The excitement and build up to this game was immense in NZ. Rugby really is the national religion here!!!
I was a total tourist kiwi wannabe and went out and bought the AB tshirt and cap!!! As long as I didn't open my mouth no one could identify me as a non-kiwi!!!
Atmosphere in the Waikato Stadium was amazing and they put on a really good show with fireworks etc. Hearing the national anthem for the first time in English and Maori was cool. But the Haka is what I'd come for - COOL!!! Ooooh but it didn't do them any good - they lost! Springboks were too good but as long as I saw the Haka and Dan Carter in the flesh I ws happy. And I WAS HAPPY.
Shame they lost and South Africa went on to take the trophy but it was one of those experiences - to see the ABs in New Zealand was an amazing experience - up there at the top and anyway I'm from Scotland - I'm used to losing 😊
I have jacked it all in here in Scotland and have decided to make Australia - scratch that - New Zealand my new home - just for a little while!
I can't wait to go to the beach after work, go surfing with my new bloke Bruce and I am also very excited about all those shrimps and barbies..........
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