The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer

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But a rugby multiplex (switching between games) rocks less. Yesty was the last day of the Top 14, meaning that the teams battled it out for the final standings for positions 5-14, and the television moguls decided to subject the fans to a zapping frenzy on one channel rather than spread the matches out over the three sports channels that they own. Apparently they do this every year. The semi-final will be next week, and my fav team (Toulouse) is in it, currently ranked n°2. I would have watched even if they weren't.  

Since the Top 14 is over, today I'm catching up on the international test matches (SA vs Wales, Australia vs Ireland, and England vs NZ). Tonight is the semi-final for Pro D2 in France to decide the second of two teams that will be joining the Top 14 next year.

What a lovely way to spend the arvy...Except it's hard to sew and watch the matches at the same time.

ETA: Ouch. The southern hemisphere totally dominated the northern teams in that round. But that's no surprise really. While watching the England/NZ game, I heard that England have beat the All Blacks twice in NZ and France have beat them thrice. No other European team nor Argentina have triumphed over the All Blacks while playing in New Zealand. 

France hasn't yet participated in these preparatory matches for the Oz tourny because our national championship is still going on. The team that we will be sending will not be comprised of any players from our top four teams since they'll still be battling for the title here in France.
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