Some folk will tell you that George Smith was good, but not great.
I”ve already dealt with them.
Here”s an ode I composed to the greatest modern player of rugby since .. errr .. since I started getting into it ..
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What a game! What a marvelous spectacle! Seriously, awesome rugby at it’s craziest. The last time I was so excited watching a match was when we beat NZ in the semi-final of the World Cup back in 2003.
One thing. I think it would have been a different game if Richie McCaw was on the field.
Go the Wallabies!
We’ve been long time fan-people of George Smith. He’s about to hold the Australian record for most tests for a forward.
(Taken from www.foxsports.com.au/rugby)
Kudos to you George. We’ve barracked since that 21st birthday of yours, when you man-o-the-match’d the Lions in 2001.
Left my laptop at work on Friday afternoon with the clear intention of picking it up later that evening. It’s now Monday morning, and the laptop never made it home.
Not sure if anyone else out there watched it, but there was an interesting game of rugby on early Sunday morning (our time). Australia played Wales. It ended up a draw.
It was a good game. Attacking rugby, great defence, and some amazing plays. Latham again demonstrated that he is without peer at the back of the field. He caught a ball on the 22 and made it through at least 4 defenders to score down the sideline. Very cool. He’s got better momentum (leg-pumping) than a lot of forwards, and the desire to never give in.
It was sad to see George Smith not even on the bench. I get that they are experimenting. And that Phil Waugh offers leadership. I hope he’ll be back for the next test.
‘Nuff about the rugby. I’ve got work todo.