Res­i­dents and vis­i­tors are all back­ing black

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

Ar­gen­tinian mates

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

Fa­cundo Puy

Za and Kris Jarze­bowski

Wy­nand du Toit

Gra­ham Payze

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