Which Super Rugby team do you support?
|Richard Irvine||Jul 23, 2020|
Which of the following have you experienced on a night out?
You once shared a taxi home from the Viaduct with Adam Parore
You once got turned away from a pub for wearing black jeans
You once left a night spot as the expresso martini used non-single origin
You once got thrown out of a bar for pestering Greg Somerville
You’ve drank in a bar wearing overalls more than once
What’s your other favourite sport?
The America’s Cup
The stack of retro board games in the bar
Where do you get your culture fix?
Tony Alexander’s column in the property listings
Richard Loe’s column in the farming news
Theatre listings in cycleway pressure group flyer
Annual operetta at your old high school
Trivia questions under Speights bottle caps
Who’s your hero?
Describe your perfect Friday night
Straight from the office to the viaduct for Russia / Malay fusion and tequila laybacks
Straight from the farm to the woodshed for Waikato crates and a band
Straight from lunch to a broom cupboard converted to a bar for gossip
Straight from the 4-wheel drive to the neighbourhood gastropub
Straight from uni to the flat for three day themed street party
What did you score
Mostly 1’s: Blues - you’ll always have the 90’s
Mostly 2’s: Chiefs - despite Chiefs coaches holding just about every position going, the good one coaches Australia
Mostly 3’s: Hurricanes - at least you have the waterfront stadium Auckland wants
Mostly 4’s: Crusaders - no-one likes you, you know
Mostly 5’s - Highlanders - everyone likes you in a non-threatening way
Thanks for reading - Richard
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