You cannot imagine my elation right now. This is our best result EVER! After years of disappointing results, the Wellington Hurricanes have not only qualified for the semi-finals for the second year in a row, but we've finished SECOND in the regular season of the Super 14, which is not only our best result ever but also means WE GET A HOME SEMI. We beat the NSW Waratahs this evening at their home ground in Sydney, and they happened to finish third in the overall competition, meaning that they'll play us again next week in the semi - but this time, they have to come play us at the Cake Tin in Wellington!
Just managing to qualify for the semis is incredible news. To HOST it?! Wow. Never thought I'd see the day. And if we beat the Waratahs again and the Sharks (or Bulls, if they beat the Stormers by something like 35 points or more) do us a favour and beat Canterbury next week, we'd get to host the final!
I can't even begin to entertain the possibility of the Hurricanes even MAKING the final, let alone winning it. It's just inconceivable. If we beat the Waratahs next week, it'll be like New Zealand winning the bloody World Cup. Damn, you have low expectations when you're a Hurricanes fan. But it makes the elation all the more euphoric. I love this game. It's true what they say about rugby union, you know, that it's the game they play in Heaven.
GO THE BLOODY HURRICANES!