Weekend Rugby

Posted on Mon 19 September 2011 in general

While last weekend involved a hilarious last minute rush to get a proxied ITV player working while in Paris this weekends England game just involved getting up at 6.50 on a Sunday morning. As some have pointed out I am not yet a Dad so this early awakening on Sunday is an alien concept to me (although oddly I tend to wake up naturally early on the weekends compared to weekdays).

The game was very exciting from the start and Georgia's ability to maintain such a fast and aggressive pace for the whole game was pretty impressive. Although England got an early try and awful lot of the first half had me very worried about their discipline, especially with a sin-binning right on the cusp of half-time. The second half was a lot better and I was glad to see that once they got their discipline under control there was some very good flowing rugby and yielded a lot of tries for England. However Georgia kept challenging to the end so there was little let-up in the pressure.

It's been said that the English rugby team are slow starters who's game improves over the tournament. I have to hope this is the case as once we are out of the groups the games are going to get a lot tougher.