Monday, 28 July 2014

A Waratahs Fan Final Quandry

The Rolling Maul has been following the Tahs forever, or at least since he gave up on the mungo game once his balls dropped and his brain kicked in. But Waratahs failure is ripe for satire. Comedy gold is made from failure. No comedian has ever made a buck from making jokes about how great everything is.

So come Saturday night and the Super Rugby final, what are Waratah fans so unused to success and celebration to do? How is one supposed to behave if they win?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Madonna of the Lineout or the Church of Rugby?

This post has been submitted by The Rolling Maul's foreign correspondent, from Melbourne via Birchgrove, now living in Switzerland and on holiday in France where he's found that Rugby really can be a religion.
Note: the views contained in this report are those of the writer only and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Rolling Maul, unless they are particularly funny, in which case they were edits made by The Rolling Maul.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Sure Signs the Waratahs are Becoming Popular With Kids

Back in the bad old days of Waratah Rugby (essentially every year up till this one) one of the sure signs that the team was failing its fan base was the lack of kids running around in Waratahs jerseys or naming their favourite player as Barry Hall or Harry Kewell or, god forbid, Jarryd Hayne. But something odd is happening this year. The kids are back, Sky Blue is fashionable on Sydney's North Shore and the Tahs are even the subject of occasional water cooler talk.

Who would've thought that all it would take was to win a lot of matches, score a lot of tries, and stop kicking?

The Rolling Maul has personal experience of this transformation.