Thursday, November 30, 2006

Falling On His Sword

If England's Saturday defeat by the 'Boks wasn't bad enough, Saracens went and "did an England" on me on Sunday too - they threw away a perfectly good 17-3 half-time lead, and lost to Worcester 20-17!

Admittedly, it was rather difficult going on a very soggy Watford pitch [see left, Glen Jackson kicks up a puddle as he takes a penalty]. But they really should have held their composure and not rolled over and capitulated in the manner that they did. All credit to Worcester, who finally notched up a win in their 9th game of the season. You can see more pictures from the game at

And so finally this week, Andy Robinson has done the decent thing and resigned. I'm sure he's a very nice bloke, but he seemed to be out of his depth as coach, and I'm afraid England's results under his tenure do nothing to dispel this observation. Corry's captaincy looks unlikely to run into the Six Nations, either. And we're in trouble with regards quality Centres and Fly Halves.

Interestingly, Saracens' French back Thomas Castaignede thinks Farrell could be the next Will Greenwood. It was good to see Thomas playing for Sarries again [see right] on Sunday, after his spell out with injury and Interntational duty. Another welcome comeback will be that of Richard Hill, who is now fully fit and selected for Saracens team against Wasps tomorrow, after his 2005 Lions injury nightmare.

1 comment:

gugon said...

As usual, your photography is amazing.

I'm in a market for a decent digital camera - mid-priced, nothing too expensive, but good quality. Any recommendations?