Well, I've had my arm twisted to start a blog, and now its so far up my back I can only type with one hand... So what's it all about? Will anybody read this stuff? Is anybody out there?
You may be wondering about the title. I was looking for a suitable username, and this seemed appropriate. I've only become RugbyMad in the last couple of years. I've been generally Mad for a lot longer than that, but hey. The Rugby bit is my mate FakeBob's fault. We were yakking over lunch one day, during the RugbyWorldCup 2003, and I admitted that I didn't dislike rugby (in the way that I dislike bloody football) but I just didn't know what the hell was going on. A couple of days later, I found an article which he'd poached out of the paper - "An Idiots' & Girlfriends' Guide to Rugby" - left on my desk. [As a slightly worrying aside, since I'm not his girlfriend, he obviously thought I must be the alternative...]
Anyway, I read the article, watched the RWC semi-finals, then the Final with England's fantastic victory, and the rest is history. I went to my first Premiership game in Feb 2004, to my "local" club, Saracens. We lost to Northampton, but it was fun. And I've been hooked ever since.
I'm Mad about a few other things too, notably photography. You can see some of my pictures here. And the next inevitable step was to put the two illnesses together, and start photographing Rugby matches. So I did. Rugbypix.com was born...
I'll write more about my other madnesses later. Or maybe I'll just forget. For the moment, it's TTFN.