THE CURRENT RUGBY world cup has been very enjoyable with matches conveniently broadcast from New Zealand at 7 and 9 a.m, allowing coffee, eggs and bacon to be consumed and the needs of your family totally ignored.
One feature has been the respect for national anthems (even the English) and general celebration of a country’s character and culture.
Well all that ends this weekend, England play Scotland, and the Scots need to win or they are back home to the glens and golf courses. It’s the oldest and bitterest rivalry in sport. So stand by for ritual booing of God Save the Queen and Flower of Scotland getting the bird. Big time.
Bannockburn remembered, Rob Roy celebrated, 1966 World Cup win a fluke as that ball never crossed the line, Jocks with eyes on fire, kilts tightened and dirks drawn. Sit down, get your haggis or bacon butties ready and enjoy. After all it’s only a game with a funny shaped ball.