19 October 2015

Beauty To Behold


It isn’t often that you get to see the game’s divine 
glory expressed so expansively - and yes it’s still 
Rugby where an oval ball’s held in hand, passed, 
or kicked with √©lan, for runners dashing at speed 
for the line. There’s this thing about scoring tries; 
crowd-pleasers naturally but the team-lift it gives 
is amazing & no amount of penalty goals milked 
from static engagement pays the same dividend  

Melees haven’t gone away either, & in an instant 
the ball’s possession obtained within the heaving 
pile of tangled bodies to be lofted into space with 
intrepid panache to let the game flow again - and 
where did we see it recently - why the All Blacks 
v France RWC semifinal - a beauty to behold 

© 18 October 2015, I. D. Carswell

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/rugby-world-cup-2015-nz-crushes-france-in-record-breaking-win/story-e6frg7mf-1227573055714?sv=4656cc0f1c6f2a0f4fef2086eb71afe6

NZ 62 - France 13