The All Blacks take on Portugal in 2007 with a 20 minute turnaround.
Mole has heard a few discussions about the fairness of World Cup schedule, the protracted nature of the tournament and the slim chances of any minnow beating a big fish. They’re all legitimate comments and Mole recognises that it’s not a fair world. Sometimes though it pays heed to listen to what isn’t being said.
No wonder that Georgian lad tried to break his arm at the end of it
The Mole was in Bordeaux four years ago when the French neutrals got behind a Georgian team threatening to upset Ireland in the group stages. All you could hear in the velodrome that night was “Georgie! Georgie! Georgie!”Continue reading →
"You wouldn't like me when I'm angry. And that's all the time."
Every world cup there are players who you may not know a whole heap about going into the tournament, but by their actions on the pitch they announce themselves to the rugby world at large. Continue reading →