Sometimes the sporting gods smile on me!
What a weekend of results for my teams!
The All Blacks.
It's hard for non kiwis to really understand what the concept of All Blacks means to New Zealanders. We love our team and we always want them to win in style (think Brazil in football terms).
It's our national game and even someone like me who's been besotted with Football from a very young age, even someone like me played rugby at Primary School and I was apt to say I wanted to kick a ball like Don Clarke.
A rugby mentality marries well with our stoic, humble kiwi natures. Rugby has become the embodiment of our metaphorical rugged individual persona.
We're also hard to impress! Our team has to smash the opposition (as they did today and against France recently) for us to lose our normal cool.
The difference with Aussies? Their flanker Michael Hooper effected a turnover under his posts in the first half. He flicked his beautiful hair back and then grinned to a teammate.
THAT's the difference between Aussies and Kiwis!
The ABs are a remarkable team and they are champions, always, but today they are World Cup Champions.
What of my other teams?
Arsenal F.C. also had a very good day - 3-0 away at Swansea.
Rochdale F.C. had an away draw at a tough place - Southend.
All in all a pretty great weekend!
The glow from winning the rugby World Cup is going to last a fair while.
Love, peace and big smiles - Wozza