The Grand Slam: don’t dream, it’s over

Though it could only ever be completed against England next weekend, I had always thought that the Ireland game would be where the Grand Slam would be truly won. Image: ABC Grandstand

There is freedom within, there is freedom without
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup…

The Roar: Coming on the same weekend that legendary Australian band Crowded House reunited for a series of sold out concerts on the steps of the Sydney Opera House – 20 years on from their original break-up concert at the same venue – it was ‘only natural’ that the lyrics to Don’t Dream it’s Over would arrive front of mind as the Wallabies dropped their first game of the Spring Tour.

The 27-24 loss to Ireland also means I can now use the words, ‘Grand Slam’ in a sentence this month; something I’ve very deliberately avoided up until this point…