Saturday, 12 November 2005

Rugby

Tough game today. Canterbury played in their change strip of blue and without their first choice scrum half as he broke his arm playing against London Welsh last weekend. At start of play both teams were unbeaten in the league and it wasn't too difficult to see why - grief but the tackles were flying in! This was hard, grinding rugby from both packs and towards the end of the game many of the forwards, on both sides, were moving no faster than walking pace. Canterbury scored their only try from a charge down in the second half and it brought the scores level with little more than 5 minutes to go, they'd been behind for much of the game, but Richmond drove for the Canterbury line and despite heroic cover play on their own line Canterbury were ground down by a series of penalties and Richmond won by a converted try.

And it was damn cold on the touchline, Calum managed to eat three small pork pies and four Chuppa Chuppa lollies as well as his Diet Coke while I had the other three pies and a coke and a coffee during the second half - it was 50p but for the chance of getting warm I'd probably have paid much more! November 26th is the next home game - against Ealing - and I'll be wearing my thermals.

4 careful considerations:

kat said...

I like watching rugby and used to go to all Fylde's home games. Some very cold times. I remember buying the scarf just to keep my ears and face warm.

Nogbad said...

I had my OU scraf on but I couldn't find my gloves and as Calum sits on the fence I need my hands out of my pocketsto stop him falling off when the ball comes flying in our direction (which was frequently today!)

Nogbad said...

BTW - a scraf is like a scarf but longer :-)

Bluefluff said...

LOL! Now that, I understand. Not too sure about the rubgy commentary, rugby of both varieties being almost as closed a book as cricket to me.