Here's how the Rugby World Cup will affect your love life...
Published 17/09/2015 | 11:37
Research has revealed that those looking for love should tune into the Rugby World Cup - as Irish singles want to date rugby fans.
Dating website EliteSingles.ie revealed that more than half of Irish singles want to strike up a partnership with someone up to date with the sporting competition.
Interestingly, eighty percent of women and men find rugby fans of the opposite sex interesting or sexy.
The survey questioned 2,400 singles around the country about the link between romance and rugby, hours before the international event kicks off.
In Ireland, there is definitely a case of 'jumping on the bandwagon' as the amount of rugby supporters rises from 51 percent to 88 percent as the competition heats up.
According to the survey, the best way to impress a rugger hugger is to know the rules of the game.
In fact, 41 percent of singles would find themselves swooning over someone who can explain the finer points of an uncontested scrum or call a yellow card before the ref has raised his whistle.