Lynne and 'Mantha are at a rugby match. Lynne tells 'Mantha that she dated a rugby player before she got married. 'Mantha asks her if he was a scrum half, prop or second row. Lynne says she doesn't have a clue as to which position he was and 'Mantha comes to the conclusion that Lynne is not a fan of rugby. Lynne confirms this but states that she is a fan of tight shorts, big muscles and huge thighs.
The vision of rugby players in front of her reminds Lynne of the time she dated a rugby player, so she tells 'Mantha, who has joined her at the rugby match. 'Mantha is knowledgeable about rugby and she can prove it by reciting three different playing positions. She knows them all and could have easily said fly half, hooker and full back but she felt these positions had ambiguous meanings and didn't want to confuse Lynne.
It is 'Mantha who is the fan and has invited Lynne to the game because Sammy couldn't make it. The men behind them are a little upset that Sammy hasn't made it as they liked to have a pint with him at half time. The man with the moustache is especially upset but he soon forgets about it when the excitement of the game comes close to them.
The game they are watching seems to be Sale vs Leicester. Why Lynne and 'Mantha have travelled all the way to Manchester to watch a rugby game is a bit of a mystery. The only explanation is that 'Mantha was born in Manchester and grew up watching Sale play rugby. She is a season ticket holder and drags Sammy up every Saturday. He prays for the away games against Wasps or Harlequins.