Wallabies through to the Rugby World Cup Final!

Rugby World Cup 2015

The 2015 Rugby World Cup ends this week and it’s so exciting to see the Wallabies (Australia) make it through to the final! This is the first time in 12 years the Wallabies have made it through to a World Cup final so it’s a big deal. We will be playing the All Blacks (New Zealand) who are definitely the favourites to win, however the Wallabies have been playing incredibly well and have a great chance of creating an upset.

Due to the time difference, I haven’t watched any games so far 😦 All the games start around 2am in my part of the world and to be honest, I just love my sleep more 🙂

I don’t think I will be staying up to watch the final, however I will be cheering for the Wallabies in my sleep LOL! And when I wake up on Sunday morning I will be anxiously checking the scores and watching the highlights with my husband.

So to end this post, I will say one thing…

GO THE WALLABIES!!!!!

(Image: Visit London)

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Fashion at the US Open Tennis 2015

I thought it would be fun to do a post about the fashion at this years US Open tennis championship. Apart from the awesome tennis on display, I also like to see what the ladies are wearing on the court.

So here they are…

Agnieszka Radwańska

Agnieszka Radwańska US Open 2015

Eugenie Bouchard

Eugenie Bouchard US Open 2015

Flavia Pennetta

Flavia Pennetta US Open 2015

Sabine Lisicki

Sabine Lisicki US Open 2015

Venus Williams

Venus William US Open 2015

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki US Open 2015

Serena Williams

Serena Williams US Open 2015

Simona Halep

Simona Halep US Open 2015

Victoria Azarenka

Victoria Azarenka US Open 2015

My favorites would have to be Venus Williams’ dress followed by Serena Williams’ dress, mainly because both dresses have nice prints and look a little different from the others. I particularly liked the silhouette of Venus’ dress. I also thought that Agnieszka Radwańska’s dress was very cute.

The women’s final will be between Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta. Who would have thought? Good on these amazing ladies for reaching their first grand slam final, against all the odds. I was definitely predicting a Williams vs Halep final, but looks like these two ladies surprised everybody.

As for the men’s final, it will be between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. My prediction is that Djokovic will take the title, however I would love to see Federer win. Go Federer!

Photos by Zimbio

The Ashes Series 2015 Concludes

The Ashes Cricket Trophy

So the 2015 Ashes series ended on Sunday with Australia winning the 5th test. However, we lost the series 3-2, which was an unexpected loss really. Australia were the favorites going into the series, but couldn’t handle the conditions in England. The batting was a mess, except in the two matches that they won. The bowling wasn’t great either, but who can blame the bowlers when they have a total of 60 runs to defend? The selectors need to take some heat too after failing to select Peter Siddle in the 4th test. Siddle bowled very well in the 5th test and showed that he deserved to be in the team.

I think this was a wake up call to the Australian team. They thought they had it in the bag after the great summer they had. However, playing away from home is always tough and history shows that they struggle in England and India especially.

As always when a team doesn’t do as well in a series, the aftermath is usually a few careers ending. So Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers decided to call it a day. Chris Rogers played pretty well in this series however due to his age, he must have felt it was the right time to step down and let someone else open the batting. Clarke has lost form but I still feel that he is too young to retire. Such a talented player and leader but I guess he has his reasons for leaving.

It also looks like it might be the end for Brad Haddin and Shane Watson. I can’t see these two getting selected again, especially when the team is going through another phase of rebuilding.

On the topic of retirements, the very talented Kumar Sangakkara from Sri Lanka has also decided to retire. This guy is one awesome batsman, wicket keeper and leader, and has had a stellar career. His record speaks for itself. You know, he is currently in excellent form too, so he could keep playing for a few more years if he wanted to. We will miss you Kumar!

So now I am looking forward to the next test series which will be against New Zealand, starting in November. New Zealand has been playing very well in the test arena lately, so it should be an interesting and competitive series. And so the waiting begins 🙂

(Image: The Guardian)

Weekend Sport: Rugby and Cricket!

So the fourth test in the Ashes 2015 cricket series ended badly for Australia 😦 We lost the test by an innings and lost the series too. Afterwards, Michael Clarke announced his retirement. He is only 34 and I think it was too early for him to retire. Sure he hasn’t been in his best form but he is a good captain and leader. The Australian team needs good leadership right now and senior players to guide the young players coming up. Oh well, good luck pup in your future endeavours!

I didn’t watch any of the cricket on day three, I knew what the result was going to be. Instead I attended my first rugby union match, Wallabies (Australia) vs All Blacks (New Zealand)! Our seats felt like they were in the nose bleed section, but our view was amazing!

Wallabies vs All Blacks at ANZ Stadium 2015

It was a great game and a great atmosphere. The wallabies played very well and won 27-19, yay!