Did anyone else here notice the return of the up and under kick during this World Cup? After falling out of popularity at international level in recent years, it seemed like a game didn't go by without someone hoofing it as high as they could into the air and hoping for the best. Some of the teams really had it down pat, especially Argentina. Los Pumas were very cunning with it, kicking quite close, but to isolated players, before tackling and winning the ball and with it a territorial advantage. Better yet, often the isolated catcher would hold on a little too long for support and concede a penalty for not releasing the ball. In a game that increasing emphasises kicking to gain territory and points, I think the Garryowen may start looking more fashionable to teams. Just the thoughts of an insomniac at 4am on a Monday morning, lads.