Saturday, 12 August 2017

Whole Wide World

When I was a young boy
My mama said to me
"There's only one girl in the world for you
And she probably lives in Tahiti."

Delighted to have the opportunity to post the opening lyrics from one of my favourite songs from the seventies - Whole Wide World by Wreckless Eric.

The opportunity has somewhat improbably arisen courtesy of the Tahiti rugby team who last weekend pulled off a huge shock to keep their 2019 Rugby World Cup aspirations alive by beating the Cook Islands, 43 places above them in World Rugby's rankings, to win the Oceania Rugby Cup.

Tahiti (ranked 91) defeated the Cook Islands (ranked 48) 13-9 in Rarotonga and will now face either Hong Kong, Malaysia or South Korea in 2018 in a home and away play-off for a place in the four-team global repechage tournament to determine the final qualifier for RWC 2019.

Tahiti also now leapfrog the Bahamas, Cameroon and Swaziland to occupy 88th place in the rankings.

I'd go the whole wide world, 
I'd go the whole wide world just to find her
I'd go the whole wide world,
I'd go the whole wide world to find out where they hide her.

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