Because Friday night is Music Night: no idea mate, haven’t got a scooby.
We’re at the business end at last of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand with the quarter finals this weekend, and what a line up. Sunday’s Southern Hemisphere affair can wait because tomorrow the Celts, Saxons and Franks do battle. It’s England vs France in the second game at 0830. Despite France stinking up the place, losing two group games, committing mutiny in camp and, well, behaving very French I’m very very nervous. France are always nervous of England, we’ve beaten them three times in World Cups but I’m still hoping they just want to go home. If they do the sensible thing, ignore coach Marc Lievremont and play for their own pride then any result is possible.
Before then it’s Ireland vs Wales and my prediction is … dunno, I just dunno, not a clue. Sigh … who cares as long as they give us a good punch up? Both teams have been great value so far. Wales should have beaten the Saffers and their girls are running great lines. Ireland broke the habit of recent years and followed up a great win against the Wallabies with a solid one against Italy. It’s genuine 50/50 stuff with the winner, I suspect, simply being the boys who want it more. Watch out for Sean O’Brien vs Sam Warburton, the two best loose forwards in the Northern Hemisphere. Set the alarm for 0600, this could be a great one.