Sunday, 18 June 2006

Wallabies V England - "Where's G Smith"?

Earlier this evening Jan, John and I went and saw the Wallabies bring home an impressive 43-18 win over England in the second Cook Cup match of the Bundaberg Rum Rugby Series at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne.
What made the game even more interesting was that I was sitting directly behind one of the English support team, who was giving instructions directly to someone actually playing on field. We noticed that he had a folder on his lap that had a writing pad, with the top page clearly headed up as a ‘Check List” for the team. The dot-points on the left hand side were aspects the team had been instructed to watch out for with the Aussies, and on the right hand side were the English team’s tactics.
For once I happened to have my trusty digital camera and snuck in a quick snap of what we could see of the Check List (wouldn’t you!) – see the accompanying image. We all liked the 4th dot point which reads “Where’s G Smith”. What a game he had. I reckon they should have had “Where’s Lote Tuqiri” on the top of it. What an awesome game he had … making the English # 14, Tom Varndell, look silly until right at the end when he scored a consolation try.
A great night; and a great result!

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