Palmerston North is a beautiful city situated right in New Zealand's heartland of rugby. The local provincial rugby union is Manawatu, who play in the NPC Premier division.
The Manawatu will host two games in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Georgia v Romania, Wednesday 28 September, Argentina v Georgia, Sunday 2 October.
Last night thousands of locals and visitors converged on the Manawatu Arena to watch Georgia play Argentina. The locals came out and supported either Georgia or Romania.
Before the game I ventured into 'The Square''where all the pre game festivities were held.
The Square buildings had the flags of the three
nations being hosted in the city this week.
More pics later when I download the properlive writer programme.