Scotland v Samoa Rugby Match
Trip Start Mar 31, 2004
80Trip End Jul 14, 2005
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It was great to be able to sing (wail!?) along to Flower of Scotland and settle down with our beers to watch the game
After the game we headed along to the pubs on Courtenay Place and got talking to loads of folk from all over Scotland, including Troon, Islay and Howick! Thomas met some guys who knew all the people he had met while doing his research in Islay and at the game he bumped into his old boss, Rhona, from a bar he worked in while living in Montrose! You Montrose people get about!! One of our friends, Viv, then told us that all the Scotland players would be heading to the sports bar on Courtenay for drinks so we trotted (staggered) off there. They were actually walking in the door at the same time as us and I took the chance to go up to Gordon Ross, give him a big cuddle, and say 'good game mate, we're all proud of you!!' before stumbling back to Thomas to double check with him that it was actually a Scotland player I had been molesting and not some random kiwi! I then decided it would be a great idea to go up and hug as many Scotland players as possible, congratulating them on the game, and bugging several of them for a photo! I'm sure they just loved me!!
Anyway, it was a fantastic night, with us both ending up, rightly so, in a drunken heap at the end of it!!!