Thursday, September 22, 2011

Call the ball engineer!

A number of goal kickers, including stars like Dan Carter and Johnny Wilkinson, in the rugby world cup have missed what would normally be, for them, routine kicks and as a result there've been complaints about the balls. A new type of ball is being used but it's not completely new to the players: it was used in both the Six and Tri Nations tournaments.

The Rugby Board has announced itself satisfied with the new ball. They said, 'Every ball sent over for the tournament has been hand checked by our Ball Engineer.'

Ball Engineer? They have Ball Engineers?
'What do you do for a living?'
'Oh I'm a ball engineer.'

I wonder if they do degree courses in ball engineering.

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Officials are being labelled 'kiltjoys' for their refusal to allow bagpipes to be played at Scotland's games.

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A painting of Jesus as an All Black was sold almost as soon as it went on display in St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Wellington.

And a man who erected 15 flagpoles in his garden to support the All Blacks caused a power cut when he damaged cables.

3 comments:

jams o donnell said...

I suppose ball engineer sounds a hell of a lot better than ball handler!

katney said...

You folks in the UK really get excited about your rugby!

At least one nice Welshwoman I know does.

Furtheron said...

I wonder whether it is temperature or altitude related? Given everyone seems to be having issues there has to be something...