IT ALL went wrong for the The Wheatsheaf pub on Tuesday night.
The Fulham Road watering hole as well as being the home to Hammersmith & Fulham RFC, was to have been the chosen venue for the launch of the RBS Six-Nations.
Sadly, the winter wastes did for the do, although gaffer Ali Allawa was chuffed to have been chosen in the first place.
Apart from sponsoring Hammersmith & Fulham RFC, The Wheatsheaf has become THE west London rugby pub - but that's no co-incidence.
Allawa has two Sky boxes in the pub, one tuned to football and the other to rugby. He likes the idea of being known as a rugby pub.
However, he was still delighted when his place got the nod, Oscar style,ahead of six other Greene King pubs after an extensive search by his bosses.
He said: "I was originally on a longer list, but it came down to the last two, and then I got a call from one of their PR people and said I had been chosen. Of course,I was delighted."
Shepherd's Bush boy Lawrence Dallaglio was to have done the honours as part of his tie-in with the brewery, and a Greene King spokesman reckoned the clincher was the fact Allawa knew a lot about rugby.
He said: "When Ali spoke about rugby he clearly fitted the bill."
Allawa's support of H&F is a boon to the club, but he shrewdly has one eye on the till as well.
"Given a choice between 300 football supporters and 300 rugby fans - I'll have the rugby fraternity every time."