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Sat, 20 Oct 2007

Rugby World Cup roundup

Best gameArgentina / Georgia
Best national anthemWales
Best Morris danceNew Zealand
Ugliest teamGeorgia
Best teamSith Efrika
Biggest disappointmentAustralian scrummaging
Hardest workersPortugal, against the All Blacks
Most unexpectedly good teamGeorgia
Most exciting teamFiji
Most exciting playersBryan Habana (Sith Efrika) and Takudzwa Ngwenya (USA)
Biggest annoyanceScrums not being fed straight, and referees not caring

Posted at 23:56 by David Cantrell
keywords: sport
Permalink | 2 Comments

I'm glad you mentioned that last one - I was beginning to think I was the only one that noticed. Scrums are a farce.

Posted by John Bolch on Sun, 21 Oct 2007 at 08:23:33

I'd agree with every word of that except national anthem (I have a weakness for the star-spangled bullshit). I'd add England as "most unexpectedly successful", with a clear distinction to be made between "successful" and "good".

I think we have to accept that now they're allowed to shove before the put-in, they're going to allow crooked put-ins because otherwise the scrum might be a genuine contest, heaven forfend. Doesn't mean we have to like it, though.

Posted by dr rick on Sun, 21 Oct 2007 at 20:02:25

Sorry, this post is too old for you to comment on it.