Sometimes somebody else can say it better, so according to the news release on the teams website -- The Vodafone Wellington Lions repulsed a strong Otago challenge before successfully defending the Ranfurly Shield 23-19 at Westpac Stadium on Friday night. If it interests the readers, there is plenty to read about on this coveted shield ; however, essentially, it's a traveling trophy that you defend whenever you play on your home turf.
The top dog (aka american dog) once agian drew it's rightful attention from Jamie and me.
The game was a relatively low scoring affair, but the last 20 minutes of the second half were really exciting...which was good for us because the weather started acting up a little bit. You hardly notice the cold when you're standing up cheering your side on to victory.
We definitely enjoyed a good view at the end...it was nice to get out and see the rugby and to try and stomach the always unique, never uncontroversial Tui ale.
Even Matt (recognized less without the penguin attire) and Brett stopped by to join in the fun.
The Lions will have several more opportunities to stand their ground and defend the shield and we hope to get out again to watch them do so.