The rugby was certainly tense this morning. England had the better run of the first half, but then seemed to field a bunch of morons for the second half, ending up with them giving a stupid penalty away allowing the Aussies to equal the game at 14-14 in the 80th minute. Extra time beckoned and we took the lead 17-14 in the first 10 minute session, then more stupidity let them tie the game at 17-17 with less than three minutes to play. However the last two minutes of play brought out some classic play with an almost perfect lead-in to a perfect drop-goal from Jonny Wilkinson. It must have been the most nerve-wracking 60 minutes of my life after half-time, but at least we came out as world champions. It was nice to see Bath win as well this afternoon, even if all the points did come courtsey of Olly Barkely’s foot, and with Bath being a man down for most of the game.
This evening was a Wine and Wisdom evening to raise money for the local scouts. We were a bit crap at the quiz coming 3rd out of 4 teams, but we mad up for it in the raffle, where I think I could have won 6 over the course of the evening. I settled for one prize in the end.