How many April Fools’ Day spoofs did you fall for this year?
Once again, rugby players and media outlets have been trying to pull the wool over the eyes of supporters with pranks, tricks and jokes.
1. George Kruis
England And Saracens lock George Kruis has been having some April fools fun, announcing that he’s making a career switch.
2. Premiership future sorted?
Rugby Pass ran a hilarious article about how the Premiership will be ended. They revealed that Premiership Rugby had devised a detailed plan to play out the remainder of the season on the Shetland Islands, where every team will be quarantined for three months while games play out.
Drastic times call for drastic measures. https://t.co/f1LCOYzgp0— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) April 1, 2020
3. Fake retirement
Former Bristol Bears and Northampton Saints prop Jamal Ford-Robinson has entertained fans with his fake retirement.
Given this, I have decided that this season (if it ever gets back underway) will be my last. It’s not a decision I’ve taken lightly, and I understand there’ll be a lot of questions, but for now I’d like to be left to self-isolate alone.— Jamal Ford-Robinson (@jfordrob) April 1, 2020
4. The Scrumbags?!
BREAKING | The Scrumbags will play their first-ever world tour in 2021, after an overwhelming response to their debut gig in Glasgow earlier this year 🤘 pic.twitter.com/eBL2upYPZK— Glasgow Warriors (@GlasgowWarriors) April 1, 2020
5. Our offering
We annoyed a few people…
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England and Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell has confirmed a sensational cross-code switch to Wigan Warriors on loan ahead of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ APRIL FOOLS! #AprilFools #Rugby #RugbyUnion #april2020 #rugby🏉 #RugbyMemes #RugbyBanter #Rugby4Life
RANKED: 6 of the best rugby April fools ever…
Every April 1, aka April Fool’s Day, there are bound to be some prank news stories, but in a time of fake news, it’s super hard to differentiate.
However, we’ve gathered some of the best funny rugby stories from down the years so you don’t have to.