SUPER 15 RUGBY WEEKEND 22/23 FEB, 2014: SHARKS VS HURRICANES
What a blitzkrieg from the home team in the first few minutes of the match! Their scrum was utilised as an unstoppable series of tank attacks against fairly feeble infantry. ( I'm prone to be critical of scrums, wondering what all the fuss is about re the famous 'front five', but this resolute display of skill and power, played a significant part in the final result. Things happened from these set pieces.)
A superbly well-coached team showed impressive attention to fundamental skills and kept the momentum going forward. Defence was excellent. Lambie was on song with the boot. Hurricanes were long on effort but short on imagination and drive, apart from some fine individual work.
Final Score: 36-16.
Captained Rhodesia 1962 – 1969 Rector of Michaelhouse. (1978-1986)
"Rugby is a thinking game – its’ not a running or a kicking game. This mania for running with the ball and playing open rugby at all costs is stupid – you must adapt yourself to the circumstances and play to your strength"
Now 50 years later Niel Jardine writes for Frosty Rugby Fans ...