What a weekend. Rugby is so much more enjoyable when viewed as a neutral! :)
First, TF Jnr and I attended the Wales v South Africa epic at Twickenham. Great game and even better atmosphere. There was always the feeling that the Welsh hadn't done quite enough and so it proved once the Boks started to dominate possession and territory in the 2nd half.
Unbelievable defensive effort from Wales and disappointing that all that effort from the Welsh was not rewarded, but in the end it really was a matter of last man standing.
An inspired decision to park and ride from Kempton Park meant that we were back home in time to see the New Zealand procession against the French. The All Blacks were pretty spectacular last night, although at times it did look as if they were having a training run against a bunch of blokes who had just met for the first time in the car park before the match.
And so to today - I've had a feeling all week that Argentina would be too strong for an Ireland team missing the likes of O'Connell, Sexton and O'Brien and so it proved. This Argentina team are a bit special and you can't rule out them making the final.
As for Scotland v Australia, another epic and Scotland certainly didn't deserve that outcome. Awful, just awful decisions from Craig Joubert, both in sending Maitland to the bin and then the penalty at the death. Australia can count themselves extremely fortunate.