“Ambros get out of bed now!!”
“Ok just let me get my things ready”.
It was a cold freezing morning not the best time to get out of bed, but I couldn’t sleep in because I had to get ready for a rugby tournament inLower Hutt. Firstly we had to travel over to the Train station and wait for everyone else in Paraparaumu who were in the Horowhenua- Kapiti team, then we had to survive the one hour long drive over the hill.
Once that trip was over, we had to weigh in. My weight was 49.6kg, 4.4kgs under the weight limit. ½ an hour later we had to get ready for our rugby game against the Western Bays. Our coaches are quite strict so he pushes everyone just below our limit, whether it’s in the extreme cold or the boiling heat, he’ll always test our dedication.
“Beeppppp!!!” the whistle blew for the kick off, I was quite nervous though considering the team we were versing had one of my friends who used to keep beating me in the sprints for athletics. It was hard to keep tackling the winger I was marking because when he ran, he always had his knees high in the air. I was afraid of him because every time I was facing him; I would pray for his knees not to smack me in the face.
With 5 minutes of the game left, the other team must’ve managed to break the line which sucked because we were winning by a conversion. After woods our coaches were chewing us out because our useless 2nd five missed the tackle that broke through the line and got a runaway try.
Luckily, we had our Top 10 holiday resort to look forward to. Once we got there, it was paradise without the hot sun and a pool. It had a giant pillow, two Trampolines, and even little Go Karts that you could ride around the park. My room mates were Bowen, Jack and Sean.
The next day we had to settle to get out of bed a 7:00am so we could get all of our gear ready for the next game, againstWellington. We had to win our next game to have a chance to win the trophy for the tournament. Our coach, Justin was psyching us out so we were ready to smash the other team.
At the kick off our team just ran over top of them when they got the ball. With so much morale, we won lineouts, scrums and ruck’s and mauls. At the end, of the game everyone gave us a huge amount of applause because we won the game.
Once we drove back to the resort to get our swimming gear on because we were going all the way over to theUpper Hutth2o pools. I had never been there before so I was so psyched. It had so many types of hydro slides, pools, these rubber rings that you could jump on, and even a lazy river. My three favourite things were the Speed slides that go straight down, but they give you a wedgie afterwards, the next thing I enjoyed was the lazy river, it just made you travel down it. The only way to stop was you had to grab the side rails and slowly move forward.
But my favourite thing was when the waves started to smash against the wall. The only problem with that was the walls were hard, so when you were by a wall your body would be pounded by the waves.
After the awesome time we had to head home which was a bummer considering I enjoyed it. When we were driving home one person in my team, Jack started singing, and everyone else was dumbfounded because he was actually pretty good.
Once we got back from the H2o pools I just felt like going straight to sleep because I was so exhausted. About ½ an hour later dinner was cooked up, we had Macaroni cheese. It was the one of the best things I had ever tasted. We also had apple crumble for pudding which was quite nice too.
After the extremely delicious meals the All Blacks were versing,Australia. The Aussies said they had a great team that would challenge us. Long story short, we thrashed them. I think the score was something like 40-25 I’m not 100% sure but I’m pretty sure the score was something like that.
After a horrible sleep, we had to get ready for our final game, against the best under 12 team…HuttValley, if we won this we would had won the giant trophy. To cut another long story short, we got wasted 64-0. We didn’t win the trophy but at least we didn’t come last.
A few minutes later we had to run all the way to the Petone rugby club, where they gaveHuttValleyunder 12 and the Horowhenua-Kapiti under 13s there trophies. Soon after they gave everyone a delicious bread roll and a and a cardboard box full of juice.
Therefore, after that experience I just want to do that thing again as long as we win the giant trophy