Sunday, 16 August 2015

Bledisloe Cup 2015 - not at all sewing related, but very very fun!

Hello Peeps,

On Saturday night Miss H got to go to her first ever All Blacks game on Saturday night (NZT). The All Blacks are New Zealand's national rugby team. They were playing their arch rivals - the Wallabies (Australia) - for the Bledisloe Cup, which NZ has now won the last 13 times in a row.

This is Richie McCaw, the captain, warming up. It was his 142 test match - he holds the world record for the most played international test matches.

Pre-game chat. 

 The teams lined up for the national anthem. The whole stadium sang the NZ one.

This is the haka - a Maori war dance - which is done before every game. 

WE WON! We absolutely smashed the Aussies - 4 tries to 1!
It was the last game on NZ soil for some of our senior players, who were either retiring or going overseas to play - including Dan Carter (pictured above), Ma'a Nonu, Richie McCaw, Conrad Smith, Kevin Mealamu, and Tony Woodcock. But first they will play for us in the World Cup later this year.  

 YAY! The Bledisloe remains in NZ for another year!
Miss H, the Mother, and the Boss absolutely loved going to the game and it was such a fantastic game to watch!
Love From
Baa. xxx


  1. So glad they won - what a fantastic evening. xx

  2. Sounds like you saw a marvellous game! Glad you all enjoyed it! :)

  3. It sure was a great game wasn't it Baa ... we watched it at home. Lucky you getting to go to a live match. My cousins little boy from Taranaki won a competition to get to run out carrying the ball.

  4. I"m afraid I'm not much for rugby but I know it has a huge following and I'm glad to hear that your team won. Must have been fun to be there in person.