Residents and visitors are all backing black
With only one more Rugby World Cup 2011 match left, the Matamata Chronicle hit the streets to see if people thought it would be a repeat of the 1987 Rugby World Cup final and if they were supporting Black or Blue on Sunday?
South African had absolutely no doubt that the All Blacks would hold the William Webb Ellis Trophy aloft on Sunday night.
‘‘There will be 12 points in it,’’ he said. ‘‘They’ve been the number one team in the world for the past 10 years but have often choked in the second half. ‘‘They won’t do that this time.’’
of Matamata said he was definitely backing black. Well, with a grandmother named McCaw and Captain Fantastic a distant relation, he would say that.
‘‘There will be 20 points in it – if not more,’’ he said confidently. Cape Town visitors
tipped a score of 28-9 to the All Blacks. Kris reckoned Les Bleus might get three kicks over the bar but the ABs would romp home with a feast of tries and conversions.
‘‘This is a great country with fantastic people,’’ they said of their visit.
have tickets for Sunday night’s final and were confident they’d witness an All Blacks’ victory.
‘‘We support the All Blacks all the way,’’ said Puma fan Facundo.
Marcello Scafu and
Za and Kris Jarzebowski
Wynand du Toit