Will Skelton and Deputy Premier Troy Grant took to the steps of Sydney Opera House today, celebrating the excitement leading up to the Rugby World Cup final.
Despite queries about the Wallabies victory over world champions the All Blacks, Waratahs’ Skelton was proud to declare his positivity for the upcoming trans-Tasman battle.
“Big occasion this week. Having Sydney and the rest of Australia behind the wallabies team, it’s very special. I’ve been texting the boys and keeping in contact and they’re well aware of the support behind and that will really lift them for this big occasion,” he said in the press conference.
The statistic of the boys never losing a game at Twickenham is encouraging for all. The concern over the injured star players, David Pocock, Israel Folau and scrum-asset Scott Sio, has lifted with reports they’ll be back in action against the Kiwis.
MP and Deputy Premier of New South Wales, Mr Grant has been part of a collaboration between the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Wallabies, and getting the whole nation behind Australia’s national team.
“I thank the Sydney Opera House for participating. The only flies that will be around will be on the All Blacks’ carcass once the Wallabies take care of them,” Mr Grant said.
The Wallabies will play the All Blacks this Sunday at Twickenham stadium. The match is scheduled to start at 3am, AEDT. – Bonnie Baker.
Top photo of Will Skelton at the Opera House by Vishnavi Kulenthirarasa.