Saturday, November 13, 2010
Theres been a lot of heated debate amongst rugby fans of late as recent events, right up until rulings yesterday afternoon, have caused quite an amount of tension and negativity on the site. This video will hopefully remind everyone what rugby is all about, and that were all here because of our love for the game.
This inspiring video features a day in the life of a guy named Will Greenwood, a 38 year old club rugby player. You may also recognise him as a TV pundit, commentator, and of course a World Cup winner with England in 2003.
Greenwood turned out for club side Olney against Old Northamptonians recently, showing all the passion and love for the game that he did, in his own words, at the age of 17. To see such enthusiasm from a guy who has travelled the world and played with and against some of the best players in the game, brings it all back to why we play, watch, and love the wonderful sport of rugby.
Greenwood played at flyhalf in this game, and while it featured a number of long in the tooth players, it still had all the intensity and niggle that youd expect at the highest level.
As you can see, even though hes achieved as much as you can, Will still absolutely loves everything about the sport and will no doubt continue to play for as long as possible. Hats off to the guy, and of course all the others who play week in and week out, no matter what their age, fitness, or skill level. This is why we love rugby. Enjoy.
Will Greenwood tackle on Darren Morris
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The fastest ever tries scored from the kickoff
The School of Hard Knocks 2010
England vs Australia 2003 WC Final
Note: Thanks to Canterbury for making this great video.