We mentioned it in last week’s newsletter but that was a couple of days before it was released on YouTube. We’re talking about what has to be the most humorous, insightful and, frankly, brilliant analysis of the Rugby World Cup final that we have seen.
It was produced by the inimitable Squidge Rugby and he’s calling this one his opus – not only because it is the longest video analysis he has ever done at just over a half-an-hour but also because he thinks it’s his best work. And we tend to agree. It’s brilliant. So go grab a cup of coffee and then click-through to his YouTube channel.
But if you’re at work or somewhere else that watching a video with sound is a problem, save the link for later and look through some of the comments we pulled from the video for you. That should hold you until you can find time to watch it:
“The South African defence seems to lead to overlaps. It looks like it does but most of them are actually just kind of optical illusions courtesy of Erasmus Industries.”
“The two wingers’ jobs are basically to take momentum out of the attack, to stop the attack rather than the attacker. Sometimes that takes to form of slowing it, even if they don’t take the player to ground, they’re still stopping it.”
And, the pièce de résistance:
“England made the second least metres of any team in Rugby World Cup history – not just 2019 World Cup – in any World Cup since 1987.”