Rugby World Cup and the stars it will make.
Over the years, world cups have made and broken people in more ways than can be counted. Injuries, red cards, last minute moments of magic. We will be sat watching, like spectators in the Colosseum watching the gladiators battle it out. This is what we call the theater of dreams.
But who will be the stars this year. Well of course you have the New Zealand squad with it’s star studded performers, including the very influential and brilliant Dan Carter. Australia with the ”twinkle toes” that is Quade Cooper and of course we can’t forget about or England team with George Ford and Ireland with Johnny Sexton. Now yes I know there’s Wales and France and Argentina, heck even South Africa but these countries, do they really stand a chance against the other 4. In my opinion NO.
I think this will be the year to make and break certain players, yes the 6 Nations championship is a big event, it’s international rugby, but it’s not the World cup, it’s not the elite of the elite battling it out with 2 games per week. This is where people like Johnny Sexton, George Ford will be really tested with the lack of experience against the bigger teams. But what we can take heart in is the fact of that one fateful night in 2003 when a English fly half kicked the final drop goal to win the Rugby World cup against Australia. Not only did it bring great fame, but the financial rewards and the less exciting media attention.
Now I will say this, I hate the media, why because after a game, does the media really have to ask the same lame question ”How did you do it?, ”How does it feel?” Yes, why? because they are lame, they try to take the enjoyment out of the win by boring you to death with it, getting you to repeat the same answer which is only common sense ” It feels great and Ummmm easy, I trained every day for the past 10 years doing the same thing in my Job”. These players will see what it’s like to step up, but please media outlets, let these players enjoy it.
As for everything else, lets enjoy the RWC2015, lets cheer on those gladiators as they put themselves in harms way for our enjoyment, but more importantly lets Sing out Loud SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT……..