Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Rugby World Cup: McCaw, Wales, Chabal And The Web

Apart from Scotland beating Romania there isn’t much to report rugby wise today so here a few bits to browse:

Jed of Alternative Rugby Fame has set up a Facebook site to ‘Save the Wales’ against the might of the Japan Cherry Blossoms in the next couple of days. If you love Wales or love watching Wales struggle (and that would just be mean); join Jed’s campaign to support the hapless Dragons on their quest to overthrowing Japan plus any possible breach of international (rugby) convention.

It was only a matter of time before the traditional war of words kicked off again between Stephen Jones and whatever smuck would rise to the bait (this time Jim Kayes pre-empting things at the Dom) with regards to the often perceived poaching of the pacific Islanders by the NZRFU. This debate has to be the most pointless, hypocritical and boring rugby argument since Tana-gate. Both sides need to call it a day and move on.

Richie McCaw has temporarily halted the All Black brawn drain and has signed to stay in New Zealand for another year – or three. I actually thought he had done this about two months ago, but I guess they’ve got to keep on churning out news stories somehow. Especially considering Bernard Laporte hasn’t spat the dummy for at least a week.

The UK Independent has an interesting online Rugby World Cup game. Alas – it never seems to work. I'd be interested to hear from anyone that has got it up and running. In the meantime, here are a couple of good free online games to have a punt at.

Now for something completely gratuitous: Sebastien Chabal. He is an oft searched for figure in the google engines so to increase my hits (a mere pittance at the mo) here is a profile and picture for all those dedicated Chabalists out there who hunger for news of the glamour boy of France (this excludes the Namibians who don’t seem too keen on him at the moment).

1 comment:

Lu said...

Pip- yep we are off to Edinburgh. NO more 30 dgrees plus games for a while,it'll be cold up there. Agree Keith may have to do some quick shopping then head home - dead wood? Stephen Jones here said England need Henry as coach, and yesterdays Metro says recent league to union convert Lesley 'The Volcano' Vanikolo fancies UK residence and playing for England. Is this poaching? Surely they have learned with Farrell? Oopps, back to work/.