Sunday, March 13, 2016

Vancouver Hosts the World Rugby 7's.

This weekend I had a Rugby 7's immersion! Vancouver was hosting 16 countries for the World Rugby 7's. Neil had purchased tickets months ago, and now the weekend was here. The weather was wet and windy outside so why not sit in a stadium for 2 days! I watched 30 Rugby 7's games in 2 days. The event was very entertaining with game after game that had 2, 7 minute halves. The rugby was quick and the players very skilled. The worst part was the inactivity for 2 days! We did have a 4km walk each way to and from the stadium both days so that was most welcome!
The event was held in BC Place Stadium 
The Canadian fans were having a good time! 
Canada won the Bowl round as a result of winning their final game against France 19 - 17. It was a thriller, with Canada clinching a huge win in the last few seconds of the game. The crowd went wild! 
New Zealand's All Blacks won the Cup taking South Africa 19 -14. We also saw the All Blacks 15 a side play in the World Cup in London. I feel like a fan! 
The fans around us were proudly wearing their team jersey's. Much beer was consumed by those in attendance but I did notice less consumption on day 2, I think they must have been suffering from the over consumption on the first day. Overall a great event! It's coming again next year - let's go! 

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