My Life in Japan

The Ins and outs of my time here in Japan.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

I love Rugby.

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Watched the Finals of Rugby's Super 14,blog Layouts Hurricanes versus Crusaders... oh did I say watch it was more like tried to, as the conditions were deplorable. I can't believe that the final game was allowed to be played in such poor weather. It was so foggy that all I could make out for most of the time were little bits of red n yellow all mangled up together.

I know that it would've been difficult for the players to agree to cancel the game coz of the thousands fans who turned up but boy, what a match it would have been had visibility been at 100%. But the game is over and the Crusaders Team once again have proven the mettle. It's congratulations to them and they deserve their win but you also gotta hand it to Rodney n his boyz they came out fighting and kept the top team tryless right up till the last 20 minutes of the game. Tana Umaga, Jerry Collins, Weepu,Maa, Isaia Toeava n the others went out hard and gave it their best. They should all be proud of what they have managed to achieve during this Super 14 Tournament. It was one of their best performances ever.

Though I was rootin' for the underdogs the 'canes I wasn't upset when the Crusaders won as the only try was from Casey Laulala (Samoan decent), there's also Mose Tuialii and a couple of other boyz with Hamo blood in them in the Canterbury side. Don't know if they have been to Sa lately but I'm proud of their skills anywayz.

I love rugby all kinds of rugby :union 15 and 7 aside, touch, league... I miss watching live games (ie: sitting at the stadium screaming your lungs out!!) lol.. but thankfully the Japanese are into rugby as well now. They have lots of foreign players playing for diff clubs here.. they must be paid good money as Leon Mac Donald, Willie O (former Wallaby) and other seasoned players of great calibre have signed up with wealthy clubs like : Sony, Coca Cola, Sanix, Kubota, Panasonic etc.

There are a lot of Tongan nationals also playing for these teams a few Samoans but I wish more of our talented youngsters/players would find their way over so that they can earn some good money for their families. A three year contract with the possibility of an extension is a good opportunity to fatten up one's bank account.
I wish the SRU would find a way to get some of our boys over here.

Congratz again to both teams for a fine effort despite the lousy conditions.
Ps/this fiercely contested game highlights the fact that New Zealand has so much talent to choose from. The skills and strength displayed by the players will ensure the All Blacks remain a force to be reckoned with in the Rugby world.
I don't envy the job of the NZ selectors but I wish our local selectors had the same pool of talent to choose from.

For our "Manu Samoa" I hope and pray that we will be able to field and send a formidable team that will live up to the proud legacy our past reps have worked so hard to establish.
I can't wait for the next World Cup.
Rugby Rocks what can I say...
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  • At 9:11 PM, Blogger Goddess of Savaii said…

    suga, the weather was pathetic!!! we were like,,,,helloo??? wheres the polo? and where are the players??

    ....ga'oga kaea lava o le kaaloga, faasaga loa le au maimoa i le keg and trink until our vision was even more fogged, heheh...

    i was very sad for da hurricanes, but at the end of ta tay, they got da chance and didnt step up,...
    Ia ua lelei Graham Henry ma Bryan Williams!!

    ovar to you,

    ciao

  • At 9:19 PM, Blogger dasifi said…

    at least you guys had fun we just like turned off the telly each person lookin' for something else to occupy their time. pei e misa faasoloador.. not that our little household had any bets going but we were just pissed at not being able to enjoy all the phases of the game coz of almost zero visibility.

  • At 6:24 AM, Blogger supasta said…

    mayne...
    the game was karazy....
    i hated the damn fog...so i jst went to sleep..lol
    woke up the next morning and dad said my team had won da game....
    yippeeeeeeeeeeee

    Go Crusaders....
    Sorry canes and the canes lovers..hehehe
    beta luck next time..lol

    choooHooo...
    gurl ur lil angel is sooooooo cute..
    like her momma..

  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger dasifi said…

    goingkarazy..
    thanks for the kind words but the kamai menti is a real handful.
    Yeah too bad for the 'canes but like one old samoan man used to say "toe taumafai atili mai i lea tausaga!"
    Hopefully next year more teams will be able to step up to the plate and give the boyz in red a good challenge.
    cheers

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