Once we settled into our adorable hotel room (it even had a mini-kitchen), we set out to find food. Luckily, there was a veggie cafe right next door called Revive. It was super cute inside and featured a variety of soup and salad combinations that you could choose from. Everything was so fresh and delicious!
The Blues vs. the Chiefs were the two teams playing, and I immediately decided to root for the Blues...mostly because it's my favorite color (and since they happened to be giving out free flags at the entrance).
We found our seats, which were excellent and only about 10 rows up from the field, and purchased some "chips" (that's fries for Americans).
I couldn't quite figure out what was happening during the game, but I did note that it is incredibly rough. I spent more time trying to figure out how every player didn't have a concussion than I did watching the actual game. Despite not knowing the rules (and fearing for serious head injuries), it was still quite exciting though!
Throughout the game, it rained on and off. Luckily, the flag I received made an excellent umbrella. We decided to leave shortly before the game was over. Thank goodness we did since as soon as we stepped under the subway platform's awning, it immediately started pouring!
Our train ride back featured many drunk fans, who were quite entertaining to listen to.
No idea what I was cheering for, but, hey, I can now say I've been to a rugby game in New Zealand!