Arsenal trio stage their own England v Wales v France rugby showdown
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Premier League footballers have been busy tweeting their support for their Rugby World Cup countries, with the likes of Gary Cahill and Wayne Rooney among those getting behind England.
And José Mourinho caught the mood when he joked that Eden Hazard’s over-the-bar penalty miss for Chelsea against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League was designed “to promote the Rugby World Cup”.
But three of Arsenal’s squad have gone to much more energetic lengths to show their regard for their rugby counterparts.
Calum Chambers (England), Francis Coquelin (France) and Aaron Ramsey (Wales) staged a mini tri- nations rugby challenge, testing their passing and kicking skills with an oval rather than a round ball.
The video showing how they got on – and there was a clear winner – is currently featured on Front Row, the Telegraph’s alternative look at the Rugby World Cup.
HOST OF RWC FUN
There’s a host of RWC-related fun and entertainment, including an are-you-a-proper-rugby-fan quiz, the best (and worst) kits at this year’s tournament, the most intimidating grounds according to the Telegraph’s rugby experts (even Brian Moore eventually chooses one) and the 20 hardest men ever to play rugby.
That’s more than enough to keep you busy – at least until the next game!