Andrew Mehrtens and I’ve packed up the Between Two Posts set and shifted to the Wallabies camp on the Gold Coast for Monday night time’s Stan Sport present.
I am typing out this week’s column from the lodge lobby the place I simply spoke with Andrew Kellaway.
Oh, there goes Nic White holding a diary…
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LITIA THE LEGEND
I used to be late to the Filipo Daugunu jersey preso celebration final week however by God I used to be completely satisfied I made it.
To recap, ‘Lipo’ hasn’t seen most of his Fijian household in over three years resulting from COVID-19.
The Queensland Reds flew his aunt Litia into city to shock him along with his fiftieth Tremendous Rugby jersey.
He cried, then she cried, then the group cried… it was unbelievable.
Litia was the driving pressure in pulling the visas collectively to show Daugunu from a Fijian junior soccer goalkeeper to a Wallaby.
The winger did not let the household down right here or again within the village of Labasa both, scoring the decisive strive in his aspect’s huge win over the Brumbies.
If you have not but, watch the preso video above, then get your eyes round his strive beneath… it is the proper ending.
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FIJIANA STILL FLYING
It is over.
The NSW ladies copped their first loss in Tremendous W historical past on Friday on the silky arms of the Fijiana Drua.
What makes the 21 win streak-ending efficiency much more spectacular is the very fact plenty of the ladies from Fiji have solely been taking part in rugby a few years.
Lifted by final yr’s breakout Olympic bronze medal from their ladies’s sevens aspect, Fijiana have been taking part in it quick and unfastened from recreation one and are good to observe.
The Tahs can have an opportunity for redemption in the event that they meet within the last, which is able to possible be held at Melbourne’s AAMI Park as a part of Tremendous Spherical.
What a scrumptious match up it will be.
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WATCH OUT FOR THE HITMAN
Hunter Paisami is now formally the John Wick of rugby.
When he is round blokes usually get dropped on the spot.
In his two video games towards the Brumbies this yr, he is rearranged the ribs of Noah Lolesio and Nic White with each falling sufferer to his blindside-rush-sniper tackles.
What units Paisami aside from Wick is his type nature post-tackle with the centre making an effort to examine on White in Brisbane.
Nic politely declined the carry up, choosing some reflection time on the turf as an alternative.
Is there an even bigger hitter in world rugby for the time being?
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SAM ON STAN
You should have head an all-new commentary group throughout the Drua ‘residence’ video games in 2022.
Legendary voice Greg Clark has been guiding newbies Lailanie Burnes and Sam Wykes.
Wykes you may keep in mind because the skilful, athletic lock from the Drive, Sunwolves and Waratahs.
He is additionally a ‘actual bizarre cat’ in line with former Drive team-mate Cam Shepherd.
I am unable to converse to the weirdo component however I can say he is been fantastic in his first season behind the mic.
His supply jogs my memory quite a lot of good mate Karl Te Nana who’s been doing his factor with World Rugby and Sky NZ for a protracted whereas now.
With ‘Clarkie’ lending a veteran hand, the longer term seems shiny within the field for Wykesy.
HOT STUFF WITH HJH
Uni pupil AND BBQ pit grasp.
Wallabies squad member Harry Johnson-Holmes has obtained it cooking on all fronts for the time being.
I am instructed by Tahs staffers that he’s the true deal in the case of smoking meats, marinading, brining… dry rubbing – you get the concept.
It is value giving the Newcastle junior a observe on Instagram the place he posts tales frequently.
Try the goodies and seize the recent sauce.
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Which Queensland star is so liked in a single nook of Europe, a devoted photographer is distributed to Reds residence video games to snap photographs of him and solely him?
Maintain a eager eye on the interwebs and emails this week with an ‘on sale’ date imminent for tickets to the Wallabies vs England sequence.
July goes to be big.
See you tonight on Between Two Posts with Mehrts and an entire bunch of Wallabies.
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