W2 Mays: Day 3

Federer vs. Nadal

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

England vs. Australia

Catz W2 vs. Jesus W3

"This time it's personal" (Temple, 2017)

In the great rivalries of sporting history, little comes close to the vicious battle between W2 and Jesus W3. Under the expert leadership of coach Temple, it has resurfaced without fail every single bumps campaign. Catz have always come off worse despite usually being clearly the faster crew, in a heartbreaking series of events including subsequently being overbumped (Mays 2016) and missing out on blades (Lents 2017). Just yesterday, Jesus lacked the common courtesy to stay ahead of Hughes/Lucy long enough for us to bump them and save their skins.

There was never any doubt that we would get them. After going up +2 to bump-and-a-half them yesterday following carnage at grassy (but frustratingly missing out on a bump in the rerow), today's result was inevitable. A textbook bump in about 2 minutes, reeling them in comfortably before first post corner. Never has revenge tasted so sweet.

The current W2 would like to dedicate today's bump to anyone who has previously felt the pain of bad luck or failure to concede at the hands of Jesus W3, in particular to the long-suffering Matt Temple. Sorry Jesus.