The school crashed and burned against Whitgift on Thursday. The official result hasn't been posted yet, but someone who was there has reported it to me as 48-0 with the proviso that my informant "may have lost count."
Since then, however, the oval ball has been kinder.
Last night I went to Hugh's 60th birthday party at Stokes and Moncreiff in Twickenham.
‘Why Stokes and Moncreiff?’ we hear you ask. Well....On the 27th March 1871 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh the first ever recorded Rugby International game was played infront of 4000 spectators. The match was between England and Scotland, and the two men leading out their teams - Frederick Stokes and Francis Moncreiff.Hugh's party went on until one o'clock in the morning. At quarter past my beloved Seahawks kicked off against the Carolina Panthers. They won 31-17 which means that they are now in the NFC Championship game. I have no idea what that means. Nor do I understand more than 25% of what on earth this thrilling match report is telling me.
Now, to the meat in the sandwich.
The Ruts slaughtered Effinghham and Leatherhead this morning. Last year we went down 36-24 to them. Today, the game finished early in the second half when we went 47-5 up. (In Surrey League rules a 40 point lead ends the game as a competition.) The E&L's gamely agreed to play the rest of the allotted time as a friendly but remained "flies to wanton boys". The Bomber got two tries in this extended period, though none in real time. I have tough-love-told him they don't count.