>From todays New Zealand Herald (July 31),
>"The New Zealand Rugby Football Union has caused a stir by naming top New
>Zealand boxer, David Tua, who is ranked in the worlds top 20 heavyweights, as a
>late inclusion into the team that is currently touring South Africa.
I would herewitrh like to welcome the boxer David Tua to our country. I
hope you enjoy the visit. You will find that we have a lovely country,
willing to welcome all sport stars with enthusiasm.
>Tua commented today from his Los Angeles home "I am ready for these guys. I
>have never palyed rugby before but I've always watched the All Blacks play and
>you can learn a lot from watching TV".
According to some of the posts in this NG, maybe Mr Tua should have
watched the Boks play. From the AB's he can only learn to be "Mr
>Luis Luyt could not be contacted for comment but it is understood that he is
>fuming at the All Blacks retalliation to the SRFUs' recent inclusion of a
>convicted ***er into their squad to play the All Blacks.
Actually convicted of manslaughter, and completely served his sentence.
Louis Luyt never fumes. This statement is a blatant lie as it is a well
know medical fact that it is totally impossible for a human being to fume
with his foot in his mouth.
>The NZRFU has suggested that Tua will play at prop alongside Sean Fitzpatrick
>who has recently been a target for extra attention from the opposition. At
>last nights press conference All Black coach John Hart said "although David has
>never played rugby before, he makes up for it in other areas" hinting at the
>possible use of David a.k.a The Terminator Tua to 'terminate' the opposition.
>Hart wryly added that Tuas physique was suited to that of a prop.
Good. NZ needs a bad prop. Your fighters is not our problem, your
***y excellent forward are.
>Ok, so the above is absolute rubbish. But what on earth must we do to clean up
>the diabolical professional fouls, cheating, fighting and general unacceptable
>behaviour that has plagued the Tri-nations series to far?
Use the referees attitude during the S12. Send a few players of.
>The only solution is to adopt a similar stance to such actions as that which
>the Australian Rugby League has taken. Players who constantly infringe, peform
>professional fouls and dangerous head high tackles are eirther sin-binned or
>sent off. No second chances!
In full agreement, with a Kiwi no less, Maaaaa, where is my pills :-)
>Open your eyes rugby admininstrators. THIS IS ONE ARE WHERE YOU CAN LEARN FROM