N is for ... New Zealand

I had an entirely different theme for this post, but given last night's victory, decided that I had to show some allegiance to this country that I live in even if I rarely support them sporting wise.

So N is for New Zealand who won the game against France 8-7 and are the proud owners of the Rugby World Cup. Having watched the game as well as the game between Australia and Wales on Friday night I can now honestly say that I have watched two games of rugby without falling asleep.

I will admit [looks around to see who is listening] that I really didn't care either way who won and even cheered France on in some parts of the game. I will also admit that I felt no emotion when either team received their medals, unlike on Friday night when Australia received their bronze medals or when I heard my national anthem for the first time in a long time.

As one of my sons pointed out: they couldn't lose regardless of what team won. With Welsh ancestry on their father's side, French ancestry on their mother's, a New Zealand father and an Australian mother, they could claim association with whatever team that won. And with a New Zealand husband and daughter-in-law and a son and granddaughters who hold dual citizenship, I'm happy with them that New Zealand won.

But that doesn't mean to say that I won't be thrilled to have the Rugby World Cup behind us or for it to become less and less the main topic of conversation.

(Image from Wikipedia.)


Liliana said…
Is it the rugby players who are doing Haka before the games?
Jules said…
Yep, NZ rugby players do the haka before their games.

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