Kia ora koutou, greetings church family.
It’s certainly been an exciting sports weekend in both the rugby and rugby league codes. If you are a rugby fanatic like myself you will be feeling the pressure as the All Blacks restarted their campaign for the Webb Ellis Cup after their loss to France with the game against Namibia. The Warriors (Go da Wahs) also have a huge following, especially with their impressive performance against the New Castle Knights and the prospect of playing in the grand final of the NRL. The pressure on coaches, players, fans, officials, and families, is beginning to tell.
Being a follower of both codes (and all other sports in New Zealand and Samoa), this is a treat for the fans. The armchair experts and their reflective comments take it on another level. Their comments draw big followings depending on which team. YouTube is populated with former players and coaches making their views known. The pressure on players being sent off for 10 minutes (yellow cards) and then waiting to see whether the yellow turns to a red card can be felt at home as players wait for the outcome.
As followers of Jesus, […]