Wednesday, 8 May 2013

It’s just like watching Brazil

And so the Chesham Touch Rugby league is once again underway as the defending champions from last year took to the field last night against my alma mater, the Chairman’s Choice.

Decked out in fetching Brazil-style yellow t-shirts with green trim, the team was missing 3 key ingredients from last year’s team – Tommy (travelling in Cambodia), Rich (University) and Billy (jumped ship to a younger, fitter team).

Nevertheless the team, re-christened “Billy Who?” fielded able replacements in the form of Tom, Ben and young Ollie, all of whom were instrumental in getting the season off to a winning start despite the best efforts of yours truly whose form, frankly, was about as impressive as his fitness.

A 14-6 winning scoreline masked a sloppiness in performance not helped by some of the most bizarrely pedantic refereeing ever witnessed on any touch rugby field in Christendom – including us being penalised for having too many players on the pitch whilst 2 of us were walking off having been subbed. I kid you not.

Nevertheless a winning start accompanied by the usual aches and pains the following morning. Onwards and upwards.

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