A Welsh rugby star has had to pull out of an important match in France after his puppy chewed up his passport. Jason Tovey, 23, was all packed and ready to go to the airport to fly to Toulon to play for Cardiff Blues when he found his ruined passport.
The outside half's Labrador puppy Buster had even left his teeth marks on the
passport, which now has gaping holes in it. "It's a bit like the old schoolboy excuse that the dog ate my homework," he said.
"Buster is always chewing things but usually it's my sock and shoes," said
Tovey. "As soon as I saw the passport I thought I'd never get through airport
security with it. I was dreading telling my team coach, I didn't think
anyone would believe."
Tovey was due to play in the Heineken Cup match against Toulon later today, but will
instead have to watch the game on the television.