Rugby Union is very rich in hoary old stereotypes. Following the November series, here is a quick run-down of the stereotypical player from every rugby nation.
Stereotypical Player: A supremely talented ball player and a convert from rugby league. He gives off a laid-back vibe when losing and a cocky vibe when winning.
After he retires: Becomes a z-list celebrity. Makes a cameo appearance on Neighbours and appears on the Australian version of Strictly Come Dancing. Slags off England (or the Poms as he ‘hilariously’ calls them) any chance he gets in the newspapers.
Stereotypical player: A player who spends most of his time fending off love letters from George Hook and other counter-intuitive pundits. He emits an Italian player’s underdog charm but boasts far superior skill.
After he retires: Remains in France.