Monday, February 25, 2008

The Empire Strikes Back

Ok I know England is not an empire any more, but the temptation was too big. England defeated France at the Stade de France for the second time in a row, in front of an astonished public. After a very enjoyable and quite balanced match Yachvili brought the score at 13-19, leaving France only six points behind with about five minutes to score a try and possibly win the match. At this point the English scrum, only a few inches from the French goal line, did a terrific job keeping possession of the ball for three endless minutes and threatening to kill the match. The final and deserved try by Wigglesworth fixed the score at 13-24. Brian Ashton declared himself "pretty pleased".

At Croke Park the home team overpowered Scotland 34-13. The Scots will likely contend for the unwanted Wooden Spoon with Italy.

We wish all the best to the Englishman James Haskell (nothing to do with the programming language) and the Scot Jim Hamilton who both suffered an ankle injury.

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