From my wife:
Just found this and made me larf. Think this was the Bristol trip that marked our first meeting?! Text is as follows:
( this was a report in the University magazine ….)
The last excursion for the three teams together was to Bristol Poly which was a major success both on and off the field. The Poly were white-washed, the first’s won 11-14, the seconds won 16-3 even with the Poly playing an extra player in the form of a Doberman wolf that attacked Kelvin Rowland-Jones now know as Boneland-Jones and the thirds won 6-0.
After a few drinks and a visit to the poly’s plush refectory, or was it the local cafe, it was down to the Fleece and Firkin. Biscuit followed “buzz” on Theakston’s Old Peculiar with “buzz” on Dog Bolt and achieved the same results. A star performance by Russell “the muscle” Dawkins whose magnificent coiffure and debut try were well rewarded by Biscuit. Russ was last seen doing an impression of a dolphin cleaning it’s blowhole whilst lying face down in a pool of the said Dog Bolt. A more athletic performance was given by Mr Johny Whitehouse whose Nureyev like pirouette off the table was accompanied by the sound of his trousers being ripped off. Even the simple act of getting back on the bus at the end of the night proved far too difficult for a couple of players. “Dull Irish Bastard” hit his old form and along with Jason Rowlands was left in Bristol. Meanwhile back on the bus Murray who had proved very inept in the session, was relieved of his clothes and clad in team bandages after various messages had been scrawled on him which were read the next day in lectures.
The following week the seconds were expected to do well at Leeds in the UAU. On the day it was not to be and they lost 15-0.
During the holidays, the Uni of Wales trials were held and Dafydd Williams, David Thresher and Meiron “Taff” Williams earned their U.W. colours by playing draw again London Universities. Ian Marshall and Andy Donald were unlucky not to get their colours the following week as their invitations to play arrived the day of the match.
So far this year there have been no games due to the Great British Weather, but we start the SWWA campaign soon.
Saatchi the Crow