Manukau Courier : December 3rd 2010
2 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS from 12.00 till 5pm only $10.00 Sundays Lamb Shanks meal Yes it's true-The Toby Jug is Open Christmas Day! Saturdays Steak and Egg meal from 12.00 till 5pm only $10.00 Mondays Fish and Chip meal from 12.00 till 5pm only $10.00 Tuesdays Pork Rib Night STARTERS: Natural Oysters Battered Oysters Shrimp Cocktail Chicken Pate with Breads BUFFET MAINS: Ham, Lamb and Turkey Roast Potatoes, Kumara and Pumpkin Garlic Green Beans Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce Green Salad Beetroot Salad DESSERTS: Christmas pudding with Custard and Brandy Sauce Trifle Ice cream Coffee with Christmas Mince Pies Tickets ONLY $60 per person and $30 for children under 12 Please Phone 275 0274 to make your reservation Christmas Dinner Buffet Menu 45 Montgomerie Road AIRPORT OAKS PH: 2750274 www.tobyjug.co.nz Open 11am to 4pm Christmas Day with lunch served between 12 and 2pm 1/2 kilo $18.50 1 kilo $25.50 All Bookings Must be Made Before Monday 13th December. Looking good for rugby world cup Listen to Willie Jackson on Monday at 10am on Radio Waatea 603AM Hosea Gear Yes I know we have said it before but these All Blacks are looking good for next year s world cup aren t they? I mean we are far and away the best team in the world. We smashed the Boks, the Aussies and have just completed our third grand slam in a row since 2005. Of course you re never going to silence the cynics who roll out the usual rub- bish about the All Blacks peaking too early, being the best between world cups and winning tests that don t count. Our boys just can t win. When they struggle as they did in the first part of the season in 2009 when they won only three of their first six test matches, the cynics said they were weak and had no chance of winning next year s world cup. When things were recti- fied and they reeled off 15 straight wins that same lot say it doesn t mean much and they re peaking too early! As far as the All Blacks being the best in between world cups is concerned the reality is that they re the best just about all of the time. In between world cups, after world cups, just not at world cups! Although we did win one way back in 1987 and we would have taken that to two in 1995 if those bloody Springboks hadn t poisoned us. And actually when I really think about it we would have won the last one in 2007 if we hadn t had an idiot for a ref who couldn t see forward passes. Yes, our boys have been unlucky in a couple of those world cups. However I can t offer any excuses for the failures in 91, 99 and 2003. We simply were not good enough. But next year it will surely be our year- won t it? Our backline is looking devastating with the sen- sational Hosea Gear, Sitiveni Sivivatu still to return, Sonny Bill Williams arriving and putting the heat on the marvellous Ma a Nonu, and the forwards are looking com- plete with our scrum and lineout much stronger than they have been over the last couple of years. Sure we still don t have the back-up for Daniel Carter, but at least Richie McCaws back-up Daniel Braid appears promising. Add to this a timely loss to Australia in Hong Kong which will surely erase any overconfidence and it seems the stars are aligning for a world cup vic- tory next year. Yep, we re looking good; it s inconceivable that we might lose. Surely it won t happen again. Not here on our home ground. No, we re going to win. I know it, I feel it, it s ours. Please All Blacks!
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