The Chewsday Chew
Good day Cobbers. And a cheerful Chewsday to all my fellow Cobbers, Diggers, Freaks and Mouth Breathers on the market right now. I hope your espresso is heat, your socks & sandals are cool and also you Angel truffles are moist.
Welcome to Episode 7 of the Chewsday Chew. The aim herein is to not write one thing overly sagacious, difficult or mesmerising, however reasonably to pose a easy remark, query or proposition and let the great readers of this esteemed web site share their opinions thereafter. Name it the lazy man’s try and fill a void by poking our collective bear of rugby information to share their reflections and elevate the common past the humdrum.
We noticed one thing fascinating on the weekend simply handed and I really feel it should obtain a remark.
One might really feel that, given the clear and decisive dominance of Australian convention sides over these from the breast of Sauron out of Mordor to our east, there should be very actual consideration given to if New Zealand can legitimately subject 5x Tremendous stage sides from this level on. Now that the Fijians and the Moana have stripped naked their earlier happy-hunting grounds, does New Zealand even have the native expertise to warrant a seat on the desk with us?
I imply we Aussies, as the great natured cousins and ever-helpful neighbours that we’re, are completely happy to proceed to hold New Zealands protection techniques, social welfare system, banking system, schooling system, prison ex-pat system, Gold Coast bikie-exchange programmes, worker-skills growth techniques and to mainly underpin the New Zealand monetary, financial and nationwide safety standing within the free world. I imply, Hell, we now have been doing all that for ages anyway. It’s a case of some billion NZ$ right here and some billion NZ$ there and sooner or later it could simply add as much as a little bit of AUD cash. It’s been no huge deal.
However in asking Australian Rugby to now additionally underpin New Zealands clearly failing rugby requirements as properly, have they taken the friendship a Speight’s too far?
I imply we Aussies are a beneficiant mob, we actually are, however I’m anxious we might over-stretch ourselves and never do our trans-Tasman mates justice. We already carry the AFL, the Netball, the Cricket, the Loigees and now we wants carry the Rugby as properly? I’m really involved in regards to the sustainability of that. Even worse, what about subsequent time we maintain the World Cup? Are the Kiwi’s going to indicate up and carry their weight, or are we courageous, selfless, over-achieving Aussies taking that on solo as properly AGAIN? My dad all the time stated the poor buggers can’t even hit a cricket ball tossed underarm, and I believed he did jest, however now it seems we should carry them – but once more – in rugby as properly? One does ponder…
However that’s not what I allude to right here right now.
What I allude to right here right now is the forwards chip & chase strive. On the weekend simply gone, at approx 32:50min into the Donkey’s dismantling of the Wellington Wind-Breakers, we noticed younger Rob Valetini put boot to ball on the 50m line (sure actually, from midway, no exaggeration) and tackle three of the Hurricanes Hastiest in an outright foot-race. Now one might solely dare to think about the clear distance with which My Favorite Valetini would have received the race with out the wind resistance inflicted by the Aspect-Present Bob Bouffant. However win it he nonetheless did to attain a belter of a strive…
And it bought me to considering of the nice chip and chase tries we now have all seen scored significantly by the club-rugby battlers. As-such I current this wee gem from the Midlands Premier competitors whereby Shropshires best Loosehead prop from the Bridgnorth Rugby Membership 1st XV unloaded this little bit of timeless class. The reality was that the Loosehead was in search of his wide-ranging, rampaging Tighthead companion to attain a traditional strive. However as-ever, some poncy nonce pushed in and took the glory. However nonetheless, it nonetheless was a club rugby pearler…
So the problem this week Pricey Mates, must you select to just accept it, is to succeed in again into the folds of your thoughts, prod the hippocampus, tickle the frontal lobe and drag forth memory of among the nice chip & chase tries of instances passed by. As ever, additional snaps for the extra obscure, the smaller the quantity on the protagonist and/or the extra aged the occasion.