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Another Step Towards Normality

Well, sort of ....

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Rugby's back tonight - just after we extended our unbeaten run to a year - well in excess of the previous record.

So this morning, it was a temperature check, lateral flow Covid test and a wellness form to be completed and sent off to the club.  Later, I turn up to the ground within my appointed time slot, leaving a space between my car and the next, wear a Red Zone pass at all times, temperature check before entering the stadium, no contact between us and the other lot, team sheets to be handed to the referee who will then give us a copy of their team, no scrums, teams to run out separately, no bars or post match meals ...... and the players then abandon all pretence of socially distancing during the game.

But - hey - it's Game Day !  Albeit with a lot of the fun stripped out of it.

 

Free to view from 7.30 - if you're interested......

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
19th Mar 2021 11:24

Good luck!

Which number shirt are you playing in?

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By lionofludesch
19th Mar 2021 12:40

I'msorryIhaven'taclue wrote:

Good luck!

Which number shirt are you playing in?

Even when I was young enough to play, I wasn't any good.

But I learned that there are more roles than player.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
19th Mar 2021 12:52

Lordy, you have to go through all that testing just to watch?

Please tell me you're the referee!

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By memyself-eye
19th Mar 2021 11:45

No scrums? No bars? No joshing?
Call that Rugby?

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By lionofludesch
19th Mar 2021 12:41

It's better than nothing.

Marginally.

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By Wilson Philips
19th Mar 2021 11:50

Yes, there is an anomaly there. I saw someone complaining about the Scotland and Ireland players shaking hands after the match on Sunday. The same players that had just spent (not counting replacements) 80+ minutes huddling in scrums, rucks and mauls and grabbing each other around the waist, legs and shoulders.

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By lionofludesch
19th Mar 2021 12:43

Wilson Philips wrote:

Yes, there is an anomaly there. I saw someone complaining about the Scotland and Ireland players shaking hands after the match on Sunday. The same players that had just spent (not counting replacements) 80+ minutes huddling in scrums, rucks and mauls and grabbing each other around the waist, legs and shoulders.

Far more risks in Union. They don't seem to have made any concessions in the laws of the game at all.

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By Paul D Utherone
19th Mar 2021 13:09

I found it bizarre that the teams all socially distance for anthems pre match in a contact sport, but hey ho

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
19th Mar 2021 13:39

That's what happens when you slap on too much Ralgex!

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By Hugh Simpson
19th Mar 2021 15:31

Happy Rugby Night!
Good time for a pint of the black stuff.

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By Wycher
19th Mar 2021 17:59

Just waiting for the kids football to be back on 3rd April is first game, presumably with all covid restrictions, hard to see why we couldnt be playing now given kids are spending all day inside a classroom with 30 other people!.

But I know how much they are looking forward to it given the numbers that have confirmed they are available two weeks before the game.

Good luck with the Egg chasing tonight.

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By lionofludesch
20th Mar 2021 07:23

Sadly, well beaten last night, so no trip to Wembley to retain our trophy this year.

Attendance 138.

Including the players and match officials.

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By Carole Baldwin
21st Mar 2021 14:53

Meanwhile all but top level motor cycle racing is still banned despite riders wearing helmets which are pretty efficient face masks and being socially distanced unless they crash. Who makes up these rules?

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By lionofludesch
21st Mar 2021 15:37

Dunno - but it's not just the competitors who need to be considered.

There's no sense to these rules - we still had to display a team sheet on the dressing room door, even though nobody was allowed in to look at it.

Spookily, our team sheet from last year was still there. Like stepping into a timewarp.

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By Carole Baldwin
21st Mar 2021 22:36

I forgot my mask so went into the supermarket with my crash helmet on, the poor guy on the door didn't know what to do :)

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By paulwakefield1
22nd Mar 2021 09:01

I had a very similar problem at the dentist last week. Was about to keep my helmet on but found an old neckwarmer in my top box which found a second life as a mask.

Did amuse me that the dentist wouldn't let anybody in without a mask when he was about to spend several minutes delving into my mouth.

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By Carole Baldwin
22nd Mar 2021 13:35

I now have a picture in my head of you sitting there in your helmet and the dentist using a tin opener to get at your teeth.

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By paulwakefield1
22nd Mar 2021 13:48

Which is roughly what it felt like. :-)

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