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21st September 2019

Plus 9 and dry when driving in.

Another morning of watering the schooling ring.. Apparently it is going to rain next week.

David Bass was in this morning to ride work.

John Perriss was here second lot to see his horses.. Bobhopeornohope, Getaweapon, Illuminated Beauty, Lots Of Luck, Rocky Treasure and Rosmuc Relay..

Luke Martin was also here for a first visit to Thorndale.

The Rugby World Cup started yesterday.

John Cootes sent this over..

“Football is a gentleman's game played by hooligans, and rugby is a hooligan's game played by gentlemen.".....well it used to be!

Two local rugby teams with a feisty rivalry are playing each other on a Saturday afternoon.

On the day of the match, the weather conditions are absolutely appalling, and as the home team coach is addressing his team, he says.

“Right, gentleman with all this rain and mud the ball will be real slippery, so today our main tactic today will be to kick ahead''

The burly cauliflower eared prop forward puts his hand up and says;“Anybody’s head in particular“?

Seen in todays Times....

George Orwell said that sport is “war minus the shooting”, a point that the stand-up comedian James Nokise developed at the start of the rugby World Cup.

“When people tell you sport is stupid,” he tweeted, “just remember that 100 years ago ‘It’s about to kick off between Japan and Russia’ meant something completely different.”

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday..

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