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Wales - England The Aftermath and Moving On

By Kath
August 19 2011

England Rugby a week down the line and things to mull over plenty!

Wales - England  The Aftermath and Moving On!

After every Journo has written every possible piece about this debacle............ I would like to add exactly what I said on the message board on the 13th August at 1617 hrs and I quote

"what a load of rubbish - dire......Static, lumbering, ponderous, lost complete interest in this have switched to the Golf see you all next week just can't be bothered even to discuss - other than boring."

The Golf was brilliant by the way!

Now then I have not changed my mind on the above but is was interesting to see that a couple of Journos., picked up on the descriptive word ponderous and used that quite a lot in their pieces.   However, I also said that I thought Banahan should have scored a try in the first half all he had to do was stretch out his arm.   I am sure others will disagree but if you care to watch the BBC highlights on iplayer here you might change your mind. 

The whole team had a swift kick up the backside that day.  Wales wanted the win much more and I suppose on reflection it will be useful for the England players to feel the pain of loss and how the fans feel about them.

A difficult match all around for injuries. Our hearts go out to players who now seem to missing out on their Rugby World Cup dreams. 

Wales:  Gavin Henson will miss the start of the tournament with a dislocated wrist. Matthew Rees, out of the whole of the RWC with a neck injury and Gethin Jenkins will miss at least the first game against South Africa due to foot and calf problems, Ryan Jones out of the Argentina match with a calf injury.

England: Lewis Moody limping off midway through the first test match friendly against Wales, nursing what appeared to be a mild strain of the medial knee ligament.    Danny Care will miss the RWC after injuring the big toe on his left foot. Care will undergo surgery this week, with the recovery time expected to be  minimum of six weeks.  Care will be ruled out of the initial 30-man England squad, which is to be announced on Monday 22nd August.   

Danny Care, England

We wish Danny well and keep our fingers crossed that he makes it at some point. 

And so moving on....... Well we have the Irish up on the 27th August at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin just before the team departs for New Zealand the following week.  Ireland's talisman Brian O'Driscoll looks like being back for this match.  Both Gordon D'Arcy and BOD are playing this weekend against France.  So I would think that they would def., be playing against England.  It should be fun in Dublin that Bank Holiday weekend.

Being serious for a moment, it will be really tough against the Irish but we need to win, not just for confidence but to restore the belief system before moving onto the Rugby World Cup.  We don't need any more wobbles now.






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Wales - England The Aftermath and Moving On
Unofficial England Rugby Union (IP Logged)
19/08/2011 10:55
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Tigersfan1 (IP Logged)
21/08/2011 00:09
Hey Kath I played golf the day after the Cardiff debacle and mine was great too! Thanks for the write-up. Ireland were fairly tonked by an impressive France today don't you think?

Re: Wales - England The Aftermath and Moving On
21/08/2011 07:39

Re: Ireland - yep France did a good job on them today but you can bet your bottom dollar that Ireland will be up for the ~England match. You mark my wordssad smiley

The golf - I have been playing quite well this season my handicap is now down to 21. Played on Friday but I have a trapped nerve in my back which is giving me all sorts of problems and I am pulling out of the follow through, so returned a horrendous score net86

If I keep this up I will go back up to 22.

Where do you play?

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Re: Wales - England The Aftermath and Moving On
Glawster (IP Logged)
22/08/2011 10:36
I wish I could play golf.

Re: Wales - England The Aftermath and Moving On
22/08/2011 10:48
Glawster: if ever you are up in Newcastle give me a shout and I will take you around our course - you can have a try.

Mind you once golf bites you on the bum that is it you are bitten for lifegrinning smiley

Re: Wales - England The Aftermath and Moving On
Glawster (IP Logged)
22/08/2011 11:27
I remember playing once, sliced a shot so badly it hit the golf bag to the side, there was much laughing, not played since...

Re: Wales - England The Aftermath and Moving On
22/08/2011 11:33
Oh man, that happens to all of us. I had an air shot the other daygrinning smiley -trying to hard wanted it to go miles....

Re: Wales - England The Aftermath and Moving On
Rarua (IP Logged)
22/08/2011 20:32
Golf: a nice walk ruined.

Re: Wales - England The Aftermath and Moving On
Tigersfan1 (IP Logged)
22/08/2011 21:25
Rarua (Sm1)

Kath your club looks great, do they need any more members - I particularly like the sub-heading in the Ladies section called "Playing away" (Sm14)

Take care of your back, hopefully a trapped nerve can be sorted. I left my club years ago due to lack of time what with all my rugby supporting, and ferrying my son all over as he came up through the age groups and made semi-pro etc before falling in love and losing the focus (Sm19)

Just taking it up again now though and spoilt for choice of good clubs here in Leicestershire. Played a blinder on my 3rd game back last week, only one over my old handicap (12) - I think it was an easy course (must have been!!)

Re: Wales - England The Aftermath and Moving On
24/08/2011 08:51
Tigersfan1: smiling smiley playing away indeed!

Seen the Doc have to have Physio so waiting for hospital dept., to get back to me (no pun intende here) smiling smiley

Before falling in love and losing the focus - happens to us all eh? Never mind.

12 that was/is good. I am trying hard to get down into silver cat before the end of the season but I am running out of comp., games.

anyway it is our Invitation Day on Friday so will be playing Greensomes with my partner and that won't effect my handicap.

speak to you soon

cheers Kath

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