Tuesday, February 19, 2008
On a weekend where all the talk was about the Super 14's new ELV's, that are supposed to make the game faster and more exciting, we saw Wasps and Bath play a high quality game of rugby that certainly didn't require any changes in the law.
Bath winger Andrews Higgins notched the opening try for Bath in bizarre fashion, bursting through from deep inside his own half, only to seemingly run out of steam within yards of the Wasps line.
But his stray off-load was knocked back to him by a Wasps hand, allowing him to canter in and score, but not before turning back in the wrong direction, almost inviting the tackler to catch him. A rather comical finish to a great try.
The rest of the game proved to be anything but slow, and the theory that rugby as it is needs the new Experimental Law Variations was put to boot. It's not an open and shut case, but this game certainly proved that the game as we know it is still alive and well.
Wasps overcame a 20-13 halftime lead to come out eventual winners 42 - 34 after an amazing second half comeback.
It was a remarkable afternoon at the Rec, and although I don't normally post videos this long, I thought a lot of you out there would appreciate this one.
Note: All tries are shown which means the video is 10 mins long