He Who Shall Not Be Named was checking out the blog last night (ever vigilant that boy in fear his mother will try to advertise him as marriage prospect), and wondered why I hadn't mentioned the Trade Me auction for the infamous handbag. How remiss of me! Especially as the Madcow blog is getting so many hits doing a "Tana's Handbag" search. This is indeed big news in the rugby world with hits here from United Kingdom, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and Thailand (Thailand? Rugby in Thailand - now there's a thought!).
The purse owner in a moment of pure genius, listed the now-infamous handbag used by Tana Umaga to hit a team-mate on the NZ online auction site Trade Me and last time I looked it had hit $1,000,0100 although on www.stuff.co.nz
they report the total as $100,000 after Trade Me removed some rather suspect bids.
Either way Nicole - good on ya! The auction comments are worth that much for entertainment value alone. Check it out here
for a laugh. Hopefully the link works but if not search on Trade Me under "Hurricanes Handbag & Cellphone"
Continuing on the rugby theme the following quotes struck a chord. After your "turtlesque" comment the other day Gail
I thought you'd enjoy more confirmation that sports commentators etc are indeed eejits!
"You guys line up alphabetically by height." and "You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle." - Colin Cooper - Hurricanes head coach
Chris Masoe (Hurricanes) on whether he had visited the Pyramids during his visit to Egypt: "I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to."
"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is." - Colin Cooper on Paul Tito
Kevin Senio (Auckland),On Night Rugby vs Day Games - "It's basically the same, just darker."
David Nosafora (Auckland) talking about Troy Flavell "I told him, 'Son, what is it with you. Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'David, I don't know and I don't care.'
David Holwell (Hurricanes) when asked about the upcoming season: "I want to reach for 150 or 200 points this season, whichever comes first."
"Andy Ellis - the 21 year old, who turned 22 a few weeks ago"(Murray Mexted)
"Colin has done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator." (Ma Nonu)
"He scored that try after only 22 seconds - totally against the run of play." (Murray Mexted)
"We actually got the winning try three minutes from the end but then they scored." (Phil Waugh Warratah)
"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body." (Jerry Collins)
"That kick was absolutely unique, except for the one before it which was identical." (Tony Brown)
"I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father." (Tana Umaga)
"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in rugby - but none of them serious." (Doc Mayhew)
"If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."(Anton Oliver)
"I would not say he (Rico Gear) is the best left winger in the Super 14, but there are none better." (Murray Mexted)
"I never comment on referees and I'm not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat." (Ewan McKenzie)
Murray Deaker: "Have you ever thought of writing your autobiography?"Tana Umaga: "On what ?"
"Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw."(Murray Mexted)
"Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer."(Murray Mexted)