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Rutland columnist Allan Grey discusses England vs South Africa at Twickenham Stadium

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Parking Plan B worked, and we’re parked in a church backyard for the princely sum of £30, and after a 10-minute walk my good friend and I are now loitering, waiting for a couple of his friends to appear, to collect and pay for their tickets having flown in from Majorca earlier in the morning, writes Rutland columnist Allan Grey.

We shuffle around for over 30 minutes, trying to keep warm. Close by a comedian with a loud hailer is sitting atop a tennis umpires’ chair, directing the many people looking for the correct entrance.

“If you are looking for Gates A, B or C, congratulations you are nearly at your journey’s end, if however you are looking for Gates D, E or F, then like Boris Johnson, do a U turn and head back the way you’ve come”, at least he is managing to keep us entertained whilst we wait I muse.

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