The Chewsday Chew

Hiya Cobbers,

I hope you all had your fill of rugby over the weekend. What with the Tremendous Closing whereby the Cru executed the Blu, the Gallagher Premiership whereby the Tigers parried the Sarries and the United Rugby Championship whereby the Stormers steaked the Bulls, there was a veritable rugby smorgasbord to gorge on it doesn’t matter what your most popular type of uncommon meat slapping into different uncommon meat.

The Cru and the Blu performed typical Tremendous type speed-rugby, the Sarries and Tigers appeared to kick, kick, and kick some extra however nonetheless supplied an especially engaging match whereas the Jaapies do what they do finest and belted seven shades of bovinial excrement out of one another.

In and amongst all that, I’ve to tip my hat to my nominations for MOTM – the Cru’s Sam Whitelock for an absolute masterclass of recent lock play and likewise to the cool-headed precision of Leicester Tigers No22 Freddie Burns. For the Jaapie, veteran hooker Deon André Fourie was a well-deserved MOTM; toughness personified.

Talking of cool-headed precision, what was significantly attention-grabbing for me was watching the skilled method by which the Tigers forwards pods calmly arrange the play for the essential shot at drop-goal. Even on the eightieth minute, below fatigue and below immense strain, there was no panic, no silliness AND THUS NO DUMB PENALTIES when it got here to chewing the time and manipulating the play to the place it wanted to be to permit their man to fit his shot. All Aussie franchises must be watching that sequence on rinse and repeat for some time.

That mentioned, talking additional of sensible footy (or the shortage thereof…), Freddie Steward is, if not the most important fullback within the recreation, then rattling near it. So why the Sarries insisted on kicking greater than 2x dozen box-kicks straight to him in the course of the match, was a bit past me, particularly as soon as they have been out of their very own hazard zone. Clearly it was a tactic, however a tactic to attain what precisely?

Additionally, as a proud Frontie, it was additionally very attention-grabbing to see how the Cru’s a lot much less fancied substitute front-row completely turned the screws into their far more vaunted opponents within the again finish of their match and admittedly, made them look decidedly extraordinary. Ofa Tu’ungafasi and Karl Tu’inukuafe had their arses handed to them by Tamaiti Williams and Fletcher Newell. That additionally then made me marvel a bit about how the AiBs are going to fare with the Irish scrum. And talking of the well-known getting monstered, I additionally discovered it enlightening that the much-vaunted, and apparently AiB shoe-in, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was persistently sat-down by Jack Goodhue till RTS was finally given an early bathe.

And lastly, on the danger of angering the rugby gods and thus placing the mockers on our personal good Wobblies, I discovered the entire $hittbaggery play of the English, particularly the entire schemozzle of their forwards, in shedding to the BaaBaas to be sufficient to make me rub my fingers along with glee and anticipation. Sure I do know it wasn’t their full aspect. However I noticed sufficient in that rubbish to provide a sign not less than that these butchers apron carrying nonces are up for a very good a-whacking.

All great things.

However sufficient of that palaver.

Welcome to Episode 14 of the Chewsday Chew. The aim herein is to not write one thing overly sagacious, difficult or mesmerising, however reasonably to pose a easy commentary, query or proposition and let the nice readers of this esteemed website share their opinions thereafter. Name it the lazy man’s try to fill a void by poking our collective bear of rugby data to share their reflections and elevate the common past the humdrum.

And seeing as I used to be admiring the play of the Cru Fronties in toweling the Blu Fronties, admiring the Tigers Piggies doing their factor to raised serve some noncy kicker, and giving credit score to Huge Sammy Whitelock, I assumed it only appropriate I ought to heed Huge Keithy and pay some small homage to that different oh-so-very piggy factor – the Cauliflowered ear.

Cauliflower ear happens when blood collects within the outer ear after an harm and isn’t drained correctly or turns into contaminated. That then starves the remaining, wholesome cartilage of recent blood. The wholesome cartilage responds by overgrowing within the surrounding space leading to our favorite bulbous deformities on the ear. Now I’ve all the time handled mine by slicing them and letting them bleed out within the showers. In consequence, my ears are deceptively harmless in search of a man who has spent +40yrs ‘Tally Ho-ing’ into the Row. However we have now all seen some dead-set works of malformed artwork in our time. So who has you favorite stuffed home greens rising on their heads?

Now I feel the favorite is undoubtedly Graham Rowntree with this beautiful effort…

That mentioned, I feel Chris Jack had a particular factor occurring in about 2006…

Our continental buddies are to not be outdone after all and a first-rate instance therein is Frenchman Fabien Pelous…

And even our personal Scrum Physician Tom Robertson picked up this wee specimen for dissection…

And credit score the place it’s due, say what you want about him as a coach, however Michael Cheika has a pair of honest samplers as properly

Lastly, I’ll toss in Kevvy Mealamu simply to indicate that no matter you others assume you are able to do, hookers will take it a bit too far…

And only for good measure, I assumed to place this clip right here for all of the backs so you’ll be able to see what it takes to repair them. Now to be honest, I simply nick mine with a razor and allow them to ebb out within the showers. I discover it far simpler to get to them early earlier than the blood begins to thicken. This can be a much more civilised method. However regardless, and acknowledging this man is a wrestler and never a rugby player, however nonetheless right here ’tis…

So come one and are available all. Put up up your favorite bloodied greens of the ear selection and as common, extra kudos for the extra obscure…


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