By HARRY CLARKE

Reporting can be a dangerous sport, especially when you participate in the story!

This journo thought he’d have no problem playing seven-a-side rugby at age 30 without any real fitness, and alas, had to be carried off the field during the first game with a knee injury. Initial medical advice suggests it’s very likely a torn ACL.

For that reason, physical ability to cover this event was limited. Unfortunately no footage was gathered of the women’s games, and there are no shots of winning teams raising their trophies.

Perhaps most disappointingly, there also aren’t shots of the Budgy Smuggler “Flash Off” that occurred late in the day.

Country Caller be back at Roma next year, fighting fit to make up for the loss.

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