Last week we wrote an article praising the reinstatement of John Williamson singing ‘Waltzing Matilda’ before each home test.
The singing of ‘Waltzing Matilda’ coincided with the first win against the All Blacks in 4 years. The Roar spoke to John about the impact the song has on the Wallabies, why he stopped singing it, and Australia’s chances at the Rugby World Cup.
“The thing is to get out and sing the bloody song…”
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Attending the Reds versus Brumbies game at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday afternoon in 33-degree heat was a good chance for Queensland Reds fans in the Western stand to get to know one another up close and personal, with 13,500 cramming into the shady side of the stadium.
With all the reporting and leaking and reacting and denying going on over the weekend and late last week around the now confirmed demise of the Sunwolves from Super Rugby, though it’s difficult fully know who is pulling which stings, one thing stands out as a clear common denominator.