Editor’s Note: This is part of Viator’s ongoing series of posts about the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Ian has been tipping his favorite teams in Pools A & B and Pools C & D, and writing about players that matter. Now he’s on the ground in France — you can read his most recent posts here.
Rugby… it is not just about playing the game, it is about looking stylish while you are doing it as well.
And so my prize for the best-looking hairstyles going around, must surely, go to the Tongan team. Nearly every player is sporting a different look, and whether it helps their game or not, I do not know, but they managed to get up over the USA team a couple of days ago, when we watched them down in Montpellier.
The number 8 was the crowd favourite, and I must admit, it was the best afro I have seen for a while. The game was a good contest, and I thought the USA might have come back at the death, but the Tongans held on, on what was a stinking hot day, to win, by 25-15.
|Tonga — All about the hair, in a 25-15 win over Team USA
Now I’m ooff to see the All Blacks versus the minnows, Portugal, this arvo, which is going to be a rather one-sided affair. After that, I could be out of action for a week or two, as the better half and I are escaping the cities and immersing ourselves in rural France for a couple of weeks. In the meantime everyone, enjoy the rugby!!