Wednesday's Ruck & Maul
Even the Best Need a Rev Up!
The following poem was read to the English team by an assistant coach prior to their kick-off Vs Oz in the second test last weekend;
THE GUY IN THE GLASS
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.
For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
He’s the fellow to please – never mind all the rest
For he’s with you, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.
Weekend Internationals; Fiji (H) to win by 7+ vs Georgia; Samoa (H), to win by 7+ Vs Tonga; N.Z. (H), to win by 7+ Vs Wales; AUS (H) Vs England, ENG by less than 7; Japan (H) Vs Scotland – to win by more than seven; RSA (H) to win by 7+ Vs Ireland; Argentina (H) to win by 7+ Vs France; U.S.A. (H) to win by 7+ Vs Russia; Canada (H) Vs Italy – to win by less than 7.
A shout out to Comox Kickers for their upcoming game against the Queensland Outback Baa-baas. Whatever the connection, this is a good coup for the up-Island club, one of those memories for a small club that will last long and become part of their club’s storied history. CW’s best wishes for success on and off the field.