The International Rugby Board is to jump on the celebrity IT bandwagon and take a very small sized page out of the world of Twitter. To counteract the widespread popularity of Twenty Twenty Cricket and Strictly Millionaires Diving, the IRB will introduce a new version of the Rugby Union code: Twitter Rugby™.
This new bite-sized version of the popular 15-a-side game will retain all the complexities of the full game but with one added difference. Each game is only to last 140 seconds. One of the main instigators of this new vibrant pico-sport is rugby factotum (sic) Rob Andrew. “This is just what we need to grab the minute attention spans of Generation X and create a sport that appeals to all walks of life: CBeebies addicted toddlers, Emos, League and Sevens fans as well as Gogs” said the ex-England Outside Half as he dropped another goal whilst simultaneously failing to score a third international try, yesterday. “Just think of the sense of occasion as fans travel miles to watch Munster maul the ball once.”
This new ‘improvement’ is already popular with Scarlets Supremo, Nigel Davies. “It’ll save our fans a hell of a lot of time. Why wait two hours for us to throw the game away stupidly in the last 20 seconds when the game can be over and done with in less than 3 minutes?” However it’s not good news for all. It is believed that this may be the final nail in the coffin for Conference.