The Roar: Not unlike the Wallabies, my own Rugby World Cup final also involved facing a familiar foe on foreign turf in the early hours of Sunday morning. Still in Brisbane after the NRC final, I took in the Rugby World Cup decider at the Alliance Hotel in Spring Hill.
All that was going on around me at the Alliance made me think about #StrongerAsOne, the Wallabies marketing slogan that started life as a simple social media hashtag. It’s not even a new one; it was certainly around last year – which was pretty ironic, considering what was going on inside the camp at the time.
However long it’s been around, #StrongerAsOne now genuinely stood for something. And without any deadlines hanging over me (though my desperate editor had sent me an email on fulltime, so I would discover more than twelve hours later), if felt good to experience a big game as a fan again..