Something completely different. There’s been a lot of Rugby League lately and a lot of it was good.
Who thought Fiji would beat Papua New Guinea? 22-10, and it sounds like a terrific match, especially going by this.
More boringly, who could imagine both that this is the first time the Kumuls and Fiji have had a game, and that even I couldn’t find a way to watch the damn thing?
But that’s League for you. So is this; the UAE RFU has had the local RL expansion bod locked up.
New Zealand beat Australia, again, and they’re now officially ranked No.1 in the world, so they’re coming to beat us this autumn. The Guardian‘s Patrick Skene has a cracking interview with Kiwi legend Olsen Filipaina, including the killer detail that Graham Lowe got him riled up to beat seven bells of shit out of Wally Lewis and stymie the 1985 Kangaroos by getting his mum to threaten to “clip his ears”.
And it’s incredible to see Cougar Park full again. But not in these circumstances.
Update. Department of “what it’s all about”, Leigh vs Wakefield yesterday.