Sunday, 21 October 2007

Big Thighs and Great Sports

Last night I watched the Rugby World Cup Final - along with millions of others. I have no idea of the rules of the game and didn't understand what was going on - but no matter - there were enough big male thighs to keep me entertained for hours. I did, however marvel at the sportsmanship. When England's try was disallowed (which could have won us the game) there were no tantrums from the players, or indeed the commentators. They accepted it with good grace - can you imagine if that had been football? I love the fact that the referee regularly steps in and tells the players what they can't do, and they just listen to him, nod and get on with the game. There were bloody cuts and gashes, but no theatrical throwing themselves to the ground - screaming in agony in a peformance worthy of an oscar. NO, these strong men of rugby just get up, and get on with it!!! I loved it, and it totally restored my belief in sportsmanship. I don't really know but suspect that Rugby players don't earn a tenth of what professional footballers earn, but in my opinion they are worth ten times more. By the end of the game I was kind of getting the hang of the way the game is played (but maybe not!) Never the less I am converted (subtle joke!). So this morning I have changed my Christmas preesent list. I no longer want a David Beckham calendar, no, no, no...Now I want a Johnny Wilkinson Calendar. .....and they didn't lose....they came second. Well done South Africa, and well done England.

4 comments:

  1. Well done Tracy, I'm pleased you watched the Rugby instead of a film.

    I agree with your comments about them being better sportsmen and have always thought that Rugby was a game played by men and watched by gentlemen whereas football is a game played by monkeys and watched by morons!! :-)

    Also, did you hear about all the violence in France after the match? No? That's because there was none!!

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  2. Well done Tracy, I'm pleased you watched the Rugby instead of a film.

    I agree with your comments about them being better sportsmen and have always thought that Rugby was a game played by men and watched by gentlemen whereas football is a game played by monkeys and watched by morons!! :-)

    Also, did you hear about all the violence in France after the match? No? That's because there was none!!

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  3. I too love watching Rugby & am just about getting the hang of it. I love the way they all dive on one another & lean on each others head to get up & things & no one cries about it. It's great - a proper sport!

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  4. I too love watching Rugby & am just about getting the hang of it. I love the way they all dive on one another & lean on each others head to get up & things & no one cries about it. It's great - a proper sport!

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