Monday, 26 October 2015
Death by Rugby
Firstly a reunion dinner on Friday night with a bunch of (mostly) Commonwealth reprobates with whom I played and toured in the early nineties. Thoroughly enjoyable evening of catching up and reminiscing, especially about a certain Dutch tour in 1991 that I had mostly erased from memory - all I can say is thank god it didn't happen in the internet age…
And then 2 utterly compelling RWC semi finals. New Zealand were most definitely rattled by the Springboks but rallied to close the game out with chilling efficiency at the end. A monumental effort from both teams. As for Argentina, they left nothing out there, although a little less freneticism and a little more composure may have seen them home. Having said that the Australians were excellent and the back row unbelievably good. It'll be some final on Saturday.
Sandwiched between the semi finals, on a smaller scale but no less significant from a personal perspective, young TF Jnr made his debut for Chess Valley Rugby Club Under 13s on Sunday morning. Playing out of position in the 2nd row (we've all been there) he put a serious shift in, making his tackles, hitting rucks and generally making a nuisance of himself, contributing fully to a 53-12 win. VERY proud Dad.