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Monday, March 19, 2007

Nim debuts for region. Sky falls in.

Hopefully I'll get some pictures of this - Sasha's dad took some - but you had to be there to believe it.

East U17s took their entire squad up to Leicestershire on Sunday with virtually a different team playing each half. Hayley and Sasha played in the first half - on the wing and at flanker respectively (ie. not places they had played before this season!) and did okay - Hayley made some good tackles, had one good break, and Sasha did some Sasha-ing, which included her trademark practice of injuring her friends (in this case kicking Hayley in the head).

This all took place on a sunny, if windy, day.

Nim's turn came in the second half. After a few minutes whatever deity it is that Nim has upset noticed this and dark clouds began to gather in the west. The neighbouring hills then gradually disappeared, the wind picked up even more, and a few falkes of snow suddenly became a hailstorm that turned the ground white in a few seconds. With East now having to play into a gale force wind-driven hail the referee blew up early - and every ran for the clubhouse!

During her minutes on the field Nim did nothing wrong - but in both halves East's backs had precious little ball as posession was turned over at almost every ruck or maul so her opportunities to shine were limited. East Midlands were 19-5 up when the game ended (it has been 7-0 at half time), and probably deserved to win by at least that margin. Fern did not get ont the field for East Mids - but will therefore start in their next game against North West in Manchester on 1st April.

Nim, Hayley and Sasha have another go with a triangular against North East and Yorkshire at Ely on the same date.

***You can now catch a glimpse of Nim's divine retribution on the Herts blog***

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