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#806 Let’s watch the Rugby World Cup game at a British pub

I went to a British pub to watch the Rugby World Cup game

I went to a British pub “HUB” in Kyoto with my friend to watch the Rugby World Cup game. The game was the semi final, England vs New Zealand.
Even though the game started at 5 pm, we got to the pub at 4 pm to grab our seats. There were already many customers at the pub, most of them were foreigners. Luckily we got one of the last few empty tables.
Some customers were wearing black t-shirts, of course they were All blacks fans. White t-shirts fans were England supporters. They were already drinking beer and wine.
One hour before the game, my friend and I had some fish & chips, pizza, Doritos and drinks.
It was exciting to wait for the start of the game.

When the TV started playing England’s national anthem, some customers stood up and sang it loudly together. On the other hand, nobody sang when the New Zealand anthem played on TV. Maybe Kiwi are shy people.

England beat New Zealand

In the first half, England dominated the game with 10-0. I heard England supporters shouted many times.

There were so crowded in the pub and many foreign supporters who couldn’t get tables were watching TV through the large window from outside.

In the second half, right before the All Blacks tried, suddenly the TV screen went off for a few seconds. Everyone shouted and booed. Nobody could watch the All Blacks first try.

In the end, England beat New Zealand, 19-7. New Zealand missed the historic chance to win the World Cup 3 times in a row.

I was surprised that New Zealand lost.


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 yoko | 2019.11.12 7:55

ニュージーランドが負けるって、誰も思わなかったんだろうね。
もちろんイングランドファンの人は、そう願っていただろうけど。
ブリティッシュパブでゲームを見るなんて、本格的!
熱気むんむんという感じだったでしょうね。
nakoさん、何飲んで応援したの?
確か、アルコール飲めなかったのでは?

nako nako | 2019.11.12 11:58

私ぐらいでしたね、グレープフルーツジュースを飲んでいたのは笑!
周りの外国の方々はビールやワインを結構飲んで、愉快な状態に。
巨大メスシリンダー型(1L)のグラスでビールを飲む人も何人かいました。
スポーツを観戦しながら酔っぱらい、そしてストレスを発散する英国のパブ文化を体感しました(私は飲めないけど)
ラグビーの内容が集中できないくらいパブ人間模様が面白かったですw。

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