Real Rugby Nuts

Good thumpings all round

Posted in My Week In A Nutshell by therugbynut on September 22, 2006

Last weekend, we were up against a Boston fifteen, who were of similar
stature to us, but had an average age about ten years less than us! What a
game though, the ref, one of our lads, was a bit hung-over and as is usual
when one of yours refs the game, he gave a lot to the oppo.

Well a total of 11 tries were scored in the game, first half we played up the hill with the wind in our face and were all square at 12 points a piece at half time. Tough game, they has two speedsters the right wing and full back, quite cocky, but good. We were playing two vets at centre, one a fly half and one a winger and we all struggled with the pace.

The second half opened up and they scored five unanswered tries in quick succession through their speedsters. Managed to split my head open, whilst the 5th one was being scored. We then started to trundle and play our game, pull the people in, then using the lineouts and scrums to win the ball, our support play improved. We had to sub one of our flankers, so I moved out to flank and a replacement hooker came on. We scored a couple of goods tries, they scored one in between and we ended on a high. The game was closer than the score suggested at 48-29, had a couple of differences of opinion as well, it was great to feel like we were back in the groove.

Next week St Ives, bring it on.

Well week 3 of the Premiership and Women’s World Cup to boot. The English women were very unlucky, New Zealand are the world champions and have been for a long time, but England pushed them all the way and only a breakaway try at the end when England were pushing for a score, flattered the scoreboard. But good game, these girls can show some of us lower league players a thing or two.

Back to the main action, accusations of racism in the Northampton game lead to the game being halted – rumour mill has it a tall English wing got rather frustrated with a coloured player not giving him the ball quick enough! Saints eventually won the game against Bath. As expected Sale beat Worcester on Friday, Gloucester drew at Leicester, who just aren’t firing at the moment, Bristol beat London Irish, Sarries thumped the Falcons and Wasps thumped Harlequins.

So the table after three weeks, sees three undefeated teams in Wasps (3 out of 3 wins) Gloucester and Bristol, whilst Worcester and Harlequins prop up the table with no wins.

Let’s hope these close games continue.


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