27 October, 2015
In case you haven't twigged, I'm something of a rugby nut. Well, any football really - NRL, AFL, ETC. The grunt & dazzle help to leave language behind for an hour, to turn the white noise into white-line fever. Tragic, but word nerds need an off button.
So this coming weekend, spoiler alert, sees the final of the World Cup being played: the Wallabies vs All Blacks. And in the name of equity, I've listed the latest playing squads for both powerhouses. That's right - a riot of some 46 names to choose, seeing which players, from which mob, can produce the finest wordplay clue when the moment counts.
Carn you gold men, and may be the best cluemonger win the sudden-death.
James Slipper, Stephen Moore, Sekope Kepu
Kane Douglas, Rob Simmons
Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, David Pocock
Will Genia, Bernard Foley
Drew Mitchell, Matt Giteau, Tevita Kuridrani, Adam Ashley-Cooper
Tatafu Polota-Nau, Toby Smith, Greg Holmes
Dean Mumm, Ben McCalman, Nick Phipps
Matt Toomua, Kurtley Beale
Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks
Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock
Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw, Kieran Read
Aaron Smith, Dan Carter
Nehe Milner-Skudder, Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Julian Savea
Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina
Victor Vito, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow
Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams
That's right - FOUR Smiths in one showdown. What are the odds, SportsBet? Have fun this week, and at witching hour on Sunday (if you're that way bent).