SOME spectators wanted to get into action on Day One of the Wellington 7s at the Cake Tin. One intoxicated fan jumped onto the field and raced almost the full length with the game in progress. Two security guards tried to chase him down but couldn't. It took another security guard to put him on the ground. The runaway drunk tried to goosestep but was not spared from the well-timed spear tackle from that security guard.
VETERAN rugby commentator Graham Eden summed Fiji's performance on Day One of the tournament as confusing. An informal meeting during lunch time with other media personalities from Fiji brought up some interesting comments. One commented "we have never concentrated in the bowl competition so much". I guess you cannot win every time but then no one expected Fiji to be in the bowls aye.
THE media at the Westpac Stadium is served with dinner and guess what, its curry lamb and rice in menu. The price of a decent Indian meal here is around $30 and its burger and chips you have to mostly resort to, which is a reasonable substitute. There are a couple of Indian restaurants in the city and, not to my surprise, they are mostly empty. By the way, there are so many Asian in Wellington.
MEDIA has to follow proper channel if it wants interviews after games. There is a media assistant present in the media room whom you have to submit the name of the player/coach for interviews before the games and she checks with the team if they are available. Once the team gives the green light, we move through the crowd, along the sideline to the team changing room tunnel which is like 200 metres away.