30 Okatopa Pulelulu
A small sea of blue and red across ‘Ahopanilolo signified Scotland was about to play Tonga in the rugby world cup today. Year 1 students were asked to support Kotoni and dress accordingly while everyone else was in the Tongan national colours of red and white. We split out house down the middle so whatever the outcome we could celebrate a win. Kotoni donned his tartan tupenu and Scottish tie on a checked blue and white shirt and me in white trousers, a red top and red accessories. Kitted out we began the rivalry on the walk to school yelling at cars and passers bye… It was hard not to get caught up in the energy.
After a quick roll call the assembly area was cleared of furniture and set up as a ‘lounge room’ with the smallest TV ever made and everyone crowded around and settling on the floor to watch.
Luckily an IT savvy student found a data projector and even more surprising he was able to link it up to the wee TV and we had a big screen broadcast.
At time it felt more like a One Direction concert the screaming was so deafening. Scotland led the first half for Kotoni and his team of blue screamers we very happy despite the taunts from the red corner. Tonga caught up which was a nail-biting finish especially when the enthusiasm of the crowd nearly saw the entire TV and projector hit the ground by prancing supporters. Scotland won by two points. We will all be wearing black tomorrow apart from Kotoni of course who is beaming and wearing a winners garland.