Rugby love

You can probably tell that I’ve been busy at work lately ‘cos there hasn’t been much time for blogging. I haven’t even had time to read other blogs!
So last weekend was a rugbyfest in our house! Yes, my team lost again. And by a small margin again. But what a feast of rugby we had. The lowest scoring game was my team (The Mighty Sharks) v the Cheetahs with only 2 tries but how about that Lions v Chiefs game? 16 tries! What a game to behold! Of course, if you are a rugby purist, you would probably have been disgusted by the lack of defence on both sides. But as a scoring spectacle, this one was hard to beat.
A total of 50 tries were scored last weekend. So maybe these new rules are working although I must admit that I don’t like how they have negated players like McCaw or Brussow by not allowing them to play the ball straight after the tackle. As a matter of fact, four from 7 yellow cards handed out over the weekend were for tackle infringements. And so were most of the penalties.
Let’s hope that the players ‘learn’ the new rules as quickly as the referees have picked them up.
On a more personal note, I have started rugby training again too and last Thursday night I managed to score 4 tries (including a fantastic Habana-esque intercept try) during our 1 hour game of touch.

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