Sunday, November 05, 2006

New Zealand versus England = Homesicknesses

82,000 spectators are expected at today's rugby match in England...

Odds are 8 to 1 that the Kiwis will win.

I went searching and found a Haka ... it's what everyone asks me about out here in the world.

The game is live on BBC1 at 4.30pm Belgian time (3.30pm London).

Halftime Update: New Zealand 28
England 5 (with one controversially denied try)

Sitting watching the game here in Belgium, suffering from BBC commentators and sports analysts and I'm getting homesick. I can't help but think about the people back home in New Zealand, wondering who got out of bed to watch the game live at 4.30am.

There might be some beers, definately coffee to wake up and people gathered round televisions all over the country, enjoying that delicious feeling of pride about being a Kiwi and watching your team shine on the rugby world stage.

Fulltime score: 41 New Zealand
20 England :)


Manic said...

Rugby, I never got that. It's like watching a bunch of men wrestle about something so small like a ball that isn't round. Never understood the fascination. :D

woman wandering said...

Possibly you were ruined with too much football lol??

They're not men fighting over a ball, they are legends ... silly billy ;)

Even better, we don't have hooligans fighting after a game.

Paul said...

Rugby is our nations Icon... such a great game... and like you say... no hooligans fighting after a game... I can never understand that part of soccer

Paul said...

Such a great game to....