Ingenious... Fan on packed Rugby World Cup train finds imaginative way of buying a beer
Here's a heartwarming story of courage, trust, camaraderie and passenger overcrowding for you. As rugby enthusiasts descended on the oval-ball Mecca that is Cardiff last night, for the clash between Australia and Fiji at the Millennium Stadium, space was very much at a premium on the trains.
Such was the log-jam of polo shirts, brown brogues and fine humour, that one very thirsty individual found himself in the emergency situation of 1) not being able to access the designated refreshments carriage and 2) not having employed some forethought and purchased a six-pack to carry in a plastic bag for the journey.
What now? With money to burn, but several dozen burly rugby chaps between him and the amber nectar, he faced quite a dilemma. BUT WAIT:
Forget your Japanese underdogging or your lavish opening ceremonies - this was the defining, heartwarming moment of the Rugby World Cup. Well, either that or the Irish fan who slept in the overhead luggage compartment from Cardiff to Paddington: