Umaga's salute

Umaga's salute

Post by Richard » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Anybody have any idea what Umaga was doing when he scored his tries? Both
times he did a little salute, sticking the back of his hand horizontally on
his forehead. I don't think he had a headache.

--
Richard T
Kindly remove your brain to reply.

 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by Bruce Hamilt » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>> Anybody have any idea what Umaga was doing when he scored his tries? Both
>> times he did a little salute, sticking the back of his hand horizontally on
>> his forehead. I don't think he had a headache.
> Wellington rugby players do it. (Ieremia/Cullen/Umaga)

Wellington has Leo the Lion as mascot, the S12 Hurricanes have a sideline
"Captain Courageous" ( who may not be the official mascot ) - dressed up
a bit like a WW pilot. I suspect the salute initially was from him to the
players when they scored a goal, but now some of the players, especially
Cullen, do it to the fans when they score tries in recognition of support
for their roller coaster ride.

It's called a Captain Courageous salute, just a bit of fun, and presumably
just intended as a reminder to their Hurricanes supporters.

            Bruce Hamilton  

 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by Ken Seato » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00

He copied it from Jaime Mainland, captain of the Lenzie 4th XV. He's been
doing it for years. Don't know where Umaga picked it up from, though.

Ken Seaton
Lenzie RFC

ps: Why did all the TV commentators call him Umanga?


Quote:
> Anybody have any idea what Umaga was doing when he scored his tries? Both
> times he did a little salute, sticking the back of his hand horizontally
on
> his forehead. I don't think he had a headache.

> --
> Richard T
> Kindly remove your brain to reply.


 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by eyeate » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00

NAH it has something to do with the mascot of his super 12 side the
hurricane it is a salute the mascot does

it just pronounced Umanga but spelt Umaga dunno why just is  



Quote:
> He copied it from Jaime Mainland, captain of the Lenzie 4th XV. He's been
> doing it for years. Don't know where Umaga picked it up from, though.

> Ken Seaton
> Lenzie RFC

> ps: Why did all the TV commentators call him Umanga?



> > Anybody have any idea what Umaga was doing when he scored his tries?
Both
> > times he did a little salute, sticking the back of his hand
horizontally
> on
> > his forehead. I don't think he had a headache.

> > --
> > Richard T
> > Kindly remove your brain to reply.

 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by David Tutsse » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Anybody have any idea what Umaga was doing when he scored his tries? Both
>times he did a little salute, sticking the back of his hand horizontally on
>his forehead. I don't think he had a headache.

Why did the itv commentator keep calling him umaNga?? Is that how it's
pronounced, or is he (the commentator) just a prat?
 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by bobs » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

 Wellington rugby players do it. (Ieremia/Cullen/Umaga)

Must be something in the air in Wellington.

Quote:

> Anybody have any idea what Umaga was doing when he scored his tries? Both
> times he did a little salute, sticking the back of his hand horizontally on
> his forehead. I don't think he had a headache.

> --
> Richard T
> Kindly remove your brain to reply.

 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by Steven Russel » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Correct, it's the Captain Hurricane (Hurricanes s12 mascot) salute. All
the hurricanes players do it when they score a try. (Alama, Tana,
Christian) It's a bit like the Mile High Salute the Denver Broncos do

Quote:

> NAH it has something to do with the mascot of his super 12 side the
> hurricane it is a salute the mascot does

> it just pronounced Umanga but spelt Umaga dunno why just is



> > He copied it from Jaime Mainland, captain of the Lenzie 4th XV. He's been
> > doing it for years. Don't know where Umaga picked it up from, though.

> > Ken Seaton
> > Lenzie RFC

> > ps: Why did all the TV commentators call him Umanga?



> > > Anybody have any idea what Umaga was doing when he scored his tries?
> Both
> > > times he did a little salute, sticking the back of his hand
> horizontally
> > on
> > > his forehead. I don't think he had a headache.

> > > --
> > > Richard T
> > > Kindly remove your brain to reply.

 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by Bryan R » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Why did the itv commentator keep calling him umaNga?? Is that how it's
>pronounced, or is he (the commentator) just a prat?

In Samoa, you pronounce an 'n' before a 'g'...
i.e.  Silao Leaega is pronounced
         Silao LeaeNga

       Mike Umaga is pronounced
          Mike Umanga

       Va'aiga Tuigamala is pronounced
           Va'ainga Tuingamala (hence the Inga nickname)

similarly, in Fiji, you pronounce an 'm' in front of a 'b'

i.e.    Marika Vunibaka becomes
              Marika Vunimbaka

         Fero Lasagavibau
               Fero Lasagavimbau

         Koli Sewabu
               Koli Sewambu

etc.

The exceptions are if the name stars with a G or a B

i.e. in Fiji, Manasa Bari is still Manasa Bari

cheers,
Bryan Ray

 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by murphymark's New » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Anybody have any idea what Umaga was doing when he scored his tries? Both
>times he did a little salute, sticking the back of his hand horizontally on
>his forehead. I don't think he had a headache.

>--
>Richard T
>Kindly remove your brain to reply.

>It's called the Captain Hurricane Salute , started in the Super 12 by

Wellington players , you'll see Ieremia and Cullen do the same thing .
Go the AB's !
 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by Lyndon Watso » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> In Samoa, you pronounce an 'n' before a 'g'...
> similarly, in Fiji, you pronounce an 'm' in front of a 'b'

and an "n" before a "d" - e.g. "Nadi" is pronounced "Nandi".

LW

 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by Isimel » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> >Why did the itv commentator keep calling him umaNga?? Is that how it's
> >pronounced, or is he (the commentator) just a prat?

> In Samoa, you pronounce an 'n' before a 'g'...
> i.e.  Silao Leaega is pronounced
>          Silao LeaeNga

>        Mike Umaga is pronounced
>           Mike Umanga

>        Va'aiga Tuigamala is pronounced
>            Va'ainga Tuingamala (hence the Inga nickname)

> similarly, in Fiji, you pronounce an 'm' in front of a 'b'

> i.e.    Marika Vunibaka becomes
>               Marika Vunimbaka

>          Fero Lasagavibau
>                Fero Lasagavimbau

>          Koli Sewabu
>                Koli Sewambu

> etc.

> The exceptions are if the name stars with a G or a B

> i.e. in Fiji, Manasa Bari is still Manasa Bari

it's MBari actually,  and  G is usually pronounced ng like the ng in
singer, Q is pronounced ng as in finger i.e. Manasa Qoro is pronounced
Mahnahsah  Ngoro .  You can blame the missionaries who tried to save ink
by reducing consonants when they put pacific languages to paper.
Unfortunately they didn't foresee the difficulty that their descendants
would have with this system.  

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