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A day at the rugby

Nobody believe me when I said I would go (and why the hell not? I’m not all ‘princess and the pea’). Personally, I have a soft spot for live sports events. I feel it makes all the difference to eat the crappy stadium food, feel the atmosphere of the crowd and cheer on your team. The team in question…The Stormers (jou lekker ding).

We received a pair of double tickets from My Digital Life, care of Vodacom and headed out to the Stormers vs Lions game on 30 June 2012 at Newlands. It was cold. Near freezing. And no amount of layering could prepare for the shock of the cold. But, it was an amazing afternoon and I’d go again in a heartbeat (obviously, I’d be better prepared for the weather!). The Cowboy received a crash course in Stormers fan surfing *don’t ask* and quickly became a Peter Grant fan.

I can’t comment on the rugby as well as the professionals could. So, this via Skysports

The Stormers maintained their place at the top of the South African Super Rugby conference after claiming a 27-17 victory over the Lions at Newlands.

The Stormers started strongly and held a 13-3 lead at half time following a first-half try by Gio Aplon and two penalties from Peter Grant.

However, the Lions came out for the second half in determined mood and a try by captain Josh Strauss brought them to within three points of their fellow South African side.

The visitors were unable to complete a comeback, however, and the Stormers managed to regain control of the match when Jebb Sinclair scored his first Super Rugby try.

Even though the Stormers were never behind in the match they seemed headed for a scoreless second half until replacement Sinclair and wing Gerhard van den Heever crashed over for converted tries in the closing stages.

 Thanks MyDL and Vodacom.

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