins has dispatched the second member of the boilerhouse that helped win the Grand Slam for Wales.  Walestralian Brent Cockbain was left out of the huge 41-strong initial training squad and now Robert Sidoli, the rangy Cardiff second-row, has been rejected in favour of Will James.  James, who plays for Gloucester, only began his Premiership career 18 months ago and qualifies for Wales through his parents.