Just an excuse to use this quote which I nicked from here:
“Rugby football is a game I can’t claim absolutely to understand in all its niceties, if you know what I mean. I can follow the broad, general principles, of course. I mean to say, I know that the main scheme is to work the ball down the field somehow and deposit it over the line at the other end and that, in order to squalch this programme, each side is allowed to put in a certain amount of assault and battery and do things to its fellow man which, if done elsewhere, would result in 14 days without the option, coupled with some strong remarks from the Bench.” – P. G. Wodehouse Very Good, Jeeves (1930)
Wodehouse might have fainted at the prospect of ladies playing but here’s a set from my 20 minutes of watching Chesham play Camberley in the RFUW NC South East 1. The other sport from this weekend was Aylesbury FC‘s edging out of Chesham United in the FA Cup.
Of course we all know that when referring to rugby that there’s a superior thirteen-a-side game whose only downside is that its supporters get nosebleeds when faced with the prospect of playing south of Sheffield. A view of the differences between the codes can be seen here – I couldn’t possibly comment. See here for my cheeky set from the 2008 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley.
See the ladies in action here.
EDIT (15 October 2009)
Apparently it was a friendly not an official match as Camberley didn’t have enough players. Chesham won the friendly 48-0.