Tag Archives: RWC2015

501. The Day After

Boxing Day. The day after the wedding. The day after the World Cup, or the exam final, or a childhood’s birthday. The day when all the intense focus and anxious of the Big Day has evaporated leaving you … what? … Continue reading

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498. From The Floor: #RWC2015 Grand Final

Australia 17 – 34 New Zealand It’s been a couple of hours since the final whistle, and I’m still just a flash flood of jumbly tumbly ideas and images and emotions. Exhausted satisfaction, of course. Awe at the smarts and skills … Continue reading

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496. Getting Ready

Weighed in at 2.06 am : 117.5 kg. Off to the gym now for one final effort to heave karma across the line. Then back home to wake up MrsDavy, LittleDavyOne and LittleDavyTwo. Throw them in the car, dash to the … Continue reading

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494. From The Couch: Bronze Final

Argentina 13 – 24 South Africa Exactly what, we all wail to the rugby gods, is the point of this match? A curtain-raiser? A revenue-raiser? Do we really need to separate third and fourth? The only real pleasure is to watch … Continue reading

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492. The Australia-New Zealand World Cups

There have been three World Cups this year for sports that started in England: cricket, netball and now rugby. In all three, England have disappointed and disappeared. In all three, the final was/is Australia vs. New Zealand. Not a good omen … Continue reading

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490. Omens

I’ve left the entrails in the chicken, and instead refer to history for some omens that are good or bad for the Wallabies and All Blacks. ‘No team has won back-to-back tournaments’. Australia +  New Zealand – ‘The team that knocks … Continue reading

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489. Filling The Time

This is the Phoney War: a period of waiting for action. The real stuff is happening behind the scenes, and the generals don’t want you to know their strengths, weaknesses and intentions. Quite right, too. Many in the media – … Continue reading

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487. From The Couch: SF#2

Argentina 15 – 29 Australia An odd, curate’s egg-type of match this one. Australia scored four tries to none, but never looked entirely comfortable. It was only when they scored their fourth in the 71st minute that you thought the … Continue reading

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486. From The Couch: SF#1

New Zealand 20 – 18 South Africa We’re going to get a mountain of stats over the next few days, and they’re all going to support the story of our eyes: the All Blacks had all the wood and nails … Continue reading

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485. Winning Against The Boks

Last week in my anxious I provided some free advice to Shag about how to beat the French. I’m grateful that he followed it to the letter: A Quick Start Kicking Accuracy Discipline Contest Pull The Trigger Now that we … Continue reading

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