Posts tagged: Jonny Wilkinson

‘Tis the Season

Had my first Christmas dinner today. (Don’t you hate the word ‘Xmas?’) It was in the canteen (sorry, ‘staff restaurant’) consisting of veggie soup followed by turkey (a bit dried out) with an even more dried out lump of stuffing on top. I passed on the sprouts, roasters, carrot batons etc and went for a hillock of creamed spuds. Plus the European Gravy Lake to rehydrate the offering. Only two more helpings to go before I finish for the holiday. Whoopee do. Read more ›››

Wizards of Oz

Well Oz, what happened to the expansive running game? Not much sign of it this morning/evening as you were crushed by the might of the English pack, the running of Jason Robinson and, of course, the boot of Jonny Wilkinson to take the Rugby World Cup.

But just to prove that us Poms can still whinge in victory, I thought the ref (Andre Watson) gave some awful decisions. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear he had a bet on the Aussies. Read more ›››

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Well, the tension is beginning to mount as we are less than 24 hours from England (hopefully) winning the Rugby World Cup in the Aussies’ own back yard!

Sometimes are think the Aussies are right calling us “whinging poms” judging some of the things that have been said about England’s game against France last week. “Boring kicking game” moaned the critics, but they’ve obviously never played rugby. I have and in torrential rain when passing the ball was like passing a bar of soap. Read more ›››