Stunning sporting moments can transcend teams and unite nations – never more so than when you get two teams kicking a ball around the paddock! – and Oktoberfest Brisbane keeps a proud tradition in play this year. While we’re all embracing our inner Germans on Saturday 18th Oktober, we’ll also be cheering on the Aussies and Kiwis. Ja, richtig!
If Rubgy is your game, there will be no need to leave your favourite German venue to watch your favourite Aussie game, with a BIG screen to watch in the Munich Biergarten at the Brisbane Showgrounds, when the QantasWallabies take on the All-Blacks in the final match of the Bledisloe Cup. Ja, richtig!
In fact, watching (and yelling yourself hoarse!) in convivial company as the exciting moments of a match unfold in front of your eyes is as much a German tradition as it is a Queensland pastime! Ja, richtig! And one which can trace its shared roots back to the year 2000 (if not earlier) when stuff was happening in Hannover and Sydney. Ja, richtig!
Back then, the Australian Pavilion’s “Sportsbar” at World Expo in Germany was a magnet for visitors from around the planet, watching open-mouthed in awe at the sporting thrills of the Olympics Down Under on the big screen. This year, it’s Brisbane’s turn. JA, richtig!
So, once your Fliegerlied has flown, and you no longer have the legs for the Chicken Dance, it’s time to sit back and watch the boys from across ‘ the ditch’ deliver their best Haka – and let the game begin! JA, RICHTIG!
The Bledisloe Cup 2014 final will be shown live on the big screen in the Munich Biergarten at Oktoberfest Brisbane on Saturday 18 Oktober, kick off 7pm.