John Connolly has a little whinge about "dirty England"

Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2007' started by BokMagic, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    From BBC sports news:

    " Australia expects England to hit them with 'rough' tactics in Saturday`s world cup quarter-final showdown in Marseille.

    Wallaby head coach John Connolly revealed on Thursday that he met with IRB referee`s chief Paddy O`Brien and raised specific concerns about hooker Mark Regan.

    'Knuckles' fears England will try to unsettle the Wallabies and urged referee Alain Rolland to clamp down on anything underhand.

    'England picking Regan at hooker delivers intent', said Connolly. 'We`ve spoken to Paddy O`Brien to ensure that he behaves himself, just to ensure that the game`s fair and clean.'"

    And it appears as if some of his team has caught onto the spirit of things too. This little beauty from Hugh McMeniman, also available on BBC sports news: "You can expect anything from the English really, definately off the ball stuff and anything if you are lying on the ground, a bit of a scratch in the eye, but all the boys have coped with that before."

    Jeepers, talk about a persecution complex!
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  3. Brodizzle

    Brodizzle Guest

    Yeah, just mind games, he wouldn't care too much, there is a reason his nickname is 'Knuckles'...

    What he is doing is what every team does to our scrum, putting complaints out there so the ref will penalise the opposition a bit more then usual. I think it was the Welsh game that we got penalised for the scrum yet it was in fact the Welsh players who were in the wrong, the Poms have always had a bit of niggle in them but now the ref should probably not let alot of it go, which is good for us, coz damned if we are gonna have stigma on our scrum while the other teams run wild :)
  4. melon

    melon Guest

    Australia will give as good as we get. As Brodizzle said, its all just mind games. The art of winning the game off the field is an intricate one.

    If the ref keeps a closer eye on England, then Australia will have more slack therefore allowing for us to employ more foul play. It may be Connolly whingeing, but its non-genuine, calculating whingeing.
  5. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    This is what Connolly actually said in afrikaans, courtesy of Die Burger, Thursday 4th October 2007 - "yhtckjugv uftffu bakkies snevvie boewtz die die die cheeseburger droppies westhuizen spklyb biting hgxdtrj jgtxjtr gouge ek jou ne wat jonkg fart (/phlegm) ."

    Oh well, what some journalists won`t do to stir some controversy. Never let the facts get in the way of a good story eh guys?.
  6. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    Oh okay, thanks for that Truth. For those of you who can`t do the translation from Afrikaans to English, according to that article, Connolly says that he believes Bakkies to be God, and is concerned about one of his props eating large quantities of cheeseburgers before farting excessively and dropping something off in the loo. What the relevance of that is before an England/Aus game, nobody knows....
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

  8. TheBokke

    TheBokke Guest

    :lol: BokMagic > The Truth.

    Don't be suprised BokMagic when The Truth take offensive to your witty response as he only laughs at his own jokes.
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