Yes I really can't believe it, our 2nd season is drawing to a close and what a season it's been.
I thought season one was good but this one has been even better, I've been to more grounds, met loads of fantastic Rugby People, basically I've just had a great time, thanks everyone.
I'll pick out a few highlights, but to be honest I'm just skimming the surface, I really am a lucky bloke.
Early in the season I covered the Varsity matches at BT Murrayfield, what a great occasion, a massive crowd and a great atmosphere.
St Andrews won the Mens match, Edinburgh lifted the womens trophy, that would become something of a theme for Edinburgh Uni LRFC throughout this season.
I'll take this opportunity to bang the drum for #gotoagame ,if you have a free Wednesday afternoon during the University season, do what the hashtag says, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Moving on to the Pro game I was again granted accreditation for Edinburgh Rugby and whilst I know the season has not been the best results wise there were still a couple of highlights, luckily I chose to travel south to cover Edinburghs European Challenge cup group game against Harlequins, why couldn't Edinburgh play Quins every week!
Then there's Scotland, I still can't believe I'm shooting Scotland games, what an amazing thrill it is to be pitchside in a Murrayfield full to capacity and then just to make it even better Scotland win!
I cant talk about Scotland without mentioning the Womens team, they've been promising a lot for a while, but just falling short, as in the World cup qualifier matches against Spain, but the Six nations saw that all change and I couldn't be more delighted for a group of players.
Club rugby still featured massively in my season and I traveled to places old and new, but as I stated in my opening, no matter if I was in Edinburgh or Aberdeen I met great folk, how is it this game attracts so many great people?
One of my first games this season was a jaunt to Inverurie to cover Watsonians Ladies v Garioch, this set the tone for my season, Watsonians provided me with transport and Garioch fed and watered me, it was a cracking trip, Garioch really is what every club should aspire to be.
One of the biggest highlights of my season was being invited to travel with Edinburgh University LRFC to Twickenham to cover their victory in The BUCS Trophy final. What a fantastic season this team have had, they just went from strength to strength.
I'm already looking forward to see if they can do it all again next season.
Had another cracking day at the Melrose Sevens, this is an event that never fails to entertain.
This has also been the season where my faith in folk has been partially restored, I know I've had a moan in the past about my work being stolen, but on a number of occasions this season peoples generosity has really amazed me, thank you, you know who you are.
I'll finish up by dishing out the non existent Rugby People award for Top Team for this season, it could be Scotland, both men and women, or Ayr and Melrose dominating the mens club game, Wandies and Hills doing similar for the women. But for me it has to be Edinburgh Uni LRFC, the only thing they didn't win was the Sarah Beaney Cup and tbh that loss was probably caused in part by the fixture congestion that can be attributed to their BUCS victorys.
So I hope you've had as good a season as me and I hope I see you all again during the next one.