The Gods smiled on me yesterday as around lunchtime I got a phone call from a mate asking if I would be interested in watching the Wellington Lions vs Waikato game from a corporate box. Well that was a tough decision, so happily cancelled previously made plans. A few of us met at a friend’s place just down the road from me. As we walked to the stadium I persuaded them all on how we should lobby to get the bridge from the bottom of Davis Street to the stadium re-established. It would be great for Thorndon residents and cut 15 minutes off the journey.
The first quarter was amazing as the Lions scored four tries to be 26 – 0 up. And they were good tries too – great running and dodging. It was really all over at that point.
Waikato did well to fight back, but never looked like they would win. The final score was 45 – 33, with 12 tries scored in total – a great game to watch. And of course after match drinks were also fun.
Wellington owes Fran Wilde, and others, a huge thanks for making the Stadium happen. It has just transformed sports attendance rates in Wellington.
Very cute watching teams of six year olds playing on the ground before the big match.
Anyway Wellington now leads the points tables with 7 from 7. Next week is the challenge against Auckland for the Ranfurly Shield.Tags: rugby, Sport