Thursday, 13 December 2007

Hope for us all?

And there I was, feeling so smug and impressed with myself for having started playing rugby again at the age of 43, when along comes a story about someone making his international debut at the ripe old age of 45.

The person urinating on my fireworks is none other than Derby RFC Veterans' Felix Frixou. Not only did he make his debut in March this year in the first ever Cyprus rugby international - a 39-3 victory over Greece - he has recently returned from the FIRA AER Division 3D Tournament held in Cyprus, where the host nation recorded wins over Slovakia (38-8), Monaco (19-10) and Azerbaijan (29-0).

What's more, not content with merely representing his country, Felix was awarded the "Flying Ninja" trophy by his Cyprus Moufflons team mates following a try saving tackle in the Monaco game after defending a 2 on 1 situation just yards from his own line by tackling both players!

Well done Felix...now, what's Brian Ashton's phone number?

1 comment:

Nursedude said...

As somebody who started playing at the age of 45, I have to say I am impressed...and a little envious.