Sunday, 25 January 2004

Eye of the Wagon

Now I'd forgotten this was even on this weekend - but I'm a member, I've got the replica shirt and I love to jump aboard when my teams are winning. On that note,

WESTS TIGERS defied the odds to claim their first World Sevens rugby league title with an 18-7 final win over defending champions Parramatta at Aussie Stadium today.

The rank outsiders only squeezed into the finals thanks to a 43-14 win over Souths in their final pool game this morning but led all the way in the decider to claim the $100,000 winners' cheque.

Tigers newcomer Scott Sattler – Penrith's grand final hero – was named player of the tournament.

Go team!

And meanwhile a huge hand (possibly delivered in the form of a punch to the head) to Channel Nine's Melbourne department who - instead of highlights of the tournament - have decided to screen the following program in the middle of the night tonight/tomorrow morning.

The Storm (60 mins , Rated: G)
Genre: Documentary

Join world famous surf tracker Mike Perry and his lifelong obsession with global wave activity as he leads a pursuit of mother nature's biggest wave maker - The Storm.

Now colossal amounts of cocaine and the continual hiring of barely legal teenage hookers will do this to a television executive but you'd assume that the thousands of emails they get demanding they show "more of the Storm" actually meant that the punters of Victoria want to see increased coverage of the NRL and not pissy nature documentaries featuring people having a massive toss over Mother Nature. Criminals.

And now Seven are the only commerical network I haven't sledged tonight. The evening is young though.

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