Up and Under … down and out
So this morning England have spectacularly departed the Rugby World Cup 2011 at the Quarter Final Stage.
This is the moment when Mark Cueto of England went over the line to score his try on the 75th minute, bringing the score to England 12-19 France. At this moment, we were in with a (slim) chance as a conversion at this point would bring us level and the game would go to extra time.
In true English fashion, we then managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of a possible victory when Toby Flood failed to make the conversion when his shot went wide of the post. (Mind you, if you check his stats he only has a conversion success rate of 69% so perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised!).
They ran out of time and inspiration as Les Bleus set up a well deserved semi-final clash with Wales.
My nomination for tweet of the week goes to Jonathan Allen who said “The sweet chariot swung pretty low during this world cup, got what we deserved #bbcrwc”
Come on the Welsh – the only home nation still in contention!!!
“And we were singing hymns and arias, ‘Land of my Fathers’, ‘Ar hyd y nos’.