Well, there you go, the whistles have been blown, the balls, kicked, passed, put in, thrown in, dropped (quite often), touched down and generally messed about with. The fans have also been singing, more than others obviously, and for some the large chested lady (no not that one) has appeared far to early. Which in simple terms means we are at the end of the pool games and we can now run head first into the knock out stages.
This all means that this week end we have the following games to watch, and for most of us enjoy without having to worry about how their team would do. To be honest there really is a good selection of tasty encounters to drool over.
Saturday; 4:00pm ko South Africa v Wales, and 8:00pm ko New Zealand v France
Sunday; 1:00pm ko Ireland v Argentina, and 4:00pm Australia v Scotland
All games will be shown live at the club. There being one possible exception to this rule. On Saturday we hope to bring forward the ko time for the 4th team game vs Stockport to 2:30 (or earlier). This will result in the game finishing just as the Sth Africa v Wales game starts. If we are unable to agree an early ko for the 4th’s we may use the capability of the sky box and have a delay in the viewing time for the SA v W game.
Final note/observation, it’s not difficult to realise the quarter final games are balanced with 4 northern and 4 southern hemisphere teams present. It will be interesting to see how the semi final games line up. I recon it’ll be 1-3 or even 0-4, what do you think?