Friday, April 28, 2006

Smells Like Team Spirit

I was lucky enough to borrow a video of the last Gloucester match against Worcester which I viewed voraciously last evening. The Simpson-Daniel try (which I watched again and again thanks to this new-fangled and rather spiffing videotape technology) was simply beautiful. Lamb’s jink through the defence was artful and a slight movement inside bamboozled the Worcester defence sufficiently to create enough space for Richards and ‘Sinbad’ to force the score. The whole thing deserved its own South Bank Show. For a while, Gloucester had visited the visitors’ 22 twice and scored two tries – most encouraging. I was also heartened to see the Gloucester bench leaping around like, well, fans when Gloucester had worked their touchdowns. It seems that team spirit is fine at the moment.

3 comments:

Sweeny said...

You're right, Martin, it was a cracking try. I was standing in the shed, about level with where Sinbad got the ball from Richards, and although he still had two men to work, the try was never in doubt once the ball was in his hands.

Very jealous about Calexico...

Sweeny said...

Interesting set of results yesterday, Martin.

Revenge is an ugly word, of course, but...

Martin Cole said...

...let's stuff Wasps. There's a lot to look forward to on Saturday. The game itself and the first chance for Lamb's littl'uns to chance their youthful artms against a crack team but also the emotion regarding Fanolua and the announcement of player of the season which should be really interesting (to me, at least) this time with three or four contenders.