anyway - rather than have a full on intellectual (haha) update about the Manu dramas- please go read Faikakala prego girl's post, and this is me continuing on from there,.
So yeah, ...e sa'o oe Fotu, kusa the real gist of this protest excercise is:
Kusa ua fa'aali aku uma i le lalolagi a tatou faafitauli. And, justifiably so, however, o lea tonu le outcome aoga o le'a maua nei?
For me, it was successful in exposing the rot that is SRU and its poor governance.
This is awkward because Stui is the guru of the words: Transparency and Accountability.
While most people are defending him and others are the other extreme attacking him, I am in the middle about this: He is copping it while his clowns are hiding, but at the same time, he needs to be accountable as Chairperson - he okays what happens. But yeah - he's not doing himself any favors by being sarcastic about it....those funny remarks came out wrong in english.
-Manu Samoa has dramas now, but if not Tuilaepa, who will correct all this? ...and please no more former players in Management - just because you can pass a ball back in 1906 doesn't make you a competent sports administrator.
SO, in brief, here's my intellectual analogy, You're welcome!
Manu Samoa debacle was about:
Airing our madakan underwear to the world.
Ua matou lelavava ofu so'o nei underwear masaesae. A leai so'u underwear fou o le'a ou le taalo.
IRB has responded with:
"O lea la'u mea a fai aku i le kou underwear? Kui le penti ma alu e ka'alo"
Sa kakau ga makou figau malosi ia suia ikuaiga underwear mo kama ka'aalo, ae paga lea - ua uma lo makou kaimi ae o le'a ou faakelewind aku pea i le makaupu.
"Moimimimi, kakau ga oukou fiafia i underwear ua avatu e le atunuu mo outou. E toatele e ua uma ona ofuina underwear malepelepe na, ae leai ma se complain. Vaai i le mea o le'a ou faia ia ke oukou pe'a oukou fo'i mai"
Have a wonderful and fresh undies kind of week.