Sunday, 9 November 2008

English Rugby

I spent yesterday afternoon watching Otley play London Welsh in a Second Division match. The games was played at Otley's home ground, which I guess is a typical representation of small rugby grounds in England. Although I was shivering in the stands from the cold, I was assured by others that it was "a wonderful day for watching the rugby". I guess any day in England where the rain isn't coming in at you sideways is a "wonderful day", weather-wise.
Sadly for Otley they lost again and sit second last on the table with a 0 from 11 win record. But what cheered me up was the fact that some English rugby traditions are as strong as ever. The final score was 9-6, with all the points coming from penalty kicks.

4 comments:

TrueFiendish said...

0 from 11 but not last on the table? Whichever team is last must be going along "pretty ordinary" as they say.

Anonymous said...

The pictures are up on the Otley RUFC website. There weren't many of you in the Stand!

Shaun Press said...

They use a bonus point system and Otley has lost by 6 or less or scored 4 tries of more on 5 occasions this season. Their closest rivals are Manchester who have only score 4 bonus points. Nonetheless both teams have a point differential around the -350 mark.

Gerald said...

I was just wondering if anyone has this setanta sports package for watching the boxing on TV?
I've heard from a mate that they get quite a lot of matches on there, and have taken over as the new sky sports channel.

Is it worth paying monthly for this TV channel?