29 July 2008

Super 14 Saturday

On Saturday, 24th May we finally took delivery of our car! A silver Holden (Opel/Vauxhall) Astra with a sunroof. The pics aren't great - taken in the basement of our apartment with the small Cybershot camera. But just so you can get an idea (if you're not into cars & wouldn't know a Mini from a Merc!), I've added a pic the car as it looks out of the box. :-)

Arriving home....

Me in the driver's seat...

Me trying to find where everything is - including how to open & close the sunroof!

And then that afternoon we donned our new Waratahs gear to meet up with some of Scott's old school mates to watch the Super 14 semi-final between the Waratahs and Sharks. We've said right from the outset of this little adventure of ours that we will embrace our new country completely - including supporting the local sports teams.

Now what some of you may not know..... Scott and I met at the Cape Town Sharks Supporters Club in Newlands. We'd both been Sharks supporters for quite a while and we were pretty staunch supporters - not an easy feat in Cape Town! Although in the last year, we haven't really watched much rugby - not with all the excitement of buying a house, moving, all the DIY and then moving to Australia!

So when the opportunity came along to go to the semi-final here in Sydney between our "old" team and our "new" team, we couldn't NOT go. But it wasn't as easy as we thought it would be. We shouted for the Waratahs but both of us were secretly rooting for the Sharks. Old habits die hard I suppose.

Funny though, it was far easier to support the Wallabies against the Springboks on the 19th July. We have been called "traitor" by every single South African and ex-South African we know. All I can say is that Australia has opened its arms to us - we are only too happy to take Australia into our hearts and support all Australian teams with every ounce of passion we possess!

Here are some of the pics from the Super 14 semi....

At a pub in Paddington before the game with Julian - a mate of Scott's from Grey PE.

At the Sydney Football Stadium - trying to find where we were supposed to be sitting.

Tah Man arriving at the stadium....

28 - 13 to the Tahs!!!


Grant said...

Hi Guys

Thanks for the update. Looks like everybody had a great time at the rugby. What are ticket prices like for a game like that?

What is a "Tah man"? Hey boet i hope u enjoyed the heli, must have brought back a few memories.

Love to all


The Mupersans said...

Hiya Grant

The tickets cost $71.98 each. We all had a fab time - Jules even brought along some biltong. YUMMY!

Tah Man is short for Waratah Man - he's the team mascot.