RUGBY Union officials are frantically attempting to recall the sixth nation ahead of the RBS Six Nations Championship.
As the annual competition begins, the identity of the sixth team is continuing to elude organisers who have been going back through their inbox to try and work out who they usually invite.
Rugby executive Tom Logan said: “So far we’ve got England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France and then my mind goes completely blank. Is Surrey a country maybe?
“I keep trying to remember last year but it’s just a blur of oversized muddy men with deformed ears and oddly polite fans singing hymns.
“I’m not even totally sure it’s called Six Nations, that sounds more like a Tolkien book than a sporting event.”
The competition began as the Five Nations and was initially a war, but it segued seamlessly into a rugby union contest with the only discernible difference being an increase in mindless aggression.
Logan added: “I do remember the way it works is that two entrants from each of the 13 districts enter the arena, but only one leaves. And Donald Sutherland is there with a big beard.”