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In anticipation of this afternoon’s televised rugby internationals, and not wishing to spend viewing time squinting through a camera viewfinder, I scanned a few colour negatives from October 1992, filmed during Sam’s Newark Under 13 rugby versus Melton.
A red-faced, wild-haired, Sam is at the back of the group in blue and white jerseys, his head above the ball.
He’s the one with the chunky legs.
This time he battles to hang on to the ball.
This lad has just received it
and sets off under siege.
Now Warren plays his customary role of battering ram as he charges into the opposition;
having broken through, he is lined up for a tackle. Will the tackler bring him down?
Should anyone desire a glimpse of me in my playing days
here are a couple of shots taken by Jessica. I was playing for Old Whigiftians in about 1982. More information appears in ‘Eureka’.
I watched the game between Wales and Georgia, and recorded the other two matches, because we will soon be travelling to Christchurch to attend the Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrations of Vicki and Barrie Haynes. Unfortunately I kept dozing off during the second half of the match, but woke up to witness the last bizarre quarter of an hour.