Moses is at the Waratahs vs Fiji trial in Newcastle texting me live updates. Here’s the transcript as it happens.
Moses: Tahu just scored, Turner misses the conversion. 5-0
GAGR: Beer status?
Moses: Fucking awesome, blue tongue schooners, got 4, need a piss. Seems we’re playing 4 quarters
Moses: Corporate seating rocks, dunnies right behind seats. Good crowd, say 15 thou. Tahu looked dangerous, broke 3 tackles earlier to almost score, offload was intercepted. Back on now.
Moses: 3 mins into second quarter, penalty try, 12-0 mighty Tahs
Moses: Another break by Tahu, put Lote into space and Tuqiri couldn’t bomb this one. Turner hits post form 25m off centre, he’s 1/3
Moses: Piggies just bombed a try, Carter I think scored from restart. Fiji look ordinary. Turner converts 24 zip
Moses: Fiji strung some phases together, looked OK. Then we got it back, attack, grubber kick cos we’re in Newcastle, they run it back in goal, drop it, try Tahs white Mumba 29-0
Moses: Lote just stuffed up 3 times. Collided with Turner off the ball. Dropped bomb under no pressure, is it club or country?
Moses: Kurtley is on for Hangers, looks good, though I dont know about Fava at 8, only 12kg on Kurts! Turner good, clearance and turnover. He just scored too, Kurts not kicking, 36-0
Moses: 3 quarter time. Lote is fucking useless. One good hit and 3 bombed tries.
Moses: Dunning working the crowd, kissing babies and limping. He’s got a minder in case someone hands him a pie I guess. Palu signing too
Moses: Crowd behind Fiji now, 41 zip and .11 to go. Carn Fiji, you can have Lote (back)
Moses: 55-0 full time
GAGR: Schooner count?
Moses: 7 beers. We’re playing again on Thurs, those poor elite athetes just played 4 20 min quarters in oppressive 22c heat, with frequent extra drink breaks. Now they’ve got to back up in only 5 days! Seems so unfair
GAGR Footnote; As a testament to the effects of 7 schooies of Blue Tongue, the actual score was
NSW WARATAHS 60 (Lachie Turner 2, Timana Tahu, Lote Tuqiri, Tom Carter, Ben Mowen, Peter Playford, Kurtley Beale, Daniel Halangahu tries, penalty try; Turner 3 cons, Beale 2 cons) bt FIJI WARRIORS 0