Anyone fancy a titter at the expense of our cankered round-ball cousins? My how they've got themselves into a snafu over the latest incident of simulation/diving/cheating (delete as appropriate). If so, my advice to you is think again.
As unedifying as Didier Drogba's antics were at The Hawthorns last Saturday, indeed the Chelsea striker's theatricals were the very worst sort of con-artistry, no- one involved in the union code should make the mistake of thinking their sport is free of such antics.
For all the grace Scott Murray showed Ian Gough and referee Steve Walsh when he was ordered off the field in Scotland's Six Nations defeat in Cardiff, I can think of at least another ten incidents where the perpetrator has been rather more sinister in his intentions and devious in his endeavours to conceal them.
I have been present at nigh on 40 games of rugby this season and probably watched half that number again on television and I don't think it's an exaggeration to say 95 per cent of them have contained at least one incident where a player has tried to trick a referee into awarding a penalty that was not deserved.
One of the most common circumstances is where a ball-carrier kicks over a defender and purposefully runs into him to claim obstruction. There were a couple of occasions at Moseley on Saturday when this happened and thankfully Mr Ashton Jones was not fooled.
The intention is to deceive the official and, just as other technical offences are, should be addressed with the full weight of the law, what the aforementioned referee should have done is blow for an infringement the other way.
At every level of rugby the kick-chase situation is possibly the most unregulated of all, yet the converse should be true given the likelihood of a serious injury.
With all eyes focusing on the ball the danger of being blind-sided is heightened and, as anyone will tell you, the blows that really cause damage are the ones that are unseen or are delivered unexpectedly.
Yet it's the wolf-criers who have done most to create the problem. By deliberately running into a defender and feigning obstruction they are throwing a level of doubt into the contact area where really it should be a clear call. A chaser is either taken out or he is not.
But by picking out opponents and trying to convince the referee of skulduggery they actually sow seeds of uncertainty in the official's mind, the result of which is that some contact has become permissible.
The question has become how much? A defender must not alter his line or try to impede another's yet it has almost become accepted that a tackle, even when the ball was kicked some two seconds before, is allowed.
That has led to players getting away without censure for a shoulder charge and I've even seen arms and elbows used to deter the chaser.
There was an extremely late hit at Billesley Common last weekend when Daren O'Leary chipped behind a Redruth winger only to have his ribs restructured by their inside centre. A penalty was awarded but it should have been more.
The whole situation is in such a mess that there was even some debate as to whether Wales' Martyn Williams should have been shown a yellow card when he blocked Lewis Moody's pursuit of a kick-off at Twickenham last month.
Even the most one-eyed Welshman must have recognised it for what it was - an attempt to defraud England by conning the referee without regard for Moody's personal safety.
So the next time one of your players is prevented from fielding a chip ahead don't blame the defender or the referee. Simply ask him after the game if he's ever feigned obstruction and if he answers in the affirmative it's clear where culpability lies.