Many players take advantage of a trip to the markets in Beijing and the other Chinese cities, and an unscientific survey revealed that Mark King is probably top dog when it comes to spotting a bargain and haggling for Britain.

Other partners in crime included Alex Davies, Jimmy Robertson, Davy Morris, Matt Selt and Rob Milkins – although the Gloucester player readily admitted he didn’t really hack it in the cut and thrust of market buying and selling.