The Super Rugby season started today. We went to the first home game at Eden Park – the Blues v the Crusaders:
There was a pretty big crowd in, which was cool. People here are still riding the happy wave after winning the Rugby World Cup last year. And the good people responsible for sorting out these things have struck gold with their ticketing policy: general admission tickets for adults were only $20 a pop. We took Katie and Nigel, and Tom, our nice neighbour’s nice teenaged son.
Sadly, the Blues lost by one point. Piri Weepu tried to kick a last-minute droppie and snatch the victory, but he didn’t quite manage to get the necessary height. Oh well.