Sunday, 29 May 2011

can it get any better?.....

First day back in UK from a fantastic few days in New York (multiple blog posts to follow!) and I head to Twickenham for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final ~ Leicester Tigers 'v' Saracens.... much hype to this game and Saracens the 'under-dogs' to all press / rugby vets & commentators!... This was very much seen by all Saracens fans as a game of retribution, having lost to Leicester in the closing seconds of the final last year.
I travelled over to Twickenham via train, atmosphere was great and although the weather was chilly and overcast it didn't damper the spirits of all..
I found myself seated amongst a legion of Leicester fans. Game kicked off and Saracens played with a passion and team spirit which couldn't be overcome by the Tigers!... Toby Flood being off form for Leicester assisted considerably with the score line.... Owen Farrel kicking for Sarries was outstanding, (no pressure when your 19 and its your twickenham debut and your dads the coach standing 2 feet behind when kicking for goal!) along with man of the match Schalk Britts.
With 0.00 left on the clock and score line Saracens 22, Leicester 18,  Tigers were in possession 2ft from the try line.. game commenced for a further 7 minutes with Saracens defence holding their own determined that Leicester were not going over the line!.. with a penalty finally being awarded to sarries the final whistle blew to much jubilation.... fantastic game and a much deserved win....
champagne & nibbles in car park afterwards when I met up with friends.

1 comment:

Florence and Mary said...

Just because you're back from NY there's no stopping you!

Victoria xx

Sunday, 29 May 2011

can it get any better?.....

First day back in UK from a fantastic few days in New York (multiple blog posts to follow!) and I head to Twickenham for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final ~ Leicester Tigers 'v' Saracens.... much hype to this game and Saracens the 'under-dogs' to all press / rugby vets & commentators!... This was very much seen by all Saracens fans as a game of retribution, having lost to Leicester in the closing seconds of the final last year.
I travelled over to Twickenham via train, atmosphere was great and although the weather was chilly and overcast it didn't damper the spirits of all..
I found myself seated amongst a legion of Leicester fans. Game kicked off and Saracens played with a passion and team spirit which couldn't be overcome by the Tigers!... Toby Flood being off form for Leicester assisted considerably with the score line.... Owen Farrel kicking for Sarries was outstanding, (no pressure when your 19 and its your twickenham debut and your dads the coach standing 2 feet behind when kicking for goal!) along with man of the match Schalk Britts.
With 0.00 left on the clock and score line Saracens 22, Leicester 18,  Tigers were in possession 2ft from the try line.. game commenced for a further 7 minutes with Saracens defence holding their own determined that Leicester were not going over the line!.. with a penalty finally being awarded to sarries the final whistle blew to much jubilation.... fantastic game and a much deserved win....
champagne & nibbles in car park afterwards when I met up with friends.

1 comment:

Florence and Mary said...

Just because you're back from NY there's no stopping you!

Victoria xx