There are not many rugby blogs about when you look around cyberspace, but of those that are out there this one is a corker.
South African flanker Richie Cunnigham may have to spend Friday night working at Arnold’s, instead of pummelling the England team, as he has been cited for being naughty against Samoa.
Not really sure what is going on here to tell you the truth. The Saffers seem to be dressed as Ninja Turtles, then they shout a bit, then they run on all fours; at some point a bloke is playing a drum. All this appears to take place in a place that looks exactly like Widnes. Somehow this is meant to inspire a nation.
Tonga normally play in a simple red, which they find is practical for hiding the blood of their opponents after they have banjoed them around the head 12 times each in the last 20 minutes to assuage their ANGER at being are 52 points down and thoroughly brassed off.
While all the talk in the media has been about Phil Vickery doing his best impression of Bruce Lee on poor little cherub Paul Emerick, everyone seems to have forgotten that the Eagles centre came very close to snapping Olly Barkley’s neck/spine/lovely spiky hair.
Southern hemisphere rugby fans must be puffed up with self-satisfaction after this weekend, and I don’t fancy giving them much more to crow about, so here is the edited version of the performances of their teams at the weekend.
Phil Vickery has been cited for his flying potato, Jean-Clude Van Damme-esque manouevre on the USA centre Paul Emerick, and it is safe to say he has about as much chance of escaping punishment as a man caught in bed with the wife of a particularly angry gorilla.
A plucky performance by the newcomers from the Iberian peninsular yesterday, including this lovely try. Good forwards control to begin and then a delightful offload by the out-half for the winger to score.
All the home nations big guns – and Scotland – have played at the weekend, and it is with great surprise that I write here that it is the Scots who are actually managing to look like a rugby team. Yes, they only played Portugal; yes, the win was expected; yes, their kit looks like something designed by a wino after a particularly heavy session on the 9% cider; but, they were the only home nation to not only get their much-expected win with some measure of control and assuredness.
We’ve not been around long here at bloodandmud.com, but we think that we are offering a decent read for the Rugby public out there. But don’t just take our word for it, have a listen to those clever chaps over at The Times Online, who had this to say about our lovely blog:
I’ve had my say, but what do you guys reckon is the worst thing about the comedy sideshow that is ITV’s coverage?