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.
Pep Guardiola claimed the centre-back was ‘not ready in the first minutes’ before suffering a hamstring injury, while Thomas Partey also went off in City’s 1-0 FA Cup win
Moisés Caicedo appears set on leaving Brighton this month after posting a series of tweets following a £60m bid from Arsenal