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Come on the ABs

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Another lazy day and boy did we need it.  We're still recovering from the first week but we've been pretty domesticated too and got the laudry and shopping done so not quite as lazy as we could have been.  We didn't want to wander too far today anyway because we wanted to be down The Shed in plenty of time to get a seat, order food and settle down for the match.  With Wales out all our hopes rest with the ABs.  Funny enough we had both said after the defeat last night that we hadn't considered that there would be a final between two teams that neither of us were particularly bothered about.

We got to The Shed early but it was already busier than last night.  Found a table and as always happens the people at the next table started to speak to us and gave us some hints about things to do around the area and when we get to Auckland.  Thankfully, New Zealand won and deservedly so, the atmosphere was a lot better than the night before and a few more people hung around after the match finished but yet again within about 30 minutes of the end of the match there was only the two of us and one other table still occupied.  We got chatting to the manager who told us that it was the norm now as so many people were worried about their jobs that they didn't want to do anything to jeopardise them.  Also, the people only really come out to play at the weekend but even then they drink at home first. 

Anyway, we have a team to cheer on in the final, and we have our fingers crossed that the All Blacks trounce the French.  All we hear wherever we go is Allez Les Bleus.  I've started chanting back, Allez Les Noires, which doesn't go down too well.



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RWC 2011

auckland, christhurch, queenstown, franz josef, kaikoura, picton, wellington, rotorua, orewa, auckland, New Zealand