Friday, February 3, 2017


Not the quality of the rugby ... it was right up there (except that of the New Zealand team) but the determination of the event organisers, the Wellington City Council and the Police to impose all manner of restrictions saw the public voting with their feet which resulted in the once show-case event being played to a virtually empty stadium.

Wellington has done its dash.   The tournament there has lost its mojo.  It should be relocated to Dunedin one week into the University year or to Tauranga or to Napier.   All three locations serve large catchments and provided the organisers say 'No' to the nanny staters and market the event as 'Party Time' (which is the attraction of 7s rugby) then the crowds will come flocking back.

Otherwise give it the flick to Fiji or Samoa.   It would be a sell-out and they sure know how to party.



Anonymous said...

Breaking with tradition in going off post, mainly due to the fact that 14 muddied oafs lumbering around a paddock kicking a pig skin has far less effect on on ordinary peoples lives and bread and Circuses can only go so far and no replies.

Your brave attempt to spin Theil as Mr Nice Guy was a bridge to far.. Theil makes Dotcom look like a bumbling amateur....and as having been a bumbling amateur most of my life I would rather have Dotcom as a mate that than this nasty piece of work. If there is not an enquiry into this then we will know the swamp has immigrated.

Lord Egbut Nobacon

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... I have taken the liberty of reposting your off topic comment on Peter Theil in 'Friday Fulminations' where it properly belongs.

The Veteran said...

Noel ... deleted because you threadjacked. Read my post above and no, he didn't.