Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, comedy satire sports correspondent at the Greenygrey. Today we preview the Australian Qantas Wallabies v British and Irish Lions rugby union first test. It is predominantly written for a human audience in Britain and Ireland about a rugby match being played in Australia, and for readers in the present with reference to the animal spirit past and global branding future.
That should hopefully dent the patriotic Aussies’ confidence; their journey towards a republic being overtaken by global branding!
The Greenygrey global brand can unequivocally declare that it has no plans to take over the British and Irish part of the British and Irish Lions name.
Train of Thought Reversed
Before continuing on the British and Irish Lions train of thought, the Greenygrey apologises to Lynyrd Skynyrd and you readers for calling the Railroad Song the Railway Song in yesterday’s blog notes, after adding it because Marc Latham hadn’t; and not putting it in italics.
The Greenygrey still considers yesterday’s blog a classic, but not a completely perfect one. I think it sees now that this book writing and editing lark isn’t as easy as it looks.
British and Irish Lions v
Australian Qantas Wallabies
Tomorrow sees the first of three rugby union matches in the human land of Oz; Australia; with the
Australian Qantan(?) Wallabies hosting the British and Irish Lions.
On paper (or African plains) Lions should beat Wallabies, but the Wallabies have home advantage on the edge of the Aussie (Qantie?) outback, so they may be able to out-hop the Lions, and it is therefore hard to predict the result.
The Lions have been touring all over Oz, like our very own werewolf Grey, and even farther than Marc Latham did in 1989, when he saw the Lions win the deciding test in Sydney.
The Lions were doing well until meeting the Brumbies this week. I thought the Brumbies were bees descended from Birmingham, England (people from Birmingham are colloquially known as Brummies) at first, but apparently they are Aussie humans.
British Lions in the Wolf and Greenygrey Worlds
For those reading this in the British wolf spirit world, the British and Irish Lions are what you know as the British and Irish Wolves.
For those in the Greenygrey world, the British and Irish Lions are what you know as the British and Irish Wollions.
Further reading for lovers of Oz rambling: