in Bermuda ends tomorrow with a repeat of last year's final when the Classic Lions will play the Classic All Blacks. In the plate last year's winners the Classic Pumas face the Classic Wallabies. I have a ticket for tomorrow and depending on the weather might see if I can get the family along to watch also.
I went on Wednesday night and like I said last year I was surprised at how hard these blokes play. Some of them are approaching 50 and if anyone wanted to witness Gallic and British
relations close up, then to see these two veteran teams going at each other for an hour wouldn't have left anyone in any doubt of the rivalry. It was a scrappy but thrilling encounter on a slippy surface after it rained like billy-o for the whole day. Punch-ups were interspersed between some not unexpected sloppy play but with Colin Charvis and Mark Regan's quality showing the Lions came out on top 12-7.
Last night in the other semi, the All Blacks beat South Africa 5-0 in a much duller game by all accounts and will Saturday try to wrestle the Classic trophy off the Lions for their first victory since 1996.