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Chris Sheasby

By Old Man River
August 22 2002

Lord Christopher Algernon Cholmondley Farquhar

Lord Christopher Algernon Cholmondley Farquhar ‘Loverat’ O’Sheasby of Mayfair (No. 8)

Since first coming to public attention while serving alongside Baden-Powell at Mafeking, this product of Hackney Marshes and Smithfield Meat Market has come a long way. In a process known as ‘Reverse Nigel Kennedy Syndrome’ this one time street hawker has gradually developed the accent to go with his high-class socialite activities. His excuse for being on the wrong side at a ruck, "Sorry old chap, I clean forgot we changed ends at half-time," is delivered with such old-world charm that not even the most implacable of referees can bring themselves to signal the penalty. Winner of the ‘Most Enthusiastic Rugby Player in the World’ Trophy every year since its inception in 1904.

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