Rugby 101

So this Saturday, I was at the RFUEA grounds to watch the finals of the Bamburi Rugby Super Series, and like most people, I had little clue of which teams were in the finals. Most guys just come for the Tusker and for the after party (you got to admit the crowd has the hottest of the girls and the make-it-happen guys). It’s the norm to see people streaming into the grounds in the last 10 minutes of the game.

At least I know one or two things about rugby, unlike someone I know who is totally clueless as to what a try is, let alone a conversion. But do not despair, all you need to know is which team you support and then shout your wildest when you hear other people cheering.

We arrived in time to watch the final game, between The Cheetahs and The Rhinos. The Rhinos players are picked from Harlequins and another Nakuru club (I know, I know, I should do my research before I write but bear with me here.).

I was supporting the Rhinos, and not just because they thrashed the Cheetahs 25-5 (I can check out the results and the other teams here ). I was saying I also supported the Rhinos because of a friend who plays for the Quins.

Some people love rugby. Some love football. Others enjoy watching both, myself included. Saturday too happened to be the finals of the UEFA Champions League, a match I may not have bothered with if Mariga’s club wasn’t in the finals. Please don’t go asking who MacDonald Mariga is, but just in case check out this link. Then google him. He plays for Inter Milan now.

So Internazionale Milan was playing against Bayern Munich, and we left the RFUEA grounds to watch the match elsewhere in town. Inter won by 2-0, and I think I watched about 40% of the match. Anyway, if you’ve never heard of Mariga, at least you’ve heard of Oliech and we did run into him where we were watching the match.

So we posed for pictures and gave his manager our numbers. His manager then promised to hook us up with Mariga. Groupie club here we come!

My friend posing with Oliech

As you may have guessed, the post had nothing to do with Rugby 101, but I promise I shall give the lesson to all wanna-be rugby fans soon. Watch this space.