The Courier-Mail - - NEWS - MATTHEW BENNS

FOR­MER English rugby cap­tain Mike Tin­dall has de­cided to live out the motto: “If you can’t beat them, join them” by tak­ing up polo.

But at his first rid­ing les­son, it was hard to tell if he was more un­com­fort­able wear­ing the out­fit or sit­ting on the horse.

“This is the first time in my life I have put white jeans on,” he said as wife and polo trainer Zara Tin­dall, the Queen’s grand­daugh­ter and Olympic horse­woman, looked on with a broad know­ing smile.

His ob­jec­tive, car­ried out at a se­cret train­ing ground in the Cotswolds in the English coun­try­side, was to be able to play at the Pa­cific Fair Magic Mil­lions Polo on the Gold Coast in Jan­uary.

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