Lost championship game of our division today to Kansas state today by 4 after they scored a try with 7 minutes left.
Not thrilled after driving 6 hours to play 3 minutes versus Truman State and then got passed over in selections for a guy with stitches when the whole front row was pulling for me.
In fact I am irate.
Also I shaved my head from the last pic so now my head is cold.
Thrilling game this evening between Leinster and Clermont Auvegne. Tough loss for Clermont. As a Leinster fan I have to admit that, but for Brock James poor kicking, Clermont should have won. James let his team down tonight and is developing the reputation as a big game choker. Hope cousin Rob's not too badly hurt as they'll miss him going forward.
Well, it's down to the French and the Irish for the Heineken Cup. Leinster v. Toulouse or Stade and Munster v. Biarritz.
The year was 1990, the event, the Currie Cup final. Favourites, the Blue Bulls were playing the little fancied Natal, a club in its centenary year that had never lifted the Cup. A late try snatched victory for the underdogs and Natal fans celebrated.
In the post match interview the Blue Bulls captain, Naas Botha, ever gracious said, 'It took them 100 years to win the cup, it will take 100 years to win it again.' And so was born one of the greatest and most bitter rivalries in Rugby Union.
So, is that why they called him nasty booter?
I'll be sure to PVR this one.
So our French exchange scrum half is a stand up guy.
Basically all the guys who helped him out at the start of the year got a prize package.
He has a cousin who works in the front office of the club U.S.DAX. We all got t-shirts and team posters signed by the whole team and the coaching staff.
Just watched the Toulon-Clermont Top 14 semifinal. Even the fact that the commentary was in French(of which I have only a passing acquaintance) did not reduce my enjoyment of the spectacle. The Perpignan Clermont rematch should be quite something.
Also looking forward to the Super 14 playoffs with great expectation.
I can't remember the last S14 semi final that has been hosted here in Australia.
4 weeks ago I thought the Tahs were the weakest of the eastern sea board teams (the Force remain a basket case) but they're the ones who continue their season.
I'm a big fan of how the french are playing and how they do their line outs with the belly throws.
Its dirty, but so right.
Four finals this Saturday: Super 14, Magners League, Guinness Premiership and French Top 14! I think a little co-ordination would be in order. I guess the PVR will get a workout this weekend.
Aye, clearly the French were not all that interested. Pity, I still view them as favourites for the next World Cup. Its just went the French aren't interested they don't even put up the façade, But don't be fooled, they have it all and when the real shooting starts, they can out play or out muscle anyone in the world.
Ireland completely made a balls of it, everyone is waiting to hear what was the story with Jamie. Heslip is probably one of the best players in the world right now and we think he got his buttons pressed. Not excusing what he did, red card was perfectly correct and he shouldn't have reacted either way, but just curious how the Kiwis got to him.
England need to sort out their defence if they want to start competing again but they still look like a squad that is far to short on quality, especially given the size of their player base. The route England has taken in professionalism has proven to be all wrong.
Tri-nations starts this weekend with The Springboks traveling to New Zealand to play the All Blacks.
Should be a cracking game, the Springboks had a bad end of year tour when they rested a lot of players but are looking strong and have blooded a lot of new guys in every position. The All Blacks have a few problems with depth in some positions, but they will always be the All Blacks and will always be dangerous.
One thing I'm really liking is the mutual respect that is rebuilding between the ABs and the Boks. With all the pettiness and bullsh*t that is pervading the Soccer World Cup it's nice to see spirit and sportsmanship off the field that translates to hard, fair play on the field.
And it's good to know that whoever wins and whatever happens off the filed the Southern tradition of beers after the game will continue.
Someone should have told Bakkies Botha.
Not your everyday sports story.
Well, it didn't take long for Peter DeVilliers to put his foot in it:
I especially love the comment:
"We feel for all South Africans, especially rugby players, and while we do not defend the act [of Roux], we sympathise with the tragedy," he said. "It is an unfortunate reality that these things can happen to anybody."