The Chewsday Chew

Whats up Cobbers,

So haven’t I had a bugger of a weekend for outcomes? Bloody Hell, I couldn’t’ve hit water if I threw the ball from a ship over the weekend! All our franchises misplaced, my common club footy bought rained out, my first grade club-battlers misplaced the Tarts curtain raiser on TV and I even managed to lose my bush scratch-match! Christ on His Stick, I can buy a lottery ticket as a result of I’ve to interrupt this run of losses quickly!

To summarise, the Tarts and the Rebels ought to have gained their video games. Actually they need to have. And the Donkeys determined it was a greater tactic to have their doppelgangers present up as an alternative and masquerade as footballers whereas enjoying arguably probably the most profitable provincial crew in world rugby. That went as one could count on. And as for the Pinkos and Westies, properly they need to’ve simply stayed within the sheds. Enuf stated.

However I’ve to name out two occasions over the weekend:

Firstly, congratulations to Blue Mountains Rugby who beat Drummoyne Soiled Reds 16-11 within the curtain raiser to the Tarts v Canes sport at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday night time. Some could know of my sympathies to the Soiled Reds, besides, truthful play to the Mountain Goats. The Goats staged one of many nice wins of that club’s historical past over a real perennial powerhouse of Sydney Suburban Rugby. So for Jack, Buckets, Casey, Massive George, Cranky Penguin, Parko, Jeffro et al and the remainder of the lads who’ve seen them wrestle up the Sydney Suburban Rugby divisions through the years, it was absolutely a momentous win. Congratulations and full balls to all of you. The bus journey house would have been… attention-grabbing.

What the Blue Mountains win additionally highlights is the shameful neglect by Sydney and NSW Rugby in direction of the western suburbs of Sydney. Parramatta is rejuvenated for now, however for a way lengthy? Penrith has gone to the Canberra competitors. Campbelltown gone to the Illawarra competitors. Aside from a handful of lower-division golf equipment, what precisely is being achieved to open up and develop the rugby-friendly +2million folks and +750 colleges between Parramatta/Richmond/Campbelltown? The success of the Blue Mountains club, regardless of the open disregard of the powers-that-be, is all of the extra noteworthy for that. I say that, particularly within the shadows of a house World Cup, cash and true effort should go into the clear, prepared and apparent reservoir of expertise that’s western Sydney earlier than we begin hit & miss poaching of off-the-boil loigee rejects.

Secondly, given some limp-wristed nonces prematurely referred to as off video games at my club’s house floor, I used to be seemingly left and not using a trot. Till…

People could recall I wrote final 12 months about my annual unofficial pilgrimage to play for groups unseen from locations obscure. Effectively final week’s final minute cancellation led to a flurry of calls and texts. And so I discovered myself braving the slender passes behind Little Hartley, often known as the Jenolan Move, the Oberon Gate and the Duckmaloi Approach, because the only means over the Misty Mountains to the Highland Plains above Crookwell. It’s a route identified to few for or not it’s slender and treacherous. However ’tis the way in which to the magical, legendary metropolis of Taralga, whereupon I did grasp the hand of coach Will Henley and innumerable Crokers and Maloneys and did don the proud black & gold for the mighty Taralga Tigers of their wrestle towards the Corridor Bushrangers within the shadows of the Robyn Rees Memorial Pavilion on the showgrounds. As per the remainder of my weekend, the Bushrangers took the choccies by a bit extra to not a lot. However nonetheless it was good to have a cost about, a roll within the mud and a wee little bit of scrummage. Anyway, beers have been purchased, arms have been shook, whisky was drunk and the hen parmy on the Sports activities Membership was excellent. It was one other jersey into the vault and as ever I used to be humbled by the hospitality proven to a blow-in like me.

Bush rugby is a particular factor and we’d do properly to keep in mind that.

In any case, sufficient of the palaver…

Welcome to Episode 9 of the Chewsday Chew. The aim herein is to not write one thing overly sagacious, sophisticated or mesmerising, however slightly to pose a easy commentary, query or proposition and let the great readers of this esteemed website share their opinions thereafter. Name it the lazy man’s try and fill a void by poking our collective bear of rugby data to share their reflections and raise the typical past the humdrum.

I’ve been watching extra of the ladies’s sport these days and final week I watched this cracker of a objective from Irishwoman Hannah O’Connor (go to 1:28)…

And that wee thump bought me pondering of among the different incredible nudges I’ve seen through the years. So to that, I wish to provide this monumental Francoise Steyn nudge…

And naturally, nobody might presumably look previous the nice Paul Thorburn kick for Wales in 1986…

So come one and are available all, have a take into consideration among the actually gobsmacking monstrous pictures at objective you’ve seen through the years and refresh our collective recollections. As ever, kudos factors for age and obscurity…


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