Would be fair to say I don’t think he had to dip into his pocket that night. He never turned down a request for an autograph, a selfie or even a chat. Lots of kids there to see him. Full respect to the Wainuiomata club for putting on a great day, and to Ken for stacking - err - organising such a wonderful opposition.Monkey Magic wrote:That is awesome, and as Bloomfield said on the news, fantastic to take stock that we are in a bloody privileged position to be doing it.kiweez wrote:With the man himself!Auckman wrote:Good stuff fella. Yes it was a very big crowd for such a game.kiweez wrote:I’ve gotten home after playing in the game for the PRT. Great occasion, and a massive crowd there to support the game.Auckman wrote:https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v= ... o_explicit
Ashley Bloomfield playing openside flank for the Centurions against the parliamentary team. Ex-all blacks / SR players all over the field.
My first hit-up I was smashed by Rodney So’oialo.
My first tackle was on Thomas Waldrom.
My head only needed gluing, not stitches, so that’s good. Thanks Hutt Hospital A&E
More importantly did you buy him a beer?
To answer a previous question, there were some pretty keen hits, but at the end of the day, everyone wanted to go to work on Monday. There were odd spots where there was a sudden “lift” in intensity, but thankfully those were far enough apart to recover.
Some of those old boys are in pretty bloody good Knick!
Tell you what, a common theme to some of the chats were about looking around the crowd and saying “how lucky are we?”
Also happy to report that this is a politics-free zone. The MPs really do mix in well, and it’s a superb example of using rugby as a way of bringing people together, and for good causes. The after match auction and fund raiser raised heaps for local youth rugby.