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Good shot, lads! Rabbit applauds the lawn bowls men's fours between Scotland and Niue (no, he hadn't heard of Niue before either)

Good shot, lads!   Rabbit applauds the lawn bowls men's fours between Scotland and Niue (no, he hadn't heard of Niue before either)
The Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls is being held at Kelvingrove Bowling Centre, in the beautiful Kelvingrove park. Here, Rabbit enjoys a brief spell of sunshine (mostly it rained today). Scotland's Men's Fours were playing Niue.

We had to look Niue up on Wikipedia when we got back. It's an island in the South Pacific Ocean, 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) northeast of New Zealand within the triangle formed by Tonga to the west, Samoa to the north, and the Cook Islands to the east. Its land area is 260 square kilometres (100 sq mi) and its population, predominantly Polynesian, is around 1,400. 1,400! And they can rustle up a Lawn Bowls team!

Wikipedia also informs us that:
"Despite being a small country, a number of sports are popular. Rugby union is the most popular sport, played by both men and women; Niue were the 2008 FORU Oceania Cup champions. Netball is played only by women. There is a nine-hole golf course at Fonuakula. There is a lawn bowling green under construction. Association Football is a popular sport, as evidenced by the Niue Soccer Tournament, though the Niue national football team has played only two matches. Rugby league is also a popular sport." If the one and only lawn bowling green is 'under construction', then the team did even better to get to the Games!

(Niue lost 22-9 to Scotland in the end).

PS. Two days after this photo, the Scottish pair Alex 'Tattie' Marshall and Paul Foster, just visible in the background, won the gold medal, and two days later, Darren Burnett from the Scottish team took the singles gold!

The Alphabet Site: G= Good shot, Games and Green!

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8 comments - The latest ones
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
The game certainly put a smile on his face:)
Niue is a new one to me as well.
Again, a delightful picture.
3 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld has replied to Dave Linscheid
Thanks Dave!
3 years ago.
A marvelous adventure!

This is to acknowledge your participation in our group and it's very much appreciated. Thank you for posting this beautiful image here!

Best regards, Kate

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3 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld has replied to Kate
Thanks Kate, and for all the group invitations!
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
This is my sport - been playing since the 60s. We have rabbits on our green - they keep digging holes!! So if you're ever down our way Rabbit might like to meet up with them!!
Just love that expression!!
3 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld has replied to Larry Drummond
Ooh, Larry, Rabbit apologies on behalf of rabbits everywhere for ruining your green. He'll have a word with them for you. ;-)
3 years ago.
Rabbit is looking very proud. Kelvingrove Park ! I used to play there as a child not long after the war. And I went putting with my parents on a sloping green full of weeping willows. I loved it. Think it might appeal to Rabbit too.
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding shot!

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3 years ago.