Zara Swops Sides in the Great Rugby Love Match; after Dating Kiwi Star, Anne's Girl Steps out with England Hero
Byline: BILL MOULAND
HER cousin Prince Harry is well known for his passion for England's rugby team.
But it seems that Zara Phillips is even more smitten by one key component of the World Cup-winning side, centre Mike Tindall.
The couple looked delighted in each other's company as they left the Met Bar and walked through Mayfair at 4am yesterday.
News of the date will be a kick in the teeth, however, for the other rugby star who seems to have made a play for the 22-year- old royal, New Zealander Caleb Ralph.
Zara's love life has proved rather difficult to keep track of recently.
One minute she is said to be dating 26-year-old Tindall, the next she is seen with Ralph.
Judging by yesterday's events, it seems that - not for the first time recently - England have stolen a march on their southern hemisphere rivals.
'Zara and Tindall looked a bit frazzled at first but both had little grins on their faces,' said one observer. 'Neither of them seemed bothered about being seen together. It was as if they were saying, "The secret's out, so be it".
'There was no holding hands and they went their separate ways, although Zara went over to one of the photographers on the pavement to look at the digital images of the pictures he had taken.' Zara, 22, whose once live-in relationship with jockey Richard Johnson has foundered, was first linked with Tindall during the World Cup in Australia last year. …