If you were in London over the last few days, you may have spotted a pair of Austin Healey’s walking around. Don’t worry, you weren’t dreaming…

It’s less than a week to go until The Big Tackle with Austin Healey starts on ITV4, straight after Sunday’s match. It’ll see Austin heading to a series of rugby clubs to try and get them back in the game in his own unique style.

To celebrate, a pair of Austin look-a-likes hit the streets of London. Alright, we’ll be honest, they aren’t exactly look-a-likes and their heads are a bit bigger than Austin’s actual head. Still, it didn’t stop them doing everything you’d expect to do in London.


We’ve got more pictures of the big heads’ antics including what happened when one went in a phone box on our Flickr photostream here.

Speaking of The Big Tackle, we headed down to Twickenham recently to see him and some of England’s elite squad posing for the camera. The team were filming idents, which will appear just before and just after advertising breaks in the show.

The video’s below, but to see it in High Definition on YouTube, click here.

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