It is strange how under-stated in some ways the current Rugby World Cup seems to be here in New Zealand. The All Blacks are the holders of the trophy, having won the competition in 2011.
While the pubs may be packed early in the mornings so people can watch the coverage from England, I am not aware of huge amounts of hype – the kind that would surround football in England certainly. Indeed, the apparent lack of performance of England in their own tournament has certainly made for one or two amusing news headlines (such as “Chariots of Dire”)…I kind of think the nation just expects them to do well and the touch paper hasn’t yet been lit.
Anyway, I wanted to share a photo of a bottle of milk (strange I know) to illustrate how the world’s largest dairy company, Fonterra, who are based in NZ and own the Anchor brand, are supporting the All Blacks on their quest to retain the trophy…complete with some home-made Anzac biscuits I had just baked!
For a little national pride in my new homeland, let us hope they can deliver to the pressure.