Admiral's Rugby Ringer Pranks the Wales Rugby Boys

Welsh captain Sam Warburton and a group of his teammates stepped out in front of the camera to take on a group of Admiral staff at a game of touch rugby. Our team included the Admiral herself, or so they thought, as all was not as it seemed.

The Admiral was actually Wales women’s fly-half Elinor Snowsill but thanks to a makeover and some pre-planned fumbles and mistakes from her, Sam and the boys were none the wiser.

Sam even encouraged the boys to go easy on the Admiral. That was until Elinor decided to step up a gear and show off her skills, giving the boys a bit of a shock!

How did the prank go? Watch our video and find out

More about our #RugbyRinger

  • Elinor was born in Ascot in 1989 but lives in Cardiff
  • She plays her club rugby in Bristol
  • She is Fly Half for the Wales Women’s team and made her international debut against Sweden in 2009
  • Elinor has her own food business called Onest which educates on healthy eating and provides catering
  • She is a big fan of peanut butter

Proud to sponsor the Welsh Rugby Union

As a company with our roots firmly in Wales, and our HQ so close to the home of Welsh rugby, it made great sense to us to sponsor our national team.

We're proud of our partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union. Since 2010, we've been at every Wales game with the faithful fans, as they cheer on the famous red jersey with the Admiral logo across the chest. You can show your support by wearing the shirt, available from the online store at


The Welsh Are Coming! Watch Scott Quinnell and the Admiral Inspire Choir surprise commuters at Victoria Station in London.

Why we sponsor the WRU

For us, it is more than having the Admiral name on the jersey; the main reason we sponsor the Welsh team is because of our staff. They tell us how delighted they are to see Admiral associated with their heroes.

Sponsoring the Welsh team means our staff get some great benefits too, including visits to our offices by the players, tours of the Millennium Stadium and the chance to train like a player with some pretty impressive coaches. The children of staff have even taken part in the Festival of Rugby.

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