Heavenly rugby

Fred and Joe are two friends who are mad keen on rugby. Over a beer one night they make a pact that whichever one of them dies first they should find a way of informing the other whether or not they play rugby in heaven.

In due course Fred passes away then a few weeks later Joe is sitting relaxing at home when he hears an ethereal voice calling his name.

“Who is that?” asks a startled Joe.

“It’s Fred here speaking from the afterlife. You wanted to know whether or not they have rugby here – well there is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that there is indeed rugby here in heaven, it is played every week, the weather is always perfect, and we are all young again”.

“That’s fantastic” says Joe. “But what’s the bad news?”

“Ah yes, well you are on the teamsheet for next week!”

June-July 2019