Rugby World Cup Fever
The Rugby World Cup fever is sweeping Ecodek. This year’s contest is being held in Japan from 20 September to 2nd November. It’s certainly different in that it is the first time the tournament has been held in Asia and outside the traditional heartland of rugby union.
World Cup fever has gripped the southern Japanese city of Kitakyushu as thousands of people recently attended an open training session for the Welsh Rugby team. It was amazing sight to see the moment when 15,000 Japanese locals sang the Welsh national anthem.
The first tournament was first held in 1987, when the tournament was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.
In 2015, the reigning champions were New Zealand and defended their title by defeating Australia in the final. So far from the matches played in this year’s contest, we see that England is top of Table Pool C and Wales at the Top of Table Pool D. So who will win this year?
Just like passing the ball in Rugby, teamwork is so important here to us at Ecodek. We enjoy working together on exciting new projects and support each other when we are faced with challenges. We have a great team who all contribute in different areas of the business to ensure that you are getting a top quality service. Let’s not forget we are a British company with a full commitment to innovation.
We are very proud to have a diverse workforce as we have different nationalities working for Ecodek. This can mean conversations can get quite animated during the lead-up to international sporting events, such as the Rugby World Cup! Our Australian Marketing Manager Fliss had to endure quite some ribbing after the Welsh team triumphed over the Aussies last weekend!
Did you also know that since 2002 we have produced enough decking to stretch from North Wales to Quebec – that’s over 4200 kilometers! Not quite enough to reach Tokyo, but amazing when you think that covers crossing over the North Atlantic Ocean.
At Ecodek Towers, we are all supporting our favorite teams and some of us in the office today are wearing our rugby tops and have our National flags on show.
If you want to catch up with any of the games, check out the following link which gives you all the information you need to know on matches and fixtures.
Are you watching the Rugby World Cup so far? If so, leave us a comment in the comments field below.