Sunday, 18 November 2012

Swing low, sweet chariot...

rumbled across the stands of Twickenham remembrance weekend for Englands first autumn international game against Fiji. Bruv, Nephew and myself headed west to Twickenham for a spot of rugby! It was Mark & Brads first time at Twickenham so we arrived with plenty of time to see everything and soak up the atmosphere. As with every 14 year old, Brads priorities were how long it would take to get there and what was he having to eat!!!....
With a sell out crowd the atmosphere was fun and friendly from the train at Waterloo to the crowd inside the stadium.
After a belting national anthem and with military representatives from both Fiji and England the stadium came to a complete silence to honour the rememberance weekend.
Prior to kick-off the Fijian squad performed the Hacka which was fantastic to see, England standing shoulder to shoulder facing of the fijian squad.
Kick off underway it was a good 15 minutes before we saw England take the ball across the halfway line. After the slow start the try's started to accumulate.
All the new players got a chance to shine on the pitch and pick up their 1st caps. It was great to see a new fresh team starting to work together and gave us lots of hope for the future.

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Swing low, sweet chariot...

rumbled across the stands of Twickenham remembrance weekend for Englands first autumn international game against Fiji. Bruv, Nephew and myself headed west to Twickenham for a spot of rugby! It was Mark & Brads first time at Twickenham so we arrived with plenty of time to see everything and soak up the atmosphere. As with every 14 year old, Brads priorities were how long it would take to get there and what was he having to eat!!!....
With a sell out crowd the atmosphere was fun and friendly from the train at Waterloo to the crowd inside the stadium.
After a belting national anthem and with military representatives from both Fiji and England the stadium came to a complete silence to honour the rememberance weekend.
Prior to kick-off the Fijian squad performed the Hacka which was fantastic to see, England standing shoulder to shoulder facing of the fijian squad.
Kick off underway it was a good 15 minutes before we saw England take the ball across the halfway line. After the slow start the try's started to accumulate.
All the new players got a chance to shine on the pitch and pick up their 1st caps. It was great to see a new fresh team starting to work together and gave us lots of hope for the future.

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