This time away from playing and training has given players licence to be as creative as possible with their April Fool’s Day jokes this year, for which England and Saracens lock Geroge Kruis must be commended.

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The six foot six forward took to social media to announce he is switching to British Rowing, focusing on the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. This was accompanied by a photo of himself rowing, whereby his photoshopping skills must be complimented. His company fourfivecbd also made the announcement of the shock career change.

While the obvious giveaway here is that it was shared on April Fool’s Day, another may be that Kruis’ robust 120kg frame may have left a rowing boat fairly lopsided. Then again, with the ever-increasing speculation that Saracens players may be moving elsewhere next season after their relegation, Kruis may well be giving another sport a go.

Last week Fourfivecbd has paired up with Boots UK. The agreement was described as ‘a massively significant moment’ for Kruis and Day who have been building their business for just over two years after brainstorming the ideas of fourfivecbd in January 2018.

“This is a momentous day for fourfivecbd,” Kruis said. “It’s a huge achievement and something we’ve been working towards for a long time.

“We’re very proud to partner with Boots and our employees have worked extremely hard to form this exciting partnership.”

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Both playing for Saracens at the time, Kruis and Day began to take the natural supplement cbd oil to maintain their active lifestyles around their highly-demanding, physical rugby careers. Kruis and Day linked up in the second row for Saracens before the latter’s retirement in November 2019, and have been good friends ever since.

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