58kgs and a prop? Not likely, sorry Deborah.
You get to be the Daniel Carter one. I think its called Fly Half. Can you kick?
I've got about 8 kilos on you, and a few centimetres, but I'm pretty fast so maybe I could be wing, if Danielle doesn't mind.
Actually, there are two wingers in a rugby team.
Sweet, we both get to play wing!
Now, we're going to need some really tall and muscular girls as well...anyone?
Problematic: I have the athletic ability of an amoeba, and I am squat. I don't think I should be relied upon for anything too important. Perhaps I'm the prop instead. Or, like, the person who gets the orange slices at half-time.
can i be hooker? can't promise i'll dress appropriately tho'! (i'm 154 cm & no way am i disclosing my weight!!)
Danielle - how about Stratagy Coodinator or something?
As well as hydration distributor?
Anjum - why do you think I use a peudonym?
So I can admit how much I weigh, of course!
High Class Hooker! Then we can yell stuff like "She's going all the way!" when you score! Or is it "score"?!
I think we've got the makings of a great team here, gals,
Of course I mean stratEgy.
And of course I mean pseudonym.
When the boys assemble their PAS team, I'm putting my bid in early for my accustomed position in any rugby team - Left Right Out.
i get to score - i mean "score"??? then i'm definitely in!
(sorry, never watched a full game of rugby b4, haven't got a clue what each position - i mean "position" - does...)
I hate to say it, but with one All Black in the slammer, a few AWOL, and the remainder emotional wrecks, a PAS women's 15 would probably bring home a healthy win.
Well, hookers aren't usually the ones who score the most, but every now and then a sneaky one gets through... (I'm not terribly au fait about the details of Le Ol' Rugger, but I have a passing interest, and boy, if we get a team together I promise to swat up large...)
Jeremy, I'm pouting my bottom lip in sympathy.
The only reason I wasn't always picked last for teams is that I was friends with the sporty ones who got to choose. What's that saying about it not being what you know?
Dropkicks, don't hate to say it, relish it! Say it with pride!
Anyway, who are we winning healthily against?
Not the AB's? That hardly seems fair. (I'll let you surmise as to who it is not fair to).
I am better suited for basketball just quietly.
I actually want to be the referee or "be" Dan Carter for the day....
My girl cousin does play rugby, maybe I could rope her in, but she is pregnant at the moment. That could be a hinderance but then again if she started crying she could be all "no you diiin't, what do ya'll know about being pregnant and playing rugby" if she copped any criticism ; )
We're not exactly establishing credentials to comment on rugby here, are we?
I'm a flipping expert on tears of disappointment and how hard it can be to choke them back, though. And it's not like boys have different tear ducts to girls.
Anecdotal evidence is too good a word for that rugby loss=domestic violence story. It's a subeditor slapping a headline on a vague story about what someone who's qualified to comment has heard from someone else who's qualified to comment, without any relevant data. Publishing it is just an excuse to repeat a common meme, like those (untrue) stories about how a woman over 40 is more likely to be killed by a terrorist than get married. It's careless treatment of serious issue.
Arguing with the ref is one thing, attempting to argue with a pregnant woman...
Yep, that's not an argument Dan Carter can use.
If you're tall, you could be the Lock. That's a position with a cool name too!
Danielle - how about Strategy Coodinator or something?
Excellent! Although... what with my tiny, walnut-sized female brain being so occupied with nurturing and scones and hair-ribbons and whatnot, will I be able to handle the pressure? It is a concern. Never mind! I can always ask my hubby to tell me what to do - he's so *big* and *strong*, and I just *know* he would never cry in public and shame his sex...
Publishing it is just an excuse to repeat a common meme, like those (untrue) stories about how a woman over 40 is more likely to be killed by a terrorist than get married. It's careless treatment of serious issue.
Yeah exactly, careless treatment of a serious issue, true or not.
I have also been trying to stay off the AB threads I/O but I know what you mean.....I thought that people who really care about it should be given the space to chatter and vent but now it is over folks. In Wellington today it is another rainy dreary day with lots of puddles but I am sure that the dreary mood will be lifting anytime now. In fact, now is the perfect time to play in the puddles methinks.
In that spirit I would be honoured to represent PA system's team as Lock.
You are lucky, Danielle, to have the benefit of a big strong man to tell you what to do/think. If only all women were so blessed.
A few years ago there was a Black Fern in my department at work. She'd regularly show up to work with all sorts of bruises, cuts, black eyes, grazes and the occasional broken bone. She never complained about it, though, and would happily get back on the field.
As for the PA System women's first XV, well, I don't know what any of the positions are called, but I'll knock you out, ow.
and it's that sort of attitude, Robyn, that makes me nominate you for Captain!
Seconded! Robyn will lead us to glory against... someone!
When I was 13 I played field hockey. We used to go on tournament with the rugby team and the netball team being that these are all winter sports. Being a teenage is very tribal in lots of ways, one expression of this was the clear hockey/ netball divide. I guess I could have gone either way but for a variety of high school logic type reasons I was always destined to be a hockey chick. When we all got back to the bunk rooms after a day in the battlefield, fighting for school/class honour and whatnot, it was always gratifying to covered in mud and maybe a bit of blood. It really seems like more of a sport if you have to wear a mouthguard (mind you I thought the damn thing was fugly at the time). I thought the netball team were missing out big time. Where was the mud? The risk of serious injury? I wasn't so much into the athletisism, just the mud.
Maybe I am more suited to being a Lock than I first thought?
thrided!! i love the idea of having a captain that knows less about rugby than i do. it's the attitude that counts, and we basically just have to get the funny shaped ball to the other end of the field and put in on the ground. how hard can it be?
Kowhai, from what you're saying, I think you're a natural.
And it looks like we've got our Captain, peeps.
Ha, I read Tom's comment last night, fell about laughing, and couldn't make it back until now. Y'know how busy we get in Alabama with all that p-exploding, cow-tipping, and 'being told what to do by our fundamentalist Christian husbands' we've got going on.
But, see, I'm intrigued. There's a list of things women aren't allowed to talk about, and I want to know what else is on it. Cause I think I've probably blown a few more things, and obviously I need re-educating.
Robyn should so totally be our number nine. He's the lippy one who's allowed to backchat the ref and slap the forwards on the bottom.