HG Nelson is not left speechless fairly often however the Australian comedy legend was as soon as left floored by the “scary” revelations of a Springboks captain.
Nelson, one half of the nice Roy and HG duo, mirrored on their 2003 Rugby World Cup present The Cream throughout an look on Stan Sport’s Between Two Posts.
One among their friends in 2003 was Corne Krige, who shared some weird tales from the notorious Kamp Staaldraad – a navy fashion boot camp that was supposed to organize South Africa for his or her sick fated World Cup marketing campaign.
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“The factor that was wonderful, and this sticks in my thoughts, was the South African captain,” Nelson mentioned.
“He would come on, very personable individual, most likely horrible to play towards, however very personable. And we talked to him about precisely how they ready for the video games and it was simply scary what they did – actually alarming.”
Former Wallaby Morgan Turinui, who performed in that World Cup, stepped in with some particulars.
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“They threw them in a ditch, threw some chickens in and a few matches, left them there,” Turinui mentioned.
“Chucked them in a lake at gunpoint, yeah, that one.”
Springboks coach Rudolf Straeuli finally resigned after newspapers ran images exhibiting gamers standing bare in a lake and holding rugby balls in entrance of their genitals.
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“The factor that I received out of it was in a recreation park – I do not know the way they received permission to do that – they buried them as much as their necks and left them in a single day, Nelson mentioned.
“I am taking a look at him (Krige) pondering: is he having me on or..?”
“It occurred! They have PTSD,” Between Two Posts host Sean Maloney mentioned.
Added All Blacks nice Andrew Mehrtens: “There was nothing of worth protruding (above the bottom) then was there?”
Mehrtens additionally challenged Nelson over his common ribbing of New Zealanders through the years.
Nelson stood by his actions.
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“I as soon as steered ‘Roy, have been we going too far?’ And he mentioned he went to the physician and mentioned ‘I am unable to assist bagging Kiwis.’ The physician mentioned ‘stick with it Roy.’
“Australians are terrified – I should not be revealing this after all – that New Zealand will beat them at something, terrified.”
Nelson additionally revealed some invaluable recommendation that he had supplied former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.
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“They made a giant mistake sacking Michael Cheika as coach,” Nelson mentioned.
“My solely contact with Michael Cheika because the coach was getting a cup of espresso, he used to dwell close to me on the finish of the road.
“I mentioned ‘how are you going with the teaching?’ He mentioned ‘oh, I am doing loads of shouting.’
“I mentioned to him after a loss, ‘not sufficient shouting Michael.’
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“So so long as we are able to get the shouting proper. I am not against Brad Thorn turning into Wallabies coach both.”
As for Nelson’s predictions in July’s Check collection towards England?
“I have not been following it as carefully as I ought to, however I feel they’re hopeless.”
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