The second biggest single-sport tournament in the world is on - are you blogging from there?
If you are there to support one of the 20 nations or just passing through, please post your blogs here!
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. Some great photos of the All Blacks' Capping Ceremony.
[Edited: 2011 Sep 12 01:26 - The Travel Camel:11053 - Added one more photo]
Hoping to be able to publish an entry towards the end of the tournament....... :-)
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Many photos of the England vs Argentina and the Wales vs South Africa games - and they were two of the best games on the opening weekend - nice choice of tickets!
provides a witty view of an American's impression of the All Blacks popularity.
"Kiwis Love for All Blacks = (Take the person you love most)x(1,000,000) and that might come close to how they feel."
Re New Zealanders approach to the World Cup "If they win the country will be the happiest place on earth. If they lose there is a civil defense plan in place to stop the riots and mobs. Psychologist are on call for those who feel the need to end there lives."
If any TBers are up in Auckland for the finals rounds of the games - feel free to let me know, and we can arrange to watch a game together :-)
In response to: Msg #143925
Jo - have you been down to the Fanzone / the Cloud yet? I was there for the first time on Saturday night and it's a fantastic atmosphere. Brilliant place to watch the ABs trounce France that's for sure! Everyone though, regardless of who they were supporting, were welcomed. Felt like a great place to be.
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I was by the double big screen at the Queen St end of the Cloud :-)
Have seen games from a mixture of stadium/Quay Street/ the Cloud/ Fan Zone - all great atmospheres! Will be at the Fan Zone tomorrow night for Japan v Canada.
Which other games will you be at the Cloud for?
The games aren't shown at the Cloud during the week, only Fri & Sat nights. The Fan Zone next door though is open for all games.
I was in the Fanzone, in the MasterCard bar. Am definitely keen to go back for more but no firm plans as yet. I'm heading out of town this weekend but maybe for the QFs or Semis? We are having a work event tomorrow night to watch Canada v Japan. Should be fun!
For anyone following the Rugby World Cup, here's a really useful site;