Saturday, 18 August 2007

Brian O’Driscoll injured again (due to New Zealand rugby thug)

I felt pretty bad for Brian O’Driscoll when I heard that he had been the victim of foul play against some rugby thug in France during a World Cup warm up match. Bad, but secretly relieved that he hadn’t suffered the fractured sinus and lacerated face on NZ terra firma. Thank god, I thought. He won’t be calling up his publishers and putting poison pen to paper again on his outlook concerning those cheating, spear tackling kiwi rugby players.

So I was a bit horrified to discover the culprit in Bayonne wasn’t a French man at all, but yes; a New Zealander. The British press no doubt will have a field day with the fact that Makaera Tewhata is of course a Maori from the land of the long white cloud. I wouldn’t be surprised if soon there was a conspiracy theory floated after this regarding the NZRFU paying off New Zealand rugby players abroad to target potential threats to the All Blacks. Poor old BOD must feel that he is always in the firing line and I finally concede that he has some right to feel bitter.

It is terrible for O’Driscoll less than a month out from the Rugby World Cup tournament. I admit I did not like him after the witch hunt launched on Tana Umaga during the 2005 British & Irish Lions tournament (helped along of course by Alastair Campbell; a man who as far as I’m concerned has Iraqi blood on his hands, and the ever snivelling ‘Sir’ Clive). O’Driscoll of course had a right to feel disappointed and aggrieved, but as a one eyed New Zealand rugby supporter, I do feel that the spear tackle in that tournament was indeed very dangerous (proven by a dislocated shoulder), but not intentional.

However, with brainless idiots like Tewhata bringing shame on us, his people, and acting as he has done this week, I wouldn’t blame O’Driscoll and Irish rugby supporters for feeling anger towards New Zealand rugby. I just hope BOD can recover in time for the tournament, because without him, it will be a lesser event.

9 comments:

Nursedude said...

Ireland, without O'Driscoll has zero chance of making it into the last 4.

Amy said...

oh! I wasn't aware a kiwi had injured him, I'm sure it was an accident, at least I hope it was anyway...

Nursedude said...

Hi Ferdy, my daughter just left for a camping trip in Canada with one of her friends, can you keep this shot of Dan the Man up for a little over a week so she can see it? I am sure she will thank you.

Ferdy said...

Yes - of course. Gratuitous as it may be - we can all appreciate a little 'Dan magic' in our lives.

Matt @ Green and Gold Rugby said...

I think you guys (NZ) are getting away with it all right - it's getting blamed on thuggish French Club rugby.

Considering Ireland are in the same group of Death as France, you gotta wonder if it was such a smart move to play a french club side as a warm up. By all reports it was a pretty biff-laden match.

Nursedude said...

Ferdy, we had a drop off in calls at work, so I made my projected list of Bottom feeders in my blog.

Nursedude said...

PS-Ferdy, you've done entries on all of the favorites to make the Semis-except Argentina. Also, has there been any conversation about adding Argentina to make it a quad nations instead of a Tri nations? I know the frequent flier miles would be considerable.

Nursedude said...

PS-My bad, I meant to say quarterfinals.

MUTTONEATER said...

we shouldnt really be surprised that bod has been targeted yet again. youkiwis are scared stiff of him and will do anything to try to stop him laying in the rugby world cup. after all he might take the shine of some of your players. by the wayb when are you thinking of playing pure rugby instead of cynical cheating tactics and targeting of key players on the oposing side not to mention having the cheek to take offence when opposing sides turn their backs on your psychologically intimidating "haka". cant you win by plaing fair. never mind you will bottle it once again. you should stic to sheep farming. the motto of the all blacks "go to bed with a sheep"