“Swing low, sweet chariot, Coming for to carry me home, Swing low, sweet chariot, Coming for to carry me home…” C’mon we all love a bit of rugby these days don’t we, especially now England finally have a chance to win something? I mean what’s not to like…30 big fellas going at it hammer and tongs for 80 minutes?
Not that I claim to have a great grasp of the rules but I don’t think that matters as no-one else – including the players – seems to know what’s going on either.
Mind you, even an idiot knows that England “bad boy” Kyle Sinckler is the tighthead for whom we have been searching for so long, Ben Young’s kicking is on the money, Manu Tuilagi’s offloads are second to none and Jamie George is one of the best hookers in the world…And I for one am down on my knees for Owen Farrell.
So, how will Saturday pan out? To be fair, our boys did carve up the Springboks defence in the early Rasse Erasmus days and they definitely have the ability to score tries against them. With an improved defence, we would also be confident of defending a reasonable points tally.
Add in the fact that South Africa also lack the fetchers to compete on the floor and Willie Le Roux is vulnerable in the air, I reckon we have good chance don’t you?
Then again, the Springboks can go toe to toe upfront with any team in the world for the full 80 minutes. And, on a good day, Faf de Klerk and Handre Pollard are as capable at playing the percentages as any half-backs in the world.
As I said, though, I am no expert…
And in the absence of any Pornhub Insights on the Rugby World Cup, I predict a huge fall in UK traffic from about 8:30am on Saturday until at least Sunday evening. After all, win or lose, most England fans will be far too bladdered to even think about a “hand-off”.
“Swing low, sweet chariot, Coming for to carry me home, Swing low, sweet chariot, Coming for to carry me home…”