Saturday, 13 February 2010

Awesome writing example

From Tom Fordyce's recap of todays' France-Ireland rugby match in the Six Nations cup. If Ireland can take any comfort - however cold  - in losing to France again, at least this time Les Bleus did it legally:

Ireland had begun with fire and fury, pinching line-outs with light-fingered larceny and rumbling into rucks with relish. Before France had found their feet, Gordon D'Arcy nearly stole the lead, producing a wonderful snapping break and kick ahead, a green streak slicing through the thin blue line [...] Had the ball bounced kindly enough for him to touch down, it might have been a different match. Instead, France took control as Irish errors and indiscipline left them listing and laboured.

Wow. All I can say is Wow.

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