The Rugby World Cup kicks off today, with England playing host to the very best bruisers on the face of the planet.
It’s a perfect excuse to buy that 80-in plasma HD curved TV you’ve been lusting over all year, to invite your mates over for a weekend of crisp eating, terrible singing, and to drink your weight in icy cold golden suds, too.
This year, what with shockwaves of the craft beer explosion being felt in even the most far flung corners of the globe, it’s no better time to sample the wares of microbreweries from those very nations.
So here's the ultimate RWC drinking list, matching each team with their best homegrown craft microbooze. Crack one open, sit back, and let the bone crunching commence…