Friday, 28 October 2011

What a week! A world cup and a trip with two engineers.

What a week it has been for me. On Sunday I watched the Rugby World Cup final and was so proud our All Blacks won. Within 30 miniutes of the game finishing I headed off with my boss Azmat Ulla and Wardell (Woody) Eastwood, both Chartered British Engineers. We have many  risks, liabilities and defects remaining after constructing over US$ 800 million of construction and community programmes s itwas good to have two highly trained engineers with me to advise.. So as I travelled four four days monitoring many of our projects, these pictures were constantly floating around in my head.

Tony Woodcock scores the only try.
Brad Thorne down on his kneews as it sinks in they have won the RWC.
Estacy, the All Blacks the moment after the full time whistle was glown
The injured Daniel Carter is overjoyed with the win.

Two cheeky monkeys gloat over the win, and why not?

Mils Muliaina giving Graham Henry a kiss.


Ruahines said...

Kia ora Bob,
In our household I sat with both Maori and Pakeha, all on the edge of our seats as the second half so slowly ebbed away. Great effort by both squads. Tournament rugby at it's best. We had a fine evening and a fine post match celebration. I am a transplanted Kiwi to be fair, but I was as jubilant as anyone. I love sport of any kind, and this one our tiny little nation rules the world. That is cool! Mauri Ora!

Gollum said...

Yes, we won and the French are still moaning, the Poms were moaning (because we had the audacity to run down the clock for 4 minutes) and everyone blames the Ref.

It is always good to be an expatriate Kiwi watching Rugby World Cups because you have that little bit of perspective that come from being outside the tent looking in. The lossses in previous cups don't hurt so much because you aren't really caught up in all the hype.

But this is one occasion where I got so sick of the whining over the style of our victory (yes, our victory) that I had to hell with them all.

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