Notorious pitch invader Daniel Jarvis, also known as ‘Jarvo 69’ online, has reappeared at multiple rugby matches following his series of pranks at the cricket over the last year.
Jarvis first came to the sporting world’s attention during England’s Test match series against India during the summer of 2021, where he made it onto the pitch on three separate occasions, even steaming in to deliver a ball to Moeen Ali and bumping into Jonny Bairstow at the Oval.
He was arrested and charged with aggravated trespass after his run-in with Bairstow, yet has somehow managed to infiltrate another major sporting event. The comedian has denied all the previous charges, but will face the court in March of this year.
The potential charges haven’t deterred him from continuing his spate of pranks, as he recently lined up alongside the All Blacks during their 16-54 win against Wales in Cardiff, back in October.
Sporting a black face mask, black shorts and a black shirt with ‘Jarvo 69’ on the back, officials were quick to spot him when he joined New Zealand for their National anthem, and removed him eventually after Jarvis’ attempts to get away.
Following the incident, Jarvis took to Twitter to say, “I just made my rugby debut for New Zealand facing the might Wales!”
Before this moment in Cardiff, he was once again caught invading the field of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars versus Miami Dolphins match, at the impressive Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Since then, the renowned trespasser has built up a following of 16.3k on Twitter, where he posts highlights of his pranks and interacts with fans.
Perhaps the funnest moment of his career came recently at this month’s Six Nations, when Jarvis attempted to lineup alongside the England rugby team at Twickenham.
Security quickly realised who it was and rushed onto the pitch to remove him. As soon as Jarvis turned around to join the line, a security guard had made one of the best tackles of the tournament, taking him cleanly to the floor before holding him there while waiting for support from fellow stewards.
Many fans took to social media to talk about the incident with this one getting Jarvis’ biggest reaction yet.
Unfortunately for England, they could have used more aggression like that on the pitch, as they fell to a disappointing 15-32 defeat against Ireland on their home turf.
It means England’s hopes of winning this year’s Six Nations are over, as they head to France in the final weekend, looking to secure a top three finish.