Referee: Joel Jutge (Fra).
I decided not to park at my mates place and abseil down K2 in order to get to the match, as getting down is fine but climbing back up is the bastard (especially after a few). Instead we took the free public transport on offer and was surprised at how easy the stadium was to get to.
This time we had ĎAí category seating so we were behind the try line. Iím sorry but work this one out for me. If behind the tryline is ĎAí class, where the hell is ĎDí class? Outside with the big screen? And Iím sure Jeff Miller (new QLD coach) wasnít that impressed as he was in the same row I was. No, I didnít hound him with questions but I was bloody well tempted.
The game wasnít sold out so it made for great access to the rum refuelling station!
Anyway on to the game. You know I rocked in there thinking that Fiji were going to put 50 points on the Seppos but hell didnít they totally outplay Fiji for the bulk of the match!
The Fijians controlled the possession and territory but their inability to get properly organised; a belief that they had already won a match; and the physical encounter they had with
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The American kicker took full advantage and got them out to a 6 nill lead before Nicky Little gave the due respect to the Americans by going for the penalty goal just before half time to make it a 6-3 break.
The American back three performed exceptionally well and cleaned up very successfully for most of the match, while their loosies played very well and kept the Fijianís very honest at the break down.
The Septics scored 2 tries to 1 and their second was in the last minute and kept the crowd riveted to their seat. If their kicker had nailed the shot it would have been the first big upset of the tournament.
I am now seriously rethinking about attending the