|Beanie on my head, metal on my headphones.|
As I was about to head out, Mum dropped by to deliver some scrapbooking stuff to Kara. Instead of walking or bussing, I was able to get a ride to the train station with her. And she insisted that I take a jumper with me because it would be cold. Even though I was quite warm already, I took my fleece too. At the game I was fine. After the game, around 9 pm, she was right. The lesson is: listen to your mother. Clearly.
|I stayed well behind it.|
|Just in time for the all-stops-to-the-city train!|
The Brisbane Broncos last won a game on 17 May, so it was high time for a win, which I was hoping for against the lower-on-the-ladder Wests Tigers.
I don't know if it was the cold or the fact that it was a Monday night game, but our row was unusually empty! This did make heading out to the aisle for a beer refill at half-time a lot easier.
|Nowhere near a full stadium.|
The Tigers scored the first try, leading 6-0 after five minutes. Just over ten minutes later, Matt Gillett scored for the Broncos, right in our corner. After Scott Prince's kick, the scores were tied 6-6.
|Team congratulations, moments after Gillett (# 12) grounded the ball in front of our section.|
|If you wear the other team's jersey in the front row, expect to get heckled by the mascot!|
Conversely, if you work as a mascot, expect to get heckled by visiting fans with front-row seats...
|The Broncos acknowledging their fans with claps and waves after the game.|
|My free beer, in a plastic cup.|
|Rugged up against the cold walk back to the train.|
|A pedestrian crossing leading to nowhere meant I had to wait for breaks in traffic to cross Milton Road.|
|What a train to the city looks like after 11pm.|
Video highlights of the game are online at the NRL website. I'm not sure about the full game coverage, but as far as the highlight reel shows, I didn't make it on TV this week.