SHEDNOTES 149: How Tonga Grows Em Bigga Fasta

By emptying all jars and pockets, The Shed has bought a small stake in the Rugby World Cup in the form of tickets for Tonga v. Namibia at Exeter.

The Shed’s reporting team therefore noted Daniel Schofield’s profile of the Tongan team in Teleg 29.8.15, which was angled on the difficulty of enforcing dietary discipline on men who regard a piglet fed on coconuts as just the job for tea.

Their “high performance manager”, Peter Harding, is quoted saying: “They are a nightmare for nutritionists but that is part of the challenge. You have to understand that I work for the Tongan rugby team rather than an Anglo-Saxon sports science department.”

Bless em.

The reporter points out that Tonga beat France 19-14 in the last world cup and only just missed qualifying for the quarter finals.

morecoming …

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