Sunday, September 30, 2007

Los Pumas Tops Pool D In Style

If I had to convert some people to become new rugby fanatics, I just had to make them watch this game. There can't be a game that was played any better then how our beloved Los Pumas and the Irish did. This was perhaps the best match so far for me in this World Cup.

From the beginning I was at the edge of my seat. When the National Anthem was sang with pride and joy from both players and supporters, it was just one of those place that you feel that you have to be. The surrounding, the atmosphere was just pure, magic and beautiful.
As soon as Ronan O'GARA kicked off the game, there was sher pressure from Ireland for the first 10 minutes. From that moment it was game on. But right after that, Pumas weathered the storm and the rewards was a try from Lucas BORGES.
But still deep down I knew the Irish always have something up in their sleeves, when Brian O'DRISCOLL scored a try for them my heart was beating even more faster.

The second try by the Los Pumas was simply an awesome one, started by Juan Martin HERNANDEZ and finished off by Horacio AGULLA. Despite a 18-10 lead at half time, there was still a long way to go and when Geordan MURPHY converted another try, the 40 minutes to me looks like might take an hour to finish.

But two more penalties from CONTEPOMI and a drop goal from Juan Martin HERNANDEZ, made it sure that the IRISH was out of reach this time. (I screamed when the final whistle blew!!!)

But to me, the real winner was rugby itself. Muchos Gracias Los Pumas and Ireland for giving us a game worth remembering. At least for one day, they made rugby look like the most beautiful game.

And next up is Scotland, and I'm having rough time here as my Mom is half Scottish!!!But till then....



the slippery orange ballcock said...

Fair play, the better team won.

I guess ill be sitting in Cardiff watching the host nation taking a pasting, instead of our own boys, at the hands of the All Blacks!

Small mercy i suppose!

John said...

Nice to hear from you aka Ach go háirithe

Yes I did read that article from your blog it was very good example on always prepare your umbrella before it starts to rain.

Nevertheless, good luck to your Irish team on future assignments.

Matt @ Green and Gold Rugby said...

Hey - what did I tell you, the IRB rankings don't lie! You guys should be getting ready to play South Africa in the Semi's.

Let me know if you want to swap a link.

the slippery orange ballcock said...

Quick question....

What was the story with all the sledging and goading and general agro towards the Irish? Where does this bitterness come from? If anything it should be the Irish who are bitter and have a point to prove against your crowd.

Was it something we said?

John said...

Slippery Orange Ballcock,

I'm pretty amazed by your question when you know well where does the answer come from?

But then again, there is no bitterness on my behalf against anyone. I respect every opponent as a great competitor.

I also believe in an opportunity to compete, comes an opportunity to make friends.

Anonymous said...


the slippery orange ballcock said...


Maybe I'm missing something but the only thing that would merit such bitterness from either part would be some sort of history between the teams....hmmm maybe something like one team repeatedly dumping the other out of the world cup!!

Hang on!!

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