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A short tale of the unexpected

11.22.08 | 1 Comment

I don’t usually do sport on this blog as I only really understand cricket and the totally underrated kabaddi, but I was up early this morning battering out stuff , and followed the rugby league world cup final unfold on the BBC live text service.  That was pretty bloody unxepected, I can tell you.

There you go, then.  A surprise victory for the underdog, courtesy of determination, unity, strong leadership when times got tough, and not a little skill. 

A victory against an opposition who had begun to think they only had to turn up to win because of successful results in the earlier rounds , who built up a substantial lead in the early part of the game but started to panic as the opposition came on strong and the conditions got more difficult, making unforced errors and  reverting back to outdated tactics  as it became clear they was going to be an upset.

Remind you of anything?  Oh yes, that’ll be it.  More coverage here.

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