With 79mins on the clock, at Twickenham, the last-minute, of the last match, on the last day of the 2015 RBS 6 Nations championship, we still did not know who had won the title.
As we arise this morning, exhausted from the emotional turmoil of yesterday, the aches and pains from seven hours on the sofa are raging, the indigestion from the lattes and macaroons that got me through the day have subsided.
If the scenario that unfolded yesterday had been written by an author of fiction they could have not made it any more unbelievable.
As the clock hit 80 in the England v France game, the title was finally decided, Ireland were the champions.
As the suited men from the emerald isle collected the trophy and medals in a dark Murrayfield, we all drew a collective breath after probably the best day of rugby I have ever been privileged to witness.
It all started in Rome, Wales struggling to 14-13 half time lead, before igniting in the second half.
Leaping up from the sofa three times in ten minutes for George North’s hat trick put immeasurable strain on my glutes and hamstrings, 7 tries in twenty-four minutes, I have now have thighs like Jonah Lomu.
A 61-20 win, and I had mentally already ordered my WRU champions T-shirt.
Five minutes into the Scotland v Ireland match, Paul O’Connell thundered over and the writing was on the Wall.
A woeful Scotland were hammered 40-10 and the T-shirt was history, so it was Ireland’s title unless England beat France by 26 points.
Another dramatic start at Twickenham, Ben Youngs scoring in the opening minutes,
But, France came back showing glimpses of back play, a rarity these days, a 53-35 win to England, and I was getting serious cramp having been sofa bound since midday.
This morning it all seems like a dream, has there ever been a day of rugby like it ?
The record books took a pounding
221 points and 27 tries
Wales biggest ever win over Italy
Ireland biggest ever win over Scotland
England’s highest score against France
France highest ever score at Twickenham
The greatest rugby tournament in the world…. probably ?