On Saturday 1st October it was the big event, England V Scotland. Auckland pulled out all the stops, the sound of bagpipes filling the air along with the Scottish dancers...where were the English Morris Men or Flag-Crackers? http://www.folk-now.co.uk/directory/teams_west.html the train transport to Eden Park was free and there was loads of entertainment on all around the stadium. To start us off we watched the fantastic match Tonga V France, with Tonga winning and all the Tongan fans in the Fanzone going wild! Then set off up to Eden Park on the train. Hoping, really hoping for a good display of Rugby (like we had just seen, Rugby played with passion!), not the boring stuff England had subjected us to so far, I was beginning to wonder if some of the England players were actually proud to pull on the white shirt, or was that left up to us fans? Also, we had started to hear disturbing stories about Ball Tampering, Dwarfs and lude remarks made in hotel rooms? What the hell was going on?
So we were nervous but hopeful as we sang our Anthem, interestingly many of the ‘Scottish’ supporters in the Stadium did not know the words to Flour of Scotland, they read them from their i phones! Plastic Scotsmen I feel? By the 10th minute it became clear that we were once again watching a team (England) who did not appear to understand the rules of the game that they were playing. Whilst Scotland played with commitment and passion we had to endure over 80 minutes of totally boring, dull rugby, and it cost us a lot of money to watch shit such as this.......I am thinking of of switching and watching Rugby League if this keeps happening, it is disgusting. At the end of the match, the last game in this pool, the English Rugby Team did not even come out onto the pitch to acknowledge and maybe 'thank' the fans that may be going home now. I found the behaviour of the England Rugby Squad 2011 both on and off the pitch to be very arrogant, unprofessional and deeply disturbing, they seem to be treating the Tournament a some jokey school Rugby Tour who obviously do not need the support of people like us! I will be surprised if we beat France next week....in fact I have seen a nice French Rugby Shirt in the RWC shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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