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Rounds of 16

New Zealand 1, Portugal 2 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, June 11 2015 Rounds of 16 have been a World Cup phenomenon for 29 years – since Mexico ‘86, which was also the occasion that launched the worldwide popularity of the Mexican wave! I’ll leave it for you to decide for yourself […]


Portugal 3, Senegal 0 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, May 31 2015 I suppose you probably want me to actually tell you something about one or two of these, watchamacallem – football games. You are no doubt sick and tired of me crapping on about myself and the atmosphere and how wonderful […]

Love is all you need

Colombia 1, Qatar 0 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, May 31 2015 “MOOLOO Olé Olé Olé!” – The Colombian supporters. Well… Something like that anyway. Hamilton is, in my mind, the atmosphere capital of New Zealand when it comes to rugby – at least when the Waikato provincial team is playing. It’s […]