Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Go Wallabies!

6 October 2015
Kristen says...

A few weeks ago we were given the opportunity to buy tickets for a Wallabies/All Blacks (Australian national team vs New Zealand national team) rugby game. So of course we did.

I really enjoyed our week in Sydney back when we arrived in February, and this was our first trip back...and it was just as enjoyable as the first one, I assure you! :)

We took the Murray's bus up Friday night after school, crashed pretty much when we arrived, then were up bright and early the next day--game day!

The next morning we got up bright and early to meet up with some friends, have some breakfast, and then stroll down to Sydney CBD. Naturally we wore all of our Wallabies gear!

Later that day we headed out on the train to the game, which was held at the ANZ Olympic Stadium!



Unlike major sporting events in the States, the Aussies don't really go for the tailgating thing...but because this was a special event, they had some fun activities for us to take part in, like breaking a Guinness Record for the World's Largest Scrum!

We actually got to go on the field for the scrum!

Yeah World Record!!

After breaking the world record we were pretty hungry, so we had some authentic Turkish amazingness.

Finally, after all that, it was time for the game!

We had some great seats as part of the "Goldmine" or something like that. It was supposed to be all Wallabies supporters, but we were almost fully surrounded by New Zealand fans. It was pretty tough when they were ahead, but we won in the end! :)
We got some free Wallabies swag
Three Americans who got denied for a photo by the Wallaby mascot...
Our clappers--sort of the vuvuzela of the Rugby world...
It's winter here, so the heat from the flame cannons going off was an extra reason to celebrate!
Wallabies watching the Haka
The Haka (on the big screen)
SCRUM!!
A try is something like a touchdown in American Football.


After the game we caught the train back to town...it was a little smelly, as someone had lost their lunch on the seat behind us. Poor Chris.

The next day we did a little shopping, and spent quite a while coloring at one of my favorite Sydney bookstores. (It's cool for adults to color now, don't you know)

The weekend definitely wasn't long enough, but boy did we have a great time! :)

 KF

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We love reading your comments about our crazy adventures!