Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hurricanes set the trends - All Blacks follow...

Tana heads for the line, handbag in handA few of the 'Canes got involved in a bit of a dust-up after Saturday's game:

"Chris Masoe was involved in an "altercation" in a bar after Saturday's Super 14 final and Tana Umaga intervened, hitting his teammate with a woman's handbag. Fellow Hurricane and All Black Ma'a Nonu was also involved in an incident on Sunday morning. He had a "verbal confrontation" with a Christchurch taxi driver." - Dominion Post

The All Blacks demonstrate this year's must-have haka fashion accessoryNot a good look, and not something that particularly impresses me. However, in typical Kiwi fashion, our dry and self-deprecating sense of humour has come to the fore, and these images are now doing the email rounds between ChCh and Welli. Heh. You gotta laugh.

This article gets my vote for funniest news report on the incident - it's from the South African newspaper, Business Day - Would a handbag sponsor please help us out here?

UPDATE 02/06/06: The handbag and phone are now up for sale on TradeMe. Of course they are! We put everything up on TradeMe! There have been over half a million page views today. At one point the highest bid was $100,004,599.00. No, that's not a typo. Hmmmm - methinks there are a few bidders there who aren't quite taking this seriously... :) Now it's back to a "sensible" level - $94,000.00. Good grief. Auction closes tomorrow.

Tana leads the haka

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1 comments:

chevyc said...

check out the Umaga Handbag T-Shirts! ...

http://www.cafepress.com/umagahandbag