ROSEMARY ABBOTT | Sport
CALL OF DUTY
Kane Whitty defied the forces of the external world and a pounding headache to get himself up for the opening game of the Rugby World Cup this morning.
With the All Blacks scheduled to kick off their campaign against the host nation France at 7:15am, the 29 year-old from Christchurch managed to deny himself a much needed Saturday morning sleep in after a night of too many over-priced craft beers.
“Morning guys. Hey, at least I’m up in time for the haka. Can’t miss that!” Whitty said in a slurred voice, still likely pissed from a few hours ago, but had somehow managed to haul out his All Blacks jersey.
Despite Whitty telling himself during the day yesterday that he’d “have a quiet one” that logic went out the window as soon as he attended his regular work drinks. It was an impossible situation to remove himself from, given it was a Friday night afterall.
“I just thought I’d have a couple then head home as I knew I had to set my alarm earlier than what I’d get up on a weekday for. But then all of a sudden I got roped into a BYO and then I’m at karaoke,” explained Whitty looking in disbelief at his 2:31am Uber recipet.
It remains to be seen whether he’ll be awake at halftime as our reporters described his condition as ‘impaired but enthusiastic’.
More to come.