October 02, 2003


Shock! A rugby team composed of French diplomats and parliamentarians plays like a rugby team composed of French diplomats and parliamentarians.

Posted by Tim Blair at October 2, 2003 02:53 AM

seems like these french are well versed with the New Rules for the World Cup-

11.. The French will declare they have new scientific evidence that the opposition are in fact all mad. They will then park lorries across the halfway line, let sheep loose in the opposition half (much to the delight of the WELSH) and burn the officials. Then, just before anybody can object, they will throw their balls over their shoulders and run away.

Posted by: Todd at October 2, 2003 at 11:09 AM

sounds uncomfortable...
How do they run like that?

Posted by: kae at October 2, 2003 at 12:50 PM

I just cannot get enough of the french, or at least the bits we laugh at. 22-0? Great, now lets have a re-match in Melbourne so we too can mock and point at the french losers. Will they never lose the habit of surrendering?

Posted by: Jake D at October 2, 2003 at 02:17 PM

It's a pity Tony Abbott wasn't on the team. As a boxer myself, I respect his Renaissance Man abilities: a clever thinker, a good fighter and an excellent physique. Can't say the same about poor old Joe Hockey.

Posted by: Rob (No 1) at October 2, 2003 at 04:50 PM

A query, a modest one.How many bureaucrats were paid to `committeeing' pre-game planning and `resourcing', and how many therapy sessions were rquired. How many more did the French team need?

Posted by: d at October 3, 2003 at 11:47 AM