We heard a lot about LEGACY before, during and after the London Olympics but in essence we bottled it. These extraordinary games may have left an indelible mark on the IOC and possibly RIOCOG 2016 but they have soon been forgotten.
The RFU will be hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and it is keen to see an embedded LEGACY agreed and delivered which lasts through until 2019. Of course, it will be easier for rugby to do this because it owns its hinterland. The Olympic Movement just owns the Olympics it is the international and national sports bodies which own their sports so a true post 2012 legacy in the UK was never possible without the infrastructure being in place in 2006.
Rugby has just over two years to establish and deliver its legacy programme. To do this it has created six regional committees and asked them to be directly responsible for delivering the RFU's seven main aims.
Well, I represent Oxford University on one of the two SE groups - Herts, Middlesex, Hampshire, Oxon, Bucks and Berkshire - and we spent the whole of Friday at Twickenham chewing the cud.
We have a lot to do!!