The good news for the happy rugby crowds in Dunedin today is that it’s a beautiful early summer’s day. Sunny, warm for this far south, with just a hint of a northerly breeze.
The bad news for the skiers is that it’s a beautiful early summer’s day. And the sad news for Dunedin ratepayers is that you didn’t really need to pay for that flash roof on the stadium for tonight’s match. Especially when said roof gets blasted off by the crowd cheering when Sopoaga and Squire and Naholo get subbed on.
The worst news for Ned is that the backpackers didn’t have my reservation, and there’s not a spare bed closer than Balclutha. Ah well, I can always proper myself up at the bar to watch the late games of Australia-England and South Africa-Ireland, and follow that up with a chaser of Euro 2016. I might even cheer for Wales in their match against Northern Ireland, unless Warren Gatland has spoiled my evening.
In which case I’ll be sobbing quietly while huddling on my park bench.