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Off field Wallaby videos

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Jethro Tah, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Jethro Tah Bob Loudon (25)

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    I have mixed feelings about the videos being posted elsewhere (rugby.com.au & chasing the glory) that follow the wallabies off the field.

    When I first watched some of them, it was just after the Scotland game and I felt like throwing my laptop out the window with anger. Just maybe if they had have been training, or at least practising their kicking, instead of wasting time serving up this crap, just maybe we might have actually won versus Ireland and Scotland. Post game interviews fine, win or loose, but not some of this “Footy Show” type diarrhoea.

    Then with time passed, and after the Cardiff win, a second viewing made me realise that they are just humans (although highly paid) passing the time between games and training sessions, and actually the point of airing the videos for all to see is to expose the wallabies to the general public in a bid to increase the fan base which could only be a good thing. And it gives us the opportunity to call them dickheads although we are just jealous they are getting paid so much for doing something they love.

    Cardiff dressing room with Matt Toomua trying to sing the national anthem with a broken jaw is a highlight (poor guy), and in JOCs video seeing that one of the Pac Islander wallabies (can’t remember who it was) named his son Campese.
  2. Lindommer Steve Williams (59)

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    Salesi Ma'afu's younger brother. Played for Wests Juniors and now the Pirates. When Salesi was available this year we had two Ma'afu props at the Pirates.

    Bit gay naming the poor kid after a back.
  3. cheezel Bill Watson (15)

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    What pissed me off most with the videos, is the amount of shit everyone gives giteau. He's meant to be one of the more experienced players yet commands absolutely no respect at all. It's no wonder he was passed over for a captaincy role.

    If gits was to harden up, grow a pair and not let the likes of mitchell openly rag him, the wallabies would be all the better for it.
  4. Spook

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    That's a bit much. They are good mates. As for talk about hardening up, do you think a bloke of that size who has never shirked a tackle is a coward?
  5. cheezel Bill Watson (15)

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    I do understand that they're mates having a laugh, but calling one of our best (?) and most experienced player dumb for all to see is poor work.
  6. Spook

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    Sorry Cheez, I think you being grossly unfair. It's a bit of banter.
  7. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    I see your point Spook, but I don't see anyone (close mate or not) giving Stirlo or George shit.

    Great quote from AAC

    Interviewer: "Would you like to play 13?"

    AAC: "Only if Stirlo let me"

    There are officers, and there are soldiers.
  8. waratahjesus Greg Davis (50)

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    my only problem with the videos is they arnt on commercial tv letting people actually get to know the wallaby names and faces so they can attract more fans!
  9. Henry Bill Watson (15)

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    Thumbs up
  10. cheezel Bill Watson (15)

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    I can see I'm in a bit of losing battle here. I probably shouldn't have said "grow a pair" as I meant it more off the field and leadership qualities rather than on the field. My apologies for an overstatement on my half.

    I'm a big fan of gits, it just took me by surprise the way his teammates talked to him and about him.
  11. Thomond78 Colin Windon (37)

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    Or the Reverse Hopoate, as it's know these days.
  12. Spook

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    I actually thought you had the crowd on your side Cheez :nta: :) :)

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