World Cup Road Trip

“Ox and his mates are hitting the road to watch their beloved All Blacks play in the Rugby World Cup, making a trip they’ve been working on for months,” Nick Perry explains. “Shortages of hotel accommodation and reports of high prices for anything still vacant haven’t bothered Ox, Horny, Snapper or Cookie, either, because they’re traveling in a $3 delivery truck they’ve converted into a makeshift motorhome. In many ways, the four blokes, all in their 5s, represent the spirit of rugby in New Zealand. It appeals to a rugged physicality that New Zealanders identify with. So far, 1.1 million match tickets have been sold – nearly three-quarters of the total available — making it by far the biggest event New Zealand has ever staged. Danny ‘Ox’ Mather says the main objectives of their road trip are to meet other rugby enthusiasts from all over the world and to have a great time. ‘It’s just a sport,’ he said. ‘It’s not live or die. If they lose, it’s just another day.’”


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