Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bauden Barrett delivers the coup de grace to the French in the Naki!

Local boy Bauden Barrett set Taranaki hearts aflutter when he scored the final try to give the All Blacks a flattering win by 24 points to 9 over the heard working French rugby team. The All Blacks won the series 3 to zip, but the French were no push-overs.
That Taranaki won the right to host the French was unusual in itself but apparently they outbid other provincial cities and the effort paid off. If ratepayers were upset by that decision then they should look to the gains that Taranaki and New Plymouth achieved. The tills of the bars, restaurants and accommodation businesses would have benefited hugely. Hopefully some of the visitors stayed on and enjoyed the range of attractions that this famous rugby mad province is famous for, not the least the magnificent mountain that stands out so proudly from the rich farmlands that contribute so much to the wealth of the region. Well done the 'Naki.'

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