Last week the SMH’s pom-pom girl to the leather-patch and tweed brigade in Australian Rugby, Greg Growden, wrote that George Gregan should be sacked as Wallabies halfback because the coach had a forward oriented game plan that the forwards failed to deliver.
This was considered a little odd as the English Planet Rugby site had this to say when assessing man of the match:
“For the Wallabies George Gregan, breaking John Eales’s record as captain of Australia, had moments of brilliance with the variety in his play and his ability to probe close in”
Now it seems our mate Greg has had so much correspondence for his biased and faulty analysis that he’s felt the need to respond at the start of his weekly column:
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“The Manuka muppets have again been bombarding the email, moaning that the only way the Wallabies will ever be entertaining is if the team comprises 15 Brumbies”
That’s right folks, anyone who disagrees with Growden’s bizarre analysis is a moaning manuka muppet. Also thinking that the incumbent half back actually had a good game behind a poor forward pack means favouring the Brumbies to fill all 15 positions.
Which is ridiculous, I can think of at least four non-Brumbies I’d have in the side.