Each to their own, I suppose, but I love rugby in all its forms. It tests the strengths, weaknesses and resolve of all the players on the field.
I'm looking forward to some very late nights and early start times as England hopefully progress through to the final. Well, you've got to be optimistic, haven't you? Anyway, good luck to all the combatants! o) TC.
I was at Cardiff Arms Park every Saturday from age about six until I left home at fifteen, played union at least once a week in my formative and teen years , my last game at age 41 (after which I was told by the doctor that he would not treat me and that it served me right because I should have known better at my age! They don't make 'em like that any more!).
I'm afraid my interest has gradually waned since the money men took over yet another sport and turned it into a megabusiness dominated, in the main, by prima donnas and grandstanders.
I shall be watching every England game, wearing the England rugby scarf my lovely daughter (living in Sydney) sent me. She will be sitting in some bar or other watching and, guaranteed, there will be only good natured banter. Soccer fans could pick up a few pointers on how to behave!