Sunday, June 01, 2008

farewell Lawrence


It was great to be at a sold-out Twickenham yesterday for the Premiership Final. This was Lawrence Dallaglio's final game and the whole stadium - Wasps supporters, Tigers followers and neutrals - stood and applauded this great player off the field. Emotional stuff. As to the game itself: Wasps were just brilliant. Exciting, powerful, skillful and dominant. And my team Leicester? Again, like many times this season - and again against Wasps in a final at Twickenham - we were really disappointing, particularly in the first half. We seemed to be low on energy, skill, and desire. In the second half much better, and could have come close if Andy Goode had had his kicking boots on. But a great day - and massive good humour on the trains to and from the ground and in and around the stadium, with rugby supporters of all clubs in their team shirts. The pic is of Josh Lewsey scything through the Tigers defence for his try. Ouch.

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