Monday, 18 July 2011

Masterstroke

As far as managing expectations go, Australia coach Robbie Deans has pulled off something of a masterstroke.

Anyone getting carried away with the Queensland Reds winning the Super-Duper 15 was swiftly brought back down to earth after the Wallabies' 32-23 defeat to Samoa on Sunday.

All Deans has to do now is ensure his team capitulates to the Boks and the All Blacks in the coming weeks to ensure that the Wallabies are firmly established as underdogs for the World Cup and thus put into operation his fiendish masterplan.

Meanwhile, no one in Samoa is getting carried away with their victory. No one, that is, apart from Samoan Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi who, in true bandwagon-jumping-politician style, makes the perfectly rational claim that Samoa can now win the World Cup.

2 comments:

tinlegs said...

Deans and masterplan? There're two words I never thought I'd see in the same sentence TF

Nursedude said...

Samoa's win over Australia ended up causing a huge spike in Ticket sales for Samoan matches for RWC 2011.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10739383