Peter Bills: Kidney's ethos a beacon in fog of dismay
Perhaps it is the sense of optimism that arises naturally in rugby at this time of the year.
The weather may be dire in the northern hemisphere but look what's just around the corner in a few weeks time -- the Six Nations. In the southern hemisphere, they're gearing up for the start of the Super 14 next month.
Besides, eras of austerity have frequently heralded years of promise, of propitious times at hand. We should remain optimistic that rugby union, in the year 2010, will provide evidence to reassert such beliefs.