There can be few things as prominent in terms of New Zealand national identity as the All Blacks Rugby Union team. In many ways the country puts an awful lot of eggs in one basket when it comes to ensuring success in this one sport.
Not only do they have a huge reputation though, they are also huge men and they generally seem to live up to the hype (English sports teams might take note!).
Anyway, after living in NZ for two years we thought we really should go and watch them at some point (to be honest, I tend to prefer Rugby League as a spectacle). Wales were touring here so we went along to Eden Park to enjoy the game.
The atmosphere was great with supporters applauding both teams but the iconic Haka seemed quite distant compared to watching it on TV (although the sound was certainly something).
The All Blacks won 39-21…a bit of a shame as both teams played a good flowing game and I wanted Wales to win but such is life and a good experience to be a part of.