Home sweet home. How I’ve missed you. How I’ve looked forward to this day.
It’s been fantastic to have the great game back on TV for the last month, with the Nines, the trial matches and the first two rounds, but none of it really compares to the tingle as the boys run out onto the hallowed turf, to being surrounded by thousands of people who all feel the same way. Thousands of people who strap themselves in to ride the rollercoaster, who get out of their seats when Manu crashes over in the corner, or when Ben Matulino puts a big hit on #ouaa! Thousands of people who are on your team. Twenty years strong. Thousands of people who make you feel part of their team. Part of the team.