Scotland the Brave to take on… the All… ummm… Silvers?

19 09 2007

Ummm… huh?  The uniform the All Blacks will most likely wear against ScotlandThus far, only Scotland and to a lesser extent France, have been examples of decent rugby from the Northern Hemisphere.

Scotland continued on their winning way last night with a 42-0 win over Romania. Excellent stuff, given that the Romanians did score a try against the All Blacks… however, the Scots did lack the ABs’ massive scoreline too.
Allister Hogg had a hat-trick of tries, and Rory Lamont put in an impressive performance too.

Now Scotland look forward to playing New Zealand in Edinburgh. Scotland will wear their very, very dark blue home strips, which will require a change of jersey. The traditional The All-Pinks?black of the All Blacks will be too similar with the Scottish home colours, so for only the second time that they haven’t worn the Black – the All Blacks will be wearing… silver (in 1987’s Quarters against Scotland they wore white).

Tony Woodcock summed it up best with:
“It’s still got the silver fern on, that’s the main part…”

Could be worse… they could choose to wear the pink they wore for a charity event last year…

In other RWC news:
– Samoan Gavin Williams is hoping to be ready for the clash with England on Saturday…
– Johnny Wilkinson believes his English squad can come back from the brink… HA!
– Larkham ready to roll, but will rest against Fiji…
– Tongan Hale T Pole will miss one match due to suspension…

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13 responses

19 09 2007
Aurelius

How’s it work? The home side gets the first option on what to wear?

19 09 2007
withmalice

Hi Aurelius…

Yes indeed: Home side chooses…

20 09 2007
brumbygg9

Being a prop, Tony Woodcock might not have thought about the difficulties asscoiated with the silver fern on a silver jersey… Just proves what we have always known though – Aussie gold better than Kiwi silver!

20 09 2007
Brock Samson

Luckily, Adidas has thought it out for Mr. Woodcock, and have made the silver fern black on the jersey. Woodcock, despite being a prop, was speaking symbolically, which is probably where you got tripped up… Bruce.

20 09 2007
withmalice

Really Brock? You sure are allocating one helluva thought process to the sporting equivalent of a wall. 😉

20 09 2007
brumbygg9

don’t think he can think symbolically (he’s a prop), don’t think he can say symbolically (he’s a prop) and pretty sure he can’t spell symbolically either! T-Wood has a bit of sense about him though, he likes to fancy himself as a bit of a winger as he often pops up on the outside trying to get over the white line!

21 09 2007
Brock Samson

Walls have feelings too, you know. Sniff, sniff. No, no, it’s okay… I just, I just… have to lie down with a cold compress on my forehead.

Seriously, though, fellas, it’s a new age: props handle the ball, move around the pitch, and even score the odd try – especially if they’re playing Japan.

21 09 2007
Jimbo Jones

hahaha!!!

classic… good call Tony!! kept us nicely entertained…

21 09 2007
brumbygg9

Props handling the ball, popping up on the wing, scoring the odd try – what’s the 4th sign of the apocalypse? Oh hang, anyone remember Matt Dunning’s drop goal a couple of years back that cost the Waratahs big time? Props thinking can only hurt the team! Go the symbolic silver on silver All Silvers!

21 09 2007
macxerxes

How’s it work? The home side gets the first option on what to wear?
no, in rugby it’s usual to let the visitors have the choice. Here, Scotland are not deemed a home team, and they tossed for it- with Scotland winning. Got to let them win something!

21 09 2007
withmalice

Ummm… sorry mac, but no, that’s incorrect.
Home side chooses. That’s why the French are playing in very-dark-blue this RWC.
http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/news/newsid=2009163.html#new+zealand+take+silver+lining

21 09 2007
macxerxes

they should have chosen light blue, for their first game!
seriously, anyone that’s ever played rugby knows that the home team lets the visitors play in their ‘home’ kit
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4199493a10295.html
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070917.wsptgrey17/BNStory/GlobeSportsOther

21 09 2007
withmalice

I think the thing you’re conveniently ignoring mac is that it’s not the rule here.
Scotland are perfectly within their rights to want to wear the navy, as would the French be in any encounter with New Zealand. As the link I first provided states. Any number of opinion-related links simply isn’t going to change that.

I really don’t think that it will have much impact on the game anyway…

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