Blues Rugby Match in Auckland, New Zealand
Kiwi’s are just as crazy about rugby as Canucks are about hockey.
As lovers of live sporting events, we made it a goal to experience a live rugby match during our trip to New Zealand. We lucked out that during our four days in Auckland there was a game scheduled. The photo was captured at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland. The match-up was the Blues vs the Reds.
This was our first rugby game. In fact, we didn’t have a clue what the rules were and didn’t know what was going on half the time. But, in similar Canadian fashion, there’s plenty of beer on tap to keep things exciting!
Although the home team failed to come up victorious, it was a great way to experience New Zealand’s professional sports culture. It didn’t take long for us to gain an appreciation for the game’s skill and physical toughness.
I know we’re totally opening ourselves to a sports debate, but in our opinion, rugby doesn’t compare to a live National Hockey League game (but we’re extremely biased!). Yeah, that’s right. I said it!
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