On Tuesday we went to see Rugby Sevens! It was super fun!! Rugby is definitely one of my favorite sports to watch. It's crazy and creative and... well... crazy! It makes me laugh too! :) I got my first taste of rugby when I lived in Samoa and I loved to watch it! I got the opportunity to play rugby for Florida State, but decided that probably wasn't a good idea... I'm pretty accident prone and rugby is quite the crazy sport :) haha! Anyway, when I was in Samoa everyone talked about how awesome New Zealand was in Rugby. I've heard of their famous Maori Haka (more on that later) they do before their games and I REALLY wanted to see them play! It's funny that I got my chance to see them play while living in South Asia :) haha! You never know :)
We started off the morning with Tonga playing Guyana. Tonga rocks! Then, we got the chance to see New Zealand play Wales! New Zealand is a scary team!! This was a semi-final match and they killed Wales! Check out the picture below! All the Wales players are in a pile and NZ is running away with the ball - awesome!
Most of my pictures are like this... NZ running away with the ball and the other team on the ground looking like they just got trampled!
Aashini wasn't quite as excited as I was about the Rugby and spent some time coloring :) She did look up and cheer "Go! Go! Go!" sometimes :) Rugby Sevens are pretty short games (each game has two 7 minute halves!) so you can sit there and watch tons of teams - pretty cool!
NZ is quite the intimidating team! This guy (in black) is scary to me!
This guy too! He picked up the Wales player and dropped him on his head! Crazy!
New Zealand won 31 to 10... This picture is very much like the game was. NZ barely winded and Wales laying on the ground :)
This was one of my favorites. I could have stayed there all day watching this one! It was so fun! I have a couple of funny pictures from a couple of these matches that I'll post later :) Oh, and the Haka! - check this out! They usually only do this at home games to intimidate the other players, so I didn't get to see it at the games, but they did do it after they won the gold - here's a pic from Rediff Sports:
Here's the Haka if you're interested :) Rugby is fun!