Sunday, October 9, 2011

A sad day for the Springboks

With the Rugby World Cup in full swing, South Africa has been fully engulfed in rugby mania, which came to a head in a 7am (!!) quarterfinal game against Australia this morning. Unfortunately the defending champions weren't able to pull off a win, largely due (as I'm told) to some questionable calls by the ref. I won't dare try to explain the details of the game (rugby is not my specialty), however it was certainly exciting.

Needless to say, moods are bleak in Joburg this morning.


  1. I don't drink beer, but if I did, I don't think I would be drinking like these guys at 7:00 am in the morning. But if they play rugby, they are a lot tougher than me.

  2. Sorry about the sad rugby news! Fun to discover your blog via your dad's Hartford Daily Photo blog. I follow his blog.
    Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota, USA

  3. Another Minnesota fan...Love the Rugby patch. I recall the movie with Matt Damon and the story of Nelson that man!!

  4. Always sad news when a home team loses a big game and knowing the popularity of rugby, I can well imagine the gloom! You caught the feeling perfectly in the faces of these guys! Hope you have a great week ahead, Susie!


  5. I agree Susie you caught the mood well, but hey I'm Australian so what can I say!!