September is full of pleasures for me — special birthdays, cooler weather, stuff — and the start of the European rugby union season is one of them.
I watched the opening game today, with Gloucester hosting Leicester Tigers. I don’t support either team and so was cheering on Gloucester as being more West Country than Leicester. I was happy therefore that Gloucester had a comfortable 31-7 lead soon after half time.
However, Leicester were having none of that and scored a spectacular 31-38 win with the final play of the game. Here’s a real report of the game.
This was northern hemisphere rugby at its most enjoyable. I thought the handling skills of both teams were phenomenal, especially so early in the season. This augers well for the winter ahead!