Friday, 11 March 2011
Super 15 makes summer rugby a hot proposition
I don't know if you saw any Super 15 rugby at the weekend. Luckily, I did. It was a treat.
On a bad day, the southern hemisphere competition can appear like a contest of headless chickens. On a good day, the skills on show leave you wishing you lived on the other side of the world.
Tha handling skills, in particular, are something else. The number of implausible off-loads, deft basketball-style lobs and dexterous inside pops over the weekend was a marvel.
The firm pitches help, of course – there are no mud baths for these chaps to contend with.
If ever there was an advert for summer rugby, this is it.