It is with some reluctance that we print yet another photo of Euro
RSCG’s Brett Gosper. The only possible defence is not that it’s in a
good cause, but rather that it will wind up his partner, Mark Wnek.
However, Gosper was the talisman for this year’s NABS rugby sevens,
having played to stupendous heights himself in France and Australia
(Campaign Diary, 29 March), and the event was an outstanding success.
Some 40 teams turned out last Sunday at Richmond Athletic to take part
in more than 90 games. It was classic weather - for cricket - but
somehow or other, all the sad apologies for sporting manhood made it
through the day.
The winners were TSMS, who destroyed Abbott Mead Vickers in the plate
final 50-nil, and S4C, who trounced News International in a somewhat
one-sided trophy final 60-nil.
Some teams were clearly losing it by the end of the day and were
struggling to spot the Pepsi-coloured balls against the blue sky. Could
it be that they had taken part in the News International crowd’s (above)
‘boat race’ drinking game?
Gosper was in his element, particularly as the event raised pounds
45,000 for NABS. ‘The standard of rugby played was outstanding,’ he
gushed. ‘The spectators turned out in force, the blue balls looked
fantastic, a record amount of money was raised and the sun shone
throughout. What a day!’
It only remains for us to ask knowing readers to send in any
incriminating photos of one Greg Watson of News International, voted
‘most desirable player’.