For my oversea readers you will be wondering what the hell I am going on about. Today in Australia was the National Rugby League (NRL) Final and my team the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs have won the equivalent of the NFL Superbowl. So please let forgive this self indulgence but the Lazy Book Reviewer is a very happy man.
This is if the first time the have won the final in 43 years. The history of the club being one truly of the people. In the late 80's they where removed from the competition due to financial issues. The fans marched in the streets in protest and the team was reinstated into the competition. It was a struggle for a long time for the club. That was until Russell Crow came to the rescue and bought the team and started the long road to success. Today was a great effort with Sam Burgess playing the full 80 minutes despite fracturing his cheek bone in the first 10 seconds of the game.