Last year Headingley saw what loosely could be described as Hell freezing over. The western terrace was an off limits ice rink for those who liked to break their necks and more than 100 tonnes of snow was removed from the pitch. The south stand was packed more to the rafters more than ever in a vain attempt to keep all fans warm and safe during the drab affair that was Leeds v Crusaders.
Roll on 2010 we have a rare sprinkle of sunshine shining down on our rugby pitches and spectators alike. Weíve just seen Leeds beat Warrington where the happenings of the game were as satisfactory as the weather. Now we have St Helens coming up this week meaning things are more glorious than ever.
Iím sorry but good rugby league doesnít suit bad weather. Its why I want to thank the fixture deciders at the RFL for putting Leeds against Warrington and St Helens in the hottest period of the year so far. As a spectator I want to see the best teams compete against each other in the perfect conditions for the game. Leeds v St Helens at the start of July is a much better prospect than Leeds v Crusaders in mid February. To an extent Iím glad we play the less glamorous sides of rugby league in the hellish times of the year.
For the once the RFL have got it absolutely right so Iím dedicating this article to them. Lets hope we see more of this year after year.
Keep it up.