October 29, 2023 Rugby! (Day 32)

We got up early in order to go to a local pub to watch the Rugby World Cup Finals, starting at 8am! Twin Pines Manor is an older historic building a quick 5 minute drive from where we’re staying. It would have been a nice walk but a storm came in and it was raining and windy! They had a Halloween party last night so it was well decorated! We joined the locals who were excited and welcoming.

Robert sidled up to the historic swamp kauri bar top and ordered a beer. The proprietor made sure he had a tall one, so he wouldn’t have to miss any of the game by getting up to get another beer!

If you look closely you can see ghosts in the background!

Unfortunately the Haka was not enough to rouse the All Blacks to win the game. They lost 11-12 to the South African team, even though the Springboks didn’t score a goal. They got all 12 of their points on penalty kicks, so basically the All Blacks gave the game away.

2 Responses to “October 29, 2023 Rugby! (Day 32)”

  1. Sammy Says:

    We watched the game in replay without knowing the outcome. We were bummed…. However, I have to admit that I still know very little about the rules of rugby.

  2. rmj Says:

    You and us both! But it’s way faster paced than American Football!

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