A former Irish racing Greyhound has predicted that England will complete a Six Nations Grand Slam by beating Joe Schmidt’s side in Dublin this Saturday – and by doing so break New Zealand’s world record for consecutive test victories.
Rescue dog Storm, who came into Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s London centre earlier this month and is currently looking for a new home, has taken up sports predicting having retired from professional racing.
The four-year-old believes England’s record-equalling run of 18 victories, which started with a 60-3 win over Uruguay in the final game of the 2015 World Cup, will give Eddie Jones’ men the edge at the Aviva Stadium.
Asked to choose between two identical food-filled toys, one under an Irish flag and the other under an English flag, Storm made his prediction on camera with little hesitation.
Rebecca Fisher, Rehoming & Welfare Manager at Battersea, said: “Storm is a lovely, affectionate boy with a bouncy nature who is always looking to please.
“It remains to be seen if his rugby knowledge is up to scratch but one thing’s for certain – he’ll make a great addition to any home.”
Battersea cares for an average of 270 dogs and 200 cats at any one time with the help of investment from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who awarded Battersea a total of £650,000 in 2016.
For more information about rehoming Storm, or any of the other dogs and cats at Battersea, visit our website at www.battersea.org.uk/dogs/storm.