What a player, what a man. Will Carling famously said, “He’s just a freak, and the sooner he goes away the better”, but I for one wished we’d seen more of Jonah.
There has been much talk of the Rugby World Cup around here lately, so I feel the time has come to lower the tone considerably, and take a look at some amateur rugby league. This is the vicious 1997 Yorkshire Cup final between Siddal and Featherstone Lions, featuring a fabulous fight and a move on 41 seconds that Ric Flair would be proud of.
We all know that New Zealand take a great deal of pride in the Haka, it is a motivational tool, a symbol of their cultural heritage, and a chance to scare the opposition a bit. Also, you disrespect it at your peril, as Wales discovered last year at the Millennium Stadium.
1991, Wales are in crisis (sounds familiar), but are still expected to beat Western Samoa at the old Arms Park. However, life has a way of kicking you up the arse, as the home team discovered.
Abridged expalnation: Extra time, Matt Dawson, Jonny Wilkinson, Bosh, World Champions, shit for the next four years.
In anticipation of the much more testing matches to come this weekend, lets review last weekend’s
Welsh shambles game at Twickenham