Ar­se­nal trio stage their own Eng­land v Wales v France rugby show­down

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Given Ar­se­nal’s un­en­vi­able in­jury record, the ap­pli­ca­tion of a head ban­dage was part of the drill Front Row on the Ar­se­nal rugby chal­lenge There will be a few mis­matches on the pitch but who will win the style war? Front Row ranks the shirts

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.


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!

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