It has been a good weekend for many rugby followers, my apologies to Peter Black and and the whole plethora of English Lib Dem Bloggers. As an Irishman resident in Scotland it has been a glorious weekend. We are three weeks into this years six nations and already no country is on course for a Grand Slam and only Italy are really out of the running for winning this season.
With Scotland beating the previously unbeaten
English at Murrayfield yesterday, I wish I'd not attempted to change
trains at Haymarket at 4:45 yesterday and Ireland beating Wales this
afternoon, I'm one happy rugby fan. Now there are four countries with a
2-1 record, England, France, Ireland and Scotland. It makes all the
matches in the last two weeks vitally important.
just happy that Ireland are not scheduled to play Scotland during
Scottish conference weekend this year. A couple of years back at the BBC
reception on the Friday night the head of BBC Scotland addressed the
delegates by saying I hope you will all be cheering on Scotland as they
take on Ireland in tomorrow evenings tie. I said out load not all of us,
know the people to the left hand side would expect nothing less, only
to turn to my right and see the then Scottish leader Jim Wallace smiling
broadly at my comment. Fortunately he has not borne me a grudge.
Although I am led to believe we were cheering on different teams at
Murrayfield last year.
Mind you Ireland have the last
game of this years six nations on 18th March when we take on England at
Twickenham. Who knows how important that game will turn out to be for