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Saturday, September 24, 2011

As Much Fun You Can Have When Your Team Loses 67-5

USA-Australia was going to be a tough day at the office, no matter what. When Eagles Head Coach Eddie O'Sullivan decided to have 14 new starters to his line up to face the Wallabies, even the most ardent USA supporter knew that an ass-whuppin' was in the offering-particulary in view of the fact that the Wallabies were going to be smarting after last Saturday's loss to Ireland.

The USA showed some heart in the first half. They had several minutes of advantage in the Wallaby end, and were showing a lot of heart. It's true that Australia was nicked up, but with players like Adam Ashley-Cooper, Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale(Got a Pic of his try) in the Wallaby backline, the Wallabies got out wide with frequency and with devastating results.

JJ Gagiano scored a nice try with a quick move off a 5 meter scrum in the Wallaby zone, but that would be the only time the Yanks would cross the try line.

In spite of the thumping, my wife and I had a great time at the Wellington Stadium, which had very few empty seats. It was a nice ambiance with a lot of fans made up for the occasion:
As much fan as the pre-game festivities were and the energy at the stadium, I think that Sunday's game with Argentina and Scotland is going to be louder and more passionate, given the number of supporters here in Wellington, and with the stakes of the game-the winner will go to the quarterfinals and the loser probably going home. That means no prisoners will be taken on Sunday.


  1. I have to say I'll be cheering for Scotland in the morning - nothing against the Pumas but my aunt is Scottish :)

  2. Hi Nursedude! So glad to hear you are having a wonderful time in NZ. And jealous I couldn't have been there to meet you with Slugso. Next time ay?!