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Australia’s national rugby team, the Wallabies, have just just hopped into the side of a very large truck.
The truck was driven by a bunch of Samoans masquerading as professional footballers, and has caused easily the biggest upset in world rugby in a decade.
This sad situation for Australian rugby, just eight weeks out from the World Cup, is made all the more amusing by the above-pictured story on Fox Sports this arvo, in which Wallaby player Nick Phipps was celebrated for his meteoric rise from third grade
Well now, who really belongs in third grade, then eh? Oh, only most of his team-mates.
Now, admittedly this was a Wallaby “B” team that turned up today. Maybe we were plain arrogant to name a second XV.
All the same, it doesn’t say much about our World Cup chances if our bench is no good, does it?
Are we stuffed? Should we blame coach Robbie Deans, who like Russell Crowe is almost one of us when he does good, but a Kiwi blow-in when he stuffs up?
Is this like the 100-1 shot winning at the races, which we all know happpens sometimes? Or is it a sign of something worse?
You tell me. I’m busy preparing Monday’s Punch. I shouldn’t even be writing this crap.
Oh and in other delicious upset news, the Dockers just beat the equally arrogant Swans in Sydney. Tough luck, Sydney geese.
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