Umaga's salute

Umaga's salute

Post by Dylan Procte » 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.

The Wellington S12 team, the Hurricanes, do it every time they score a
try. It's a salute to Capt. Hurricane the team mascot.
All the Wellington players do it (Cullian, Ieremia, Umaga).
Quote:

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

 
 
 

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Post by John Cawsto » 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.

> The Wellington S12 team, the Hurricanes, do it every time they score a
> try. It's a salute to Capt. Hurricane the team mascot.
> All the Wellington players do it (Cullian, Ieremia, Umaga).

Correct, it's Captain Hurricane. Tammi Wilson was busy with it the other night
when she scored six tries against USA for the Black Ferns.

JC

 
 
 

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

It is the salute of the Hurricanes Mascot in the Super12 competition. You
will see Christian Cullen & Alama Iremaia doing the salute as well. Its know
as the Captain Hurricane salute.

 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by David Cove » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

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.

    Watching the NFL.  That ought to get your sphincter going ;-)

DiDD

 
 
 

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

Quote:
>Unfortunately they didn't foresee the difficulty that their descendants
>would have with this system.  

***y hell... and I thought I had it all figured out...

so if I re-wrote some if the Fijian names, they'd look like this:

Niki Qoro ---> Niki Ngoro
Koli Sewabu ---> Koli Sewambu
Alifereti Doviverata ---> Alifereti Ndoviverata
Eremodo Tuni ---> Eremondo Tuni
Manasa Bari ---> Manasa Mbari
Fero Lasagavibau ---> Fero Lasangavimbau
Imanueli Tikomaimakogai ---> Imanueli Tikomaimakongai
Marika Vunibaka ---> Marika Vunimbaka
Emori Bolobolo ---> Emori Mbolombolo

is that correct???

cheers,
Bryan Ray

 
 
 

Umaga's salute

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

Pacific pronunciation - very simple - enlightening for ignorant people?
--

Chris Caine =:)

Zimmer talk at the Zoard:
http://www.ifiji.com/msgboard.mv

 
 
 

Umaga's salute

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

yes,

but someone's English spelling ain't so hot: it's 'pronunciation'.

grin,
--

Chris Caine =:)

Zimmer talk at the Zoard:
http://SportToday.org/

Quote:

> >Unfortunately they didn't foresee the difficulty that their descendants
> >would have with this system.

> ***y hell... and I thought I had it all figured out...

> so if I re-wrote some if the Fijian names, they'd look like this:

> Niki Qoro ---> Niki Ngoro
> Koli Sewabu ---> Koli Sewambu
> Alifereti Doviverata ---> Alifereti Ndoviverata
> Eremodo Tuni ---> Eremondo Tuni
> Manasa Bari ---> Manasa Mbari
> Fero Lasagavibau ---> Fero Lasangavimbau
> Imanueli Tikomaimakogai ---> Imanueli Tikomaimakongai
> Marika Vunibaka ---> Marika Vunimbaka
> Emori Bolobolo ---> Emori Mbolombolo

> is that correct???

> cheers,
> Bryan Ray

 
 
 

Umaga's salute

Post by kenny macleo » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Pacific pronunciation - very simple - enlightening for ignorant people?

Yeah, sorry, some of us aren't quite up to speed on the pronunciation of
every language of every culture.

Much apologies.

 
 
 

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Post by kenny macleo » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> um,

> the chap posted from NZ itself....never pronounced a Polynesian name in
> his life?

> must be well isolated,

well, that's kiwis for you.

;-)   <-- N.B.

 
 
 

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



Quote:
>um,

>the chap posted from NZ itself....never pronounced a Polynesian name in
>his life?

>must be well isolated,

Yes, well isolated - Lenzie RFC is Scottish and he uses pipex as his
ISP, a UK company. Where did you get NZ from?
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