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Maro Itoje playing star role in selling game to US market

Posted on Sep 16, 2017

John Westerby, Philadelphia

September 16 2017, 12:01am, The Times

High on a tourist’s to-do list in Philadelphia is a run up the “Rocky steps”, the flight of 72 stone steps leading up to the city’s Museum of Art, made famous in the boxing films starring Sylvester Stallone.

Maro Itoje, who has been in town for the week, had his photo taken alongside the statue of Rocky Balboa, but opted against the trot up the steps, mindful of this evening’s game against Newcastle Falcons at the Talen Energy Stadium. “I went up the steps, but I didn’t run,” he said. “I don’t like to waste too much energy.”

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