In preparation for the NZ v Aus game this weekend I thought I’d getting things rolling with a few classic Kiwi quotes* from the last couple of years.
There’s some real beauties here, which should hopefully help with any foul moods that are still lingering from what shall now be referred to as “Black Sunday”…
Tana Umaga – “I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.”
Colin Cooper, Hurricanes head coach – “You guys line up alphabetically by height”. And, “You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle.”
David Holwell – “I want to reach for 150 or 200 points this season, whichever comes first.”
Ma’a Nonu – “Colin has done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator.”
Jerry Collins – “I’ve never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body.”
Tony Brown – “That kick was absolutely unique, except for the one before it which was identical.”
And then a couple of classics from everyone’s favourite Kiwi commentator Murray Mexted:
“Andy Ellis the 21 year old, who turned 22 a few weeks ago”.
“He scored that try after only 22 seconds – totally against the run of play”.
“I would not say he (Rico Gear) is the best left winger in the Super14, but there are none better”.
“Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer.”
And finally, the best for last…
“I don’t like these new rules because your first instinct when you see a man on the ground is to go down on him”.
* They probably said no such thing…but we don’t care. It’s kinda funny.