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What the F*** was Nonu on?

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark Β©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 3 May 2010 at 20:06
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New Zealand is abuzz with speculation about the reason behind one of the most bizarre interviews in recent memory – when Hurricanes and All Blacks centre Ma’a Nonu let rip with a series of expletives in a live post-match interview.

According to Yahoo!Xtra Sport, Nonu let rip in a bizarre interview – filled with seven swear words, following his side’s Super 14 win against the Chiefs on Saturday.

Some are now wondering if it was not, perhaps, a joke gone wrong…

Minutes after the 33-27 win that kept the Hurricanes in play-off contention, Nonu took part in an interview with Radiosport in which he dropped several ‘f-bombs’.

Radiosport sideline commentator Daniel McHardy asked: “What’s going through your mind that was an amazing game to watch what was it like to play in?”

Nonu – who scored a crucial try – replied: “It’s one of these games that makes rugby so spectacular, after they got a lead of 24-8 or something, f*** we were on our tryline and f*** everyone didn’t know what was hitting us, then 50 minutes later we came out on top and scored a f***** last minute try and get this f***** bonus point.”

With laughter coming from the commentary box, McHardy held his composure to ask Nonu whether he thought the season was gone when Callum Bruce lined up a potential match-winning penalty for the Chiefs.

Nonu continued with his tirade, saying: “I never think our season is gone, I’ve always backed myself for this team and after I scored that fluke try I thought ‘Mate we’ve got to f***** hold onto the ball in the last five minutes’.

“And then they get a penalty mate. Typical Hurricanes games mate… last-minute penalty, two minutes to go and it’s like f*** it’s all over again. We get a steal from our line and Hosea makes a big break beyond their line he misses the kick f***** score after the hooter’s gone,” he said.

The bizarre interview did not end there. Bizzarely, despite swearing six times within a minute, Nonu then went on to declare that he “plays for the kids”.

McHardy suggested to Nonu: “Mate you should be a commentator. I think we’ve figured out your career.”

Nonu then replied: “I think one thing about commentator’s mate is all those legends that have played, they’ve all become commentators. Me I play for the people and for the kids. I’ll just spend some time at the TAB really.”

The clip was played on Radiosport’s breakfast show on Monday, with host Mark Richardson querying whether Nonu was genuine, saying afterwards “clearly someone has had to put him up to that”.

Listen to the Nonu interview (from the 3.03 mark) here

Article Courtesy of Rugby 365


  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Shame the poor guys sounds like he is super excited and can hardly breath πŸ˜†

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.05.10 20:09:02 by KSA Shark Β© Reply
    KSA Shark Β©
  • And whom ever said rugby players aren’t people of impeccable morality?

    Oh yes, now I remember, it was a toss up between Joost and Pedrie and the countless other drug addicted sports heroes.

    And the decline continues. πŸ™„

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.05.10 20:17:07 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • A bit childish really, whatever the reason. πŸ™„

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.05.10 20:33:46 by McLovin Reply
  • i can actually picture him saying that. one must remember that was a highly stressful game :mrgreen:
    but true not exactly for kids’ ears πŸ™„

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.05.10 20:56:37 by rekinek Reply
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  • Nonu =clever player ,STUPID MAN

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.05.10 09:04:40 by ruggabugga Reply

  • Gotta admit, I`ve said a lot worse things this past season . . . mostly directed at the Sharks. But it wasn`t on live tv now was it hehehe

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.05.10 09:51:54 by Original Pierre Reply
    Original Pierre
  • neemia tialata put him up to that i guarantee it! πŸ˜€

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.05.10 10:39:00 by Megatron Reply

  • πŸ˜† :mrgreen: πŸ˜† My guess…Whackhead Simpson had a finger in that pie ❗ ❗ Pitty there’s no footage

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.05.10 12:10:12 by Volstruis Reply

  • Haha – I think it’s hilarious, it had to be some kind of joke

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.05.10 12:14:16 by MB1810 Reply

  • Who cares. In the grander scheme of things he swore a few times. Hardly something new to anybody whose set foot on a rugby pitch.

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.05.10 14:03:28 by VinChainSaw Reply

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