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Golf Widow Cruelly Insists Husband’s New Driver Stays Under Tree Until Christmas

PUTTING HER FOOT DOWN.

Jen Fraser’s strict Christmas rules are set to prevent her husband from unleashing his new driver at his Christmas golf competition this weekend.

The patient mother of three has supported husband Adam’s weekly golf hobby all year, actively encouraging him to play with his mates regularly. 

She’s even agreed to purchase him a new $900 driver for Christmas, but she’s drawn the line at allowing him to open it before the actual day.

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Warriors Players Offer All Blacks Coping Tips For Dud Refereeing

IN THE SAME BOAT.

The Warriors have decided to bestow their unassailable wisdom upon the All Blacks, offering invaluable advice on how to deal with dud refereeing decisions, especially in big games and key moments.

The All Blacks touched down in Auckland today, just days after their controversial Rugby World Cup final loss to the Springboks.

The match was marred with questionable decisions from the referees that negatively impacted the game, something Warriors captain Tohu Harris has experienced multiple times before, in both onfield decisions and questionable calls from the NRL’s Bunker system.

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JUSTIFYING LAST WEEK: Wahs Fan Empties TAB Account On Broncs

SHOW ME THE MONEY.

Die-hard Warriors fan Mark Hickey has declared himself the newest supporter of the Brisbane Broncos.

His late support comes ahead of tonight’s NRL Grand Final, where he will empty the remainder of his TAB account on the Broncos who face current champions, the Penrith Panthers. 

This unexpected allegiance swap comes hot on the heels of the Warriors’ unfortunate loss to the Broncos last week, leaving Hickey feeling like he had no choice but to jump ship and back the very team that had dashed his hopes.

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Italians Blame Lacklustre Performance On “Not Enough Of Nonna’s Meatballs”

EXPLAINS IT.

The Italian rugby team have effectively blamed their 96-17 pool match loss to the All Blacks on their poor pre-match preparation.

Rather than admitting that they were simply outclassed on the field in all facets of the game, the Italians are pointing their fingers at a most unexpected culprit – the absence of Nonna’s legendary meatballs.

For those not in the know, Nonna Maria’s meatballs have been an integral part of the Italian rugby team’s pre-match ritual during this Rugby World Cup. They helped them to a huge 52-8 win over Namibia and then a second half comeback against Uruguay where they won 38-17.

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ABs Group Stage Match Against Italy Somehow Feeling Like A Cup Final

HOW DID IT COME TO THIS?

It’s safe to say that this is another fine mess the All Blacks have gotten themselves into. 

After losing their first ever pool match in World Cup history (annoyingly against the French) the All Blacks have been forced to name a full strength starting line-up to take on a team that they have famously thrashed in past years. 

While the Italian side will be feeling confidence practically bursting from their downstairs, the All Blacks are treating the match like it’s the final.

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