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Friday, January 09, 2009

Friday Funnies - Jim Telfers 'Speak English'

Friday Funnies - Jim Telfers 'Speak English'

From the third Test match of the 1997 Lions Tour to South Africa, played on July 5th: a little bit of conflict between spectators.

Having already won the series but looking for a series white wash over the world champion Springboks, the Lions found the final Test a bridge too far. The South Africans restored some pride with a 35-16 victory.

This little incident however, gives us a look at the other side of the picture, as it shows how the coaches respond to a piece of questionable play from Springbok forward Andre Venter.

Despite Ian McGeechan's attempts to keep forwards coach Jim Telfer quiet, the hard-as-nails Scotsman banters with a South African fan who points out Venter only stamped the Lion because he was being held onto illegally.

Another fan, in front of Telfer adds her two cents in Afrikaans. Telfer can't resist getting in the last words, "Speak English", before everyone moves on and refocuses their attention on the game.

Time: 01:05

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