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Want to be a Wallaby?

June 18th, 2006 · No Comments · Rugby League, Rugby Union

The Wallabies (Australian Rugby Union team) came to Melbourne last night, easily winning the game 43-18 and taking out the Cook Cup. There was a crowd of over 40,000 at the Telstra Dome, which is great for a non Rugby state, though it was probably mostly made up of interstate ex-pats and English tourists. Although I am not the greatest Rugby fan, I enjoy watching any Australian team and make an effort to understand the game. Out to dinner recently, I was reminded of the lack of understanding that many Victorians have of the game, when I had to explain the differences between Union and League. The final State of Origin Rugby League game is being played in Melbourne in a couple of weeks, and again I don’t think that many locals have an appreciation of the significance of this series decider, much to the frustration of many northerners who would lap up a chance to be here. I suppose I’ll just have to do my bit and educate the Mexicans about the differences between the rugby codes.

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