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Saturday, 21 November 2009

All Blacks vs Italy in Milano

Last weekend I went down to Milan, Italy, with a few rugby mates to go watch the Italy vs New Zealand All Blacks in the San Siro Stadium. It has been many years since I last got to watch a big rugby game and the chance to see the All Blacks with 80,000 screaming fans could just not be missed (the biggest attendance at a rugby game in Italy, ever).

San Siro Stadium is just HUGE and it was an incredible experience.

Here is the Haka from the game - the first time I have ever seen it live, and it was way more powerful and impressive than I had expected.

... but I couldnt help cursing not having brought my digiscoping stuff with; but then again I spent a whole lot more time soaking in the huge sound from the crowd and watching the game.

New Zealand won, btw. No great surprises there, but the performance of the Italy forwards was incredible to say the least. I think it is safe to say there were 44 bruised and mostly broken bodies the next morning.


Chris said...

Well I guess that was an experience! Cool to see the movie of the Haka ;-)

Tabib said...

Good posting for the usual birds pictures.
Was that you, the handsome guy sitting on the metal railing?. ;)