The LooseHeadz Top 15 Moments of 2018
- The Best Try That Never Was
But for Courtney Lawes’ big toe, how many England 7’s with 40m to the line and only the world player of the year in your way would try the most audacious dummy and run in for the best try that never was?
- Fiji Fly High in France
Forever the bridesmaid, never the bride…Fiji the undoubted 7’s masters managed to overcome a top tier nation in their own backyard with a complete 23 man display.
- Cipriani Pass(es) Glaws to Victory
Wasps’ loss was destined not to be England’s gain but not to be outdone, Cips’ early season displays for Glaws were sublime and sometimes just plain ridiculous in their beauty.
- Little Goes Large
Christian Wade concluded his future lay over the pond and it will be that game (arguably the biggest in the world) which will see his dancing feet and his unreal pace. Good luck Wadey.
- Double DTH score for RWC Qualification
Rugby Canada qualified for the RWC through Glasgow winger DTH showing his poise and determination to get over the line. Good luck in Japan lads!
- The Rise of Cokanasiga
Made in Fiji, perfected in West London…maybe just maybe England have their own Jonah Lomu?
- The Smallest Man With The Biggest Heart
Proving the old adage that rugby is a game for all shapes and sizes…it’s also a game for all hairstyles. Faf De Klerk is now arguably the world’s best scrum half.
- Growling Bears Prevail
Pat Lam’s infectious enthusiasm and the Bristol Bears’ collective will to win brought a perfect welcome back to top flight rugby under the lights at a packed Ashton Gate.
- Elementary Dear Watson
The inventive Scottish lineout finished off by Hamish Watson had Gregor Townsend’s fingerprints all over it and signalled a new era of Scottish competitiveness.
- Captain Kolisi
Siya Kolisi became Spingboks’ first black rugby captain to follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela to unite a country.
- Scotland Win Calcutta Cup
Scotland prevailed in the auld enemy battle to show the fight of the underdog. Doddle Weir would certainly approve!
4. Sexton Drop Goal
83rd minute, 41 phases, 1 point down…Johnny Sexton hold your nerve!!
- Return Of The Prodigal Son
Overseeing one of the best organised defences in World Rugby…Mr Rugby himself and LooseHeadz Foundation patron Shaun Edwards declared he was returning to his native Wigan to reap more havoc.
- Boks Reign in Windy City
If Carlsberg did rugby matches…this 2 point win over the best team in the planet showed the Boks are certainly back
- The Liffey Runs Black with Guinness
On a night of high emotion typified by Peter O’Mahoney’s never say die attitude, the Irish finally removed the hoodoo over the land of the long white cloud.