And Finally

Def Leppard sponsor under-tens rugby team

By | Published on Wednesday 1 May 2013

Rhiwbina RFC

Def Leppard have announced that they are sponsoring an under-tens rugby team from Cardiff, called Rhiwbina RFC. The band’s Joe Elliott said that he had agreed to fund the team, nicknamed The Squirrels, despite not being entirely clear what sport they play.

Elliott explained to the BBC that team coach Richard Proctor is “a long-time friend of mine and he works closely with the band”, adding: “When he told me he needed a sponsor, I jumped at the chance, only afterwards did I realise it was a rugby and not a footy team!”

Showing his unwavering confidence in, er, the band’s logo, Elliott added: “Like all things with our logo on it, I think [the team’s new shirt] looks spectacular. I’m not sure it’s going to guarantee a winning team every week though, but at least they will look cool”.