Final score 26. 8 and the third pre season friendly defeat. Let’s hope the Blues find form in their opening match of the new season against Connaught next Saturday.
Game not going well. 10 minutes to go and we trail 23. 8 with the conversion to come.
Conversion successful. Now 25. 9
It feels like autumn has already arrived, sitting behind the posts at the Rec in Bath, waiting for the main match of the evening to kick off. The warm up match of Bath seconds v Llandovery is almost at an end.
Trip to Gloucester was far more eventful than the match.
Having picked up our friends we headed east on the M4, hoping to head north on the A449 to Gloucester. However, with the conversation in full swing I missed the turning for A449. Not a problem, we thought, just keep going and join the M5 – a faster if not longer route anyway. Bad decision as there was an accident on the M5, white van overturned and driver airlifted to hospital closing two lanes and resulting in an hours delay. Finally through the accident area and time to put foot down to catch up on some time, having already lost an hours pre match drinking time. Fortunately not driving in outside lane as someone decided to leave their pile of bikes in it, must have fallen off car and passengers hadn’t noticed. Imagine their surprise when they reached their destination!
Got to Gloucester eventually and told game was delayed by half an hour, Blues coach also caught in traffic on M5. Found a parking space, then a pub with all drinks at £2.50 – bargain and then off to ground. Zara Phillips was in front of us at ticket office.
The game was very poor. Not sure when we will see the proper Blues team turn up for a pre season match, hopefully at Bath next Friday.
Last Saturday’s match back at the Arms Park was not only a chance to see rugby back where it belongs but also a time to reunite with our good friends, back in our old seats. Of course we had to have pre and after match drinks in the Club House – great days again!
Tomorrow we are off to Gloucester for the first of our two away friendlies. Gloucester is always a great place to go to watch rugby – Come on the Blues!
Back at the Arms Park tomorrow. This time last year it seemed we would never return to our spiritual home. It’s amazing what can happen in twelve months!
Good luck to the Blues for a great season, hopefully playing to capacity crowds – support the Blues!