Saturday, 26 September 2015

My Rugby World Cup adventure continues.....

Last Saturday in the haze of a glorious autumnal afternoon I returned to Twickenham for my 2nd Rugby World Cup adventure. Saturdays game was France v Italy. This allowed me to enjoy the atmosphere of the event and grounds without stressing about the outcome!.
The stadium looked fantastic against the blue sky, festooned in flags and world cup collateral.
I arrived into the Fanzone just in time to watch the South Africa & Japan game which was just amazing. Nearly every supporter at Twickenham rooting for the under-dogs of Japan. The whole place erupted when Japan slotted the ball over the try line with seconds to spare of the final whistle.
The ground had a great relaxed atmosphere with a huge multi national attendance along with lots of passionate French and Italian fans. This was even more evident when the team buses arrived bringing in the French and Italian squads.
With a great seat facing onto the pitch by the 22 line I got a great chance to watch the teams warming up.  It was very evident that warm-up disciplines were very different within the French and Italian camps!
As with the previous evenings opening ceremony the world cup banners were escorted onto the pitch by members of the armed forces and the entry of the teams were preceded by a fantastic light and laser show.
With national anthems sung with passion & pride and Twickenham stadium full to the rafters for a 2nd consecutive night it was time for the game to begin!
The game was lively and involved lots of ruck's and scrums! Italy were the underdogs of the match and France soon overpowered the team, much to the delight of the very noisy French fans.
With the final score of 32 to France and 10 to Italy it was time to head home after a great afternoon and with less stress than the day before!.

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Saturday, 26 September 2015

My Rugby World Cup adventure continues.....

Last Saturday in the haze of a glorious autumnal afternoon I returned to Twickenham for my 2nd Rugby World Cup adventure. Saturdays game was France v Italy. This allowed me to enjoy the atmosphere of the event and grounds without stressing about the outcome!.
The stadium looked fantastic against the blue sky, festooned in flags and world cup collateral.
I arrived into the Fanzone just in time to watch the South Africa & Japan game which was just amazing. Nearly every supporter at Twickenham rooting for the under-dogs of Japan. The whole place erupted when Japan slotted the ball over the try line with seconds to spare of the final whistle.
The ground had a great relaxed atmosphere with a huge multi national attendance along with lots of passionate French and Italian fans. This was even more evident when the team buses arrived bringing in the French and Italian squads.
With a great seat facing onto the pitch by the 22 line I got a great chance to watch the teams warming up.  It was very evident that warm-up disciplines were very different within the French and Italian camps!
As with the previous evenings opening ceremony the world cup banners were escorted onto the pitch by members of the armed forces and the entry of the teams were preceded by a fantastic light and laser show.
With national anthems sung with passion & pride and Twickenham stadium full to the rafters for a 2nd consecutive night it was time for the game to begin!
The game was lively and involved lots of ruck's and scrums! Italy were the underdogs of the match and France soon overpowered the team, much to the delight of the very noisy French fans.
With the final score of 32 to France and 10 to Italy it was time to head home after a great afternoon and with less stress than the day before!.

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