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Re: The Lighter Side
Posted by: Baffy Buck at Home
Date: 14/06/2019 17:27
My tale seems appropriate given the weather now, well to me anyway. It starts on a very grey, very wet overcast day in a January many years ago when we had spells of proper wintry weather. I’d been press ganged into a select 5th XV to play away at a great Thamseside club, strangely given the all-stars of the 5ths we were given the pitch across the road from their splendid facilities with one end of the pitch ending just a few yards from the river.

The game started with mist, mizzle and mud aplenty with absolutely no skill, ability or commitment from the two sides until our fly half hoisted a Garryowen into the riverside end and found the only pebble in the mud bath and bounced straight into the reedy quagmire by the river with a plop
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Needless to say, the experienced home side weren’t going to fetch the ball and so the arguing began until our openside flanker, a forward with just enough intelligence to be impatient, marched into the quagmire to fetch the ball. Knee deep in the mud he hoisted the ball in triumph, swore and promptly fell face flat in the mud as he tried to return and lo our very own Fran Cotton emerged screaming he was stuck.

His concerned teammates took immediate action by laughing themselves senseless and eventually formed a three man human chain to fish Fran out and lo Fran had a twin as the first man in met the same fate. Needless to say human chain members two and three immediately let go and saved themselves whilst the two Frans eventually extricated themselves. It’s the closest I’ve ever come to a game being called off for mud or twenty seven players rendered incapable due to paroxysms of laughter. For years after they were known as the Frans…

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