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Tattie Bogle BS: Rugby (18) RE: BS: Rugby 10 Oct 21

I am married to a rugby fanatic: I should have seen the writing on the wall, when, unusually for England in the 1970s, we got married on a Friday rather than a Saturday? Why? Because our reception was to be in the local rugby club, which would, of course be in use by the players on a Saturday, but we could have it on a Friday.
Our first year of marriage, we lived in a hospital flat, thanks to my job, but no washing machine: himself was playing rugby every Saturday, and I had to try to scrub his filthy kit clean using just handwash powder and scrubbing brush! There was not just mud, but blood, as he only had to look at another player, and his nose would start bleeding!
To my relief, he more or less hung up his boots 3 years later when we moved from that area, but the obsession continued. It has taken us to some nice places from where we live in Scotland now: several trips to Rome, Paris, Dublin, Swansea (not Cardiff!)and even London! Then there was the British Lions in New Zealand 2005 (say no more re the results!) This included a wee diversion to Fiji.
After we moved to Scotland. my husband used to go off to various top division matches in and around Edinburgh, before eventually allying himself to our local Premiership club, Currie. Now a life member, and "grounds convener" for his sins - gets to go and mow that meadow, and many other jobs: down there every day doing something (including clearing up after the local teenage drinkers and the mess they leave behind! GGRRR!)
And in these days of multiple TV channels, her can always find a match somewhere to watch on TV or computer.
Fortunately I have music to keep me sane!

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