Never to be thought of. The Japanese beat the Springboks in Brighton ! What am I going on about. The Rugby World Cup of course- the greatest sporting event in the world. Forget all those elen a siode round ball pansies. Soccer as we know is a game for girls.
Mind you maybe I should be a bit chary about mentioning the Rugger as the last World Cup caused me to leave the "dwedfully" middle class OFW group- not that I cared in the end. After all when some over paid (or over pensioned) middle class tosser tells me "This is not a dmocracy"- the second word in my considered reply will be "OFF" .So as it happens I'm well out of it.
So on to better things. What a game! The Brave Blossoms were awesome. Inventive ,sharp, clinical, fast,. The Boks- well possibly complacent - expecting to win by 30 points so it took them a while to get that they were in a game. but at times they looked depressingly old and ordinary
If you are a rugger fan and you have not seen the -Ion its you I'm talking to- its well worth a watch.
England- well they just got away with it against Fiji but no-one had any broken legs or bones sticking out of the snotter so OK for the next bout
Catch Samoa against the USA next but my next "must see at all costs " is Japan v Scotland on Wednesday can the Blossoms do the Porriges ??? On current form they may well.
Wargames- well I did play a Ancients game to Tactica yesterday in 15mm and yes it was a tight gems- went doem to the wire BUT- because I fannied about I came second- Should have sent the forwards in (Roman Legionaries to the untutored) to make the Hard Yards up the middle instead of worrying about the wingers until it was too late- poor timing. Mind you his back line was faster(more cavalry) and his front row(Elephants) didn't half taker some stopping.
Picture when I get them out of the phone !
PS- The Welsh seem to be made of porcelain 4 more injuries against tiny Uraguay- at this rate they'll have nobody left. They are having a very poor run of luck that way