Game 5 took me to Wembley Stadium on a glorious Sunday afternoon. Having had a lovely leisurely morning with Steve and Claire it wasn’t far to drive to Stanmore Station, again lots of people had the same idea, but unlike Challenge Cup day I managed to find one of the last spaces.
Wembley Way is always a sight to behold on game day and it was a sea of green for this one – the Irish had brought fans by thousands! I’d arrived early so went for a Hot Chocolate (and cake of course) in Costa, managed to get a seat too!
I saw Ireland play 3 times in the 6 Nations this year, they haven’t had too much attention so far in this World Cup, but it’s worth remembering that they’re the current 6 Nations Champions.
This was another Saracens watch match, this time it was Catalin Fercu playing Fullback for Romania, he was likely to have a tough job on his hands.
This is going to be a brief account as for some reason this match felt a bit flat in spite of a convincing scoreline for the Irish. Both wing men Keith Earls (a real favourite of mine) and Tommy Bowe scored 2 tries each in a tally of 6 for Ireland.
One of the biggest cheers of the day was for the try scored by Ovidiu Tonita for Romania – it was great to see so many in green shirts applaud Romania’s efforts; it shows the true nature of this World Cup and this game of rugby. The score finished on Ireland 44 Romania 10.
I am going to have a bah humbug moan about the Mexican Wave that worked its way around the record breaking crowd of 89.267, I just can’t help myself it makes me grrrrr every time!
- Cost of ticket £85.00