What an absolute pleasure to take a trip to the Mecca of world rugby with so many like-minded men and to win the trophy against all the odds!
I received a congratulatory phone call from Sir Clive Woodward yesterday and he admitted that he had sent an undercover RFU member to monitor our progress and state-of-the-art training methods and also to discover the little things that now bring success and top 5% in the fiercely competitive world of Rugby Union. Unfortunately, just after his man managed to send a blurry photo of an alleged naked team ice bath, he went missing and is yet to arrive back in England; indeed cannot be reached at all. Clive has asked for our assistance in tracking him down, and told me that he goes by the pseudonym of "The Sheriff". If any of you know of this man and his current whereabouts, please let me know ASAP, as it has been said that he was last seen giving a rendition of The Camptown Ladies on a $400 dollar handcar in Soi Bangla.
Even if it was worth every penny at the time, never tally up how much you actually spent as it is counter-productive and will depress you for months
Your experiences with members of the opposite sex and those in the, "seriously love, now's really not a great time to tell me" bracket will be best kept to yourselves
The photos that some of you took should be vetted before you sell them to Hello magazine using the, "Would my missus be OK looking at them" benchmark. For those of you who don't know my missus, err on the side of extreme caution please.
The fact that we did all that we did without a bad word between us, turned up on time for all our games and then won a trophy is testament to your stamina and desire for the great game and your teammates. You should be proud of yourselves and I hope that you will agree that, "It's all about your mates".
Finally, a big thanks to Rose Sands at Samurai Clothing for the great kit, Phuket Pat for hosting another excellent and entertaining tournament and to our sponsors; Dai "Diagra" Griffiths, Hemingways Hotel and Pussy's Penitentiary Bar, without whom it would have cost us much more than the 4k Baht each. For those of you who took decent team photos please pass them on, as I wish to get some framed for posterity.
Thanks for the laughs boys, I love you.