Monday, 28 May 2012

Come on without...

Media coverage of Harlequins’ inaugural league title has been somewhat disappointing.

BBC Breakfast on Sunday, for instance, failed to mention Quins’ victory over Leicester at all, preferring to focus on England’s meaningless football friendly, the Monaco GP qualifying, Carl Froch, the second day of the Trent Bridge Test and the third round of the golf at Wentworth. And poor old Englebert Humperdinck’s disaster at Eurovison, naturally.

Meanwhile, much as the printed press can’t write any article about the England rugby team without mentioning dwarf tossing, so Quins’ victory cannot be reported, it appears, without reference to Bloodgate. Lazy, very lazy.

So let’s put this right. Quins were simply excellent on Saturday and it warms the heart to see so many English players playing such fast and accurate rugby. It all bodes well for the summer ahead.

Congratulations to Chris Robshaw, Joe Marler, Danny Care et al – simply marvellous. And Conor O'Shea's tribute to Dean Richards...
"This is a massive tribute to Dean who put so many of the structures in place"
...was pure class.


Unknown said...

You're so right - an awesome game - and according to my husband who was there on Sunday the England v Baabaas game was a cracker with a lot of free flowing rugby - an exciting future ahead

tinlegs said...

Interesting that all the other items you mention were on the BBC in one way or another (TV or Radio).