If these 5 Rugby World Cup teams were Premier League clubs

The Rugby World Cup is in full-swing and many disgruntled football supporters in the Transfer Tavern have been looking at the tournament as an escape from their usual Saturday routine, as their respective clubs falter.

Whilst rugby and football fans here in the Tavern often clash over which sport is the best, there’s a lot of similarities between the two games. For one, both England teams build-up expectations and then flop on the big stage.

Rugby is one of the nations favourite past-times and many football supporters also follow a rugby club- particularly in the North of England, where things get a bit weird. (Rugby League and Rugby Union still confuses us).

The similarities between the two sports got us thinking though, which Rugby World Cup team would be who in the Premier League? We decided to find out- and our discoveries show that even an international team from a different sport shares similarities with Premier League sides.

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Click on Manuel Pellegrini wincing at the thought of managing a rugby to see which FIVE Premier League teams would be who in the World Cup!




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