Tuesday, May 23, 2006

La Petit Mort

Now that you've achieved your heart's desire don't you feel a little sadness, a little emptiness? What's going to drive you onwards now? Where's the thwarted ambition? The lingering injustices: John O'Neill's disallowed try; Neil Back's hand; the swirl of wind that thwarted O'Gara at Twickenham all seem unimportant now that you've reached your goal.

But what an epic match. If ever heart and will won a match it was this one. Biarriz were a more skilful and accomplished team - player for player. But they just could not contend with Munster's ferocious desire.