A sea of kaleidoscopic 70’ s psychedelics, beers, beach balls and barbeques, the western car park at HQ is every inch the festival party you would expect from the 7’s circuit.
The award for best dressed has to go to a bunch who took the 70’s theme and thought outside it with genuinely novel approach. With plenty of flares, afros and big-collar floral print shirts washing around west London, the title goes to the body-suited, face-painted group dressed up as tongue-wielding 70’s rockers KISS.
As loath as I am to denigrate other sports, you simply couldn’t show up at Wembley and have the same kind of party. That is because rugby rocks.