Tuesday, June 2, 2009

1 for 1

So one week down with five to go and it's been a great first week on tour, capped off with getting that all important win on Saturday. O.K, its wasn't the greatest spectacle but miracles aren't going to happen in the first game and we all expect things to improve this Wednesday.

Given the fact that the Leinster boys missed the first weeks preparations with the Heineken Cup Final, it was decided that none of us would start the first game but thankfully we are getting to do just that on Wednesday. Really looking forward to getting back on the field and attempting to try and play an expansive game. The weather and hard track make playing much more enjoyable but I have to admit, the altitude really affects the ol' lungs.... there are times during training I feel like a seventy year old man!!

Good to see Brian getting his opportunity to captain the side, I know it's always a huge honor for him and to have himself and Jamie on the field with me will be nice.

Outside of the rugby, Camp has been fun, still rooming with Simon Shaw, but I think we are due a change up on Thursday when we go to Bloomfontein.... always an interest/worry who you're paired with!!! Will he snore or will he smell badly?!!

A diamond supplier came to our hotel last evening with some good deals, a few of the boys were casually snooping around without trying to set wedding bells ringing... I couldn't possibly name the culprits!!

Other than this we haven't really left the hotel too much, lots of X-Box, pool and table-tennis as well as a few songs from Ricky Flutey who has an awesome voice, you never expect a Maori to sing that well! So that's all from me at the moment, hopefully we will be 2/2 next time you check in!