We did arrive in time for the start of the Rugby World Cup. It has been fun to watch and, while not American Football, very entertaining. Besides the insane tackling, every game we've watched has had at least one player sans shorts at one point. We even got to see a streaker - and they don't censor in Australia.
The boys have enjoyed watching and cheering for the Wallabies, but they absolutely love watching the New Zealand All Blacks do their Haka. The Haka is a Maori Dance - and a big tradition of the All Blacks. Below is a video of their pregame ritual:
|Piri Weepu, in the back, leads the Haka|
|Tongue flicking is a big part of it|
|Not getting the intimidation factor|