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Reflections on the Ashes 2013 so far from Chester-Le-Street

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I was lucky enough to have very good seats for days 3 and 4 of the 4th Ashes Test at Chester-le-Street last Sunday and Monday. It gave me a chance to assess properly how these teams are doing at the moment, so I thought I’d share some thoughts on the matter.



Rogers out too early  Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

August 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

On Watching the 1st test: Australia vs British and Irish Lions 22nd June 2013

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Second Half.

Stomach-gripping tension.
Do we trust the fates too much to believe
this lead will hold?
Could half-perfect Halfpenny’s half-freakish, half-time miss
be the code for the way this will unfold?

Nerves seem to have got the players too.
Bodies fly into bodies round the fringes of the breakdowns.
Errors abound:
an overcooked kick, a pass spilt
a rolling maul driving headless into touch
and then relief. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

June 29, 2013 at 10:04 am

Australia 6 v New Zealand 20 16th October 2011

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Southern Hemisphere rugby once again less exciting than (England aside) Northern. New Zealand, my perhaps not very interesting prediction as eventual world cup winners, grind out a hard, frenetic, highly competitive but essentially attritional victory over Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

October 16, 2011 at 11:34 am