Friday, September 16, 2011
RWC Opening Ceremony
With a countdown starting from ten, my Auntie opened the ceremony with a Karanga. If you don't know what a Karanga is it is a welcome translated in Maori. An amazing haka group came to the center of the field and performed a stunning haka. They were the champions of Matatini and the name of their group is Te Matari O Rehu.
I saw this glowing ball, which this 11 year old boy was using while he was running around on Eden Park thinking he was a famous Rugby player. But by the looks of it he actually looked like a Rugby player. He was smashing all these rugby players that were actually volunteers for the opening.
While running down the line of famous rugby players’ names he saw this shadow. The shadow was Jonah Lomu standing right next to his name. He put the ball down in front of him, and he flew up. He was flying up to this big massive ball. He touched it and held on to the big white ball.
I hope there will be another cool grand opening like that for the next Rugby World Cup.