Do The Wallabies Watch The Bachelor? You Bet They Do
No, seriously. They even had it streamed during the Bledisloe Cup.
If you were on a reality TV show searching for the love of your life, it's extremely likely your mates back home would be watching.
So, while it should come as no surprise members of the Australian Rugby team are watching former Wallaby Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins on this season of The Bachelor, it's no less exciting.
Before kicking off a press conference on Wednesday, Wallabies player Matt Toomua not only confirmed the team watches the show, but there's a real-life WhatsApp groupchat dedicated to keeping up with the Bachie dramas.
"We have a group actually, we have a Bachie sweep, we've got a WhatsApp group, yeah," he said.
While the image of the entire national rugby team enjoying a Bach up over WhatsApp is a beautiful one, Toomua only confirmed fellow teammates Nard and KB are in it with him, presumably referring to fellow backs Bernard Foley and Kurtley Beale.
Turns out, the backs love Bach!
The dedication runs deeper than a casual viewing though, as Toomua explained the team had episodes streamed to New Zealand during the Bledisloe Cup.
"We got it streamed in New Zealand on the big screen because it obviously isn't shown in New Zealand," he said.
"So we got it in the team room then, it was good."
If not to prove how across the Bachie scene he really is, Toomua made the insightful prediction contestant and certified show villain Romy would be packing up her things in the episode set to air that night, which he was technically right about.
While she was offered a rose during Thursday night's episode, Romy made a shock exit from the mansion after telling Cummins she "couldn't do this anymore" and rejecting the offer.
Not to say the confirmation the current Wallabies team is keeping up with the Bachie isn't satisfying enough, ten daily felt it necessary to find out if the interest transcended generations.
As it turns out, Wallabies legend and Ten's own sports presenter Matt Burke is right there with them.
His favourite to win was Cat Henesy, though following the show's latest installment, he's currently searching for a replacement front-runner.
Let's just hope the Wallabies have better luck in Saturday's Rugby Championship test against South Africa than Cat had on Bach.
Watch The Wallabies take on the Springboks tonight 7.30 on TEN and tenplay.