In the words of the late great King of Pop, ‘I’m a lover not a fighter’…..well, most of the time anyway.
I for one have heard the now famous quote “Football is a gentleman’s game played by hooligans, and rugby is a hooligans’ game played by gentlemen” bandied around my local drinking hole enough times to make a little sick come into my mouth. But as with many cliches, there’s a certain truth to it.
Most of the time rugby is a game of controlled aggression, played by men who could easily tear their opponents heads off if the mood struck them. But every once in a while that all goes to sh*t and the players decide to go all ‘wrestlemania’ on eachother’s asses – and I’ll be honest….I kind of dig it!
ESPECIALLY when some geezer has stayed-up way past his bedtime, compiling a highlights package and putting the Clash as the soundtrack.
Drink it in my friends…fights just ain’t what they used to be…