This is not how it was supposed to be.
Today’s post should have been an exciting review of the start of Wales’ 6 Nations campaign and how against all the odds we are on track again for another Grand Slam. Well it didn’t go that we’ll, at least the first half didn’t. 30 points down at one point, 30-3 I think it was just minutes into the second half as Ireland got their 3rd try. It was all over…
Or was it…?
Yes it was, but not before Wales managed to score a few tries and dominate the half. It was a superb display and twist in the tale, but a dogged Irish defence prevented the dream finish and we were left with 5 minutes on the clock and we needed 8 points, ie we needed to score twice. It didn’t happen.
Then flashes of inspiration as Wales threw everything hey had at the game turned the second half into a confidence and belief restoring 30 minutes or so and although we lost and we have 3 games on the road that we can approach with all to play for and something to prove.
Add to that the fact that Ireland weren’t as dominating as everyone expected and England had some shaky moments against Scotland and the tournament is still all to play for.
I put new tyres on my bike today too… 2.0 Specialized Storm Control for cutting through mud and getting a grip on the sloppy stuff. Tomorrow will see me give them a test.