We had expected to be in the minority wearing blue and white in Dunedin on Saturday but there were plenty of others supporting Los Pumas.
Some were Argentineans, some like us have an emotional attachment to the country and its people, some were supporting anyone who played the English and others were just getting into the Rugby World Cup spirit.
Whatever the motivation, the excitement at the stadium was at least equal to that we’d expect if a home team was playing.
Call us biased, but we decided Argentina was the winner on the night, though sadly Los Pumas weren’t on the field.
But excitement wasn’t just confined to the match. The city was buzzing and the hinterland is too.
Tourists, domestic and international, are spreading – and spending – round Otago and Southland and no doubt further afield.
That stadium of 4 million has grown into 4 million plus friends and it’s fun.
Match of the day: Colac Bay vs Scottish supporters.
P.S. Has the gap between the top teams and the others closed or are they holding back? Often at this stage of a tournament there are run-away scores but this weekend several underdogs almost triumphed.