Ja well, that’s our last home game done and dusted 😦
Our visitors The Stormers, that’s the classy Springbok filled outfit from Cape Town, hugely experienced and although perhaps playing slightly under par this season still tough opposition. The Stormers finished top of last years Super rugby log!
We were offered tickets for the Royalty Lounge at R150.00 each, (£10.00) that’s the most I’ve ever spent on a ticket to watch local rugby but, hey, it’s great there, right on the half way line, I like it and it was the final home game of our Super rugby season, so we splashed out!
We met at a local coffee shop at 11.30 for brunch and the Lions / Aussie match, what an entertaining couple of hours that turned out to be, then off to the stadium for our game (kick off 5pm)
We had high hopes of a result today, none of our 3 wins this season have been against an S.A. franchise and having only lost to the Stormers down in Cape town by 8 points our hopes were high.
We started well, 6 – 0 up after 15 minutes or so which quickly due to (more) ill discipline by my Kings quickly became 6- 6 all, we had a player sin-binned but were holding on. And then the dreaded score 2 minutes before half time, not for us, for them. The second half continued in much the same vein as the first, we got a couple of penalties, so did they and then a late try.
Our hopes were dashed, we lost (again) 12 – 24
Once again our stadium looked magnificent under lights.
A good crowd, there were apparently 44,097 of us there on Saturday.
Have you ever wondered how the TV producers get that shot from behind the kicker and then follow the ball through the posts? Wonder no more.
Have I mentioned that the Royalty package includes a bar, restaurant, 6 x 40 inch flat screen TVs, a BIG screen and more importantly private toilets (no queuing :)) I snapped a pic to give you all a better idea.