Long time readers of The East Terrace will remember this highly valued award (for those that missed it follow this LINK). It is awarded to those who refuse to go all common (read soccer like) after grounding the ball for a five point score, and simply trot back to their allocated field position to receive the forthcoming kick off.
For these true men there are no vulgar acts of fist-pumping, no interaction with the frenzied mob watching and no (God, forbid) premeditated hand signals or body movements. True men simply shake a few hands (maybe gracefully accept a few encouraging pats on the bottom) and simply get on with it.
We award Jonny for a career full of such dignified moments, but none more so than this calm reaction after a hugely well taken and very important try:
We leave you with a quote from Mr. Wilkinson in the Guardian this week:
“I’m not necessarily proud of the World Cups and the grand slams won or lost, the amount of points scored, this record or that. What I am proud of is I have searched for the best of me and I have been a team man without fail.”
Are you reading Mr. Armitage and Mr. Ashton?