Malo and welcome to Episode 64 of Breakfast Bites by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika peoples sports on this cloudy Friday morning 02 September 2022 – coming to you from the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
In tennis – in the US Tennis Open, Serena Williams, in what was meant to be her last game, dispatched the world’s number 2 ranked Women’s tennis player er whatshername to move into the third round – amazing.
And that awful Aussie Nick Kyrigos was up to his usual rubbish!
Go Serena Go!
In rugby – under-fire Head Coach, Ian Foster surprisingly named an unchanged All Blacks starting XV yesterday, basically saying that he was giving them a chance to play without fear against Argentina in Hamilton on Saturday, to avenge their shock 25-18 defeat in Christchurch last weekend.
This is a very smart move by “dairy farmer Fuzzy”, essentially and very subtly moving the responsibility for the result tomorrow night squarely onto the shoulder of his good mate and Captain Sam “no show” Cane.
So if the unimaginable happens and the All Blacks lose again or win but not play well and push comes to shove – Sam Cane will pay the price. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if Fuzzy hasn’t told his All Blacks Captain that already.
I’m christening Sam Cane “no show” because he does not show at all as a leader when the going gets tough, plus he doesn’t carry at all with any impact and he is consistently beaten in the contact battle at the breakdown!
I hate comparing him to the incomparable Richie McCaw, BUT we have to, only because Sam Cane is the All Blacks Captain and open side flanker.
And I’m christening Ian Foster “dairy farmer Fuzzy” because he comes across as a typically nice, bit of a know-it-all, cuddly next door neighbor dairy farmer, who can talk the house down!
Boy can he talk – “dairy farmer Fuzzy” always outwits the piss poor Kiwi media scrum, ready to ambush him with all their white hot questions, by talking the house down – that’s exactly “dairy farmer Fuzzy’s” trick, he takes so bloody long answering the first question and the second that the journos forget what they were going to ask, or he basically pre-answers their questions.
Meanwhile Los Pumas boso Michael Cheika has made four changes.
Just in case you missed our world famous rugby Tips yesterday, we tip the All Blacks to smozzle Los Pumas in style and the Wallabies to zingaro the Springboks.
In rugby league – the Parramatta Eels absolutely smashed their way past the Melbourne Storm 14-22 into a Top 4 spot, setting up a week one finals clash against the Panthers. It’s the first time the Storm have missed the top four since 2014 and their sixth loss from seven games against the Eels.
And Mate Ma’a Tonga Head Coach, Kristian Woolf has finally confirmed that he is moving to new NRL Club the Dolphins, leaving his beloved Saint Helens in the UK Super League at the end of the season.
He will become the assistant to Wayne Bennett.
Under Woolf, the Saints won the last two Super League Grand Finals, the 2021 Challenge Cup Final, and last week claimed the League Leaders Shield.
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