Saturday, October 20, 2007

Well played England...

England played with the courage of lions...but couldn't quite become the first nation to defend the Rugby World Cup.

The game seemed to turn on two moments - England's decision to kick for goal when attacking (and then miss) rather than run in the try (isn't hindsight wonderful!)...

And of course that disallowed England try.

I was watching in the Waterton pub and was in no doubt it was a try...but the expert fourth official said a foot was on the line...

An inch and a foot turned the match...

That's rugby I guess.

Well played England.

Well played South Africa.

Well played France for hosting a great tournament.

2 comments:

Chris Paul said...

Thought it was a try too, until I watched one last time with Martin Johnson commenting. He spotted a touch before the toe went up. I thought it was lost on line outs where we were comprehensively out played. And at least six points worth of silly forward indiscipline.

Guto said...

Nice to hear so many of the English fans and pundits accepting that it was not a try and taking defeat with grace.

For anyone still not convinced, this still from the footga eis pretty clear cut

http://www.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/4/285x214/22740_1.jpg