Well, well, well, after writing in the last team on the tournament wall chart, 5 minutes after the last game kicked off, I then spent the next 75 minutes looking for a bottle of tipex, just in case. Good old Refs, they never let you down.
So after a series of quarter finals which saw Wales close to tears at the end of a tight game, France spanked (what’s the French for ouch), Ireland getting a reality check and Scotland asking for a reply due to a dubious decision. We now have, as some predicted, two semi-finals populated with only southern hemisphere teams.
I understand Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond, Princess Anne and Sean Connery have all lodged complaints with the European Courts of Human Rights about “That Decision”. However I’m not sure what Mel “William Wallace” Gibson is going to do.
So, in the hope of another bout of controversies, we start with the first semi next Saturday, kick off 4:00pm with South Africa v New Zealand, followed by the second semi on Sunday, kick off again at 4:00pm with Argentina v Australia.
To date it has been agreed to start the first team home game this Saturday, vs Carlisle, at 2:00pm. Earlier kick offs for all other games may be arranged.
By the way, I’m expecting an all Antipodean Final. But not sure when I should update the wall poster.