Earlier in the year, I missed 3 of 5 England matches in the 6 nations because of band concerts and rehearsals for the areas (as well as the areas itself!) and now as I'm putting the world cup fixtures into my diary, I'm realising that band is interfering with my Rugby viewing again! Our pre-finals concert is exactly the same time as potentially the best Pool A match, South Africa v England, we have an afternoon rehearsal during the England v Samoa match and the England v Tonga match is the evening before the Finals in Harrogate (certain people in my band are already worried that I'm going to go out on the lash and be unfit to play next day as it is....they'll be having kittens when they realise that I'll be in a pub with my Dad watching England play Rugby!) AND....to top it all off...the world cup final.....is the same day as the Championship section finals, which I was going to go and watch! Pubs are going to be a nightmare around the Albert hall with people trying to watch the Rugby and a major band contest!! Are people conspiring to stop me watching the Rugby?!! P.S - This isn't intended as a 'who's going to win the world cup' thread, I know England don't stand a chance if they follow current form, but I'll still be supporting them!!