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St. Patrick’s Day Rugby

Six Nations Grand Slam Weekend in London
De Hems Pub, Soho, London, UK
17 March, 2007

It's the final weekend of the Six Nations Rugby for 2007 - Ireland, France and England are all level on points. Ireland, with the best chance of winning the championship in years, head to Italy to gain as big a win as possible. France take on Scotland and Wales play England. Ciara, some of her friends and work colleagues and I head into De Hems Pub just off Chinatown to see the game and partake in the Patrick's Day frivolities ... which were great fun!

As it turned out, we beat Italy 51-24 but gave away a silly try right at the end, France were beating Scotland but the points difference wasn't good enough and it was all finely balanced. Until a guy called Elvis scored a try in the last few seconds for France denying us of the championship table-topping position. And then over to Cardiff where the Wooden spoon was there for Wales to take ... but they finally played good rugby and came out on top against a disappointing English team. Roll on the World Cup in France in September - this one should be interesting!