If you want an illustration of just how much rugby players have changed in the 28 years or so since the game went professional, you should witness the scene I stumbled into on the fourth floor of the Savoy hotel. There, high up in a capacious suite overlooking a dreary Thames, stands the gargantuan, brooding figure of England and Saracens second row Maro Itoje. He is wearing an immaculate grey twill double-breasted Dior suit, and pulling effortless high-fashion poses for The Telegraph magazine.
The Scot made eight playing appearances in the competition.
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