Saturday, September 8, 2012

Rugby Game

Torrential rains and gale force winds in the afternoon didn't stop us from attending the Rugby Game between New Zealand and Argentina  in the evening.  Luckily, the rain and wind had died down by the time the game started.  We only had one power outage at the end of half time.

Rugby is played in two 40 minute sections with a 15 minute break.  There are no stops during  play so the game moves very fast.

Before the game starts the national anthems are sung.  New Zealand sings  theirs first in Maori and then in English.

The Haka is performed before each game.  It is an ancient war chant that is directed against their opponents.

It was a great game with New Zealand winning 21-5.

September 8, 2012

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