Sunday, November 01, 2015
End of Rugby World Cup 2015
Our campaign began in Copenhagen on Friday 18 November at the Globe Irish pub. There in the presence of a large and increasingly well-oiled crowd we watched the opening ceremony and the England play Fiji. in front of 80,000 people.
The next day we flew to Edinburg via a long and somewhat tortuous route involving Ryan Air. That night we watched games in a pub in Leith Walk that we made our temporary World Cup HQ while in Edinburgh. As we traveled through the UK, we watched games in pubs and clubs and motor way service centres as well as the grounds. as well as attending three games at the grounds.
Coming back to Australia, I then spent the following weekends watching rugby!
Last night I watched the finals from Daceyville, Helen from another pub in Copenhagen, exchanging notes during the game.
Watching all these games has certainly improved my knowledge of the modern game; there has been some very good rugby indeed. It's been an interesting and sometimes intense time. Still, it's just as well that it's over.
It's not just that I don't respond to sleep deprivation as well as I once did. It's also time that I moved onto other things. I fear that my writing is now well behind schedule. Despite all this, I'm going to miss the competition and the sharing.