Sunday, February 26, 2012

Be Still My Heart

I was sure that no one would ever replace Jonny Wilkinson as my favorite rugby player of all time.  Not only was Jonny a world class player, he was quiet, unassuming, hard working, and a very handsome fellow.  I was devastated when he retired from international competition.

But then along came this youngster, 20-year old Owen Farrell, playing in Jonny's old position as the English national team's fly-half and widely touted as "the next Jonny Wilkinson."  If it were anyone else, that phrase would set my teeth on edge but after watching Owen play, I concede that he may be the real deal.  He'll never knock Jonny off his pedestal, but he may join him there.

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