Sunday, 28 June 2009
'What a match, they roared, then miaowed'
The title is the comment an English friend (Lions supporter) left me on my Facebook profile yesterday evening... and so true!
We were suitabley impressed by all the red supporters at Loftus Versveld (Pretoria stadium), the Safari/Rugby Tour packages are obviously doing very well at the moment!
I always chuckle at my husband - he gets so incredibly tense watching sport. He hurt his arm, wore out the carpet and nearly had a baby by the time this match was over!
Both sides played well, both side's had some thug players who didn't play fair - like Schalk sticking his fingers in the eyes of his opponent. He was given a yellow card and sent to the sin bin for ten minutes, and he was lucky to get only that! Very bad sportmanship!!!.
The SKY commentators got so cocky as the match went on, with good reason some of the time as they were playing hard, but twenty minutes before the game ended, with the Lions in the lead... they were going on (celebrating!) about the Lions victory!!??
A tad too soon methinks...
The springboks got a second wind from kicker Morne's appearance on the field. A crucial try was scored by the Boks, which gave them the lead! Followed by a penalty for the Lions which meant a draw.
Then, in the last minute, South Africa got that crucial kick that allowed them to be Match and Series Victors!
WORLD CHAMPIONS INDEED!
We then jumped into our car to go to a friend's home outside of London for a braai... which was now a celebratory braai of course, them being South African too.
On the way there we had a very sudden and short and hard thunderstorm... huge droplets of rain on the car... like a Joburg storm. We've never experienced this in England before.
The driver in the Jaguar cabriolet behind us quickly put his roof up, not before being drenched though!
As quickly as it came though, it went...
We then spent the rest of the evening in the company of friends and my sister, eating good food, watching some Michael Jackson videos (as the TV is plastered with it at the moment, understandably).
All in all, a lovely Saturday.