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Stateside With Rosalea: What Can I Say?

Stateside With Rosalea Barker

What Can I Say?

So what if the only technical rugby terms I know are "whip" and "arse"? They're all anyone needed to do a commentary for the Barclay's Churchill Cup match on Wednesday evening at Santa Clara University, down in the Silicon Valley. I will spare you the commentary, but here are some pix.

Listen To The NZ Maori Deal Out A Good Whipping In California

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The sunny evening brought out a large crowd. General admission seats cost $25 and seating between the 22 yard lines was $35.

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Not sure where exactly the game was televised, but there were all the usual camera placements for a rugby match.

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The USA team is known as the Eagles, hence the touch flags. The NZ Maori are getting ready for the haka.

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Some of the NZMaori team have a bit of a jog while the game's going on down the other end of the field.

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Not so much a walkover as a runover, really.

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There was plenty of local Kiwi pride in the stadium.

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My camera makes this look a whole lot darker than it was, but here's a rare glimpse of the Eagles down the business end of the field in the second half.

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