Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Roosters vs Sharks - Sydney
We met up with Becky Middleton Sorenson (a dear friend from NYC who just moved to Sydney), her husband Karl, and her sister-in-law Analiese, to attend a Rugby match. We attempted to cheer on the Roosters but unfortunately the Roosters played terribly and were crushed by the Sharks. We had a great time learning about Rugby since all we really knew about the sport was what we had learned from watching the movie Invictus! Apparently there are three different types of Rugby and Australians call it football (although diehard soccer fans call soccer football too). Watching the players get tackled without any pads to protect themselves made our professional football players in the US look like a bunch of pansies. Oh, and of course we tried the famous meat pies smothered in tomato sauce. I think all of us, minus the Australians, would have preferred eating a great American hot dog instead.