Last weekend we sent to stay with family in Gloucester. The main reason for going was that I had a ticket to go and see Gloucester V Leicester at Kingsholm with a group of old friends.
We met up on Saturday night for a few drinks and to catch up. We also managed to visit one of the old haunts that used to serve us when we were still under-age drinkers. It hasn't changed much!!
We met up again late Sunday morning for a Giant Star with cheese and bacon from Burger Star - one of the things I do miss about Gloucester. It is so much better than a McDonalds or Burger King. We then went on to the game. It was a great game.
Gloucester started slowly and had a poor first half with Leicester showing too much power for them. The second half was a completely different story though. Gloucester came out fighting and quickly turned a deficit into a lead. They never looked back. It wasn't easy and Leicester pushed hard, especially at the end, but Gloucester did enough to hold on.
It is a great result for Gloucester and should really see us get into the play offs and challenging for the title. We're all waiting in anticipation for the chance to go to Twickenham to watch the play off final and hopefully see Gloucester lift the trophy.
The shed was at its usual impartial best with some sound advice for both the referee and touchline assistants. I thought it was particularly helpful of someone to suggest the referee put on a white shirt to make it more obvious which team he was playing for!!
Having witnessed a great game with our team victorious we went on to watch the England V France game in a pub near the ground. We were certainly not expecting the same kind of result with France clear favourites to win. I even left at half-time as there was not much going on and I decided I may as well get back to the family and start getting ready for the trip home. I made the sensible (in hindsight) decision to watch the 2nd half at my parent's home before leaving. Another great turnaround. Even more unexpcted in this case.
France were disappointing, but in every sport you can only deal with the competitor you are faced with. England were not great, but they did enough to win reasonably comfortably and give themselves an outside chance of winning the competition overall.
All-in -all a great weekend of rugby and I'm looking forward to seeing how things turn out today. You never know England may just turn it around and walk away with the championship.
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